Rush Hour Blog Hop & Giveaway!

8:09:00 AM

Hi all, and welcome to the next stop on the "Rush Hour!" blog hop!


I just want to take a minute to thank Mdm Samm at ! Sew WE Quilt ! and Carol at Just Let me Quilt! for organizing and being the hostesses with the mostestestsss (< does that make sense?! I know I'm making up words here hehehe )

Also, when you're done here today, make sure to head over to the other lovely crafters and quilters creating for the hop! Here's the list:

Friday, September 26
Coeur d’Alene (moved to Monday!)

(And for the entire hop list, make sure to head over to Carol's blog and click all the links for all of the participants in this super fun hop!)

So the theme for this hop was - red, black, and white - and anything created in those colors!

I knew exactly what I'd do for it. A little pocket/purse notebook, perfect for jotting down little thoughts, or for taking notes at a guild meeting, or maybe for the beginnings of your next hot and steamy quilty manuscript heheh. You decide!

Anyone who reads my blog knows I love me a good hexie - well, hexie anything, really - and this book was so tiny, it required some pretty tiny hexies (3/8" hexies, to be exact!)

I had a lot of fun with this little project - so much fun, I have to share the love!

Wanna chance to win it, a gorgeous new Pilot fountain pen, a purse-sized Honest Company hand lotion, and a spool of thread?



Here are the rules!

1. Leave a comment below telling me how you spent your summer. Anything at all!

2. (optional) If you're a follower (via Bloglovin', Feedly, etc.,) feel free to leave a second comment telling me you are for an optional second entry! Of course, new followers are always welcome, but be forewarned, there are a lot of shenanigans to be had here (ask any current readers...) 

If you're a new visitor, and you'd like to follow me, click your favorite reader coffee cup below!

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3. Open to international residents, too (i.e. those outside of the US)

4. If you're a no-reply blogger make sure to leave your email address in your entry! If I can't contact you, you can't win - boo!


Good luck everyone! I'll choose a winner by random number on October 1, and notify the winner by email.

Happy hopping, enjoy the rest of the stops on the blog hop tour!

As a side note, I've been so lucky as to reach 700+ Bloglovin' readers here on my blog (I LOVE YOU ALL!) and I'm in the process of writing up a post with a giveaway for that - so stay tuned. I took a bit of an informal poll, and a lot of you wanted some of my scraps (really?! OKAY!) and maybe something handmade from me (DONE!), and of course I'll have to throw in some other goodies, so look for a post on that in the coming days.

I appreciate you guys so much. Thank you. (hormonal sobbing mess of a Blogger, out! hahah)

Giveaway closed - winner announced tomorrow (October 2) - thank you to all of those who participated!

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121 comments

  1. Cute little cover for a note pad...something we all could use!

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  2. Those are tiny little hexi's! LOL! Too cute!

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  3. Are you kidding - who wouldn't want to win this? I've yet to make a hexie, though I do plan to try but not that little! :) Love it! Summer - my husband and will celebrate our 50th anniversary on the 7th (October) so we took a trip a honeymoon trip (we never had one) to England and Ireland this summer. It was a dream trip! blessings, marlene

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  4. I forgot to tell you....I've always followed though I seldom comment. But I've added you on Bloglovin now. blessings, marlene

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  5. I forgot to tell you....I've always followed though I seldom comment. But I've added you on Bloglovin now. blessings, marlene

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  6. This is adorable and since it has hexies on it, it has just moved up n my scale to it being AWESOME! You id a wonderful job making it. Thanks for sharing it with us today.

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  7. Oops! I forgot to tell you that I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  8. started following on twitter and pinterest

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  9. Those wee hexies are darling. My summer was a staycation, but delightful all the same.

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  10. I'm a long time follower of yours.

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  11. I love how you did your project it is great. I did a lot of running around to quilt shows and meeting this summer and little sewing except of the hops.

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  12. Awwhhhh....that is ADORABLE!!!! You did a great job! Such a great giveaway too...I love your little blog...
    My summer was spent at weddings!!! Thank you for sharing today!

