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Thursday, July 7, 2011

the simple things - part deux.

happy thursday, y'all.  it's time - once again - to link up with jesslyn amber & remember what matters the most...

The Simple Things

simple, lovely things i'm celebrating this week...
  • the short week. even though long, holiday weekends seem to make tuesdays feel like mondays, it's always nice to wake up knowing that you're one day closer to another weekend.
  • having my kids home. they had a GREAT time traveling with their grandparents, but our home is definitely a home once again. 
  • heading to the beach on a rainy sunday morning only to have the clouds part, the sun come out & catch a cooler full of these guys & gals:
  • spending a very BUSY fourth of july weekend with friends & family.
  • having a date night with my husband...and knowing that in a few weeks we'll be having another date night.
  • listening to this cd:
  • fresh veggies from the garden, especially yellow squash & zucchini {i love cucumbers, but thank goodness our other veggies are producing some goodies!}.
  • squeaky tight finances. yep. it really puts into perspective what you have & what you really don't need to have. 
  • black-eyed susans {or rudbeckia}...need i say more?
  • shakeology. because not only do i enjoy drinking it, but my eight year old son does, too. 
  • being amused by the fact that one of my garden shoes is currently in the process of being buried by one of our two boston terriers:
  • lazy summer days. seriously. i'm talking l-a-z-y. i didn't change out of my jammies on tuesday. 
  • an early bedtime. for once in my life, i seem to have amended my night owl ways. i'm more of an early riser now. weird.
  • going soda-free. okay, so it's only been one day. but, i think i've got this. i already cut back my soda consumption to just one a day, but now that all we have in the house is mountain dew, well, i have no choice but to quit!
  • sprouting flowers from seeds:
{yes, these three sunflowers were sprouted from seeds & yes, one is a couple feet shy of the peak of our neighbor's roof}

  • listening to my children giggle.
  • the excitement that comes from knowing that i'll have feathers in my hair next week {i'm getting them done with this fun gal!}.
  • making red, white & blue strawberries for the fourth of july:
{a phone pic that i took of the berries - while chilling - in the freezer!}
  • going ga-ga over my new blog layout thanks to this gal.
  • {barely} catching buxton in the act of 'smelling' the zinnias we sprouted:
  • having a roof over our head & food to eat.
  • seeing the joy in my husband's eyes as he hugged & chatted with friends of his family that he hasn't seen in years.
  • talking about plants & crafts with adam's aunt.
  • watching the $2.50 dahlias that i bought from wal-mart come to life:

what simple things are you celebrating this week?

be sure to link up with jesslyn amber!

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Blogger Rachel said...

What gorgeous flowers. Come plant me a garden!

Jul 7, 2011, 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

gorgeous pictures!! love the simple things :) i'm seriously celebrating the fact that we have a functioning air conditioner, it's been so hot lately. :)

Jul 7, 2011, 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

Oh, I could inhale those strawberries!

Jul 7, 2011, 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

is that white chocolate on the red white and blue strawberries? How did they taste, too sweet? I am curious to try it. Also I love the beach and am jealous you got to go :) i'm a happy new follower.

Jul 7, 2011, 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Such a cute puppy face and beautiful flowers!!!

Jul 7, 2011, 2:06:00 PM  
Blogger Johanson Family said...

You are such a great writer and what great things to be happy about! I enjoyed your post.. it even made me happy :)
Signing in at 212 for your followers.. I like even numbers.. hah.. :)

Jul 7, 2011, 4:41:00 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

your pictures are AMAZING! and your list is great. i'm now a new follower!

Jul 7, 2011, 7:45:00 PM  
Blogger the workaholic momma said...

aaahhh...i love all of this!!! your pics are amazing as always and I NEED to know where you caught those crabs?? Your strawberries turned out awesome and I'm so glad this week was only 4 days too!!! Hope you're having a great week! And the feathers....craziness for real

Jul 7, 2011, 9:42:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful said...

So many beautiful flowers! Ummm, the crab photo has made me hungry!
You can make it without soda!! I'm rootin' for ya!! I've not had soda in over five years, so believe me when I say that if you keep at it you will hate the way it tastes.

So many great simple things!!

-Many Smiles!

Jul 7, 2011, 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger LG said...

Love the blog layout! I am gonna grab your button while I am here! I am also DROOLING over those blue crabs even though it is only 8am. Your green thumb is amazing! Great work! Also jealous of the feathers !I want to get some stat

Jul 8, 2011, 8:51:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I LOVE your red white and blue strawberries! And your flowers are beautiful!

Jul 8, 2011, 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

I LOVE your layout! And I love those strawberries... yumm-o!

When my fiance is at work (he works a week then off a week) I don't change out of my jammies unless I have some type of errand to run lol.

Jul 8, 2011, 9:28:00 PM  

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