Showing posts from May, 2023

Cards I've Made in May

Alec needed a bunch of cards for ALL of his friends' birthdays (seems like everyone he knows was born between the very end of April and mid-May.  I also needed mother's day cards, teacher appreciation cards, an anniversary card, and a card for my card chain challenge exchange which means May found me hard at work making all sorts of cards. I made 20 identical cards; the inside says "wishing you the sweetest day" and we gave a card and a mini package of Jelly Belly jelly beans to each of Alec's teachers

Share Four Somethings in May

 Can you believe it's already the last weekend of the month? Here in the states we have a long Memorial day weekend and my husband and I took off to Acadia, Maine for the long weekend; we have always made it a priority to get away just the two of us for a little weekend here and there whenever we have that extra money in our budget and I can not wait to hit the trails.   Loved: I have loved the warming up of our weather! I got to wear many of my "summer" clothes, our garden is loving the extra sun and warmth too as everything is finally starting to bloom, and best of all I got to ear breakfast on the deck a few times!! Read:  I had another great reading month (though I did have one book that made my DNF list) and I had a little lull now and then where I didn't feel like reading, but somehow I still managed to read and listen to another 10 books and have started 3 more that I'll add onto June's wrap up post. Learned: that solar panels produce power even on clou

Encouraging Hearts and Home: Good-bye May!

Can you believe it's already the last Thursday in May? I'm excited about that since it means school is ending real soon and we can start on our busy summer vacation!!  As much as I love fall and spring, I absolutely adore summer vacation time.  So all my features this month have something to do with that fun summer feeling.   And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!     Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home . We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light! Some of my favorites from last week's party: Summer Colors by Jaipur Garden 20 Summer Fun Ideas by Serenity You 4 Coleslaw Recipes for Your Summer BBQ Party by Claire Justine  Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice thin

May's Monthly Musings

 It's the final Thursday of the month and that means it's time to link up with Holly and Patty for monthly musings.  This month we're discussing memorial day! 1. This memorial day my husband and I are heading to Acadia National Park (should be interesting because I just read on the National Parks page that memorial day weekend is their busiest of the season!).   2. Oh gosh I'm not sure I can pick just one favorite; I have so many! I love anything with chocolate and raspberry or chocolate and peanut butter in it.  the "Judy" from Bucks-- vanilla soft serve with cheesecake cubes, raspberry sauce & hot fudge Chocolate/ raspberry truffle  Maine lobster tracks-- vanilla ice cream, fudge swirls, and orange cups of caramel sprinkled throughout homemade dark chocolate ice cream  3. It's a toss up; some years we stay at home and others (like this year) we travel.  Our anniversary almost always falls on/around memorial day weekend so if we don't travel memor