Tuesday, June 12

Summer Lovin'

Blame it on public school, but I will always have a serious love for the weekends and summer.  Don't I work every weekend?  Well, yes.  Isn't summer in the Midwest sweltering and at times miserable?  Mmmhmm.  It doesn't matter, though.  I look forward to every weekend and I treat every summer like it's pure magic.

This weekend we:

Ate donuts.  (We actually eat donuts every weekend.  It's a Saturday tradition.)

Went for coffee (and juice).

Had some ice cream... maybe more than once.  ;)  Hey, there are a lot of delicious places to choose from.

Met the SWEETEST blog reader who totally impressed Hope with her ice cream flinging (literally, in the air) skills.  Hi, Grace!

We also went swimming, but I don't have any pictures of that since my arms were wrapped around a splishy-splashy baby.

This morning Mr. Postman brought me a really cool package.  A very nice couple with an Etsy shop turned my Instagram photos into a poster of one of my Instagram photos.  (Did I just explain that in the most confusing way possible?)  Their shop is called Postrgram and I am just blown away by this.  I normally wouldn't hang a 3'x3' poster of myself on the wall, but this one will be finding its way into my next studio space.  It is so fun to look at!  Proof:
This pictures cracks me up.  They stood there forever and then went back to the same position when we got home later.  There's a lot to see.  :)

I hope your week is starting off in the best way!

80 comments:

  1. Looks like an awesome week!

    And this Postrgram? Sounds amazing! I must check it out now!


    Christen
    www.anunordinaryhello.com

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  2. I am completely blown away by the Instagram portrait! Coolest idea ever! <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  3. love the poster! plus you all look so pretty xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, the poster is amazing!! I think I will have to bookmark this!! It will make an amazing gift for my friends who are soon to be engaged! They would love one of them!

    Sounds like you guys are having a wonderful summer break so far!! Just a tad jealous sitting here on a cold winters night! And your daughters are such cuties!

    Ngaio May xx

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  5. I am in love with that poster!
    I want one!

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  6. The second photo is so beautiful. So sunny :)

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  7. What a beautiful poster. Loved the photo of you before, but this is just amazing!!

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  8. Lovely!

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love the poster - and the donuts - and the ice-cream..! :-)

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  10. OMG, that poster of you is amazing!!! I definitely have to check that easy shop out, thank you for sharing!

    higgledy-piggledy Wonderland

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  11. Saturday donut tradition sounds pretty good... That poster is awesome, too! :)

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  12. Mmmm... Donuts sounds like an amazing family tradition, so cute! I love that portrait as well, such an interesting idea! I love how much you appreciate your readers too, it is so sweet that you took a photo of the two of you (it would totally make my day to bump into you and your adorable family) xo

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  13. we did one of these for my mum for her 60th - its so much fun looking up close remembering all the little moments!

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  14. Amazing moments, I love how you spend so much time with your family and raise your daughters so fine! These are the times they will remember you for...and these are the times that count the more for them!

    Love,
    Erika

    www.jasminblancboutique.blogspot.com

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  15. it's so cool to meet blog readers ;)

    love ice cream & coffee... those coconut donuts look delish!!

    and that instagram poster is pretty awesome!

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  16. you have the cutest family! :)

    cyntiae.blogspot.com

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  17. i cannot get over this. it's awesome. and what a perfect shot. you are stunning! cheers.

    detrimentalbeauty.com

    danielle

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  18. Donuts are a weekend tradition around here too! :) And that poster is so awesome!

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  19. That poster idea is amazing! That must have taken a lot of work to put together. So cool!

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  20. First you made me want donuts and then you share that amazing pic. I need one. Of everything.

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  21. I LOVE weekends! I work 9 to 5 during the week so weekends are super special to me. I also do weekend posts on my blog!! Isn't it so much fun to highlight all the wonderful things we can fit into our weekends?? ralizabeth.blogspot.com if you want to check it out ;o)

    BTW, Poesy is just too adorable! All the time!! And Hope is so beautiful!! I love your family! xoxo

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  22. That portrait made out of Instagrams is FABULOUS.

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  23. That instagram poster is SO pretty + amazing!!

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  24. That instagram poster is so cool and what a lovely idea. I would love to put all my instagram photos somewhere they are some of my favourites. I should really get them printed out.

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  25. that poster is unbelievable! such a nifty idea. and weekends with more than one ice-cream trip are always amazing, haha.

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  26. my jaw is ON the floor over that postagram. been trying to figure out the best way to display some instas without going the overly-done wall heart route and this just may be it. unreal! also, is there anyone in the world more beautiful than you? you make me diiiiie for red hair. love your blog, love your look, love your perspective. thanks for sharing your journey with your readers. xo! blog.tarapolly.com

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  27. The poster is very cool, but is it weird staring at a giant picture of yourself?

