July 30, 2014 by: Marie P
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It's finally full blown hot and humid this summer. We've been having a cat and mouse game with the heat but I am now feeling like the mouse under a paw. A big, sweaty paw. Every time we go out I am desperate to find patches of shade, a cool breeze, and something cold to drink- all before noon. Because when noon comes? We are back inside. I am wearing my denim vest and daydreaming of fall when it won't seem like a silly thing to take out of my closet. I can't help that I love to layer! Why should I be punished for having listened to Stacy and Clinton
all those years? Or perhaps I should...I digress. Where are you hanging out to beat the heat this summer, friends? I am off to our backyard blow up pool with the boys, just keepin' it cooled off and classy.
linking with GYPO, WIWW, and Random Wednesdays
PS.. lovely giveaway here!
Hasbeen Shoes/Vintage Sunnies/ Thrifted Dress
July 29, 2014 by: Marie P
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We all love s'mores at this house, but we don't love chocolate on our fingers. Even the boy gets a little tired of sticky hands. So, mama made some s'more pockets to hold our special graham cracker treats. I used stationary patterned paper, but we've used construction paper, origami paper, and once a paper towel just to see if it would work. This is just a twist on an origami basket fold, super simple so even the kids can do it (unless they are quite small and far too interested in tearing paper as mine was). Happy s'more eating and paper folding, friends! Summer's going fast, go grab some!
Fold into a triangle (removing excess paper) then fold across twice, fold tips down, open up! Viola!
linked with twirl & take a bow and tweak it Tuesday
, happy at home
July 28, 2014 by: Marie P
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I think I am addicted to street fairs. Every time I hear about one I am dragging the family out to see handmade items, organic vegetables and cold treats of all kinds. It is Texas summertime now, so no street fairs are possible without iced treats. San Marcos, Texas held several community celebrations last weekend that included a farmer's market, mobile eatery fest and pop up vendor market. The Rhythm of the Street
was a great place to take the family to hear some live music, hang out at the temporary family friendly park to play a few games and to savor free snow cones. Here's a bird's eye view of our Saturday afternoon, snow cone enjoyment included of course.
Great Pyrenees Rescue
was at the event with adoptable dogs. It breaks my heart that we could not take this one home. She was so wonderful with the kids, loving and calm even when the boy was loud and demanding to pet her. They are wonderful gentle giants.
Meet Ava here.
first snow cone by himself...devoured
Moonshine Hill has the most wonderful vintage, handmade and colorful items for your home and wardrobe! I could have spent all day at this booth! The skirts! The little girl dresses! The boots! Are you jealous? You can shop here too, online at Moonshine.net
Look, urban jungle!
Skateboard demonstrations kept boys big and small very happy.
Woodworking by Jack Graham
, you can take classes to learn to make these beauties too. Well, maybe not this well, but it would be fun to learn, right?
Sister to Sister handmade jewelry from owner Marilyn Merriweather Johnson
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