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Weekend Favorites

So, it’s the last day of January. I have spent much of this (very c-c-c-cold) month daydreaming about the beach. The sad truth is that right now my favorite spots along the Jersey Shore are just as frigid as my own town. Those warm, sunny days on the boardwalk exist only in my memories (and in some late Spring day in my future). I will do my best not to wish the next three months away, but it’s not going to be easy. I don’t love winter, as I think you may well know…

I drove Neil to work yesterday morning, and before we had gotten too far, I said, “let’s just blow off everything and go to Ocean Grove today.” He’d have taken me up on that, if it wasn’t 16 degrees outside.

Alicia posted on her blog last week that she’s already seeing harbingers of spring in her yard. Lucky Portland.

If it wasn’t so far from everything I know and love (and if I wasn’t such an East Coaster at heart) I’d probably enjoy living in Portland…

On Flickr

The mosaic below represents other people’s pictures that spoke to me this week. Be sure to click on the titles below the mosaic, if you want to know more about the image or the photographer!

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Weekend Favorites at Polka Dot Cottage

1. Untitled, 2. Good Evening! I did my best to stay out of the freezing cold today!!! How cold was it where you live? #fromwhereistand #themugchronicles #, 3. Orange Gerbera, 4. winter, 5. cheese blintz with loose strawberry jam, 6. One of my new toys, 7. 28 jan, 8. tape happy, 9. Pink Gerbera Daisy, 10. Coffee Morning, 11. 29. afternoon light!, 12. Pillows previously seen in the pages of Modern Patchwork magazine. Now just a stepping stone for Charlie to see out of the window better.

Around the Web

I spend some time each day, Monday through Thursday, sharing my favorite crafty links through social media. And then I repeat them here on Fridays.



Valentine word art


I see the temperature is supposed to climb into the 40’s this weekend. A light at the end of the wintery tunnel, perhaps? I hope it’s toasty where you are!


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