A happily busy Florida summer!

Wow!  I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything since June!  I have been busy crocheting away for the Christmas season.  And it has been a busy 3 months!  Confirmations at church, Girl Scouts, Kid Scouts, Homeschool, building my crochet and Pink Zebra businesses, VBS, the Hubster being out of the country…  shew!  A LONG summer y’all!  I do have lots of pictures to share though!

So much has happened I barely know where to start!

I’ve begun crocheting and selling homemade scarves.  I figure, if I’m going to sit on the couch and crochet anyway, why not make some money off of it?  So far I’ve got several different kinds and styles.  Check some of them out!  I’ve sold a ton so far and they really are super cute!

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BUT… they aren’t my favorite thing I’ve made this summer!  So remember how I said that we had confirmations this summer?

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No idea why my phone’s camera is so blurry…

My sponsor (kind of like Godparents, but for adults) is one of my most favorite people on earth.  Legitimately one of the coolest people I know.  So, one day I posted about wishing I could go to Yarndale in the UK, because of how amazingly awesome Lucy is over at Attic 24, and my post had a picture of the little lambs that Lucy asked for people to make and send for decorations.  Well, this friend of mine, who is totally a kindred spirit, feel in love with the lambs just as I had.  And I knew- I KNEW- that I had to make her one as a present for being my sponsor!

Feast your eyes upon this adorableness!

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Super adorbs!  And of course this special friend, being as amazing as she is, had been working on a special project for me as well.  And it was partly inspired by this blog!  I am not exaggerating when I say that it is truly beautiful in person and now one of my most prized possessions.

Of course we’ve knocked a few things off our bucket lists as well this summer!  Even some things that we never knew we desperately wanted to do… like bee keeping!  Yes, on purpose!  Check us out!

We look like tiny, garden astronauts!   We joined Kidscouts with our homeschooling group and are having tons of fun trying new things and making new friends.  Kidscouts was formed, primarily, out of a disillusionment with Girl Scouts, which makes doing things like beekeeping and swimming super difficult, especially if we want an inclusive environment that includes our little and big dudes.

Of course, not to be outdone, our Girl Scout troop has been busy as well!  We are really focused on service projects.  And believe it or not, its been difficult getting people to LET us help them.  Seriously.  We are little y’all but mighty!  Here we are a couple of weeks ago double bagging for our Greenbag project at church.  This project provides meal sacks for Elementary aged children for the weekend and they need over 200 double-bagged grocery sacks a week.  Shew!  The girls loved doing it though and had a blast racing each other!

And we’ve been every where this summer and, yet, no where!  Our troop went to the Florida Caverns State Park to kick off our summer, and had a blast!

And later in the summer my babies and I got to enjoy Leu Gardens here in Orlando. It was gorgeous there but, oh-so-hot!  Florida summer can be brutal!

Yours,

The Colourful Teacup

 

 

 

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