Summer Baby

We had a relaxing and fun time at the ocean, as always. Saturday was my little guy's birthday. Can't quite believe that my summer baby is now seven! We celebrated with a family trip to a waterpark and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves despite the occasional periods of stormy weather. The little guy was beside himself with excitement because he had the run of the place since most sane people stayed home that day. It was a treat to see Grandma L. (my MIL) slide down the giant slide in the pouring rain. I want to be just like her when I grow up :)


World Traveler

Do you have a bucket list of things that you want to do in life? One of mine is to travel the world and learn new languages and cultures. Not too ambitious, right? Traveling was a spontaneous and easy thing to achieve in my twenties, but now money and time constraints make international travel more difficult. Sadly, it has been over six years since I last used my passport. Thank goodness for the wonders of the Internet which has allowed me to connect with people from all over the world and see little glimpses into their everyday life. There are so many amazing blogs spanning this little world of ours. Here are just a handful of craft blogs that I love to visit that are non-English speaking or use a combination of English and the blogger's native language. 

Please Don't Eat the Daisies!
Hand Knit Life
I brake 4 yarn
In Stitches 2
the sewer cat
itty bitty blog
50 villapeikkoa
wool & cotton
See you at five
Shabby Roses Cottage

sashiko inspired hexipuffs

We are heading to the ocean to play in the sun for the rest of the week. A last farewell to summer before school starts next Monday. I am taking along my favorite beach knitting project...hexipuffs!

(joining in with all the fun at WIP Wednesday at Tami's blog)


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I am really loving:

*My two current reads. The Night Circus is such an enchantingly quirky novel and makes for an interesting contrast to the grittier world of A Storm of Swords. Still loving the Game of Thrones series.
*Free Amazon Prime instant movies. This one in particular was so funny and reminded me of those wonderful John Hughes teen movies where the girl next door always gets the gorgeous guy at the end, after experiencing humiliation and heartbreak first, of course. Great soundtrack, too.
*Making a summer outfit from a long forgotten FO.
*The simple pleasures of summer. Nothing beats a super slide or juicy slices of watermelon sprinkled with sea salt.
*Anticipating all the fun ways to wear my almost finished summer scarf/stole.

(joining in with WIP Wednesday at Tami's Amis)