.... hello Monday ....


Hello Monday...
Hello to beach walks this week...


Hello to newly planted tomatoes....
Hello to a garden in good shape.
Previous to this year....I would have considered myself more of a planter...
and less of a gardener ....
I am amazed  with consistent care... how well everything is doing.

Hello to hopefully a full summer of garden consistency :)


Hello to produce driven family meals...
at least on the weekdays....
I must admit...
this cooking thing...
is getting a little harder every night...

Don't be fooled by all the pretty pictures...
Writing this...
I have just pulled myself up out of bed...
after a bit of an overwhelm.... maybe or maybe not...
hormone induced melt down...
just keeping it honest :)
Hello to pulling out my flag collection to decorate for the 4th...

Hello to getting my first listings up in my shop.
I flipped my plan of only opening the shop when the whole collection was up...
Having that as a unsuccessful goal....
I am reversing ....
and splitting my time between new designs...
and actually listing a few things each week...
Hello to hoping this will be more successful :)


Hello to already looking forward to our weekend date nights...
When our kids were young I only hired a babysitter twice....
then we were so busy with all our kid's activities for so many years.
So going back to regular date nights...
feels as though Jeff and I have come full circle...
I am getting pretty darn comfortable with our new schedule...
after some initial grieving :)


Wishing you all a wonderful new week.

As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life











12 comments:

  1. I have the whole day to myself today-everyone is at work and I'm off for 4 weeks. I'm loving the quiet house and staying in my jammies until 10! Drawing and coffee and catching up is wonderful :)

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    1. Your stay home alone day sounds perfect, I am so glad you are enjoying your time off! Looking forward to seeing you at the beach my dear! Heading over to your site now to check out your recent drawings!!

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  2. Is your shop on-line? If so, how do I access it? Thank you for your beautiful posts!

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    1. Catherine my shop is on-line. There is a link to it at the top of my blog. I have only begun to list some of my beauties and plan to add more each week. Thank you so much for your continued interest in my pieces... it truly means the world to me!

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  3. Hello to you, dear Tamera. We are currently in the season of our kids' activities. Looking forward to when we can have more regular date nights. I'm so glad you are able to find the beauty even when you have meltdowns, however induced. Much love, Anne

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    1. Yes, my dear you and your husband are truly in the season of activities... and are doing them so well. Your weekly updates will be a family scrapbook forever... documenting all the love in their lives! Always so happy for your visit!

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  4. Your photos are always completely beautiful - look at the colours of those skies!
    Always a joy to see your creations, and your lovely garden.
    Hope the hormone-induced meltdown is over and things feel in happy balance again, Tamera! xxxx

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    1. Curtise thank you for your visit... and I am wishing you a fabulous birthday my dear!

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  5. Tamera, can I just tell you how wonderful the Hello Monday Posts have been. Great inspiration, thank you. We must be around the same age because I hear you on the hormones, sweet lady. Wish we lived closer so we could take morning walks together and yell at the top of our lungs about this ( stupid, crazy, awful) stage we have to go through. Hang in there!

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    1. Trina my dear, I definitely wish we could take morning walks together to share our stories of family love... and transitioning to our newest stage in life. You must be getting so excited for the new arrival in your life!

      Thank you for your visits and kind words... they are balm for my soul.

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  6. So lovely pictures. Last year I also had tomatoes in my orangery, but gave up this year and has already miss them. The taste of your own is the best. I love the time to myself now that I'm not working anymore. So enjoy it :)

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  7. Hello Tamera,
    Your fresh tomatoes look heavenly. They say summer in a bowl to me! I hear you, I'm in a resurgence of surprise attack hot flashes of late. It's not easy but the date nights and new found freedoms of this stage are wonderful. Your bracelet is gorgeous. Happy for you to be getting some pieces in your shop. As an online boutique owner myself I know how much work that piece alone can be.
    Have a lovely day lovely,
    xx, Heather

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