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worth 1000 words: tiny tiny worlds

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You’ll never look at average everyday things the same way again. See more of Joseph Renucci’s work.

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round about: pom pom hills & triangle steps

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It seems we’re in the middle of a heatwave – and even this normally heat-loving blogger has been spending more time inside this week. Ooph, that midwestern humidity is definitely trying. Maybe today we all need permission to go to the beach/pool/sprinkler nearest us? Meanwhile, round about the internet: Suddenly you’ll want a yard full of […]

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round about: upside down braids & hulahoop playmats

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There’s really only one thing worth talking about this week: Summertime. It’s what gets me out of bed in the morning, and why I keep opening all the windows even when it’s a little too hot. Driving around with all the windows down and singing at the top of my lungs has been my favorite […]

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worth 1000 words: geo blocks

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I wish my life right now was as beautifully organized as the designs on these blocks. Found via Pinterest.

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round about: audrey and terrarium cakes

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It’s July already – how has your summer been so far? Ours has been very low-key, but I kind of like my summers that way. Simple, with time to stop and literally smell the roses. The only thing I’m trying to figure out is what the heck to do for the July 4th holiday. Our […]

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worth 1000 words: yoyo videos

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I want every single one of my Instagram photos to look like this from now on. Learn more about Yoyo the Rice Corpse on her Instagram, and via Colossal.

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round about: container kindergarten & glitter tic tac toe

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Every summer I lose my marbles. All of our usual routines get thrown out the window, and though it sounds wonderful to shake things up, the transition is not pretty. I can’t tell you the number of little – and big – things I’ve forgotten this week while I tried to be more present with […]

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round about: balloon numbers and veggie fathers day

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A very interesting thing has happened at our house amidst the start of summer vacation. Somehow, my sweet Birdie has decided she wants to try “homeschool” all summer long. Now. I am not cut out to be an official Home School Parent. I love teaching, it’s in my genes and in my background: I taught […]

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worth 1000 words: paper and wire and art

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Sometimes, art is so very simple. To  make, to appreciate, or to be inspired by. See more of Joel Armstrong’s artwork.

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round about: pineapple crowns & rainbow hotels

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Today is Birdie’s last day of First Grade. Holy Hannah how is that possible? My husband keeps telling her she’s basically a second grader and that is making my head want to explode. Meanwhile, every freelance project for the month suddenly needs to be doe ttoday at noon so that I’m not pulling my hair […]

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worth 1000 words: our kind of blocks

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I can’t find the origins of this image, but that just makes it more mysterious. Can we please all have blocks like this? Or tile floors like this (the top layer, not the bottom!)? Or BOTH! Found via Pinterest.

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round about: rainbow sandwiches & failed legos

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So it just hit me. It’s summer. Does it feel like summer to you, because I’m not onboard yet. Why is it the weeks speed by, and yet that summer feeling really doesn’t kick in until a month or so after it starts? What do you do to help you get into the summer swing […]

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worth 1000 words: houseplant houses

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Waterproof, and ready to assemble for your favorite house plants? I think I must have these. Learn more about Cottage Town from Ontwerp Duo.

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round about: sunshine walls & birds around our necks

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It’s the start of the summer this weekend: Memorial Day. We just got a brand new rescue dog, so while my husband and Birdie spend time with the in-laws, I’ll be at home, in a blissfully quiet house, with a cuddly little pooch. I think it might be my new favorite way to spend the […]

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round about: unicorn ice cream & pencil flowers

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Today is apparently Friday, but for the first time in a long while I’ve had one of those weeks where I could have sworn it was still Tuesday or Wednesday. Where did this week go? My head’s been in the clouds, and in work projects, and inn the end, not paying enough attention to my […]

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