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TWiP: Mod Floral Taxes

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage
I neglected this poor blog this week. This is what happens when you are up to your eyeballs in spreadsheets and an unfinished crochet project. I feel like it’s pretty much been flowers and taxes around here lately (which is half nice…).

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot with my DSLR for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some phone snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…


365: 2016 100/366 – It’s hard to believe we are already 100 days into 2016! Wow. Anyway, it’s Saturday morning, and I’m filtering the cold-brew concentrate. Microwaved cold-brew is not as good-tasting as fresh-brewed, but it’s a lot less aromatic, which is a Good Thing when you live with someone who gags at the smell of coffee brewing. I don’t mind sacrificing a little bit of flavor if it means I can have my morning coffee on the weekends without bothering him 🙂


365: 2016 101/366 – This weekend has been all about alternating: calculating expenses for tax purposes, designing a new crochet pattern for my shop, helping the 7th grader with an algebra project, expenses, crochet, algebra, expenses, crochet…


365: 2016 102/366 – I bought these salted pumpkin seeds to replace my favorite too-carby snack of pretzels, but holy cow are they salty! I consider myself a salt lover, but these were too much even for me.


365: 2016 103/366 – I had a cone of this cotton yarn, and it’s no longer available. I was wishing I still had some left, when I realized that I made a whole vest out of the stuff, and I never ever wear it. So, vest duly unraveled. This ball is gigantic. It’s a good 6 inches across!


365: 2016 104/366 – I had a clean living room, and Trader Joe’s had flowers. It was fate.


365: 2016 105/366 – Every year I admit to being an underachiever when it comes to tracking monthly expenses in my budget spreadsheet, but what I usually neglect to mention is that I also have a nasty habit of letting the unsorted mail pile up. This is why tax time is such a joy for me. Sigh. So I dealt with that whole pile this morning (yay!) but I still can’t find my 1098 mortgage interest form (boo!).



365: 2016 106/366 – I couldn’t figure out how to take a picture that captured my afternoon: several hours of cranked-up music and getting stuff done. So instead, I shot these flowers, because they’re still in nice shape and they won’t be forever 🙂

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on Flickr and/or Instagram.
I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!


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5 thoughts on “TWiP: Mod Floral Taxes

  1. So pretty! The flowers compliment your mandalas perfectly 🙂 I love coffee as well. My son has been into making pour over coffee. He has al this fancy equipment and does this whole process, but the end result is delicous. 🙂

    1. I use that cone in the picture to make pourover coffee when Neil is not home. It has a very strong smell (which I like, and he does not)! When I’m making the cold brew, I just use it to filter what comes out of the french press.

      I probably don’t do the pourover thing right – my brew is finished a lot more quickly than they say online – but it works for me because I don’t care for it too strong anyway 🙂

      1. Yum! I don’t think it especially matters if you enjoy it! 🙂
        I have know idea what he does. It involves thermometers and things. I usually just brew the old school way lol.
        Have a great week!

        1. It sounds like he’s pretty hard core about his coffee drinking, LOL!

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