Bamboo Sprouts

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I like that this one is in our front yard. It is actually pretty much an overgrown mess, but in this photo, it looks a little magical to me!

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And this one is in our back yard forest.

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And this is just sillyness.

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Rick was home for the first couple days of my sister’s visit so she did a fun photo shoot with us. Between Rick always having his eyes closed in photos and me being like an awkward five year old (remember those forced smiles?!) in front of the camera, I’m pretty sure it was a challenge to come up with much and she had to sort through a bunch of bad to get to some usable ones! So I appreciate her efforts! 🙂

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I ordered this up after it sitting on my list of wishes for a good long time and I’m so glad that I did. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t have one of these! So much yum.

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Fried rice

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Breakfast

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Veggies and potatoes

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Zucchini

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My favorite, and the reason I bought it…noodles! Mmmmm

Also delicious for fajitas, french toast, and I can’t wait to figure what all else!

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This might be the best to wear top I have made so far. I have a TON of trouble with fabric choosing!! This is a linen like fabric with a decent drape, so I can imagine (I hope I hope) wearing it more than some of the others.

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All seams are enclosed either by bias tape, hem ribbon or French seams.

I’m not perfectionist enough for sewing really, but knowing how to do some things right helps. It still takes me way longer than it should, and it is pretty flawed, but I am enjoying it more and liking the finished products better.

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Property is a little hard to come by here, but my dad has been watching like a hawk and finally got lucky!

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Welcome to the island, Dad! xo

Anyhow, kids are home now, and we have enjoyed good ole regular summer fun on the island.

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Chicken watching

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Outdoor dining

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Outdoor aerial show

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Movies on the lawn

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Concerts in the park

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And so much reading.

And of course lots of days with friends and swimming and such. Summers here are special for sure.