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  13. The cover looks great. I spent the summer reading, with a bit of sewing thrown in.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  14. I follow you on bloglovin.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  15. I am a new follower on Bloglovin. Love your book cover. I am a hexie fan, too. My summer was a busy one. Went to a wedding, MANY Dr. visits for Grandson, keeping grandson and Granddaughter so their parents can work their odd shifts, put Mom in nursing home(sad) and tried to make time for Hubby and Me!. Whew!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

    carrotcakeks@gmail.com

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  16. what a lovely project. How I spent my summer? I sewed a lot, son is getting married. Lots of gardening, vacation to Shipshewana, IN, family get together's, my sister got married, my dad got married, daughter came out from CA to visit for a little bit (highlights)

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  17. Sew glad to have you hopping along. Your tiny hexes, on the note book, are wonderful! My summer was spend mostly indoors praying for rain. Had a bit the last 2 nights, but not enough to help the drought. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. Your little notebook is adorable! I love hexies! The most fun part of the summer for me was when my kids came for a visit. They had been in Russia for a year so it was great seeing them in person....thank goodness for Facetime!

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  19. I am a follower on bloglovin'....Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

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  20. Love the wow factor of your notebook!

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  21. I follow via Bloglovin'
    Thank you for the chance ;)

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  22. I am a scrap collector too of 100% cotton fabric ~ I love ***s! ~ the assortment works great for the individual points. What a fantastic giveaway ~ I have not been brave to try hexagons. Our summer has gone quickly past here on Lane Hill. We moved to a small rural Ozark community when we retired and love it here. We are in the middle of our adult children in three states in a long day's drive. I write historical fiction book reviews and have read some debut novels this summer. Of course, collecting fabric along the way wherever we have stopped to check out antique/resale shops. My husband and I play board games in the evening and have enjoyed a new one for us ~ Ticket to Ride; a railroad travel game. Our clue to each other is, "Are you ready to take a trip?" So, our summer has seen short and several trips! I am enjoying these fabulous ideas on this Rush Hour Blog Hop. Thank all of you! By the way, look for coeur d'alene on Monday instead of today. coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com/2014/09/rush-hour-blog-hop-date-change.html
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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  23. The hexagons look great, not something I tried as yet:)

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  24. I haven't been brave to try hexagons ~ would love to have your giveaway ~ and... 100% cotton scraps would be a plus for my star blocks with the wide assortment of points. My husband and I have been taking short trips this summer with our newest board game we enjoy ~ Ticket to Ride. You might hear in the evening around our home ~ "Are you ready to take a trip?" Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net
    Did you see the notice Coeur d'Alene will be posting on Monday instead of today? Don't want any of us to miss it!

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  25. I spent my summer rushing around making my RUSH HOUR projects! LOL
    Your projects are really cool...like I didn't already know that! FUN!

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  26. I spent my summer at home getting ready for baby and sewing.

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  27. I am a happy follower on Bloglovin. You are doing great stuff with your blog.

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  28. Wow are those hexies small! But they make a huge statement on the little notebook. I love it. My summer was spent babysitting my 11 mo old grandson and re-doing my sewing room. That little notebook would fit right in. ;)

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  29. I spent the summer sewing up some projects for charity and a few others that were preholiday commissions

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  30. Erin, you continue to crack me up. Love the little notebook, it's too cute!

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  31. And I follow on bloglovin' and instagram! :) I'm a stalker that way.

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  32. I spent my summer working and sewing and reading!

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  33. Love your little hexies......so tiny! I spent the summer.... which seemed really short this year.... visiting some friends, having a friend visit me....and of course, sewing. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  34. And I've been a follower for a while now. Thanks!

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  35. Oh, I love the black scissor fabric! Cute, cute cute!

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  36. Following on bloglovin'. Summer - just trying to catch up on everything. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  37. I spent my summer playing with my 2 year old granddaughter.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  38. I follow on bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  39. Those hexies are too cute. I got to spend a little extra time with my local grandkids and lots of time in the garden.

