Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A SUMMER WEEKEND


Sometimes when I come home from the lake, I feel like a child that has had too much time outdoors and just needs a good long nap!  We took boat rides, swam, rode bikes and ate...a lot!  Oh, summer fun!  Now I have rto recover and get ready for our weekend in Galena, Illinois with Cindy and Dan from Applestone Cottage.  I'll be sharing a lot of pictures next week...this is sure to be a wonderful time.  Until then, stay cool and enjoy this first day of summer.  I will see you soon! :-)

42 comments:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Blondie.....sounds like a perfect weekend! My son is coming to visit from Illinois next week and I sure wish he could bring some of your corn. We have a corn field at the end of the Lane but it's just cow corn. And I hear ya' about the volunteers. I had two tomato plant volunteers come up. Sure hope they produce because the one I planted is looking bad. :) Tickled about the marigolds! Mine are coming along nicely too. With this hot weather we are having they will shoot right up. ~ xo

Beth said...

Seems like a wonderful weekend to me. It has been in the 90s here all week too. Summer has arrived.

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I sure wish we had a Home Goods. None in OK. I haven't had ribs in absolute ages either!
Brenda

vintch said...

now you've got me hungry, sweet friend! and what a fun, lucky surprise with that zuke! make you some zucchini bread and thank the heavens above for such an innovative little bird:) xo

Linda Chapman said...

I always love catching up with you and all you are doing!!

Theresa said...

Love the pictures of your lake life! It always looks so inviting:). Sadly my trip up there isn't gonna happen. I really wanted to meet you! Not going to happen this year, maybe in the Spring. Big hugs, enjoy your evening.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
I always love visiting your blog because you enjoy life so much. You have so much enthusiasm for your home and family and I love that.

Hope you have a wonderful summer.

hugs
Sissie

xinex said...

Oh how fun, Janie. Sweet friends that are like family are so nice to have around. I haven't visited lately either. It's been a busy June for us and it's not over yet. We are going to California next. Lovw what you have donoe to your picnic table. So lucky of you to have an Emily!..Christine

Leslie said...

Looks like a fun weekend!!! I really want to try some of that Midwest corn! I had corn from Gorgia last week.. very good.

I think that your heat wave has finally hit Baltimore.
Happy Thursday.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Well, do enjoy your visit coming up ~ can't wait to see what ya do! I just LOVE Ella's little Barbie Beach ~ that is really the cutest thing I've seen all day jane :) fun! Looking at that zucchini flower, I think of a show I watched last night where they battered those flowers and ate them...so, you should pluck it and try it ~ lol! Lovin' succulants this year as well...did you know you can by a huge lot of them on Etsy? you should check it out...I love them because as hard as I try, I just can't kill 'em ~ ha!
Enjoy your week Jane!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Hey Miss Jane, love your unique and large-hearted blog! Always enjoyable to read about your fun and delightful life! Oh that corn looks scrumptious Blondie!

Hugs,
Nancy

April said...

One thing I crave in the summertime is really good SWEET corn, but it's hard to come by around here. It's either too tough or not sweet enough for my taste. I'm never satisfied! ;) Glad to know that life in your corner of the world is just dandy!

Charlene said...

Things are looking so pretty! YUM the summer corn has been outstanding this year. Hope the time at the lake was fantastic. We're heading out to the lake too. The boat, the 5th wheel & the GRANDS! Summer ROCKS! Enjoy~
Charlene

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, With the hot weather we have been having it is a perfect way to spend the weekend. We haven't had any sweet corn yet. I haven't gone to our farmers market. Hubby is back in the wheel chair and I try not push him much in the heat. We may get some rain, but I am not really counting on it. Have a great day. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sounds like you all had a fun weekend! Your patio and plants look so pretty Jane!

Melanie said...

Ah, summer - isn't it grand? I love being outdoors and planting flowers and enjoying the patio. I would love to live by a beach or have a boat though! Have a great time in Galena - you know that's one of my favorite spots!

classic • casual • home said...

Jane...you are always such a delight, living life to it's fullest. I know your family must feel blessed. Love me some bbq, too!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh say Hi to Cindy for me! Looks like you had a great weekend!!

Debbie said...

