Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Favorite Finds

Nature Art Print - Summers End - 15x15  -  Open Edition - nature, green
via aeropagita prints

Summer Style

The summer season has begun here. Although it's not officially summer for about another month, when you live in a beach area that is popular with tourists, Memorial Day weekend is the official start to the season.

Behold, a perfectly fine summer skirt. Casual. Comfortable. Did I mention the pockets?

Vintage French Retro Style Pleated Red Midi Skirt With A Bow Fastening And Small White Dots All Over. Size UK8-10 (US4-6)

It's not summer around these parts without a trip the beach arcades to whoop my husband's butt at skeeball. I think he won our friendly competition one summer, but we don't like to mention that too often. Of course, I do have the advantage. I grew up on that beach and have played many hours of skeeball in the arcades. I'm just going to say however, he's the sucker who takes the bait year after year.

Skee Ball Nostalgia-8"x10" Fine Art Photograph. Blue, yellow, red. Skee ball carnival games on the beach board walk. Childhood memories.

Summer beckons butterflies back. Flying flowers.

Large Butterfly Necklace Fairy Wings Pink Pastel Green Yellow Spring Nickel Free Silver

Time to plant the garden!


Organic Yellow Pear Tomato Seeds

I wish you could bottle the sights, sounds and smells of summer.

Nature Art Print - Summers End - 15x15  -  Open Edition - nature, green


Even though it was a busy weekend here, we still have lots to get done. Including planting the garden. We pretty much wait until Memorial Day for most things as the weather can be crazy here and you don't want to chance planting and then a freak frost. Also need to get my geraniums and impatiens and plant my window boxes and planters, put the screen house up, finish filling the pool and springing it up (major process that will be ongoing), weed the flower beds again, rebuild a picnic table, clean out the shed, put a new roof on the back of the shed.....the list goes on and on and on.

Is your 'welcome to summer list' long too? What are your yearly rituals that get your ready for the season?

Hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. More on mine this week.

Ciao for now,

13 comments:

  1. I love playing skeeball. but I really stink at it, lol.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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    1. too funny. but i'm not really that competitive. it's just that it's ONE thing that i'm actually good at. well, that and trivial pursuit. ;)

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  2. I love that skirt. Pockets are the best. It sounds like you are ready for lots of summer fun.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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    1. it just looks like a the perfect skirt for a day in central park, yes?

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  3. My get ready for summer list sounds a lot like yours...planting, rebuilding terraces and such in the garden, and of course, weeding!

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    1. man oh man do we have a lot of work to do and a crazy june ahead with a college reunion and nieces wedding. so that's two weekend's gone. how will we fit it in.....probably the way we usually do. by the seat of our pants.

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    1. pair of flip flops, and a basket with wine, cheese and bread and you're ready for a picnic!

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  5. i LOVE that butterfly necklace, and i am usually not a butterfly kind of gal!

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    1. it is WAY too pretty and cool :) can't say i really 'wear' butterflies, but i love them in my garden. that's why i leave the milkweed be....they love the stuff.

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  6. That skirt is so cute and looks really comfortable! Oh, and I love skeeball. When I was little there used to be a place called Castle Golf (it was really built to look like a castle - including a moat!) and they had a big arcade that had skeeball. It was one of my favorite games.

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