Friday, August 17, 2012

In bloom





Even in the middle of this hot, dry summer, our garden is full of beautiful blooms. I especially love the orange one. Isn't it stunning? It turns up every year, in the front and backyard, and it makes me happy every time I see it.

Speaking of happy, here are a few other things that are making me smile at the end of another lovely, sunny summer week: grandé green tea lemonades for $2 at Starbucks {thirst-quenching and delicious!}, moving up the wait list at the library for Downton Abbey season 1, eating barbequed burgers + corn-on-the-cob for dinner {with juicy watermelon for dessert}, re-watching episodes of LOST with my friend Charlotte {who's never seen it before... can you imagine?!}, my huge and still-growing team of enthusiastic ladies who will be Running for the Cure in September {to donate to this very worthy cause, you can follow the link here}, sitting in the park writing letters, hanging out with my hilarious and completely awesome sister, an outdoor movie date this weekend with my boys, and making some fabulous plans with my most favourite of friends...

Hope you have a fun-filled weekend, friends! See you Monday.
E xo

PS: In addition to changing my template and creating a new blog header, I've finally managed to widen the margins to allow for bigger photos. What do you think? I love it!

17 comments:

  1. I love the bigger photos!! And Downtown Abbey...I'm so excited for you. Oh, Dan Stevens is just so yummy. Hopefully you'll get your hands on it soon. Until then, enjoy your beautiful garden!

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    1. Thanks! I love them, too. Can't wait to watch Downton Abbey. Then we can have a skype date to discuss!
      xo

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  2. I love bigger photos too! It made me so happy when I changed, nice work!

    Cheers~Ivy

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! I do think they make the blog look so much nicer.

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  3. yay for bigger photos!!! and loving the header too.

    Downtown Abbey-- we watched two episodes and then somewhere i got sucked into HBO Go (just finished watching all 5 seasons of "Big Love!") but thanks for the reminder of it. Going to have to pick that one up again.

    Ooh i bet it's fun rewatching LOST with someone who hasn't seen it. i keep trying to get my twinkie and husband to watch it and swear to them they are missing out!

    your life is full of happy things Erin, and it's as it should be! <3 just posted my happy things and you're on it. Still can't get over the ADORABLENESS that you sent my baby girl. LOVEEEE XOXOXO

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    1. You're on my list, too! Can you spot where?

      I'm so glad you love that onesie. Lots of love to you, sweet friend. And kisses to baby Felix from her "Auntie Erin"... {that totally made me smile}

      xoxo

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  4. I think I'm the only person ever who could not get into Downton Abbey (I watched three episodes and gave up). Ah, well. Loving the new big photos!

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    1. Thanks, Kayla! Posting flower photos reminded me of you...
      xo

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  5. wow your gardens are beautiful!

    i have been so undisciplined with my treat receipts. i always intend to go back for an afternoon smoothie and never make it. i gotta take advantage of it for sure.

    happy friday!

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    1. I am extremely disciplined about using my treat receipts! Don't know what I'll do when August is over...

      Happy Friday to you too, Faiza!

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  6. The flowers in your garden are lovely, Erin! The blog looks great too. You will love Downtown Abbey! I watched seasons 1 and 2, and I'm anxiously waiting for the next one. The character of Matthew Crawley is almost as perfect as Mr. Darcy.

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    1. Really? Almost as perfect as Mr Darcy? I don't really see how that can be! Can't wait to find out though...

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  7. I love all those flowers.. Wish I had a garden!

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    1. I have a husband with a green thumb... That's why I've got such a nice garden!

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  8. Those flowers are so beautiful. I do like that you widened the margins to allow for bigger photos. I love to see as much detail as possible.

    P.S. I can't wait to see your gorgeous city! x

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    1. Can't wait to show you around it! Can you believe you'll be here in less than two weeks? Wow. xo

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  9. I would comment further on this post, but my head is spinning by how GORGEOUS the new blog format is! When I am done swooning, I'll be back to say more... XOXO!!!

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