May 31, 2009

Summer Lovin' Part 1

School is out and summer has officially started for us. Here is a list of what I want to do this summer. Next I will share Emma's summer list. I was amazed at how similar our lists were.
  • spend lots of time with friends and family
  • sew
  • embroider
  • re-read Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
  • go on a picnic
  • spend lots of time in my studio
  • read Little Women
  • play boardgames
  • ride my bike
  • start an art journal
  • refinish the kitchen table
  • finish the girls' bathroom
  • do my studio closet
  • Eating lunch alfresco
I hope this summer will be filled with happy memories but I try to always remember that sometimes you're the squirrel and sometimes you're the nut. What do you want to do this summer?

Thank you all so much for your reading recommendations! I'm excited to add some new books to my reading list. If you'd like to see what's going this week at the BHG Challenge Blog you can go here.

Pictures taken at The White River Gardens in Indianapolis last weekend.


  1. I would like to watch my husband build that screened-in porch he's thinking about! Actually, I don't want to watch, I just want it done so he and I and the pooches can sit in the semi-outdoors and enjoy the fresh air!

  2. The butterflies are just delightful. I am ready for warm sun-filled days, too.


  3. Cute photos! There is always so much to do in summer :)

    All the best,

  4. sounds blissfully wonderful!
    i love fried green tomatoes! both the book and the cooked ones!
    here's to having a fabulous one , sweet friend

  5. Summer does officially start for me until July 1st - Canada Day. So, knowing I will absolutely have the gardening finished by then???? my summer list includes:

    1. Sitting on the deck for breakfast
    2. Sitting in my swing for lunch (in between 9-5 at work)
    3. My annual 5 day bible camp (my 17th year; friends I only see for those 5 days)
    4. Swimming at least 5 times in the ocean
    5. Doing at least 1 day trip to somewhere in NS I've never visited before
    6. Hosting my 2nd annual Ladies Sangria Party

  6. Great butterflies and I love the book you are going to reread!

  7. Funny, today, over brunch, my friends and I were talking about working on our summer lists with our daughters. Something I like to do with my children during the last few days of school. We are in 'till the 17th so we'll send a belated list!

  8. Awww, youve got it right, sister!!
    Thanks for that sweet sweet sweet comment on my lil place in the big blog world, it made me cry..Why? Dont really know..not a sappy weepy cry, just tears and happiness. your a goodie, girlfriend.
    Happy summer 2 you and yours!!

  9. What a great list of to-do this summer. Hope you get to do all those things and enjoy.

    And nice images you shared in there.

  10. This year, the list is long and the time is short....I think I'll be tossing a coin every morning to decide between the book I've started, fun projects that need to be done and the swimming spots that beckon. It's a high class problem to have.

  11. Love those butterflies! We have big plans to hit up the local zoo and a minor league baseball game or two. Plus, lots of swimming and dinner guests (dining alfresco, of course!). Oh, and flea markets and weeding our garden and maybe, maybe starting on our bathroom.

  12. I want to spend so much time outdoors this summer, reading, knitting, gardening and hand sewing that my husband has to come out in the fall and tell me that it is time to come indoors.

    It would be nice to see the Mariners win the series, too....Teri

  13. sounds like a great plan to me.

  14. I have fond memories of Little Women from my childhood. I think I need to re-read it this summer as well!

  15. I would love to spend my summer vacation at your house! It sounds like you will have a lovely time:)

  16. i love your list of summer fun. my boys are in school until late june so i'm still gathering ideas. we just discovered letterboxing ( so that will be included, i'm sure.

    you would enjoy a tour of louisa may alcott's house. it's in mass - about an hour from me but very close to fun boston. fyi


  17. Summer time, Summer time, sum, sum, summertime...

    I to am really getting prepared for summer with the girls. They don't get out of school until the 19th so it gives me a few more weeks to gear up!

    Sounds like a creative summer at the cottage nest too!

  18. Your list sounds alot like mine Jen. If your summer is anything like ours it will pass by too fast! Enjoy!

  19. I am making my list now....thanks for the inspiration!


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