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Hello again! Where did June go? Here I sit writing this a week after the 4th of July. Lydia is home! Family we have missed so much were here for the holiday. Dino was on vacation, and we have been having a lovely time. Now it is time to get back to work!

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This month on the blog, I will share the garden with a little tour. It's not perfect but always fun to see progress in the little flower and vegetable gardens. They have had me busy watering, weeding, and figuring what bug is eating what plant. There is nothing more satisfying than waking up early and being in the garden before the heat of the day happens.

Everything blooming in the garden are the colors of sherbet...Daylilies, hydrangeas, roses, cosmos, zinnias. A raspberry beebalm that I planted years ago has decided this is its year and is rambling in and out of all of those. it really is a glorious mess!

"There are few pleasures like really burrowing one's nose into sweet peas." ~Angela Thirkell

The sweet peas are here and I have been picking them for days! Their scent takes me back to being 18 and discovering these wonderful flowers for the first time in a dear friend's garden when I moved to California. They are my very favorite flower. Do you plant sweet peas?

The little garden studio shed has been given a fresh cleaning, reorganized, and made into a cute little bunkie . This is for Lydia when we have overflow houseguests and she has to give up her bedroom. Maybe I will try and blog about that too. I do have a video reel on instagram of this also if you want to peek.

For the shop, I am making little miniature flower and house stitcheries, and want to have a new textile house out this month. It is so hard to sew in the summer! My heart is filled with the garden, and wanting to be outside. It inspires me so much but then when it's time to sew, it is after dark and I fall asleep! I am going to try and force myself to work a few hours everyday and finish them up!

Here's to finding simple joys this month.

Be safe, be well, and always be happy.

Jenn xo

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