It's Whitney here from Whitney à la mode and you may be wondering why I'm starting my Summer Series post with a love letter to fall. Well friends, in an effort to truly embrace the end of summer (as opposed to prematurely jumping into the next season), I'm here today to remind myself (and you) why this is a lovely time of the year!
You first met Beth from Our Pretty Little Girls earlier this year on TBB. She's a favorite of our very own Sarah and she has now become a favorite of us all!! Today Beth back on the blog sharing her responses to our Fall themed questions!!
from Living On Cloud Nine.
Oh friends I had high hopes for my turn in our Summer Series. You know some enlightening sunshiny story, some never done before bucket list, some summer vacay trip ideas but truth be told, this self proclaimed sand in my toes summer girl is over it this year!!
August is back to school time for many in the south and the winding down of summer, so today we're kicking off our new series. You first met Gina from On the Daily Express, back in March on TBB. She's one of Lisa's favorite bloggers and friends, who quickly became a favorite of us all! Today she's back sharing her responses to our Fall themed questions!!
Make sure you stop by the posts by these beautiful women, they are both featuring some summery outfits and can provide some novel ideas.
|A Pocket Full of PolkaDots|
Happy Tuesday Ya'll! Katie here from The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life! I'm so excited to be back here today on The Blended Blog! On tap is 10 Years Forward....our series based on the book What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. I have been reading like a Mad Woman all weekend to finish the book in time for today's post!! I didn't but am so close and totally loving it. It's about Alice who has a bad fall during Spin Class, gets a concussion and wakes up only to realize she has lost 10 years of her life and nothing is as she expected it to be. Which brings me to my 10 Years Forward!
I'm not going to lie. This has been difficult! I'm not sure if it's because I've never thought about this before or maybe because a little part of me is scared to! The rest of the TBB girls can envision kids grown up and a life with their spouses. Me, the single girl of the group, is too afraid to see any of that.
10 years from now, I'll be firmly holding at 46. I was always one to say I never had to get married, but that doesn't mean I want to be alone the rest of my life. Maybe ten years from now my prince will have come and we will be living happily...traveling together and enjoying the good life...fine wine, good food, lots of laughs and millions of memories together!
I know I'll still be surrounded by and spending time with my family and friends! Probably reminiscing about that crazy summer of 2016! Ha!
Ten years from now I will be entering my 25th year of teaching. I'll still be teaching. I know I complain about it often, but I've never wanted to do anything else with my life...and I won't! 25 years in teaching seems like a long time, but then thinking of my age, 46 is still young...I could have an additional 20 years a teaching still ahead of me! Yikes...maybe that prince I'm waiting for will be rich and fabulous and I won't have to work after my 25th year!
All in all, I just hope I'm healthy, happy and still enjoying life! Oh and I want to still be blogging, of course!!
This is so generic, but honestly, graduating college from the University of Kansas in May is my proudest accomplishment! It may be that it’s just fresh in my memory, but I worked really hard and am very proud of my accomplishments while I was at KU—I graduated with a 3.88 GPA, served as president of my sorority, completed 250 service hours during my four years, and worked several jobs in order to pay my own way through school!
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Welcome to week 6 of our create your own summer style. Thank you to everyone who has been linking up, we have enjoyed making new friends.
Today we'd like to feature the blogger whose style challenges were the forum that led us to one another, here on the Blended Blog. Meet Alison from Get Your Pretty On. Without her, we never would have met. Last week she linked up her August Pretty Fix and gave us another reason to buy more shoes.
What will you be sharing with us today? Come back next week to see if you're featured.
Tell us about the coolest vacation you have ever been on.
What did you aspire to do or be when you were in high school?
Tell us something you admire about your parents.
What's your favourite book and why?
For my family, it wouldn't be summer without our annual beach trip to the Oregon Coast. We've been renting the same house in Manzanita since the boys were one and three. The town is small and quaint, and we usually have the seven mile beach almost to ourselves.
|How gorgeous is this gal? Photo via The Whole Cook|
Want to join us next month? We have one more in this series and we're taking a look inside your Kitchen! So start taking pictures so we can all be nosey, mark September 6th, we'll see you then!
- Glow in the dark paints
- Mason or Ball jars, pickle or peanut butter jars, one for each light
- Long-handled paint brush with a rounded tip
- Tulle fabric
- Lace or ribbon
- Round lid or plate approximately 8" in diameter to use as template for circles
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