Crowns and Cupcakes

There is something so inherently ethereal about flower crowns… And while I have always had a deep love for them, I hadn’t ever found an opportunity to make one until I joined a class specifically for that purpose. And just in case any of you share the interest in floral crowns, I’ve linked a few similar items at the bottom of this post.

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While we worked we were offered these delicious looking cupcakes!

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The work tables were covered in a vast array of flowers, so we were free to pick and choose what ever we were drawn to. As always, I noticed purple first!

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Our teacher was both enthusiastic and helpful and I think we all left the class feeling satisfied with what we’d created. πŸ™‚

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Family Day at the Arboretum

One of my favorite places in Dallas is the Arboretum. The landscape, flowers, and natural beauty are all swoon worthy. If you followed me back in 2014, you might remember that the Arboretum was a close wedding venue contender for us!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetAnd my fascination with the place has grown exponentially since then. We may not have gotten married here, but last October this is where I had my bachelorette party. πŸ™‚ And so it was that on a hot day in July (real feel reaching 106 degrees) we decided to return.

True love knows no bounds!

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While it was extremely hot, my husband managed to capture some sweet photos of me with our son.

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Naturally, I had to do the same. πŸ™‚

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And before we left we had to snap a photo of all three of us!

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What outdoor activities have you all been doing this summer?

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Summer Tea Party

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Today one of my best friends and I attended a tea party thrown by our local library. We were absolutely blown away by the beautiful decor and had a great time!

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We fell in love with these beautiful floral hoops that hung from the trees!

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Lots of love.

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This sweet woman was kind enough to let me take a picture of her magnificent dress. πŸ™‚

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Below is the decor that adorned our table!

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My Navigator

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Recently I made the decision to buy my son a compassΒ so that he could act as the navigator for our adventures. I wasn’t sure if he would love it for five minutes thenΒ find another thing to play with or genuinely be interested in using it but I took my chances. As it turns out, he loves using it to guide us wherever we go!

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With that in mind, we set out for a nearby park in which we went on a search for water and ducks.

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He figured out how it worked quite quickly. πŸ˜‰

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I feel certain that our compass adventures are just beginning, and that my tiny navigator is developing a sincere reverence for the world around him.

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The Poetry of Seasons

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Every time the weather begins to change I can’t help but feel a sense of promise within my soul. The process of the changing seasons is comforting to me and I always find myself looking forward to the next season that is to arrive. The ebb and flow of natural change does feel a bit like poetry to me.

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I’ve yet to make any concrete summer plans apart from scribbling a few locations that I would love to go to. Hopefully I will become a bit more organized soon so that I can properly plan an adventure with my family. Do any of you have any summer plans?

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Butterfly Garden

Hello again,

I recently took some time away from posting here in order to meet the demands that graduating from college require. Completing my Bachelor’s Degree was a huge accomplishment for me and I know that myself and my family will certainly benefit from my education. Since then, I have been adjusting to days without a schedule and viewing them as days brimming with possibility.Β OneΒ of the first things I knew I wanted to return to as soon as possible was shooting with my camera. And my son was more than happy to jump on the chance for an adventure with Mommy. πŸ™‚

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After some time off it felt so good to get back to doing what I love. And I’m so excited for all of the adventures that this summer will bring!

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Scarborough Faire

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Our annual trip to Scarborough Faire was this weekend and as usual, it was so much fun!

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James strummed on this kind woman’s guitar and sang and acted out the itsy bitsy spider with her! My little performer!

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Our trip also provided the perfect excuse to get him fist first sword! And he was so pleased πŸ™‚

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James was also very interested in this dragon, but wasn’t quite brave enough to give him a hug without Daddy nearby.

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We had so much fun this year at the Renaissance Faire, and I am sure that we will be back before the season is over!

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