Frivolous Friday! Welcome Sum, Sum, SUMMER-TIME!

It’s Frivolous Friday!

Thought I would share some of the fun I squeezed in this week (in between all my portrait sessions and retouching work.)

Yep, this happened #1:

I’m so happy to be diving into SUM, SUM, SUMMER time!  (Today is the first day of summer and the longest day of the year!)

First up on my to do list is settle my reading list for the summer!  (Here’s my start plus I have a few more on my kindle.)

Now I just need to find time to actually READ.

As a small business owner, there’s just ALWAYS something to do so I end up working 12 hour days every day….anyone have any advice on how to make time for reading?

And did I miss any great books?  What’s on your summer reading list?

I’m already reading my new Beautiful Word Bible (link in comments if you want to hear about that) and so far I’m loving “Summer of a Thousand Pies” by a local author (who set the story in a pie shop in Julian)

But Oprah’s new book “The Path Made Clear:  Discovering your Life’s Direction and Purpose” is really resonating.  [and yes I have three books going at the same time, Bible, Nonfiction and Fiction…keeping myself diverse lol]

In her book, Oprah talks about paying attention to what feeds your energy and moving in the direction of that because it was what your life was intended to be.

She illustrates that by noting that she left her ‘job’ and then found her ‘calling.’

That is so true for me and I know that sharing my gift of photography is my calling and that I am one hugely blessed lady!

God had a big, wide dream for me!


Yep, this happened #2:

You might have noticed many of my summer books are library books (I think libraries are such a treasure!)  so obviously I really need to get crackin or I’ll have to return them unread…waaa…!

But speaking of libraries…have you seen the newest thing around town?

They are called “Little Free Libraries” and people put them in their front yard and invite anyone to take or give a book for free.

Isn’t that the cutest idea?

There are more than 80,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 91 countries worldwide!

I bumped into these on my walks recently, so I’m sure there are some close to you too!

HERE is their website – with details, maps and info on what you need to do if you want to start one yourself!


Yep, this happened #3:

So that brings up my third point, I need some quick and easy dinner recipes if I’m going to spend some time reading~!  lol

So can we share some favs and set up an online cookbook of sorts…?

Here’s my suggestion for a fun summer meal…but it’s not really a recipe…it’s an assemblage…ha!

(This one of my pantry staples for when I need an easy dinner ready to grab at a moment’s notice.)

It starts with a Vietnamese Pho instant soup from Costco (they are so good!  It has spices, soup base, noodles, even a cute little bowl if you want – you buy them in a six pack.)

Then the fun begins because we doctor-it-up with shrimp and a some veggies to create a Pho that you will swear is from a restaurant.

Add a salad and you have dinner in minutes!

AND you don’t have to heat up the kitchen to make it.

Tell me what your favorite hot summer day meal is or post a link to the recipe – I need more to get me through the busy days of SUM, SUM, SUMMERTIME!

What can I say:  I’m Feeling Blessed!

And do you know what else I’m blessed by?     Capturing amazing moments for you to treasure for a lifetime!


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