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  28. That picture is the most awesome thing. You could stare at it forever. It's like doing a where's waldo.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  29. The poster is very awesome! I'd probably stare at it forever too,just looking at all of the different pictures. Also,your glasses are too cute! I don't think I've seen them before (are they new?). Have a great Tuesday,girl! PS. Ice cream on a hot day is the best!

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  30. Beautiful poster! Adorable kids:) Have a Great summer!
    Thanks
    Claudia

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  31. Sounds fun! Mmm...donuts! Might have to steal your tradition cause that sounds amazing! Those donuts look so good. (Can you tell I'm hungry?!) Kind of fixated on the donuts.

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  32. Oh man that Postrgram is amazing, what an interesting way to display your photos! Also I totally have a craving for ice cream now!
    Faye x

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  33. Wow, I would love to get a Postagram with a picture of my little one. That is such a cool use of instagram photos!

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  34. That poster of you is simply stunning! It makes me wish I had instagram just so I could have one made haha

    Adore the photos!

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  35. Agreed... summer is pure magic!! I absolutely adore it! And you look so lovely in these photos Katie, love the glasses on you & the poster is unbelievably cool + I'm officially craving donuts & ice-cream! Have a great day!! xo V

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  36. Wow, that poster is incredible! And the ice cream looks so delicious.

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  37. wow! that poster is crazy cool!!! always love to check your blog and personal posts. you such a great mama and im crazy about your hair color, will be going back to red myself soon :)

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  38. Summer is the best! It looks like you had a wonderful week!

    That poster is amazing! Thanks for sharing! (:

    xo Krystin

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  39. Oh my goodness! That poster is so amazing! I love it!

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  40. that's one of my fave pics of you, Katie. in fact, it's iconic. thanks for sharing postgram --- i wanna make one with my puppies. :D

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  41. That poster is amazing and so beautiful!

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  42. Hey thanks everyone! My wife and I own Postrgram. It is awesome to see so many people like it!

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  43. Oh wow, that poster is amazing! x

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  44. katie! thats amazing! i love the postrgram! definitely on my wish list. will get taking more photos!! love this post too! sweet weekend!

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  45. Postagram...really?!!! That is amazing. I could spend hours looking at something like that. And it really makes it easy to put a whole lot of art on the wall...lol!!

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  46. WOW! That poster is amazing! I just sent the link to my husband and said this is what I want for my next birthday or christmas present! :-)

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  47. sounds like a marvelous weekend! That picture is awesome!


    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  48. That poster-I can't even fathom how that is possible?! SO COOL! Love the last picture, they are in awe too it seems!
    x Hannah

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  49. That poster is amazing. I think everyone who reads this will be out to get one. :)

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  50. looks like a wonderful weekend! where do you work on the weekends? also coldstone is one of my faves.
    i get an oreo overload without the chocolate chips with a brownie instead, all in a waffle bowl.
    LOVE it size.
    and i wonder why i can't lose weight!
    ha!

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  51. this is wonderful! I love your blog layout and I love your pictures. And man, that shop is amazing.

    www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

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  52. Oh boy. Those donuts look amazing. I'm not a huuge fan of donuts but I could certainly make an exception for those!!!
    And that instagram photo thingo is amazing.
    Also, just wondering where you got your glasses??
    XO Samantha

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  53. That's just the coolest poster EVER!

    ♥Sarah♥
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  54. that portrait is absolutely amazing. i cant even begin to understand how they did it. it's perfect!

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  55. Beautiful! What a lovely post. I agree about summer being magical. I think its all the water you get to swim in!

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  56. that poster is unbelievable! wow! :)

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  57. looks like you had an awesome week-end!
    and btw, that poster is amazing!

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  58. That poster is AMAZING!

    www.withjamandcream.blogspot.co.nz

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  59. this is the most amazing poster ever!! love iiiit!

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  60. Sounds like a great weekend to me!
    Those donuts look so scrumptious!
    What an amazing poster, how creative!

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  61. Sempre que possível visito seu site (que por sinal é lindo), sou apaixonada por suas criações.
    Ficou muito bonito!
    Tenha uma boa semana
    Abraços
    http://donanada.blogspot.com.br/
    Bahia/Brasil

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  62. That poster is amazing! And those donuts - yum. Now I really want one.

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  63. That poster is gorgeous ! Such a great idea :)

    I really love your blog (following you now).

    Kisses sweetie,

    /U
    pug-a-licious
    Lil'Fit

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  64. that poster is amazing, and a wonderful gift idea.

    [Treasure Tromp] 

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  65. Your blog always leaves me smiling, its like a sweet slice of sunshine! xo

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  66. that instagram photo collage is brillant!

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  67. I totally love that postergram - it's awesome. I can't even imagine how hard that was to make.

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  68. OMG im blown away with this!!! Love it!! I may have to get instagram to get ones of these in the future <3

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  69. WoW! this picture is awesome! I love the arragend pictures <3

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  70. oh, Jesus! this picture is adorable!!!

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