"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Welcome Summer!

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"This is June, the month of grass and leaves...already the aspens are trembling again, and a new summer is offered me."
Henry David Thoreau

Hello Everyone,

How I've missed you all! Can't wait to have a chance and stop by to see what you've been up to :0) I am back for just two days then will return to the country. These past few weeks have been a blur of paint, brushes, and trips to the local hardware store. The porch is almost finished. I still need to paint somethings here and there, but the bigger part is done. I am so looking forward to hanging the curtains, and pay attention to the garden. Days go by too quickly, don't you think?

Remember what it looked like?

This is now...

It was a happy moment when I was able to hang the butterfly that had been sitting in the attic for the past three years waiting for the "right spot" 

Abby has also been hard at work. She's discovered the joy of digging huge holes in the ground :0) 

Some puppies have all the luck!

I must get going but before I do, I just want to wish you all a wonderful Summer filled with joy, magic, and cotton candy fun.

See you soon! XO


  1. Hello Aline! Good to see you back....your home looks wonderful! Is it secluded? Do you have any neighbours.....? At least you have Abby to keep you company! Enjoy the summer!

  2. Hello, my friend!

    It seems that I always think of you at the changing of the seasons - just do! Funnily, yesterday, you were very much on my mind as I was putting flowers in the pots on my front porch. It's a small and slightly disjointed but very peaceful spot and I was so happy. Here is your porch!=] It's very pretty and bright and cheery and FUN and I love those colors - it reminds me, strangely enough, of a.... caravan! (heehee!=])

    Well, very happy first day of summer to you!

    Love, Katy xo

    Oh, and I hope that you don't mind me mentioning how cute your puppy is, AGAIN! Curled up in quilts after a long, hard day of digging holes....awwwww!

  3. Such lovely photos. Your purple caravan is just perfect. I love it!

    You would have loved where Leanne and I spent the solstice yesterday http://www.whitespring.org.uk/gallery.html

    Love the photo of Abbie, one of mine is a great digger and usually has several holes on the go, which she works on at random LOL

    A joyous Solstice to you, dear Alina xx

  4. Midsummers day has been and gone. It rained...!
    It's still raining today....!
    Hope the weather is better where you are...!

  5. Es todo color y alegria, querida Alina.
    Thank very much for your visit, and happy summer !

  6. Yay Alina...I have missed you and your magic!! OMG...it looks FAB-U-Lous!! how enchanting and like a fairytale...are there fairies living there too? Gorgeous Butterfly...pretty magnificent vision and to see it all come to life..WOW-Factor!! Yay!! Shine on!
    Happy Summer to you too...thankyou for your lovely words..I coudln't help but revisit your last summers posts..magical! Yay..Abby looks so sweet...I just got a puppy last week..yay...such fun!!
    Thanks for sharing your magical world..and i so love what you have created...fantastic..!! Wishing you much joy and many sparkles all summer long..enjoy your time!!

  7. Dearest Alina,
    I love it! You've brought it to life with beautiful colors! I can just see the fairy folk camping outside and calling it home.
    Very Sweet!
    As for Abbie..way too adorable. :)
    Looking forward to seeing more of your delightful home! Be well my friend and may bliss follow you everywhere! xo

  8. I love those before and after pictures. So bright and fun and welcoming!

  9. You and sweet Abby have been very hard at work I see! Everything is looking so lovely. I hope you are enjoying the summer my friend!
    xo Catherine

  10. Hi, Alina. The porch is beautiful. I love color, like you. The butterfly had been waiting for that spot, you are right! You are going to have wonderful summer moments on your porch. Nothing before it's time; someone said to me the other day... Abby is getting big, and so strong to dig all those holes in the yard. Maybe she is hinting for a colorful "doggie house." Perhaps, a "Purple Caravan" for herself? Hmmm. Journey with love and joy. Peace. Brianne

  11. Good to see a post from you dearest Alina - you sound so happy and contented. I know how much you have longed for a place in the country and you have found such an idylic spot for the Purple Caravan. It looks amazing!

    I wish you many Happy Summer Sunshine days.


  12. Alina te quedo todo muy lindo! Me encantan los colores... tan tuyos! Que tengas un lindo fin de semana y un hermoso verano...


  13. Alina~ I loved seeing the pictures of your beautiful Purple Caravan! The butterfly is the perfect touch! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me. I know you will have a lovely summer full of fairies and fun. Kisses to Abby. Love~Mandy

  14. Dearest Alina,
    The Purple Caravan looks like a wonderful nook for respite and serenity! I love the pop of color amidst the greenery ... a charming little cottage. Sweet little Abby, after an ambitious day's work of digging holes she certainly looks to have worn her little self out!

    Wishing you and yours a blissful 4th!! May it sparkle!!! And may your summer continue to sizzle and shine!

  15. Hola Alina, what a lovely and wonderful place you have created, really in love with it, gorgeous!!!!!
    muchos cariños


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