Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer. Show all posts

September 19, 2012

Farewell Blue Beach days

Saying goodbye to Summer is not an easy thing to do...especially after spending it at the beach.
Picture perfect waves.
Watching the girls play and enjoying nature.
Not worrying about anything but putting on sunscreen.
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The Blue Flag program is designed to inform people of clean and safe beaches anywhere in the world. The closest one is about 3 hours away and we did make the trip last year to Port Stanley. It was not worth the 3 hours one way with three children under 6 kinda beautiful. Blue Flag Org
My friend introduced me to this beach which is around the corner from Greenacre and it is now the family beach! 

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken."  ~James Dent
    My late Summer bloomers put on quite a show!
Sunny and hot almost everyday which was great for everyone except the plants.
Sunny, dry and hot made for some really large cracks in the ground. Something I have never seen before in my life. 
Making my love of succulents even bigger!
My front garden looked awful because I didn't water much and it needed to be trimmed. I got a little trimming happy last year and was wondering about the proper rules of trimming and came across this great website in case y'all wondering too.
"Once you find blooms that are beginning to wilt and turn brown, or even seed heads that may have already formed, you should remove them back to the first set of leaves. For instance, if there are other healthy blooms or buds near the dying ones, cut them off to the point where it meets the other stems."
 Strange doing my Fall garden chores during the Summer but everything is a month ahead of schedule. Fall seemed to have happened overnight.
Don't mind the soybeans being early because they remind me of the beauty to come as Fall takes over.

"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many."  
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Knowing what is coming helps saying goodbye to our beloved Summer easier. 




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July 18, 2012

Summering at Greenacre


Spring kinda turned into Summer this year at Greenacre.
I kicked it off with the big girl bedroom makeovers.
The gemelas were constantly in Cesina's room and  the time had finally come for her to have her own space . A wonderful space where I can not worry about the gemelas breaking something . A place where Barbie and Draculaura can chill out with the Zooballs  and not worry about going MIA or losing limbs.

 Hot pink which was chosen from a Hello Kitty bag that my husband took to Home Depot to get as close a colour match as possible. Accented by cheetah print and glitter...lots and lots of glitter|
 The first step was to empty the nursery. In other words...
The milestone of giving away the last crib 
starting another milestone
The nicest fabric in stock was this rainbow cheetah print that was Cesina`s first choice. I stapled the fabric on to the old computer chair & hot glued a piece of  fabric to the lamp.
The final touches were some wall decals and flowers.

 I used the a raspberry toned pink for the dresser and a lighter pink for the walls.
Accenting with the `special Cesina room pink``. Ajelandra handed me the paintbrush as I was painting Cesina`s room and knew that was the ticket to their transition. ...  A pinkalicious bedroom.
 This room is still a work in progress. .I need to make a bed curtain  for the bottom bunk to shut out the  light because Summertime brings the it doesn`t get dark until 9:30 joy.
 It was so warm that we and I mean my wonderful husband, opened the pool early. A whole month early to be exact and it has been our BFF ever since.
My baby graduated Senior Kinder garden.
Printed off these fabulous free print ables but never got to use them so I will scrapbook them instead.
My tiger lilies that are always in bloom for Canada Day and have to be trimmed by the end of July. In a week's time to be precise. Half way through Summer already mi gente...half way through Summer.

Won the lottery with this Red Lobster like garlic biscuit recipe I found on Pinterest.
 Then suffered the heartbreak of Italy losing at the Euro cup but had an amazing Italian flag manicure and pedicure.
Took going to the water park off the Summer bucket list.
Added chasing seagull around.
Watching the drought progress and it's affect on my plants.
Feeling very grateful for our famer's market!
and I'm not alone on that one.

Hope your Summering is wonderful and all you dreamed it be.

Having a fabulous time Summering at Greenacre ya'll! xoxo

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