Weekend Wind-Down {July 25}

This week has been filled with family.  In the past week, we only had one day where we did not have overnight company coming or leaving.  July tends to be a busy month for us because we go to family camp, but it also seems our long-distance family passes through a bit, too.  (Our visitors all had a different destination in mind but made a side-trip to see us.)

My sister, her son, and our mutual good friend came to visit.  We went on a walk at the local park.  It was nice to venture out to a new trail.  Our friend took this picture of Big Sister.
Swim lessons also began for our oldest two children in addition to my dad also visiting.  Ah.  Family!  I am grateful to say Brother is out of the beginner's class, finally.  It's his third year!  Big Sister is learning actual strokes and trying not to plug her nose in the water.  Swim lessons exhaust all of us...it's well past 80 when we arrive at the outdoor pool at 9:15 in the morning.

This week on the blog:
Peanut Butter Chewy Granola Bars
Do What You Can, Not What You Dream
Nightstand Reading
A Mouse Called Wolf Re  ader's Response Journal

Life is a bit crazy, so this will be my final week as host of the Weekend Wind-Down Party.  Please continue to link up with a different host.  I know I will.

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This week's featured posts are...
Baseball Round-Up                                 Kids' Room Gallery Wall
Felt Christmas Ornament               Cherry Bundt Cake 
Felt Bauble Tutorial: Step by step directions to create a handmade felt sphere for the holidays, make it with thread or with hot glue.  CherryVodkaBundt1
Initial Burlap Canvas 
Initial Burlap Canvases- Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt 
Remember, I won't be hosting in the future, so link up with one of the other great hosts next week.  If you leave a link, let me know which one is yours!  Remember, to be featured or pinned, you must link back to us.  Click the link below to enter.
~ Annette

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my Felt Christmas Bauble. And thank you for all the parties you've hosted. I'll miss coming here to party.

  2. Thank you for hosting, I will definitely keep linking up! I completely understand about life being crazy right now!! Hope things settle down for you and your family. :)

  3. We're starting into camp and company season here too - but thankfully got swimming lessons out of the way earlier in the summer while it was still cool out.

  4. Thanks for the feature ladies!!


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