So happy you spent some time at your lake house, Jane. The weather has been perfect for summer fun at the lake!
xxoo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Yay...can't wait!
Seriously dear, I am so in need of this get-away!
Love your patio, new pots, flowers and restaurant pics!
How nice of you to share your lake house...you two are just wonderful like that!
Can't wait to see you!
I tried to get a room for Friday night too but they were booked.
Oh well, we will have Sat. and Sunday and that will be just fine.
I need to get your cell phone number again, can you e-mail me it.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Looks like your summer is going VERY well. Glad to see. Your patio looks like it will be a good place to hang out this summer as well.

Kelly said...

Sounds like you made some good memories at the lake! We're getting very hot temps here today too. Yikes! Wish I had the breeze off of a lake to enjoy being outdoors.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

It is always fun to share time with good friends. That corn on the cob looks yummy and is making me hungry. It is a bit early here for ear corn so I'll have to wait.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your sumer has started off very *fun* LOVE this post...and that BBQ joint looks *great* I know what you mean about the lake...what is it about the water that makes us hungry and exhausted??? ;P

bj said...

I love hearing about your lake house and your friends. I know you all have such a great time. Trips to the lake are some of my favorite vacations. :)
hugs, bj

J. Beaudet said...

You're one busy gal! Sounds like great summer fun! Lucky you with the zucchini just pooping up! I'd like to try and grow some succulents as well. I think they might be easy enough for me to keep alive! Have fun on your upcoming trip!
Jen

Marydon said...

Jane, the garden party setting is just gorgeous. You do have a view.

What a lovely weekend with friends.
Corn looks deelish!

Have a great eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, love seeing your plants and isn't that something about your stray veggie popping up! How nice to have fun times with friends. "Snow" is such an unusual name.
I like your new little photo of the back of your head and your pretty blondie hair! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Karen said...

OH, Jane - what a great thing to have, a lake house. I have a question... I notice you don't move there "for the summer"... is there a reason? Not that it's my business.. it's always been a dream of mine to have something like that, and I always wonder what it's like.

Melissa Miller said...

Sooo fun Jane! Yummy corn. I love summer veggies. :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie,

Love your happy pictures, as always. It is such fun peaking into your life.

Our wee summer porch is completed on the dock.....doing the happy dance here.

Sure have missed you!

xoBarb

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your weekend sounds wonderful Jane. Food, family and friends is a perfect combination for a great time.

Chatelaine said...

You are having too much fun at that lake house! Sounds like a great time. We have 90 degree temps. Too hot for me. 70 degrees next week, I can't wait.

Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane... as always, your post is full of so much good food and fun!... that corn on the cob looks delish!... love all your plants, especially your little succulents... also love your new profile pic!... xoxo Julie Marie

Rainey Shafer said...

I love summer weekends like that! Speaking of Summer...
I'm having a Summer Time Giveaway on my blog this week if you get a chance to go over and enter. Its a $50.00 gift certificate for NOVICA.
Thanks... Keep Cool!

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Rainey @ The Project Table

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

It all sounds fun. And don't you just love Homegoods.

Maggie said...

Looks like another grand weekend at the lake, spending quality time with favourite people. It doesn't get better than that!
Have fun in Illinois, I'll be back to see the pix soon.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Jane, Looks like a fun time at the lake! We visted the Farmers Market yesterday and loaded up on fresh produce including sweet corn.

podso said...

Looks like you have been busy, having fun and planting flowers, and my, that corn looks beautiful! I hope you have many pleasant weekends at your lake house this summer and not too much heat like we are having here!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Looks like a fun time. I know you'll have a great visit with Cindy, too. BTW, that corn looks fantastic..we've been having corn on the cob almost every day - love that in the summer! Linda

Sarah said...

Jane, been trying to catch up on your recent posts this afternoon. I've had limited computer time ~ away from home. ;-)
Your lake property looks summer ready. How nice to have this retreat to enjoy and for entertaining family and friends.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

We are having some of that local sweetcorn with BLT's for dinner...local tomatoes too. I do love summer veggies in the Midwest. It is supposed to be 101 tomorrow and Thursday...ugh. I don't even like storms, but a nice long rain would certainly help. We haven't had even the little bit you all have had up there. Everything is burning up!