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I really enjoyed helping my mom with her house this summer. I wish that I’d helped more! It was hard work, but fun at the same time. (My mom is renovating an old house if you don’t already know.)
I also played a lot of tennis this summer. There’s no better way to get rid of stress than to pound on a tennis ball for a while.
~Did your family go on any trips this summer? Which was your favorite?
My favorite trip was to Newport, RI. Mr. SP and I visited the Tennis Hall of Fame, went on a boat ride, toured The Breakers, and went on a great hike that had views of both the ocean and mansions. We stayed in a charming old hotel and that was the icing on the cake to this great weekend trip. This picture is from our hike by the ocean. Can you see the mansions behind me?
~Best new recipe you tried.
I haven’t done a lot of experimenting with recipes this summer. The Coconut Shrimp that I made at the beach were good and I made some killer lime marinated scallops this past week. That recipe came from a blog, but I’m sad to say I can’t remember who should get the credit for coming up with such a great dish. I copied the recipe if anyone would like for me to share it.
~Most exciting thing you’ve done this summer.
I have truly enjoyed being home this summer and the work that I’ve done around the house. I’ve done some sewing, some crafting, and a lot of gardening. By next summer, the new bed that I just finished should be filling in and really pretty. I have relished every second that I’ve been away from school.
~Coolest crafty thing you made or home decor thing you tried.
Here’s a sneak peak because I haven’t yet blogged about this. Mr. SP and I stenciled the area behind our tv on Sunday. I am beyond thrilled with the results.
~Best book or magazine issue you read.
I enjoyed “The Help” the most out of all of the books that I read.
~Favorite bargain or shopping find of the summer.
These shoes weren’t a bargain, but I think that they are going to save my legs this fall. I stand for 6++ hours per day on concrete and my legs and back get really fatigued after many days in a row of this. I invested in a pair of Danskos and I hope that they give me some much needed relief. This spring I ended up taking my cute dress shoes off nearly every day and exchanging them for running shoes. (I kept my cute shoes on display so that all of the girls would know what shoes were supposed to go with the outfit. Yes, they notice every little thing that I do or say.)
~Your best post of the summer was…?
This may not be my best post, but it features one of my favorite crafty project, a 4th of July Centerpiece.
~What’s left on your summer to-do list?
Around the house I’d like to find a light and door mat for my front porch and get our new Chipendale door painted.
I want to spend as much time as I can on the lake while it is still warm.
Thanks to Amanda for hosting this fun party. I look forward to visiting with party participants and hope to make some new bloggy friends.
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