"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

How We Spent Our Summer part I

It has come to my attention that I am a big wussy whiner.
I apologize.
This blog has been over run with sniffs n sobs.
No more (at least til my hormones beat me again)!

It's time to count the many blessings this summer brought our family!

Our summer's been full of colorful fun, friends, farming n finds.
(Plus another huge project that will soon be revealed.)
I think I better remind myself of some of the highlights. I'll attempt to post a few more in the next week.

Last night we quietly prepared for our second week of school and enjoyed having friends over for burgers and sweet corn and leftovers from our big back to school party last weekend. 
This was my attempt at a classic school mantel using the perfect print from http://www.sweetcoconutlime.com. I picked up felt apples in the clearance bin at Walmart. I found a mini 1st Day of school frame thrifting and it's colors match the print perfectly so I felt I had a theme started... ;-)

The apples in the picture came from Mrs. Plank's farm. She's the teacher's aide for Jack's class. We didn't know she had a farm til we saw her selling at the farmers market last weekend!

Sarah saw me buy the gorgeous green and yellow squash (not captured well in the am sun) and rightly guessed it's color sold me. She then pronounced I should show it on my blog! The other squash are from The Farmer's own garden. He did really well with an abundance of awesome sweet corn, a few watermelon and squash. My own tomatoes are spindly and other than asparagus, grapes, herbs and horse radish my "potager" has not yielded much. I'm definitely more interested in landscaping with trees, shrubs, flowers and object's de 'junk (say it with a french accent and they can seem more suitable for a garden club  teehee) than I am with veggies. Kinda embarrassing for a farmers wife who believes in eating local. Good thing I'm super supportive of farm stands! 

Okay here are a few pics of our "o-fish-al" back to school party as a tease...

I think we all had fun(?)! Maybe not Nick.
I'll be back with more soon!

As usual, I ran outta time forgot to take pics of staged table before. Doh!

Come back soon friends. I PROMISE to begin posting more!


Lori O'Brien Photography said...

Lovin your mantle!!!
How do you muster up the energy to
decorate for E V E R Y season/holiday???
And the o-fish-al is way too cute!
You're such an awesome mom!!!
I'm not telling mine about all this
hoopla or they'll move SOUTH!!
At least THIS year they had birthday partys before the next school year started!!! YAY ME!!


Janie Fox said...

I love the mantle. And the dog is priceless. Nick is a dog after my own heart. Post more. I am in a slump. I keep thinking when it cools off I will have more to say. Or at least worth saying. :) Hugs to you my friend!

brooke said...

This party looks like seriously good times!