I had so much to talk about today that I have broke everything up into three different posts. First I need to thank Amy at Park City Girl. I received her new Boxy Tote Bag pattern, that I won on her blog site, while I was on vacation. I need to finish up some other projects before I start a new one, but I am excited to have it. Jeff, I and of coarse Ladybug, took a couple much needed days off for a mini vacation. We stayed in Port Austin and spent time on Lake Huron beaches. We have spent past vacations on Lake Michigan and Lake Superior beaches but this is our first time on Lake Huron. We love to sit and read on the beach and walk the along the shore line collecting pretty rock. We make our own stepping stones with them and other crafts. I have also finished planting a new herb garden. Jeff built the raised beds for it and we set large patio blocks between each section. The trellis was re-purposed from another area. It was a fake gate that a previous owner had put in and I asked Jeff to remove last year. Our plans are to put a chicken house to the right of the herb garden and a potting shed to the left. The plan was for this year but I think since it is August already only one may get done. Well I think I have rambled on enough. If you have any suggestions for the gardens I would truly appreciate them. I have two other garden projects I am working on but I will wait until they are further on to blog about them. Thanks for stopping by!