Summer Butterflies

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I feel like the joys of summer are amplified with my little girls around.  We have been spending most of our days outside, exploring, and I love how they keep themselves busy as bees with seemingly small tasks, but to them, Very Important and Necessary. Like watering mommy’s garden. Or organizing rocks on the railroad ties by the trees.

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Garden Update & Roses

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Roses & jars. Can you get more vintage than that? I am loving this.

We have lived in our house almost six years, and just a few days ago did I realize what little gems these roses are. I have ignored our rose bushes since we’ve moved in because a) I have no idea how to prune them properly {I’ve tried and whoops}, and b) they’re in awkward locations around the yard.  And as much as I love vintage goodness, I guess I usually view roses as out-dated in a faded way, at least when it comes to curb appeal. To me, they’d look best with an adorable 1950’s ranch house, and a grandma who greets you with sun tea and cookies when you come to visit. Now that is a perfect description of how I see roses. I don’t not like them; I would just rather have a sweet grandma who knows what she’s doing take care of them for me.

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