I love that one of the feelings I still get in the beginning of every summer is that it's time to read lots of books! Growing up, as soon as school was out I liked to always have stacks of books around and plan out which ones i would read next.
I thought this summer i would re-read some of my favorites.
My dear friend Kate gave me my first copy of The Secret Garden for my birthday when we were little, and i remember my mom reading it aloud to me and my sister that summer.
Anne! I loved the movies always, and read the books when i was a teenager and they are simply the best. I think summer is a pretty good time to 'be' on Prince Edward Island too.
This is a book my Grandma found at a school library sale. It's about two sisters named Sarah and Evelina and their family during the civil war. They are best friends and have a sweet little adventure in each chapter.
I grew up watching the June Allyson/Elizabeth Taylor/Margaret O'Brien/Janet Leigh movie version, (and the Winona Ryder one too!) and finally read it a few years ago. It was one of my favorite movies, and now also one of my favorite books. Marmee is so smart and wise!
A few from the Betsy Tacy series. I love these books! I just love everything about them. One of my most common re-reads. Plus, they are set in Minnesota, so I feel pretty cozy when I read them.
American Girl!! I haven't read these in forever. I just finished Happy Birthday Kirsten, and now i want to have a birthday party just like her. I plan on getting some more of these from the library soon. I think Molly and Samantha need a re-read too.
And there it is!
Are you planning on reading any old favorites this summer? or have any new favorites?
Finally pictures from the family visit last month!
some things we did:
the farmer's market, the Candy Kitchen, alligator spotting at the wildlife refuge (we saw around 20!), Tybee Beach, Hilton Head Beach, Back in the Day Bakery, Leopold's, the Lucas Theatre, and Forsythe Park.
I like my kitchen! The chalkboard is up, I added a few new baskets and jars to organize things, and put my cookbooks out. It's bright and white and is a nice place to be in now. This whole finally painting thing was a good idea.
It's spring! Ever since April started it's been warming up in Savannah. I'm especially excited about this spring, because my family is coming to visit us at the end of the week! We try to do a family trip where my parents(and whoever else can make it) visit a different kid each year, and this year is Savannah's turn. My dad has never been down here, and it will be fun to show them around. especially since they still have snow in MN!
Crochet projects. I've been getting interested in tapestry crochet, and working on a little tutorial for a friend's blog.
Always working on things in the apartment..here is a new work lamp so i won't go blind,
and Mike has been painting the kitchen white. He also made a new chalkboard to put up in there. Now I will always have a place to write out shopping and grocery lists, and i really like the schoolhouse green color.
And..sewing. I always get in the mood to sew in the spring.
I got a whole bunch of black and white prints..i just can't help it.
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