and the summer is over...
Wow, that went fast!
Now that we are back in town and the kids are in school,
I'll give you the readers digest version of what I did on my
summer vacation since I was M.I.A.
I'll do it through my Instagram photos and give you a snapshot of
July and August.
We zig-zagged from Phoenix to Detroit, to Canada, to coast of Western Michigan,
home for five days of which I was sick, then drove to California to spend a week
at Mission Beach. Whoa...for this farm girl who likes to stay home that was a
lot going on but we made lots of memories!
We went blueberry picking in Grand Haven, Michigan and made blueberry jam and muffins.
Then the next morning blueberry pancakes...we brought a case of jam home to Phoenix
and have been enjoying it and our "taste of summer" in a jar.
Going back to the Midwest is a junkinpoloosa...
an abundance of the rusty farm treasures that I love.
I found an old toast caddy, along with other treats that I have been looking for ages.
Since arriving home we've been cleaning and organizing before the fall weather
arrives in the valley of the sun.
This is our time of spring cleaning!
Can you believe I found these antique olive colanders in Michigan?!
found the mecca of all things canning
at Meijer's in Holland, Michigan
We stay in the same house every year at Mission Beach...it is like home to us and the
kids just love it. We go to the Ocean Beach Farmers Market and eat really fresh seafood,
sit on the beach, swim and read.
My summer reading was Flannery O'Conner's short stories ...
Love her and her keen ability to descriptively nail human nature.
Since we have been home we finally tiled our kitchen back splash, finish the kitchen island
and painted the back wall green like our breakfast nook...
I need color, this girl can only handle so much white--I'll post more,
our little man Boo turned five and we have taken in two female rescue ducks--
Yes-It is a three ring circus around here!
It was good to have a break and now we are ready to take on the fall.
We have a bunch in store for the Boho Farm...
hardscaping the front yard- so we will be able to plant there too,
expanding the chicken coop
getting my studio in order!
What projects do you have on your list for fall?