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  40. Love your little pad cover! So cute! I spent the summer with my new grandson & his mommy & daddy. They had to move in with us for 5 months because he was born with a major heart defect, had two open-heart surgeries, and needed to be near the big hospital here. He is finally home with them, but we were blessed to have been able to give them a place to live during this difficult time. He has a 3rd surgery in 2-3 years, but for now he is doing fabulously.

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  41. Congrats on the milestone! Don't pick me. That adorable little book would be wasted in my care. I'm OCD about what goes into my purse. Anything that can get krinkly is a no-no. You will find a wallet, checkbook, small pouch of useful goodies and a pen. My phone and keys only get to visit if I don't have pockets.

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  42. I love those teeny hexies. I haven't been too well this summer so my lovely husband has taken me to a nearby park to sit and picnic and watch the little rabbits and ducks quite a lot while it's been hard to get about. Great as we have no garden.

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  43. This is why I love blog hops...now I am following your shenigans. Very generous of you to give such great items. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

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  44. 3/8" Hexies?!! That would not even be possible for my fingers to stitch. Fabulous little note cover you have sewn. Thank you for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

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  45. Jeez, I thought I was doing pretty good making 1/2" hexies. Great project and thanks for sharing.

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  46. How wonderful! You made something beautiful and useful, too! Great job!

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  47. Ugh! Don't even want to think of this summer. Slaved over getting the farm ready to sell and moving pick up load by pickup load to the new house 1 1/2hrs away. Old people shouldn't try this alone. But the new house on the lake is great!

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  48. I am a new follower on Bloglovin. How do you make such small hexies. Must be those 30 something, supple hands. You did a great job.

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  49. I would follow you if you had an email option.

    Since June, I have spent my time sorting through and dealing with my aunt's estate. Have not sewn or gotten much needed housework and yard work done.

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  50. That's a really cute journal cover. Of course, red hexies are perfect with the scissors! I already follow you with Feedly but your coffee koozies were so cute I wanted to click on one anyway! Ha!

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  51. Summer went way too quickly - so much fun to be had with warm weather. We always get in some boating and some bicycle riding. Spending time with family at reunions and parties is great. Got some time in doing some sewing/quilting, too. I get a bit grumpy when I can't sew! He, he.

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  52. what a cute notebook. Love the scissor fabric you chose and the teensy, tiny red hexies really pop! How sweet of you to offer this as a giveaway item along with the other goodies. My summer? I did some sewing--a wall hanging for my brand new first great niece and a chevron quilt to that will be her drag around quilt at some point--not quilted yet. Also made a tree skirt as a wedding present for another niece. Toss in blog hop items and there went summer!

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  53. Cute notebook and I really like Connecting Threads' Essentials thread. I spent most of my summer working...preparing to retire on Dec. 1! But I did take some time off to welcome new granddaughter Kate! One of 6 reasons I am retiring.

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  54. I spent my summer getting ready for my daughter's wedding...whew, got everything finished and it was fabulous! Love your giveaway - thank you so much for the opportunity to win your beautiful creation!!!

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  55. What an adorable little journal cover. Love the mini hexagons. They are just too cute. :)

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  56. I spent my summer at home convalescing. Spent time reading and resting. Now I am ready to tackle some quilting and crafting.

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  57. Nice journal cover. My summer was spent swimming (when I could!)

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  58. My summer was spent golfing. Just getting back into it, and thoroughly enjoying being outside!

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  59. I am already a follower via bloglovin'.

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  60. My summer was spent entertaining my Grandkids Loved it

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  61. I have been getting ready for a quilt show next weekend and it seems like my summer has been filled with projects to display at the show or meetings! Phew! yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  62. Hi, Love your project! We ended up with a stay cation as both sons were doing out of town internships. That's ok though as it gave me lots of time to sew and then we will travel over the Christmas holidays.

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  63. That is a sweet little notebook and would look great in my purse...lol Love that you added the hexies.

