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These photos from Zoey participating in this past summer's Campanile Theatre Camp have been sitting out on my desk for months! I knew that I wanted to use these colorful vellum circles from Elle's Studio on this page and had them set out as well. I took some time this afternoon and whipped this little page out documenting some highlights from the production. We have a little joke about "those weird drama kids" so the printed journaling strips are for remembering that. I ended up cutting out some cardstock paper circles to place behind those vellum circles so that the text cut-outs were sure to stand out.

We all have been hit here with sickness as of late. Last week it was Ethan and Zoey and this week it's me. It's cool and rainy here today, I have a big pot of beef stew on the stove and am going to take it easy the rest of the afternoon here. Really hoping to feel better by the weekend since we're supposed to have super warm weather. I really want to get out and enjoy it because living where we do, before we know it, we will have SNOW!

If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss - Book Recommendation


I work at a library, and while I know you are never to judge a book by it's cover...I usually do. While putting books away in new fiction the other day, this book stood out. I picked it up, opened it up to the first page and read the first few sentences. Took it home thinking it would be an easy read, one that would keep my interest, something entertaining. 


Wow, wow, wow! Beautifully written book, so very tender and such a small, yet profoundly huge story. The characters are so well thought out and captured (I LOVE Birdie...heck, I love them all except for Roy!) as well as the landscape that is woven's just so special. 

Might make my top 5 books for those favorites that pull on the heartstrings and are most memorable to me. Highly recommend!

Happy reading!

Love Found


Today while walking our dog Leo I had the thought that it would be cool if I found a heart shaped rock. I looked down to start my search and found one immediately. 

Pretty neat. 

I guess one could say that there is love to be found, all around, if you just think to look.

Right Now | Scrapbook Layout


Popping on to share a quick layout I put together the other night...these photos are from a recent visit to Lake Superior. Zoey is reading an old book on acting techniques that she purchased (using her own money) at a used book store while I sat beside her just enjoying the view. 

Love simple moments like this. Truly makes one feel that life, is in fact, pretty darn lovely.

This was Zoey's first day of freedom after having been busy for the past three weeks with drama camp. She had a sleepover last night and has a birthday party to go to later this week. Hoping that one day soon, things will align themselves and the weather will be nice, I won't have to work and Zoey's social calendar will be free so we can go swimming!! It's almost August and we haven't even been in a lake once yet! Need to remedy that soon.