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{Everyday Inspiration} family night out…

Ok, so I’ve been posting a lot of pictures of the tulips & daffodils lately, I know. But, we are surrounded by all of these colors & I really can’t resist. Right now the Tulip Festival is going on so there is tons of traffic in our little town & the fields are swarming with tourists. However, every year, the Tulip Town fields hold what they call “locals night’ where the locals are invited to roam their fields, take tractor/trolley rides, & enjoy the sites for free.  It’s always crowded & a fun evening. We started a tradition with my parent 2 years ago & last night we headed on out to Tulip Town adventure like years prior.

While the tulips are beautiful, I sometimes find the people attending this event more interesting & colorful. When taking a tractor ride though the fields, these lovely ladies were in my view. I was taken with their individuality, smiles, & friendships that they were enjoying.

There were also lots of other things to explore. The kites & flags were flying & spinning like crazy in the wind (it was chilly) & on the outskirts of the tulips was this tent. It was intriguing & we let our imagination go a bit. Was it a mini circus in there? I don’t know, but we hung around it for quite awhile. No clowns left from tent that we saw.  

All in all it was a nice evening out. We saw some familiar faces, got to play in more puddles, & enjoyed our local surrounds.  How is your week going?

{Everyday Inspiration} family night out…

Ok, so I’ve been posting a lot of pictures of the tulips & daffodils lately, I know. But, we are surrounded by all of these colors & I really can’t resist. Right now the Tulip Festival is going on so there is tons of traffic in our little town & the fields are swarming with tourists. However, every year, the Tulip Town fields hold what they call “locals night’ where the locals are invited to roam their fields, take tractor/trolley rides, & enjoy the sites for free.  It’s always crowded & a fun evening. We started a tradition with my parent 2 years ago & last night we headed on out to Tulip Town adventure like years prior.

While the tulips are beautiful, I sometimes find the people attending this event more interesting & colorful. When taking a tractor ride though the fields, these lovely ladies were in my view. I was taken with their individuality, smiles, & friendships that they were enjoying.

There were also lots of other things to explore. The kites & flags were flying & spinning like crazy in the wind (it was chilly) & on the outskirts of the tulips was this tent. It was intriguing & we let our imagination go a bit. Was it a mini circus in there? I don’t know, but we hung around it for quite awhile. No clowns left from tent that we saw.  

All in all it was a nice evening out. We saw some familiar faces, got to play in more puddles, & enjoyed our local surrounds.  How is your week going?

{Everyday Inspiration} A day of red & fuchsia…

Color is everywhere in the valley now. The tulips just started blooming & after our yellow & green  adventure last week, we decided to go immerse ourselves a different color yesterday.  The sun finally came out & we found a muddy  field of red to romp around in…
This field was bigger than the daffodil field we visited on Thursday. This one had a flower stand & Sayer wanted to get Chris some flowers since he didn’t get to join us. He picked them out & bought them himself- he was very pleased with his purchase. I’ve learned over the years to really take advantage of tulip time in our area. It’s nice to be able to explore the fields on days & at times that tourists aren’t around. We usually have the fields to ourselves. The fields will be buzzy with activity next weekend I’m sure. So, here is my red & fuchsia inspiration for the week. What colors are you drawn to lately? 

{Everyday Inspiration} A day of red & fuchsia…

Color is everywhere in the valley now. The tulips just started blooming & after our yellow & green  adventure last week, we decided to go immerse ourselves a different color yesterday.  The sun finally came out & we found a muddy  field of red to romp around in…
This field was bigger than the daffodil field we visited on Thursday. This one had a flower stand & Sayer wanted to get Chris some flowers since he didn’t get to join us. He picked them out & bought them himself- he was very pleased with his purchase. I’ve learned over the years to really take advantage of tulip time in our area. It’s nice to be able to explore the fields on days & at times that tourists aren’t around. We usually have the fields to ourselves. The fields will be buzzy with activity next weekend I’m sure. So, here is my red & fuchsia inspiration for the week. What colors are you drawn to lately? 

{Everyday Inspiration} small town connection…

In a previous post, I took you on a tour of the backroads of my hometown. Well, I recently had the pleasure of connecting via web, with someone else that shares these similar backroad memories with me.  Her name is Courtney and she is the one of the co-founders of Babyccino Kids. Her family is actually part of the reason that our Valley looks so gorgeous in the Spring- with rows & rows of colorful tulips everywhere.

When Courtney had her 2nd baby, klt:works was just getting started and she was living in London (& still is). Her uncle thoughtfully purchased some klt:goodies for Courtney’s new baby with the idea of sending something to her that was made from her hometown. He sent some more klt:works items when she had her 3rd child. If my memory is correct, she got one of my first slug plushies & an owl tee. I just got a lovely email from Courtney where the puzzle pieces of our hometown connection started falling into place. 
Do you know about  Babyccino Kids? It’s such a fantastic blog with posts from London, Amsterdam, Paris, NYC, & Melbourne- offering up tips & “interesting perspectives about modern family life”. I’ve actually been enjoying it for years- you should go check it out. Courtney posted a really nice klt:works review yesterday too! Yes, it is a small world after all… thanks Courtney! 

{Everyday Inspiration} small town connection…

In a previous post, I took you on a tour of the backroads of my hometown. Well, I recently had the pleasure of connecting via web, with someone else that shares these similar backroad memories with me.  Her name is Courtney and she is the one of the co-founders of Babyccino Kids. Her family is actually part of the reason that our Valley looks so gorgeous in the Spring- with rows & rows of colorful tulips everywhere.

When Courtney had her 2nd baby, klt:works was just getting started and she was living in London (& still is). Her uncle thoughtfully purchased some klt:goodies for Courtney’s new baby with the idea of sending something to her that was made from her hometown. He sent some more klt:works items when she had her 3rd child. If my memory is correct, she got one of my first slug plushies & an owl tee. I just got a lovely email from Courtney where the puzzle pieces of our hometown connection started falling into place. 
Do you know about  Babyccino Kids? It’s such a fantastic blog with posts from London, Amsterdam, Paris, NYC, & Melbourne- offering up tips & “interesting perspectives about modern family life”. I’ve actually been enjoying it for years- you should go check it out. Courtney posted a really nice klt:works review yesterday too! Yes, it is a small world after all… thanks Courtney!