Sunday Smorgasbord {July Seventh}

Today I am linking up with Michelle at Fabulous in First for her Sunday Smorgasbord Linky Party.

It's funny how different life is in the summer, isn't it? I've been doing a lot of beach time... I'm very lucky that this is all walking distance and lucky to have a hubby who is a student so he too is on summer break....
On 4th of July we did much of the same... but added a parade and some fireworks {could my fireworks pictures be any worse?}
I went shopping this week. Trying to find a dress for my sister's rehearsal dinner at the end of the month. Here are the current top 3 contenders.... I secretly want to keep all 3 dresses.... but I told myself I will only keep one and return the other two. 

I am leaning toward the solid coral colored one.. I am not a big fan of posting pictures of myself...but I need you to see my black belt issue...I love these shoes with the dress and therefore need a tan belt? or what? If this were during the school year I would just make it work, or throw on black shoes and be done... but in summer I ponder and take my time choosing. What do you think? The dress with pink flowers is also great. 

And I have been working on many TpT items.... 

First up are my Pattern Block Zoo Animals... Just got this done and man, is that a great feeling. Check it out {here}

Second up is a writing center. I having been posting about balanced literacy and in doing so realized I had many things I could put together to help someone get their writing center organized and useful for little ones. This I hope to have done in a few days...

And yes, I am taking suggestions for a second color scheme. I know turquoise and orange may seem like an odd choice, but it feels so summery and bright! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Cute dress! It looks great with the shoes. I am not the fashion police so I think the belt looks fine. :)

  2. I found you at Sunday Smorgasboard! I love red!
    I'm having a contest for some cool prizes. Visit if you can.
    I Dream of First Grade

  3. Hi Christy! I adore your blog, it's so cute with great ideas and I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for an up and coming blog award. Check out my post from today for the details Liebster Award Nomination. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with us.


  4. This is such a happy blog! I'm an old follower and love your posts! Nice to have summer off with your hubby!