Is it fall yet?

Friday, August 31, 2012

I'm trying to be patient and wait for Fall but it's so hard.
 I dug my boots out of the closet yesterday but now it's too hot to wear them again :(

Aren't they cute?
They go so well with all of these things I'm loving.
Currently obsessed with (via my Pinterest board):
Scarf with lace ends.  So pretty.

Ivory Frilly Boot Socks - Stretchy Cable Knit Over the Knee Boot Socks w/ Cream Lace and Ivory Satin Buttons and bow - Boot Cuffs

love the cardi & the pants!

Harry Potter. Harry Potter. Ooooooh.

cut an old sweater sleeve and use as sock look-a-like without the bunchy-ness in your boot. Love this idea

I want one
knee high socks and boots

Bobbing for Baubles 

love this idea.
Rockabilly  nails

lighter Smokey eye...this is so pretty.

15 ways to wear your hair up - for those lazy college days we all have. :)

Hair Chalking

pink ombre hair

And this just made me giggle because it's true.
Sometimes my husband will tease me like "Who are you trying to impress?" when I'm getting dressed to go somewhere. He doesn't understand how girls judge other girls' outfits

Summer, I do love you. But I'm ready for it to be Fall.

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Summer in Idaho- Part 1

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This is what Idaho looks like in the summer...
Right?! OK actually no.
It's actually a random picture of a potato field being harvested somewhere.

This is actually what Idaho looks like in the summer:
When I think of summer I picture this: blue skies, gorgeous lakes & rivers, tree lined shores, and kids splashing in the water. That is what summer is like where I come from.

The kids & I spent 2 full weeks visiting my family in North Idaho (where I was raised) and it doesn't look anything like the potato field picture at the top. It's actually really beautiful, and it was hot. I mean, hotter than you probably think when you hear Idaho. I now live near Seattle in Washington and let me tell you...I never thought that Idaho would be a "vacation destination," but it was so nice to get out of the big grey cloud that is constantly over the Puget Sound and soak up some vitamin D.

We are going to have to make our annual summer vacation because the kids and I had a blast. My husband even surprised us! He took time off work and drove 6 hours in 100 degree heat with no AC only to stay for 36 hours, turn around, and drive 6 hours back home. He really did surprise me though, which isn't easy to do. We had a great visit with his mom & sister. We even got to stay in a house right on the river. It was gorgeous and so peaceful there! I never wanted to leave.

Here was the view from the dock.

And from the dock looking towards the amazing house.
The kids had their own little private beach for swimming.

Since I don't really do the whole swimming thing much, I did a lot of this instead.
Don't let the "tan" legs fool you...that's self tanner.

I needed to get some rays on my pasty white skin.
See? Yeah...we don't get much sun where I come from.

One goofing. One posing.

Lily enjoyed pushing her brother off the dock. He was a pretty willing participant.
The bucket on the head was his idea.

Ayden made a friend! "Loggy" was their pet log. This thing provided hours of fun and companionship for them in the water.
Crazy kids!

My little mermaid girl.

The sunset on the river was beautiful.

Mommy forgot to pack Lily's pajamas!
She made it fashionable of course.

Roasting marshmallows! 

"Mmmmm these are good!" as she puts a marshmallow on her stick and shoves it into her mouth without even putting it over the fire.

Tired kids after a long day of swimming.

And waking up at 7am to do the same thing all over again! 
Yes, he actually jumped in the water at 7 in the morning. He loves to swim! I'd love to live right on the water with my fish-like children.

Summer 2012!

And the best part of the trip was when my favorite guy came & surprised me. I had no idea he was coming at all. He actually scared the crap out of me when he showed up at the door at 11pm!

Glad it was just my love making this the best summer vacation ever.

So that was just our little weekend we spent with my in-laws. We spent almost another 2 full weeks visiting everyone else. More on that coming in part 2 of my Summer in Idaho series!

Don't forget to vote for the winner of this month's round of The Pinterest Project HERE. The winner will get ad space on Lulu & Sweet Pea, My Three Bittles, and Fortune Favors
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The Pinterest Project- voting time!

Monday, August 27, 2012

It's time to vote for your favorite link up from The Pinterest Project! We will be doing this the last week of every month (this month includes a little bit of July too because we started mid-month). Remember, the winner gets ad space on Lulu & Sweet Pea, My Three Bittles, & Fortune Favors

Today we won't be linking up...just voting! So take a break from creating and take a moment to vote for your favorite link up from TPP this month. These are a combination of the most clicked on link ups  as well as Amber, Sarah, & my favorites from the month. All you have to do is click on the little star under the picture & name of your favorite one. The winner will be crowned as The Pinterest Project Queen & will get a special button and win ad space on all 3 hosts' blogs.

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