Monday, June 27, 2011

miscellany monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
1.  Summer, summer, here!!!  It officially turned summer last week and I couldn't be more thrilled.  I'm not one who loves the heat, but I enjoy the loose schedule, lighter evenings, grilling out, and an occasional trip to the pool/spray park.  I'm looking forward to enjoying each moment that this summer brings.

2.  It's in the details.  One of the things I'm trying to do this summer to spruce things up around on the blog, at home, with my kids, and even with me.  

In my home I'm trying to add little things to spruce things up.  I'm taking tips from everywhere (I guess it's time I check out Pinterest), including my friend Katie.  She has such a cute and detailed home.  Here are some of her details:

I love this cute pitcher, the color of the tea cup and the simplicity of adding lemons to an apothecary jar (am I saying that right?).

I have ideas to add a nice rug to my kitchen or a large clock on my entry wall...simple, yet detailed.  I have a trip to Ikea planned for the end of July and I'm sure that will help a lot with my details.

3.  A picnic of sorts.  One of the things on my summer list to have a few picnics and the kids & I did that the other day on a slightly smaller scale.  My friend Lyndsey suggested a new playground to me the other day so Saturday we set out to explore.  We stopped at Subway for some sandwiches to have a little picnic before playtime.

 This sweet girl loves her Subway sandwiches...pepperoni on Italian with cheese, lettuce, mayo and sometimes cucumbers with a side of apples.

One day I'll get this one to eat:

This is what he ate.

4.  Summer reading.  Another thing we accomplished on the list was signing up for the summer reading program.  Our library only does this for kids, but I'm joining in too.  I'm already behind Jamison!  I have a book on reserve at the library (a Tess Gerritsen book) and I have a book ordered through my church's bookstore (Give Them Grace).  I was reading Crazy Love, but came across some parts in the book that just didn't line up with what I believe so I had to put it down.

I look forward to packing in a lot of reading time, but at the rate she's going I think Jamison is going to be the winner in our house :)

5.  I never would have thought...I'd be in love with a phone.  But I am...this one.  When it was time for my upgrade this year I decided to go for a Smartphone.  I always get the free phone so I thought it was time to really upgrade.  I spent at least two hours in the Verizon store and it came down to the HTC phone and the iPhone (which I was longing for).  I decided on the HTC because it fit my needs better...and I love it.

The other night I was playing around with the phone and really discovered how I can make it personal to me...with so many different calendar options, contact options, widgets (like I found one for a word of the day), etc.  I think this phone and I are going to be friends for a long time...well, at least until the next upgrade :)  

6.  It's good to be back!!!  I can't tell you how excited I am to have my laptop back.  I have some orders of business I need to get done now, like my new header/layout and setting up my etsy shop.  I'll keep you posted on my progress.


Nancy said...

Don't you just love summer? My girls are Subway fanatics.. meatball sandwich. Straight up, nothing on it. I love the lemons on the counter. what a fun color. happy summer to you. xoxo

The Starr Family said...

Just sent you an email.... LOVED the cards!

LeAnna said...

Hurray for summer!!! I need to get Q to the library, I think he would really enjoy that...

Hershey's Moma {amy} said...

I know the slower pace of summer is great. I LOVE to read and good for you to put that book down when it didn't line up with what you believe. I did that with a super popular book last summer (or maybe the summer before last!) That Give Them Grace looks like a great read- Have a good week... :)
P.S. Your sweet boy is like one of my sweet boys when it comes to food.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The picnic looks great! My son would have loved the sub. Your phone sounds terrific.

Rach said...

And, I'm so glad you're back!

Picnics are always so fun. Don't worry about Caleb--he'll eat someday...;oP

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE my smart phone. I have an iPhone and can't imagine life without it. Sad, isn't it? :oP

Happy Monday! I can't wait to see the changes you have in store! (Oh, and Pinterest? INSANELY addictive...)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

We love summer too! The boys have been staying outside until it gets dark almost every night since school got out:) I can't wait to see your new etsy store...I need to email you about placing an order soon too:)

Joanna said...

We are really enjoying Summer too..However, I wished it would cool off just a little bit. It is so hot here during the day and even at night that the kids can't even enjoy their swing set! And forget a picnic outside. Y'all enjoy!!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is too funny about the picnic food choices. Sounds like my kids. I have one that will eat healthy and one that wants chips and a few pieces of fruit. LOL Let me know if you find a way to get him to eat.
I just upgraded my hubs to a smart phone. he is so excited.

Carrie said...

Jamison and Caleb are like my Emily and alex when it comes to food! Emily loves Subway...and will really eat just about anything...Alex will eat chips and crackers, HA!

I really want to take Ellie to the park and let her swing...and picnics are so fun! I love summer too!

I'm still in need of a huge upgrade on my phone...I know I don't have a clue what I'm missing out on! ;-) I need to get with the times!

I enjoyed taking time to read on our vacation...I read House Rules and Water for Elephants...I'm starting on the Girl with The Dragon Tatto right now...I miss reading!

Great list! ;-)

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

I love summer picnics! Looks like you have some very fun things planned for the summer. Enjoy your phone -- I can't live without the iPhone and can't remember what I did without it!

Sheri said...

awesome blog. So happy I found you. Gonna follow along.