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Soul 27/31 - Exercise 17: Capturing the Seasons

There is more to life than blogging regularly.

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The Breezy Sounds of Late Summer

The Breezy Sounds of Late Summer, a new playlist from Polka Dot Cottage

A new playlist for you to listen to: It’s that feeling of impending autumn. Mellow and contemplative. A little windy. Cloudy. And yet not quite the end of summer.

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Windows Down Volume Up

Windows Down Volume Up, a new Summer playlist from Polka Dot Cottage

It’s a new Summer playlist, along with a bit of Photoshop fun. Come have a listen and a look!

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Lazy Sunday Afternoon, at Polka Dot Cottage

Some days it’s all about appreciating the little things.

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Summering, at Polka Dot Cottage

Just a little taste of my days lately. Ice cream, Fourth of July hot dogs and sparklers, a dip in my parents’ pool… I’ve been working hard these last few weeks, but also making sure to remember not to work *all* of the time. How are you summering these days?

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Treasure hunting

Follow the string to welcome summer! @lclarke522

A little unexpected after-school follow-the-string fun for the first day of summer vacation.

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Reading, and thoughts on Summer screen time

Reading, and Thoughts on Summer Screen Time @lclarke522

Wherein I visit the library, get a pile of cool books to show you, and use them to segue into thoughts about my new approach to screen time this summer.

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Saturday in June

Rhubarb + Strawberry Pops @lclarke522

I visited the farm, made some delicious ice pops, and took about a million photos of the process (because cooking is so much more fun when there’s a camera in one hand and a wooden spoon in the other).

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Watermelon Cucumber Slushies

209/365 July 27

One of the things that was waiting for me upon our return from the Boston area last Thursday was a book I had requested from the library: People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop Nearly all of the recipes in this book follow a formula: fresh […]

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Breakfasting in the untamed outdoors

365 day 224 - Good Morning

In theory I am an open-windows kind of girl.  I love falling asleep next to one, waking up next to one, going about my day feeling the cross breeze throughout the house… if it were practical, I would live with the windows wide open all day, every day throughout the summer. In practice, though, it […]

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