Loose Ends * June 2018 Edition


Grab a tall glass of something cool and sweet, put your feet up, and enjoy the bits and pieces I've corralled together for you as June wends its way to a close.  

I don't know about you, but this month has ricocheted from peaceful serenity to joyous crazytown madness and is now beginning to head back to a blissful scenario where I can begin to gather my scattered thoughts together.

-  excursion  -

-  happiness  -

-  pink  -

-  beloved -

these words completely recalibrated my outlook ...
'The more I submit my desires to Jesus while letting go of outcomes, the more He seems to answer the deepest longings of my soul. His abundance always surpasses my imagination and fulfills the prayers I didn't even know I needed to pray.'
- Shelly Miller
Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Weary World

beyond anything I asked or imagined ...

We didn't expect my mom to be able to gather with all our grandchildren together in one place again.  But miracles happen and visiting with beloved Great-Ma for a few hours was, for sure, the highlight of our month.  Maybe the summer.  It just doesn't get better than this.

superb posts for your perusal ...
The Lazy Genius Summer Survival Guide
Kendra, The Laziest Genius

Karen Swallow Prior

Cheryl Smith

Pete Scazzero

Anna Brand

Michelle DeRusha 

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Kristen Padilla

and we're invited to this summer house party ... 

My favorite home blogger, The Nester, is hostessing a cozy summer home gathering on Instagram!  She writes, 'You're invited!  We're doing it again, a seasonal virtual open house!  Show up and share your home with a community of imperfectionists, summer-embracers and pretty-layer-lovers.  To join in, simply post photos on Instagram during the week of summer solstice (or join in anytime this summer) and tag them with #MyCozySummerHome .'

Read more about her gathering here and join her on Instagram there.

I don't know the first thing about Instagram, but I'll be joining the party right here on my blog the first 6 days of July and sharing #MyCozySummerHome with my readers!

{7/1 Update - we're up and running!  Click here to read the first post!}

Subscribe here to get this fun mini-series delievered right to your inbox.  Each day I'll be sharing a summertime snapshot {or two} and reflecting a bit on my home-sweet-home.

It'll be a breezy treat ... please stop by!


dropping in to see
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