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TWiP: Domesticity

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

Wow, have I been chatty on the blog this week, or what? In what can only be described as “not a coincidence,” I have a much smaller number of photos to share with you today than I have in recent weeks. Yes, it does appear that time spent writing blog posts is time not spent Instagramming.

In other news, it’s been oddly cold here at night lately. We’ve been waking up to 50-degree mornings, and the kids have had to go back to wearing their sweatshirts on the way to school. It’s June, folks. I really thought it was safe to put the sweatshirts in the closet for the next 3 months. I guess I was wrong.

The afternoons, though, have been gorgeous, breezy, 70 and 80 degree days. And the smell of honeysuckle, oh! Every time I walk out in to the yard, I stop and breathe deeply for a few moments before going about my business. I love that scent (a fact to which the several bottles of honeysuckle perfume in my bathroom can attest).

I was busy with back-to-back parties last weekend, which is enjoyable but draining for an introvert like me. This weekend has nothing whatsoever on the calendar, and I feel relaxed and happy just thinking about it!

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

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

πŸ“· = taken with my Canon DSLR
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung phone

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

Saturday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 156/366 – One of my favorite little people had a birthday today 🌞 [Taken at my niece’s birthday party.]

Sunday

Instagram πŸ“±: I started knitting this little gift sweater waaaaaay in advance. How like me, then, to be sitting on my bed in my pajamas, sewing on the buttons the day of the baby shower. Procrastinate much? πŸ˜„ #pdc

365 πŸ“±: 2016 157/366 – Baby shower for Neil’s cousin’s wife today. We each decorated onesies. This one on the end is my favorite. [Taken at a family baby shower.]

Monday

Instagram πŸ“±: For my second cup, I hereby pretend that I am still on the boardwalk. #oceancitycoffeecompany .πŸ˜Šβ˜•

365 πŸ“·: 2016 158/366 – I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that peony season is over…

Tuesday

Instagram πŸ“±: Good morning, Instagramβ˜• I’ve found myself a sunny spot to enjoy my coffee and a little light reading. I hope your day is starting out equally as pleasantly!

365 πŸ“·: 2016 159/366 – Tis the season to brew stuff in the fridge. I made a double batch of the coffee this time because my kids keep drinking it on me! I’m hoping they’ll develop a taste for the tea, since it’s quicker and easier to make.

Instagram πŸ“±: Doing one’s civic duty, FTW! #njprimary [Taken at the Stirling firehouse.]

Wednesday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 160/366 – Oh, laundry. It just never ends, does it?

Instagram πŸ“±: I haven’t been in much of a #knitting mood lately, but tonight I am. Time to get back to this WIP I abandoned a few months ago. #knitbot #junesfavoritecardigan

Thursday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 161/366 – Snack time! Iced coffee with cashew milk and a tiny dribble of Dave’s Coffee Mocha Sauce for a drink. Pretzel nuggets and a few squares of King’s Sea Salt and Almond Milk Chocolate bar for a snack. Mmmmmm.

Friday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 162/366 – So, it was totally necessary for me to make a new Summer playlist for the car… Blogged: wp.me/p4Yz3-4Kp

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 FlickrΒ 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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3 thoughts on “TWiP: Domesticity

  1. The sweater turned out so cute!! I like the wood buttons πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! The wood ones were all I could find on a last-minute run to Michael’s, and I didn’t like them at first, but now that they’re actually on the sweater, I think they’re pretty cute.

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