May : instagrams!

wow, May is already gone and summer is here!
here's a little instagram roundup of my favorites from May. :)
I'm totally obsessed with this hat. Totally.
A friend gave it to me as a gift and there's something extra special about receiving
something made by hand instead of a machine.
check out their awesome etsy shop HERE.
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this last weekend I played 'Mom' to these five.
we took two trips to the playground, and survived with [basically] no injuries/tears.
can I get a high five?
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some new pretties..
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Otto came in with Mom one morning to wake me up and I love this shot of him.
his smile + laugh is the best.
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Okay, so if you've seen/read "Little Women" you'll understand
why this license plate totally cracked me up.
obviously the Hummel family isn't so poor anymore...
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It looks like I'm barely anywhere in this book based on the length,
but I was actually several hundred pages in.
What am I reading?
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The Count of Monte Cristo.
so good. so, so good.
yes, it as a [very] long book but you can't beat good, classic literature.
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I'm obsessed with packaging, if you weren't already aware..haha.
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this kid loses more baby-ness everyday.
too bad neverland doesn't exist. :(
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tulips. such pretty flowers.
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the little-est of the littles:
Otto. Anton. Reiner.
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Sunday style.
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talk about a gorgeous sunset.
"the heavens declare the glory of God..."
[no instagram filter used on this shot, by the way]
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in May I got to accompany for about 20 students at a solo festival,
and I took this one day while at the school practicing with the kids.
[notice my lovely name sticker] :P
overall it went great--aside from below story:
my phone was having horrible reception where I was at in the school,
so I stepped outside where a bunch of kids were out for PE.
so I'm standing near some other kids and doing stuff on my phone
and the gym teacher comes over to me all stern and said,
"I'll hold it for you,"
[as in, give me your phone]
I had to explain that I wasn't a student [hello!] and was just there playing piano.
haha, made for a good laugh anyways.
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going to lots of graduation parties in May is always fun.. :)
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strawberry-rhubarb smoothies.
I've already bragged about how good these are so I won't go into more detail. :P
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this tree is on a little hill nearby...how gorgeous?!
I'm totally photographing a couple or family there..sometime this year.
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someone in front of us at Panera ordered a hot chocolate with an
extra lid of whipped cream.
umm, no comment. :P
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last year a friend gave me a monthly calendar where I got to switch out a new
page for each month, and loved having it in my piano studio..
so, since it was on sale and came with a gorgeous box I purchased this
one from Rifle Paper Co.
go drool over their products...talk about pretty!
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Mom and I went to city-wide garage sales in a nearby town,
and this one house had their garage set up as a restaurant.
talk about legit.
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vintage seed-packet stamps...♥
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so, when I was a kid and we lived in northern Iowa all the kids in the neighborhood
did May Day baskets...and then when we moved down here 7ish years ago
nobody in our neighborhood really did them..so we stopped.
this year though we exchanged some with another family and I tell ya,
I don't care how old you are, getting may day baskets are totally awesome regardless of age. :)
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I became one of those "grab-the-$5-bargain-by-the-checkout" people at Kohl's one day,
and no I didn't regret it. :)
how awesome are these dr. seuss cards?!
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what were your May highlights?
~H. Elise
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  1. Enjoyed looking at and reading your May recap. Pretty much stellar!

  2. Ohh your baby brother is so cute!!! Plus most of your brothers look just alike:) My highlight for this May would be hands down going to the Dominican Republic with my family! Loved all the pics.

  3. Ah, why did you link to the website shop for the calendar? It's going to be hard not to visit their website WITHOUT buying something. And Dr. Seuss...umm, why have I never seen these before anywhere!

  4. I love looking at all of these pictures and reading the little stories behind them! :)

  5. Love those wrapped packages...and I totally get the Little Women reference too :)

  6. Haha, I think it's hilarious (and sad) that the gym teacher doesn't know the students well enough to know if you were one or not!


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