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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Loving Where You Are












It is no secret that fall has my heart. I wait all year for those cooler mornings, colorful leaves blowing in the wind, pumpkin flavored everything, and cozy sweaters and socks. Right now, we are smack in the middle of summer. And honestly, I am totally embracing it. As I approach the big 5-0, I realize that although I have a favorite time of year, I also find joy, beauty, and life in each season of the year.

Have a great weekend, my friends.
We are super excited to welcome a super special friend and her family for a visit!
Some of you may know her from around here!

Enjoy this beautiful summer!


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  1. Oh how I can relate to this post, smiles...as I approach the big 5-3 the meaning of life has a new meaning, smiles.

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  2. Summer has always been my favourite time of year, but recently I've developed an appreciation for all the seasons, especially autumn. X

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  3. I can’t wait for cooler temps...mostly because of mt hair. 😉. Enjoy your visit!

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  4. It is great to love where we are. I totally agree. Enjoy your visit with friends, I am sure you will! HUGS!

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  5. I too now a days enjoy every season however with a bit of scary thoughts about icy roads and snow storms. :) Enjoy your visit with family and friends! Sweet photos!

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  6. Yes, loving where you are is a good good thing! Summer has it's own goodness. Honestly, every day does. Even the rotten ones. Enjoy your special friends!!

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  7. As I have aged I have learnt to embrace each day and enjoy whatever the season the beauty that surrounds me. Have wonderful weekend.

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  8. Love this! The big 50 hit me a little harder than I anticipated this year. I am definitely learning to embrace each day.

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  9. I agree, fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year too, but I'll embrace every moment after my scare in December even more so :-) Love all the pictures and enjoy time with your guest and have a great weekend!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  10. I do love Fall but Spring and Summer are my favorites. As soon as July the fourth is over the stores start putting out back to school supplies. It always makes me a little sad knowing Summer is about to end.
    xx Beca

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  11. Your flowers are looking beautiful! Once the Fourth passes, mine begin to show their heat-weary selves.

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  12. Summer hasn't quite reached Seattle yet. It's trying though, the sun peeks out from behind the clouds a little more each day! Your flowers are gorgeous, do you live near that lake?

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  13. Beautiful summery photos. It looks as if everyone's enjoying the weather! xx Susan

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  14. I can totally relate! I prefer cooler temps too!

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  15. You know I'm an Autumn Sister of the Soul with you my dear Billie Jo! But I agree - I've been trying to embrace the moment more these days as well. With one of my kiddos going of to college soon....and with the past few years being such "rough" ones here where I didn't enjoy my summers at all - I've been completely embracing this one. Being in such a better place now I've been loving each day and especially this summer! Love your pics and peeks into your life - as always. Thanks for sharing in this little blogland space with me each week Friend. I love it! ❤️

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