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Carnival Magic

Last week our town’s annual summer carnival came to town. There is nothing in the world like the excitement that builds as we see the big red & white carnival tent go up and the rides start to fill in the empty spaces in the grass. Roman’s #1 request at carnival time is cotton candy…

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Summer Grilling: Pork Loin Filet Kabobs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplyTastyPork #ResetTheTable #CollectiveBias Summer is officially upon us. There are so many things that I love about this season, but one of my favorite things is the smell of delicious barbecue wafting through the warm summer air. To…

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Summer Daze // Splish Splash

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –Henry James Summer hasn’t officially arrived yet, but we are already into our second heatwave of the year. Temperatures during the day are soaring up to 100° F (38 °C). Although it feels more like August than…

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Summertime Official

Matthew has been talking about buzzing Roman’s head for awhile. Matthew’s father buzzed his & his brothers’ heads at the start of each summer. It’s a tradition that he remembers fondly and was excited to create with his own son. It was a tiny bit emotional for us to think about — we’re kind of…

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harvest //

Early in summer, my mother-in-law gifted us with a used wagon from the thrift shop where she works. Little did we know then that the wagon would become such an important part of our summer harvesting ritual. A few times each week, when M. got home from work in the evening, he would load little…

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Heat // a photo essay

When I think of heat, I think of summer — the glorious months of June, July and August. I am a summer girl through & through. Carnivals, fairs, trips to the ocean, ice cream, cold lemonade, camping, roasting marshmallows, swimming, sweating, sun-kissed skin, sandy toes, bare-foot in the grass, humidity, thunderstorms, warm rain, lazy afternoons…