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TWiP: July vibes

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

I’ve been sewing. And antiquing. And lounging around on the beach. And grilling stuff. July got off to a rocky start, but I think I’m in the swing of it now ☺

As a matter of fact, we’ll be heading out for a swim this afternoon, and I’ve promised to bring a wineberry-based dessert. (That, my friends, may just be the most July-tastic sentence ever written.) I need to get off of the computer and go figure out what, exactly, that dessert is going to be!

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.

📷 = taken with my Canon DSLR
📱 = taken with my Samsung phone

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



365 📷: 2016 198/366 – Now that we have an empty cabinet in here, it’s time to sort through all of the stuff that’s been sitting on the table since we emptied out the old wall unit a few months ago. I may actually be able to see the table top soon. Yay!



365 📷: 2016 199/366 – Sometimes you just want a nice cup of coffee after supper, you know?



365 📷: 2016 200/366 – We had a front door visitor – a tiny praying mantis! It’s only about an inch long.

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I'll take a tall decaf, please ☕

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365 📷: 2016 201/366 – I admit it: I bought it because it was pink, and pink salt is weird and fun.


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It's hard to get excited about having the same old thing for , when there are #traderjoes Key Lime Tea Cookies in the house…

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365 📷: 2016 202/366 – I don’t grill often, because I’m not great at it (last time the fire was so wimpy, I had to bring the food inside and finish the job on the stove top), but when I do it and it’s successful, it makes me very happy. The leftovers will get us through several meals ☺


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Today's did not go entirely without a hitch. Silver lining: I finally got to use the fancy seam ripper I made 😉 #pdc #pdcseamrippers

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365 📷: 2016 203/366 – I like our Ocean Grove day trips that don’t start until 5pm. I’m not one for laying out on the beach, soaking up the sun, but get me there late, when the hottest part of the day is over, and there’s a cool breeze coming off of the ocean, and I can be very happy. A nice little hour on the beach blanket? Followed by a good supper in town, and a stroll down the Asbury Park boardwalk after dark? Yes please! [Taken in Ocean Grove, NJ.]


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So, I went back and got it.

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365 📷: 2016 204/366 – I finally got my sewing machine set up again. I’ve been itching to make something for weeks! Yesterday I sewed a sleeveless top, and today, more of the same. I’ve got a few more things in me before I pack the machine back up. I’ll have a proper show-and-tell on the blog next week!

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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6 thoughts on “TWiP: July vibes

  1. Love your sewing! Those shirts look like they would be sooo comfortable. Trader Joes has key lime tea cakes?!!! Yum, must look for them next time. 🙂 Your pictures are so summery and cheerful…have a lovely week!

    1. Mmm, yes, they are delicious cookies! I am going to make more of these shirts. I love them ☺

  2. Such delicious visuals, Lisa! Lovely blog….

    1. Thanks, Kim!

  3. You get so much done while I am just thinking about it! Loved this!

    1. I guess I do get a lot done some weeks! I feel like I have to squeeze in as much as I can right now, since I’ll be working full time as soon as I find a job. I’m going to miss having time for all of the homey things I like to do!

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