Friday, August 16, 2013

Summer Highlights

Hello everyone! How are you? What a busy month July turned out to be! Whoo! It came and went like a rushing river around here. And now August is half over? How did that happen?

School started…and we’ve had unseasonably cool weather this week; which is always a welcome surprise :)

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I just wanted to share a few things about our summer…

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All summer I’ve enjoyed making fresh bouquets of flowers from our garden. We’ve had beautiful blooms and bountiful herbs this year.  I love mixing the cut flowers with herbs such as rosemary, lavender, basil, sage, and mint. Smells so good!

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Of course, a single lime light hydrangea is just as beautiful as a bouquet…

Dining room ink bottles

 Our chickens and ducks have been laying pretty eggs all summer.

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 And I have made several flavored waters to enjoy during the hot days. Pineapple & mint is one of my favorites.

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Another exciting part of summer was our vegetable garden…we’ve had lots of juicy tomatoes and little bell peppers too.

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However, the highlight of our summer was going to Nashville, where our girls performed with the Fine Arts Summer Academy at the Grand Ole Opry! They enjoyed learning from the Annie Moses Band, and singing with the choir. We are very proud of them :)

Grand Ole Opry

And that sums the last few weeks around here.

I hope you’ve been busy enjoying your family too!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!

And I wanted to thank  Andrea from The Cottage Market for featuring our home as the Cottage of the Week HERE…you will want to go visit her blog- fabulous!!

Cottage of the Week - Buckets of Burlap

Remember, you can follow along on FACEBOOK HERE :)

Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Blessings

11 comments:

Geli said...

Dear Becky!
What a lovely post!
I loooooove your bunches of flowers and the way you arrange them.
And you can really be glad to have such delicious vegetables from your garden and eggs from your hens.
I wish you a happy weekend with your family!
How proud you must be to have such beautiful and lovely daughters ...
With love,
Geli

pysseltanten said...

Sounds like you´ve had a great summer! And of course it´s not over yet...:))) The summer´s been great here in Sweden too...It´s been chilly here the last week...and raaaainy...but it´s nice...Light a lot of candles...changing inside the house....Nice...:))
Just looove your home...and blog! I also follow you on Facebook..:))
Hugs from Sweden! //Git

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your girls are beautiful, what a wonderful experience.

I, too am holdin
g onto summer a little longer - why rush fall when we have it Sept, Oct and Nov?????

I say summer is worth holding onto a tiny bit longer - and your pics inspire me to do just that!

Have a wonderful weekend.

LLH Designs said...

What an abundant summer. I love it all! The music, the veggies, the mint water, the flowers. And tell me, do you eat your duck eggs the same way you would your chicken eggs? Our ducks started laying recently. Texture seems to be a touch different. I've heard they are great poached. Feeling so new at this! ;)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

My goodness your girls are lovely!!! Glad to see you back and I must agree..summer has flown by! Looking forward to lots of inspiration from you my lovely friend! x0

Junkchiccottage said...

Becky
Your girls are so pretty. Love all the photos of your fresh cut flowers.
Kris

It's me said...

Lovely flowers !! lovely post...nice to see you by Andrea !!...lovely sunday.....x !!

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Sandy said...

Becky Howdy! I just found you on The old Painted Cottage home tour! I love looking at photos of your home! I have a gorgous Limelight hydrangea that never disappoints too! Your girls are beautiful! Who knows? Maybe they will have professional singing careers and we'll see them on the Country Music Awards one day? I'm following along now.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Everything is absolutely amazing as always but your girls...WOW...that is fabulously outstanding and I am so happy for all of you! Moments like that last a life time : ) I will visit again soon! sending tons of hugs!

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