Fall is my second favorite season, after all. Well, third if you count Christmas.
Which I do believe should be its own official season, by the way. How awesome would that be?? Snow and cold look and feel so much better when they are dressed for the holidays...
Like I said earlier this month, I have been gathering summer in all its glory, tastes, sights, sounds and smells, storing them up for when supplies are low, deep in the depths of winter.
Or next week, when the school buses emerge.
Want a peek at what will be floating around my winter brain? It's all right here, it's how I spent my summer vacation! Well, some of it anyway...the best parts and even a few of the tough parts...and not necessarily in chronological order.
First and foremost, I was honored with another Amara Award nomination! Total shock!! It was a lovely surprise and I am thrilled to be included. The voting is still open until September 9th and if you would like to cast yours, you can click on over to Amara.
I did the family vacation thing last week. I love my home and travel usually isn't my thing, but sometimes it's nice to escape for a bit. The ocean is my favorite place in the world. It's where I feel the most comfortable and thrive. So, where did I go to get away from it all since I live at the beach?
Why, a bigger beach of course!
It truly was bliss with the most gorgeous views from our room and an even better view at the shore. To my pleasant surprise, I met an Exquisitely Unremarkable fan and friend on the beach! Completely unexpected and so much fun.
Earlier in the month, I went back to my kindergarten roots to decorate a glass plate...
I painted rocks.
I fixed a chair.
Cleaned up my desk with a nifty trick.
I made a new lace valance for my kitchen.
Which led to new linen valances in the kitchen and family rooms.
I also found some great tubs at the curb and contemplated all the wonderful things I could do with them.
I took my first selfies (gasp!) and decided that I would never, ever be a fashion blogger!
I don't have the nerve or the patience. I did get a good laugh out of it though!
Of course, summer wasn't all fun and games. Real life crept in a bit too.
There were even a few tears.
However, all in all, it was a wonderful season and I am holding on tight to all of the colorful memories for those days when the sun decides to hide.
How about you? How did you spend your summer vacation??
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