summer, orange, and a necklace give-away


Okay, so it is definitely summer - in the best way possible. We've been having some warm days with kind of cool nights along with some thunderstorms here and there. At the end of the day I'm hot, sticky, and my legs ache (I know - total wimp situation here) from all of the climbing and chasing and cleaning up of juice spills and whatnot. This afternoon, we spent an hour gathering vegetables and picking peas and strawberries at our C.S.A farm. I almost passed on the strawberry picking because there were so few left, but then the bargain shopper in me kicked in and I just couldn't leave the farm without scavenging the fields for the last of the ripe (but not rotted) berries. Miss Mouse was on my back and grunted at me each time I bent from the waist to pick a berry and Chick ate every single ripe berry she found, so I'm thinking that my meager pint of berries is kind of a big deal. Then, after dinner I brought Chick to her nightly swim lesson. Yes, I said nightly. She goes every week night for two weeks, which we hope will help her to feel more comfortable in the water. Tom went last night while I stayed home to hang with Miss Mouse, but after hearing that he got to sit in a lounge chair while he watched Chick have her lesson, I decided that, perhaps, I should relieve him of this duty. I was pleasantly surprised to meet a local friend/crafter, Kelly, there, and since we have been trying to find a time to get together, I joked that tomorrow night I would bring iced lattes for our twenty five minute chill session in our lounge chairs. Perfect.

Oh, and I just had to post this picture of Tom because in this moment he was so perfectly coordinated, but blissfully unaware. Here he was chatting away, nibbling his orange carrot, looking all orange-y, and I couldn't resist.



This is my first blog give-away. It is a pale blue wooden disc pendant necklace with a hand carved birdy stamped on the front. Just leave me a comment by midnight on Friday, July 3, and in it I ask that you tell me something you love (or maybe just like) about the town or city or neighborhood that you live in.


xo e

15 comments:

  1. I love this necklace! Would love a chance to win.
    I live in Denton, Texas and I love the people here. We have wonderful friends/neighbors all around us and I am so thankful! I enjoy meeting new people daily in my wonderful town.

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  2. I live in Tokyo, and I love the fact that I've been introduced to so many new-to-me crafts here. It's been a real inspiration.

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  3. What a lovely necklace! I live in Stuttgart / Germany and I love the variety around here: You have museums, art gallerys but also a lot of nature, wood and parks nearby.

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  4. I love you, and I love that you have people around the world who are as impressed and inspired by you as I am.

    xxoo
    Kristen

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  5. I live in York Harbor, Maine. I feel so lucky to live here. We walk to our little beach with our wooden wagon every other day in the summer. On cooler days we can take a walk around our neighborhood where almost every house has a beautiful garden to watch tranform throughout the year. It's such a beautiful place to live. We are also half a mile from the library, where they have a big play house that changes it's theme every season. This summer it's an ice cream store, back in February it was a flower shop. It's always a fun place to let my lil'n go play! :) We are a short drive from Portsmouth where there's always something fun to do, as well, which makes York just about the perfect place to live.
    -Kris Bowden

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  6. I live in Prestonsburg, Ky. and do a bit of jewelry making, but yours are great. I too would love an opportunity to win. Thanks

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  7. I love the beach in my little retirement town (I'm 29 - everyone else is retired but me!) The beach is close and the sun is hot :) Thanks for the chance - your work is beautiful!!!!

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  8. I live in a mountain, so... can I say? all is beautiful, green,... I love it! :)

    thanks for the giveaway, I'm a subscriber from Spain but my english is terrible!! so I never coment :(

    Hugssss

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  9. I love that my town (Asheville, NC) is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

    I also love your necklace and hope I win-thanks for the chance!

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  10. I live in Clearwater, Fl... I love the beach!

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  11. I live in Sacramento, CA and love that the kids and I can bike to the library, preschool, and our favorite parks.

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  12. I live in Amherst, MA. which is not only beautiful for it's mountain views, ponds and hiking trails but also lovely for the people who live here (including you). For some reason, the Pioneer (or Happy Valley as we like to call it) attracts writers, artists and interesting people from all over the world.

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  14. Hi, Other Emily! Here in Downtown Baltimore, I love that I can pick up my CSA share from the farmer's market every Sunday under a freeway overpass. Even though that's not nearly as fun as picking up direct from the farm, it's pretty convenient!

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  15. I love westford, mass because.....the apple blossom parade where my little girl marches and proudly twirls her shiny baton every spring, the wonderful and generous friends we have made since we moved here, picking fruit (all sorts) and visiting the animals with my girls at parlee farm (next town over), all the fun in the sun my family has at nabnasset lake each summer, and of course, the memory of sharing the neighborhood with my BFF, her rad husband (also our dear friend) and their first beautiful daughter for one whole year. How many people get the opportunity to do that in a lifetime? i feel so lucky. xo, T

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