Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Tales of the Traveling Tote #24

June brought a soft reopening of Texas!

I took the opportunity to meet these two cuties!
 We met for a morning coffee, but used social distancing
and wearing of masks when not sipping our coffee.
I'll admit to getting a hug!
We had all been isolating, so I felt comfortable!

 I also took advantage of this reopening.
I have a Starbucks habit!

The cute Barista was wearing my favorite "color"!

June also brought some forward 
progress on our small remodel project.
It has been slow going with unexpected 
delays for various reasons.

The cutie on the left in the opening photo is a new bride.
She married on June 19th, but my chef
and I were only there in spirit.

Still it was fun to think about getting dressed 
up for this special occasion.

It did mean that my sister was here for the week,
so I met her for a picnic lunch one day.

We met at our favorite little lunch spot, The Sweet Lemon.
They are only offering outside dining, and it was perfect.
Picnic tables are spread out under the big oak trees,
and they keep spaces clean and santized.

After all these months, it was much needed Sister Time.

                 Grocery shopping and trips to Trader Joe's 
for flowers remain my weekly outings.

Graduations, birthdays, baby showers, birth announcements ~ 
seems all major celebrations are now honored with 
drive-by parades and signs in front yards.

No Annual Fourth of July Parades were allowed.
Instead families were encouraged to decorate their front lawns
so families could drive around and see the festive displays.
Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty held a solo parade.
You can click here to view my 4th of July Tablescape.

July also brought my sister back to visit!

If you are regular here, you know that I love flowers and gardening. 
I submitted this photo of my garden to the 
MacKenzie-Childs Avant Garden Photo Contest.

I was thrilled to have my photo selected as second place and won a beautiful collection of Courtly Check enamelware flower pots.  Still waiting arrival of part of the gift, so I will post a photo next edition.

MacKenzie-Childs canceled their onsite Annual Barn Sale
and instead held a virtual sale during the 3rd week of July.
Still waiting on my orders to ship, but I had fun shopping!
Did you shop the sale?  I'd love to know what you bought!

My husband and his twin celebrated a major birthday in August.
You can click here to read about how we celebrated.

During these strange times of isolation
it's important to reach out to others and stay in touch.

Please leave a comment and 
let me know what you've been doing.

Rita is hosting our September giveaway, 
leave a comment on her blog to be entered.
Be sure to visit all the adventures below.
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul (You are here)
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader