{sunshine & summertime}

Happy Memorial Day to you!!!
I love these summer holidays.....cook-outs, sunshine, friends, children......just so much fun:)
Just look at all the flowers starting to bloom.
Everything looks prettier when the flowers start to bloom!
I even had time to do a little craft this weekend......
and the best thing about summer is being able to do a little crafting OUTSIDE:)

Even the birdies need a beachy little place to raise their babies:)
Simple and cute! Just paint a preformed birdhouse and hot glue some shells on it!
Yesterday we went up to our friends house!
Did I mention they live on a local lake! How nice:)
We had so much fun.......
I definately feel so lucky to have such wonderful friends.
It sure makes life all the better when you surround yourself with other positive, happy and caring people:)
And she has the cutest children:)
Children growing up on the lake.......how nice! They will sure be thankful for that someday..
I like these photos....I should call it.....before the sun and after:)

Should have followed the advice of
Jane of Artfully Graced and wore a little sunscreen:)
Owell.....it isn't very often that we actually get to see the sun here in Indiana.
Here I am dreaming of the when simpledaisy takes off enough for me to buy....


Ok...probably not realistic. But hey a girl's gotta dream, right!?!?!?
But really all I ever need in life is a little sunshine and some flip flops:)

All in all......we had ourselves one fabulous day!
Thanks Jeff & Jamie.....we are so lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives:)
And my husband and I .........
If you knew my husband then you'd know by the smile on his face......that he too had a really fun day:)
Hope you had a really great Memorial Day weekend too!
See you next week for the simpledaisy give-away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." unknown


  1. Glad you had such a great day at the lake...we're having our great day today...the weather has been DIVINE!

  2. Looks like an awesome time! Good girlfriends are a treasure : ) Time at a lake sounds wonderful too.

    I adore both of those dresses in this post - too cute!

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

  4. Glad you had a wonderful holiday!
    I was privileged to have all of my boys here for an impromptu cookout last night...one was visiting, one finished his gig early, and the third had stopped in to pick up his dog (he'd been in Atlanta, meeting his prospective FIL!). All arrived at the same time...what fun!!!

    Love the turquoise sandals. Are these one of your creations?
    Jane (artfully graced)

    ps YES...you should have used sunscreen! (Thanks for the mention!) Even when you think you do not need it...you DO!

  5. Looks like a nice weekend. I would love to live on a lake too!

  6. Cute flip flops and I love that birdhouse! I just love all of your pictures too. Everything always looks so serene and happy!

  7. beautiful photos, I love that little bird house! Such a sweet idea. Shells are such fun and make everything happy. Love the picture of the feet, very well composed. I wish I had spent more time exploring the bend when I lived there. I did cme across this fun lake in Cassopolis, that was a fun find. Always so many things in your posts, I always find myself revisit during the week to get that simpledaisy vibe!

  8. We were at the lake this weekend too :) So much fun! I looks like you had a fantastic weekend -- and yea for you and SUMMER BREAK! :) :)

  9. Such a beautiful outlook on the water. Love it. Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage and I hope to see you again soon.

  10. thanks for stopping by....
    i love indiana....we used to live in evansville/newburgh and i miss that area terribly....well, mostly when we have 2 feet of snow on the ground :)

    but a wonderful "lake get-away" you had.....and the before and after sun photos are a hoot !

  11. Looks like you had a good memorial day weekend!!

    I love the nights in the summer around here... sitting outside, got the smell of the ocean and the sound of the waves... very relaxing!!

    question for you... the 4 photos of the flowers... the bottom right photo..the star like flower.. what is that? it is really pretty!

    have a good week!

  12. What fun! You are a very pretty young lady with a handsome hubby! Love seeing photos and learning more about you! Love your blog! ♥

  13. Your flowers make me smile!

    Just wanted to let you know I posted your giveaway on my blog. I've won so many lately, I'm not going to join in, but that bracelet is FABULOUS!

    FYI, when you glue those seashells on use GOOP glue, the one for plumbers. It will stand up so much better than hot glue, especially outside.

    Oh, and before I go, your husband is a cutie!

  14. Beautiful setting and super cute photos! :)


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