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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Lovin'

I was so ready for school to be over and to start our summer vacation. Not to waste any time, we got on the airplane two days after school was out. Here we are in the beautiful city of Hong Kong once again.



I've always enjoyed Goodwill hunting for June.  I found this LeSportsac Deluxe Everyday Bag for $3.99 at Savers. I've never owned a LeSportsac product before but thought this would be nice for our summer travels. It's light and has plenty of compartments. A brand new one costs between $82 and $102, depending on the print.


Headed to check out, I saw this brand new tote+able water tote for $3.99, originally at $19. It's so cute and just perfect for all these hiking trips husband has planned for the summer.


Let's check out what lili found for June.

Monday, May 12, 2014

May Flowers

My garden is a little behind schedule this year. My tulips are usually blooming beautifully by now but they're still just barely peeking out from the ground. My hydrangeas are leafy and looking healthy but no blooms yet. The only flowers I have are these beautiful red ones from the pomegranate tree and the alyssums.





Months ago during the holiday break, I found this dress from Nano's Salvation Army. It's been hung in my closet ever since. I knew I was going to use it for May's post because in my memory, it was a floral print dress. Then I took it out of my closet to take photos and realized it really isn't floral. Oh well. It'll have to do.  It is "free people" and I do remember it being a really good deal. But of course I had forgotten how much I paid. 


Can't wait to check out what lili found for May.

Next month, Summer Lovin'.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Showers

April shower has always been a tough one for me. Ideally, I'd like to find a raincoat like the one lili found a couple of year ago.  I was jealous. 

Those good finds don't come easy so I had to be creative. Since I've been on this homesteading mode lately and April is typically an important month for gardeners, I thought it's not too much of a stretch to find something about gardening for this month's theme April Showers. At The Shop one day, I saw this book on Kids Gardening for $2. 

like my white picket fence? 

the graphics are so cute

The boys and I planted the beans together. Beans are such a fool proof choice if you're planting with kids. They sprout easily and grow quickly. It's very satisfying.


Peas are another wonderful choice. I planted the seeds directly in the ground about 2 months ago and harvested our first peas this week. The leaves are edible too. I roasted the leaves on a lightly oiled skillet until they turn dry and crispy. Kids love them!   


Let's check out what lili found for April Showers. Next month, May Flowers.


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