Summer Journal #1

Summer is in full swing and things are busier than ever – except this busy, is the GOOD kind of busy. So while I wish I could do it all – spend time with my family and sew and blog – my priorities are exactly in that order, so sewing has slowed down and blogging has almost stopped.

Meg at decided to start a summer journal through her blog and instagram and invited others to join in. During the summer months when kids are home from school, I guess projects and blogging takes a back seat for a lot of people. So she’s doing simple photo centered posts about what she and her family are up to – as she says, “a little window into our summer days.” I thought it’d be fun to share some fun family photos of mine, since I don’t have time to blog, but I’m addicted to Instagram.

So here are some pics from the last couple of weeks. I won’t explain each one, but the short version is – camping, a solo trip to LA to meet baby Logan and hang out with my dad, escaping the San Francisco fog, lots of family time and lots of fun!

Oh, and I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you who responded to my This Summer post with suggestions for traveling with a toddler. I really really appreciate all the great ideas and encouraging words and I know that your advice will be invaluable when we travel. I’ll definitely let you know how it goes!!

Hope you are doing well! Enjoy the photos!

Happy summer to you!

Not done yet

Unfortunately, I was not able to finish my movie inspired outfit this week for Project Run & Play in time!  I’m really really bummed because I spent a lot of time working on it and I think it’s going to be pretty fun, but I just didn’t have enough time to finish it or take pictures yet.  I’ll hopefully be able to post it tomorrow.  But you should definitely check out the contestants entries (and be sure to vote!) and the sewalong entries for lots of movie inspired outfits.  There is some really amazing stuff being made week after week!

And in the meantime, I thought I’d share some photos from last weekend.  These have nothing to do with sewing or crafting or clothes, but something else I’m kinda obsessed with – Instagram.  Are you addicted too?

Last weekend, H and I took 10 high school kids on a camping/beach trip.  Leading outings for high school students is one of the things we do to earn a little money on the side.  If we get a good group of kids (and they usually are), it can be a ton of fun.  Exhausting, but fun.  And last weekend was no exception.

We went down to Butano State Park down near Pescadero.  It was beautiful.

Pebbley beach nearby

Cooking breakfast

Ano Nuevo State Reserve


I wish this was my life

Impromptu trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!

Center of attention

Yuki’s new favorite animal

Yuki was a super champion camper.  She slept really well and had so much fun with the big kids and learning about camping.  We went several times with her last summer, but she was too young to know what was going on.  This summer, I just know, she’s gonna love it!

I love how late the sun sets and how close we live to the beach.  Not everyone can do this after work on a Monday 🙂

Well, the weekend is almost upon us again!  I’ll have the movie inspired outfit post up tomorrow.  Next week Vintage May is starting at Skirt as Top and Craftiness is Not Optional!!  And the week after that, the third “chapter” of Once Upon a Thread begins on No Big Dill.  Then there will be a few more fun summer series announced in the next few weeks that I get to be a part of.  This spring/summer is shaping up to be super busy and packed with SO. MUCH. FUN!!

Any big weekend plans for you?