CREATIVE SATURDAY: FUN IN THE SUN, ETC.

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Welcome to our regular feature, Saturday Snapshot, our opportunity to showcase photos we or friends and family have captured.  The event is now hosted by West Metro Mommy.

Today I am going to feature “fun moments” with family members…and introduce a new family member.

Here is my gorgeous niece Amy, enjoying some fun in the sun, with all the appropriate accessories.  A mother of three, she could use a break!

 

My niece Amy - fun in the sun

Fiona went off to the beach and a few other places this week.  Here she is at my house just before she left.

 

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And here she is with her boyfriend Tomas…and a special friend.

 

Fiona and Tomas - and Friend

 

While they were all enjoying the sun, our newest family member (my step-great-grandson) was coming into the world.  Meet Lane!

 

New arrival - Lane

 

And getting to know him is older brother Logan.

 

Brothers - Logan and Lane

 

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It was an interesting week!  What are you sharing today?

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SATURDAY SPARKS: THE GARDEN COTTAGE

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Welcome to our regular feature, Saturday Snapshot, our opportunity to showcase photos we or friends and family have captured.  The event is now hosted by West Metro Mommy.

This week, I am excited to share some photos of my eldest son’s new garden cottage in suburban Berlin.  First, here’s the gorgeous exterior with some gardens:

 

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From the patio, enter the dining area through the French doors….I LOVE French doors….

 

 

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Cozy dining will happen here….

 

 

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As you may know from previous Saturday Snapshots, I am a big fan of lofts…and exposed wooden beams.

 

 

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This work space looks inviting to me….

 

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The sitting room looks cozy to me, too….

 

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Now I simply must go visit!  Thanks for joining my fantasy tour of my son and his wife’s new space.

 

What are you sharing today?  I hope you’ll stop by and comment, with links.

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SPARKING SOME COZINESS ON A SATURDAY

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Welcome to a cozy Saturday evening.  I’ve been reading, watching movies, and contemplating the week ahead.  Check out my Weekly Updates.

It is much easier to enjoy these leisurely pursuits when surrounded by cozy accouterments.  So here are a few things around me when I relax.

One of my favorite bookshelves, it houses books and some “fairytale” figurines.

 

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Here’s a close-up of the bottom shelf:

 

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And one of the books I’ll be reading this week is from a favorite author, Anna Quindlen.  Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

 

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I’ll be curling up here for the rest of the evening to read and watch more movies.

 

 

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What do you like to do on a cozy Saturday evening?

 

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