bend: day one – 4th of july

we’re here in beautiful bend, oregon, visiting our friends ricky and nicole (and fam)! the drive we anticipated to take about 11 hours actually took us only… 14 hours! but it wasn’t really bad – the kids were awesome and we just didn’t rush on all our stops.

we woke up (too early) on the 4th and walked downtown to drake park for a pancake breakfast.

then we let the kids burn a little energy for a bit by the beautiful deschutes river that runs through town.

next we all walked in a parade through the main streets of downtown.

we saw this ridiculous little dog tied to some HUGE balloons that actually floated in the parade!

silas crashed partway through the parade, and we were super hot, so we ducked out early from the parade and headed home for some pool time and ice cream bars. and a lot of mess.

getting in little bits of work here, which is super fun to do with nicole, since i completely trust her design style and i get a fresh new perspective on my own products.

hopefully i’ll get in an update everyday, but computer usage is minimal this week. if you’re interested in a tutorial on the girls’ tank tops, come back next week. i’ll also give you a link on making the skirts. fun fun!



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    carmar76 says:

    Love the outfits & that floating dog must've been a site to see up close! The pictures made me smile! : )

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    The Titmi says:

    What a crack up!! I also loved seeing your line of posies!! Do you really cut those all by hand??!!

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    Attic Gal Alysa says:

    Totally would love a link for those cute skirts. Wish I would have done something like that for the 4th. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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    theadora says:

    Great pictures…great fun….from a great gal! Thanks for such a sweet post Lindsey. It looks as though your vacation is absolutley fabulous. ENJOY!

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    I found your blog through another gal's blog today because I noticed you had Bend in your title. I grew up in Bend. It's so beautiful there. Your pictures are just gorgeous!

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    Bebe Dance says:

    love the skirts and tanks! can't wait for the tutorial1 love your blog…so creative…so fun!

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    Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says:

    Love the little skirts! Have a fun week.

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    Linda Benson says:

    Just love those sweet skirts! What a delightful 4th of July — so picture-perfect. Loved the close-ups of the fabric colors — I love finding myself smiling at the computer. The flowers, amazing patience. So pretty!

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    Sara D. says:

    Was just going to comment and see if you made those skirts from bandanas…I'll be tuning in for the link (as if I wasn't here everyday anyway).

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    Cute blog!! Found you from tip junkie. We have lots in common!

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    The Tulip Lady says:

    Tank tops are too cute…can't wait for the tutorial. Thanks!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Your blog inspires me so much! The skirts and tanks were the first things I noticed, can't wait!

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    Love the skirts and tops! Can't wait for tips on how to make them. I was so excited to stumble on your blog via the Bend info – I used to live there and miss it terribly! Love your blog and am so excited to see all your creative ideas you share. Thank you!!

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