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    Zucchini… Good Grief! What will I do with it all!

    The weather has finally shifted here in the Pacific Northwest and it’s been ideal for ripening the summer crops. We had a wet and cold start to the summer. The last few days have been unbearably hot for me, but the garden has been very happy! Our view is very clouded by the smoke from BC. Our prayers go out to those who have been affected and those who continue to aid in the efforts to end this.  Here is a picture of the yummy food harvested this evening. From left to right: Yellow “Cheddar” cauliflower, zucchini, kohlrabi, small pepper, 1 cherry tomato, green beans, yellow summer squash, Walla Walla onion, huge turnip,…

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    Why Is Summer So Hard To Decorate For?

    Picture me standing up in the middle of a group and solemnly saying, “Hi, my name is Emily. And I decorate my home for every season. I am known to decorate more heavily for some seasons, and I am not ashamed of it. But I struggle with decorating for the summer months.” And this is where all of you that belong to the same support group that struggles with summer home decor say, “Hi Emily.” and we have punch and cookies while commiserating.  My home is my playground, so I am always getting some harebrained idea and moving decor and furniture around. But after the cute spring decor goes into the bin…

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    Hello there!

    Hello there! My name is Emily. Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world.  Well hello there! I was a lifestyle, hobby blogger for a couple years a while back. I had to take a break for a while and when I was wanting to get back to it life was simply too busy to dedicate the time it deserved. But the break (long as it may have been) was a great time to reevaluate why I want to blog. Want to know more about why I do (and why I don’t) blog? You can read moreabout that here. With my little girl. After a lot…

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    10 Random Facts About Me

    Just for kicks, here’s 10 Random Facts About Me:1. I’m not crazy about olives. For a long time they made me crazy sick too.2. My favorite ice cream flavor is Cookie Dough. I enjoy others, but my loyalty is to the dough. 3. Most of my wardrobe is thrifted. I {heart} the Goodwill.4. I’d rather refurbish something than buy new.5. I want to own chickens but I’m not crazy about holding them… I probably need to get over that. 6. I was born in Australia.7. I teach Spanish at a homeschool Co-op. 8. I love When Calls the Heart. When season 3 finally came out on Netflix, I danced. Yep. All alone. In…