July 20, 2016


Lately I have been...

We’re inclined to think that it’s never too cold for ice cream.  Read more: Olive Oil-Saffron Ice Cream with Burnt Orange Caramel Swirl on Food52.:

-eating cappucinno ice cream at a fancy parlor

-picking strawberries

-biking along the lakefront

-driving with the windows open, listening to country music

-going to farmers markets

-working playing in the 19th century

-stressing about senior pictures


-watching good favorites, Little Women and Felicity

-making a pioneer group on Goodreads

-watching and waiting quietly as the tags and blog theme weeks fly, because somebody has got a blog party that will last all month. (hint: it's going to be a blogging advent calendar for Christmas!)

-reading historical fiction

-living in a house without air conditioning! :P

Gretl und Liesl. behind the scenes of Sound of Music :):

With that, Auf Wiedersehen! :)


  1. Lovely! This post was beautiful, and the pictures were perfect.
    I'm curious--playing in the 19th century? What does that mean?

    1. Thanks Rae! I figured someone might be curious: I am fortunate enough to have a job with living history, and I get to interpret parts of the 19th century. It's loads of fun!

  2. Oh my goodness, that last picture of Liesel and Gretel is the CUTEST THING EVER.

    And driving with the windows down while listening to country music -- I approve. I always knew we were soul sisters. :-)

    1. I'm so glad you approve! :) Yes, soul sisters indeed!

  3. Ooh! Ice cream. We've been eating a lot of that lately, too. What else can you do on such hot days?

    Biking along the lakefront sounds like such a lovely thing to do. :)

    Hey! What's that hint about a blog party? Is that somebody by any chance you? Sounds like a really cool idea. :)

    Air conditioning? Oh, you lucky girl. I get air conditioning at night, but only because my room isn't set up to allow for a fan. As for the rest of the house...it keeps pace with the temperature of the outdoors. ;)

    That picture of Liesl and Gretl is adorable!!

    1. Biking by the lake is a lovely thing to do; I just wish I could do it more often! (Kind of inconvenient, when one has to pack up a bike and drive to the lake just to do it!)
      Haha, that blog party may, by chance, be mine. :) Shameful of me to think of a Christmas celebration as early as May, and even more shameful if I start to allow myself to work on it in July! :P
      Yes, it is difficult to beat the heat! We'll have the fans running full blast around here the next few days!

    2. Oh goodness. I'm such a goof. (And I even had this tiny tinge of a feeling after publishing my comment that I may not have read your post correctly...even only that tinge had come a might sooner. Ha!) You said "a house WITHOUT air conditioning," and there I was reading it as if you said a "house WITH air conditioning. Well! That was awkward. Hahaha. Sorry about that. :P

      About the blog party!! I thought it might be you. :) Oh, and I don't think there's any shame in starting to prepare for it so early. Better to start early and take your time with it, then start later and get stressed out! :D

  4. Sounds like you've been having such a fun Summer!! :D Oooh do you like Jo and the Professor too? Also thanks heaps for following me on Pinterest :)

    1. Yes, it's been lots of fun so far! Yes, I love Jo and the Professor together so much, but more so in the movie than in the book, for some reason. And in the back of my head, I can never quite get over Jo refusing Laurie. I know it was an impractical match but the hopeless romantic in me won't stay quiet! :P Sorry, hope you don't mind my ranting!
      And thank you, for giving me more boards/pins to look at! :)

    2. Yay another jo and the Prof fan! :D

  5. Ice Cream!!!! What a fun summer you have!!! :)
    Lovely post Abby!!

  6. I've just stumbled across your blog, and I'm so glad! It's lovely. :) It's sounds like you're having a wonderful summer! Interpreting parts of the nineteenth century sounds like so much fun. :)

    1. Thank you for the nice comment, Molly! I'm glad you like it; thanks for following! :) (And yes, interpreting is lots of fun!)