I guess consistently blogging wasn't in the cards for my 33rd year. But, I will improve!
I've been doing a lot of sewing, of course. It was around this time last year that I was trying to turn Pink Cheeks into a sustainable business. I never dreamed in my wildest dreams that things would have gone this well. Well, that is a lie. I did dream it in my wildest dreams, but I was so used to dreams being just that. Dreams becoming a living reality is something new, and so nice.
I have some new ideas up my sleeve. I talked them over with this cheeky monkey. He was supportive.
This is the tree in my front yard. The blooms on it are very ambitious! Actually, this is our first spring, so maybe the blooms are just regular, but I'd like to think they are showing off for us. After a heavy rainfall there is always a circle of purple on our grass from the fallen blooms. It seems magical to me.
We grew this sunflower from a seed. We also have some azaleas growing and tinier sunflowers too. It was my first attempt at gardening. It's nice when something so natural takes on new life when you fully participate in it. Walter and I have really nurtured this guy. We even make up chanty cheers while watering. "Come on plants, you an do it! Grow! Grow! Grow-Griddy-Grow!"
The summer has been nice so far and full of traditional summery fun: ice cream, swimming pools, afternoon movies (is anyone else excited about Despicable Me 2-----If I am being honest and not trying to impress anyone, the first Despicable Me is easily in my top 5 movies of all time [right after the Pianist]). Lately though the ocean has been calling me. We live so close to it now (compared to living nowhere near it before). I found this little beach town a couple hours away and I am hoping to get there and spy some dolphins out and about.