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Summer Beauty

{Note: I’m participating in The August Break. Are you?}


Over the weekend, Logan and I ate amazing food, saw Pink Martini play at the Portland Zoo, and stained the tiny house on Sunday afternoon. In-between these activities, I took a lot of photos, read, and watched my kittens snooze in the loft. In short, I’m enjoying my last few weeks in Portland.

What did you do this weekend?


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  • Rose Byrd August 20, 2012, 12:28 pm

    Tammy, so neat to be able to stain the whole house in a few hours! Great looking concert you attended! And the cat, zoo, and lucious summer foods surely helped round out a great weekend for your guys! I took the whole day off from computers on Saturday, spent a lot of extra time with my four-legged family members, did a tad of yardwork, spent quality time sharing with friends over coffee, etc., and played in our new local jam band. Great conversations with the hubbie, as well.

    • Tammy Strobel August 20, 2012, 12:32 pm

      @Rose – Good for you! I wasn’t on the computer much this weekend and it felt so GOOD! xo.

  • Frank | Modern Monkey Mind August 20, 2012, 2:01 pm

    In contrast I was on the computer WAY TOO MUCH. This wouldn’t have been that bad except it was all consuming, no creating, no writing. I did get out for a while yesterday and sat on a hillside in a local park reading a Game of Thrones for a couple hours though, which was lovely. (the pic I posted to instagram and my tumblog is the view down the hill from where I sat.)

  • Caroline McGraw / A Wish Come Clear August 20, 2012, 3:02 pm

    This weekend was an exciting one for me, as I became the proud caretaker of an 8-week-old kitten, Bootsie (Boots for short). It’s been a life-long dream of mine to have a cat, and so I’m happy to share that this weekend involved welcoming our own ‘rowdy kitten’! 🙂

    • Tammy Strobel August 20, 2012, 4:12 pm

      Ohhhh how sweet! Please share photos of the little kitten. Xo.

  • Aime August 20, 2012, 9:50 pm


    Pray tell me, you are taking the cats with you to the ranch??? 🙁 hope you do!!!!! I can’t wait to see how they will like the ranch!!!
    This weekend I spend more time in my kitchen, made lasagna, baked potatoes and flan for dessert 🙂 my family was very pleased.. Specially my brother hehe… :). Now I am trying to cook more and avoid restaurants.. This week worked very well 🙂

    • Tammy Strobel August 21, 2012, 8:49 am

      @Aime – Of course we’re taking the cats. I wouldn’t leave them behind! 🙂 xo.

  • Eveline August 21, 2012, 12:05 am

    Hi Tammy,

    I love your website and your life style, I live in the netherlands. I just order your book. Cannot wait to read it.
    thank you for so inspiration. lovely pictures hmmm jamie the fruits : )
    have a great day!

    • Tammy Strobel August 21, 2012, 8:49 am

      Thanks for ordering a copy @Eveline! I appreciate it.

  • Caroline McGraw / A Wish Come Clear August 21, 2012, 7:15 am

    Thanks, Tammy! And yes, absolutely – our little one is featured and pictured on this week’s post at A Wish Come Clear. Here’s the link: http://awishcomeclear.com/blog/2012/08/the-responsibility-of-a-dream-realized-welcome-bootsie/

    • Tammy Strobel August 21, 2012, 8:51 am

      @Caroline – Ohhh she is so cute. 🙂 So happy for you.

  • John D'Alessandro August 22, 2012, 8:40 pm

    Beautiful richness on the coffee beans photo. I just discovered your blog and am starting to dig in. My favorite part so far is how the posts, as a whole, flow together and give me a feeling of lightness. Like I need to whisper around here or something. I’m especially fond of your pictures, especially the ones of your tiny house here http://rowdykittens.com/2012/08/tinyhouseandflowers/.

    Looking forward to more. Thank you Tammy.

    • Tammy Strobel August 23, 2012, 9:10 am

      Thanks for the stopping by John and for the kind words. You just made my day. 🙂

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