Friday, June 22, 2012

Coming Up for a Breath of Air

After much relaxing last weekend, this week has been a busy one.  How is it already Friday evening?!?

I'm way behind on blog-visiting and comment-leaving.   Needless to say, I've totally neglected this blog, too!

Part of the reason for that is we weren't home for the first half of June.  We took an all-out family vacation to Florida with stops at Disney World, SeaWorld, and LEGO Land.

LEGO Land may have been my favorite theme park
Cinderella's Castle at Disney World

Cypress Gardens in LEGO Land
I think you can tell this is from SeaWorld :)

And while at Disney, I met Cindy from Cottage Instincts!  She's an absolute delight--which you can already tell from her blog--but meeting her in person just confirmed that.

All the theme-parking was followed by a relaxing stay on the white-sand beaches and translucent jadeite waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

And a visit to Ybor City in Tampa where I took far too many photos of the charming casitas found there.  Because I want to downsize and live in a casita.

So, upon coming home, I had reality to return to, several candle orders to fill, library meetings to attend, and those sorts of thing this week.  Good stuff, but busy stuff nonetheless.

I've also been prepping the house for an appearance in A Sort of Fairytale's Bloggers' Home Tour, held by the lovely Stacey, on the first of July.  Which means I've decided to try to hammer out several projects leading up to that and cram too much into too little time! :)

Seriously, I'm beyond tickled to be participating.  If you haven't seen the series, check it out here.  Such a lovely variety of beautiful homes to behold!   And while you're visiting A Sort of Fairytale, pop in and visit Stacey's new design services business, Cottage Industry.  She's holding a giveaway through Monday to celebrate the grand opening!

Back to the home tour though...since I can't leave well enough alone, I'm madly repainting beadboard, trying to finish a few small furniture projects, and putting the finishing touches on the craft room.  (Which, with God as my witness, will be done in time to go on the home tour!)

So here I am, coming up for a breath of air, to say hi, and hoping that your week has gone well. I'm looking forward to catching up on your blogs and seeing what you've been up to!

Take care,


  1. you really did it up in FL! you all are so cute :) I want to live in a casita too. you do not need to go crazy prepping for this home tour...your home is already so gorgeous and has been in mags and books for cryin' out loud! ;)
    thank you so much for mentioned my new biz and for putting my ad/button on your page, you are too kind!! ok, i am going to send you the style q&a for the tour series now. send me as many pics as you want for the tour!

  2. Wow I didn't know you also went to the beach! At least you got some sunshine finally :) So excited to see what you'll be finishing up before the tour (how's that for thinking positive for ya?)

    AGain, great to meet you in Florida!

  3. WOW!!! what an amazing family trip! I bet your little guy was in hog heaven :) Can't wait to see all that you are working on. Happy Summer!!

  4. Such sweet photos, Erin! Looks like a fun, fun trip. Can't wait to see your craft room!

  5. What a beautiful vacation! Looks like you all had a lovely time!!


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