Happy 4th of July, sweet friends! We're planning on a little BBQ after our daughter runs a half marathon and then we'll wave goodbye to the kids as they go watch fireworks - while we watch a move, ha! I hope you all have a fun celebration.
Three things goes on like normal, though- a peek into my week and some things that are making me happy. (Note: the links I provide are often affiliate links, though not always.)
Three things that happened and/or I'm loving:
We laughed over me finishing Brian's wool sweater on one of the hottest days of the year! Timing aside, I'm super happy to finally have made a sweater for him. Waaaay back when we were dating in college I knitted him a sweater vest (the pullover kind) that was in style then, but it quickly wasn't in style anymore, sadly. I made sure to use a classic pattern this time and neutral yarn so that this would be a forever kind of sweater. I used a super easy pattern from one of my favorite knitting books, Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits (which I just saw isn't in print anymore - too bad, it's such a great pattern book for beginners and seasoned knitters alike).
I captured this incredible sunset we had last week on Instagram and it became my most popular post there so far. We've hardly had any clouds here, so this was a rare occurrence in the last month or so - and there were a few thunder showers right before the sun set, which probably helped create this lovely view. However it happened, I was glad our daughter noticed it and I was able to capture it before it was gone! Be sure to follow me if you're on Instagram, I'd love to connect with you there!
Just a quick update on our backyard flower pots - they're needing a LOT of water between our hot weather and the lack of shade without our evergreens anymore, but they're growing and looking good. Can't wait until the volunteer sunflower blooms!
Links I love
1. Fun furniture before and afters (I love a good transformation, don't you?).
2. A cauliflower rice Greek chicken bowl you make in a slow cooker!
3. Essential guide to growing succulents - I need this!
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