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  64. Cute notebook; I really love the hexagons! My summer was just work, work, work!
    k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  65. I follow you via email. k(dot)castanette(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  66. We are big fountain pen fans at our house! Fun to see someone else appreciates them!

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  67. I spent the summer gardening, getting the house ready for sale and enjoying the sunshine! We got a lot more sunshine that the norm in Vancouver this year!

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  68. Your little note book is perfect. I love to have a notebook in my purse to write things down. I actually have traveled a lot this summer. Being retired I love it. We have been to many interesting places.

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  69. Your little notebook is adorable and those hexies are soooooooooo small. I spent as much time as I could outside. We had great weather this past summer.

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  70. How cute is that. Love the tiny hexies.

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  71. Such cute little hexies! One of the highlights of my summer was the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show - it was fantastic!

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  72. I'm just heading into summer down here in OZ but I'm looking forward to moving into my new house (if they ever finish building it). Lots of decorating and garden building to come. A long hot summer. Yay

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  73. I'm also a follower on blog lovin. I love the shenanigans

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  74. I am a new follower on Bloglovn!

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  75. My summer past too fast! I did manage to play a lot with my wonderful daughters though! We had fun making sand cars!

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  76. I'm a little cranky about my summer. I only had time to take one vacation day since I was so busy at work. Summer is my favourite season too. I enjoyed my garden as much as possible and hubby and I stained the house siding.

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  77. I follow you with bloglovin. Your notebook looks really nice! Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  78. My summer was busy because I filled in for someone I used to work with while she was out having surgery! My retirement has been good, but I find that I am working for people who are out for various reasons a lot more that I thought I would! Love the little hexies...Not sure I am patient enough to make any that small!

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  79. I worked June and July - August I have been sewing up a storm - getting ready for my craft bazaars

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  80. My summer was much like my Spring and Winter - I went to work every day :0(

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  81. My summer was spent dog walking, organising the teenagers (which means being the taxi service), and making some birthday presents. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  82. I am already a happy Bloglovin follower. x

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  83. Teeny-tiny little hexies, Erin! So cute! I love the notebook, though I don't have any hot any steamy manuscript ideas...Haha! We spent two weeks of our summer without our three boys, who were living it up at Grandma's house. Two whole weeks with no kids! It was fabulous! Then when they came home we spent a lot of time hiking, a few nights camping, and lots of time just hanging out together.

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  84. I spent my summer playing outside with my 3 littles and trying to enjoy each moment! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  85. Hi!!!! Very cute notebook holder!!!!! I need on of those!!!! I am a new follower on Bloglovin and I had a fun visit!!!! Thank You

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  86. I spent my summer in the US enjoying the snow! This summer (which is right around the corner!) will be spent in and out of the pool (hopefully!).

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  87. No traveling this summer. Just short local outings. Did get some quilting done however. Your little hexies are amazing.

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  88. Those itty-bitty hexes are great! I spent my summer avoiding the sun (anything over 72 requires a/c).
    Notwendy gmail

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  89. I also follow via Bloglovin'. Thanks! Notwendy gmail

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  90. I spent my summer going to festivals and working in a nice little store!
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  91. I spent my summer with my 4 year old, much of the time at Walt Disney World (we live 2 miles away).

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  92. Had a wonderful summer - first waiting for my 5th grandchild to arrive and he did on July 27 - beautiful Beckett - then in August I helped out for a month 'cos my son in law - Beckett's daddy - had to have emergency spine surgery on the same day Beckett was born! It was actually a good time and everyone is doing really well now - including Bowen who is 2 yrs old and Beckett's big brother. Not much sewing going on though.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  93. I follow you on Bloglovin'
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  94. Me and my hubby went to Puerto Rico to visit family on summer, it was nice and we took a good Tan too :)

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  95. I got to spend a little extra time with my kids after work :)

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  96. My daughter and I took a few road trips - one to Ohio to the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame and an abandoned amusement park. We also went hiking and fishing almost every evening. It was one of the best summers ever.

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