Thursday, August 30, 2012

Where oh where has August gone?

Hello dear friends,

Where has August gone?... seems like it was only the  beginning of the month and now we are almost at the end!
Am I the only one, that feels like we seem to be moving at warp speed?

I have been absent from my blog and visiting you all and so I apologize.

Daughter and I have been having a wonderful week together, shopping, having lunch out and taking lovely long walks along the beach.  Ahhh the nice fresh air, you can't help but take note of the beautiful day! 
Also another great passion, was visiting the Craft shop and stocking up on supplies and then going home to sit at the table and make something.
If you have the privilege of having a daughter, you already know the many joys it brings.

Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
~ Doug Firebaugh

I have to share a giveaway ~ Servies en Brocante is having a giveaway and this wonderful book is the prize. The link is on my sidebar.

I hope to come and visit you all soon.
Enjoy the rest of the week


  1. Dear Carolyn
    Yes, I ask me also: where has August gone?... seems like it was only the beginning of the month and now we are almost at the end!Unfortunately, the summer is over. Now the automn begins.
    Love and Hugs Yvonne

  2. What a wonderful time you two are having!

    I love it when my nieces come to visit :)

    Ah, yes, the weekend and September are around the corner!!



  3. Dearest Carolyn,

    Don't even try to apologize; having a daughter home is the most precious thing. Enjoy your time together and afterwards the sweet memories.
    Yes, time is spinning fast, like the speed of a fan instead of a ticking clock...
    Hugs to you,

  4. Hi Carolyn, your day sounds wonderful. I'm looking forward to days just like that coming soon with my daughter returning home at end of this year. Can't wait!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Robyn x

  5. I agree, august has gone really fast, i wish there were two saturdays. And wonderful with a mother daughter week.

  6. Dear Carolyn,
    yes, time is running away and soon September is here! Don't know, where all the days have gone....
    You don*t have to apologize! Your family is the most important in your live, and having your daughter at home must be wonderful!
    Have a great and wonderful time together!
    love and hugs,

  7. Enjoy your time with your daughter, so precious. It's almost september, school's beginning soon....and I have the feeling it was too short.
    Lieve groetjes,

  8. I feel kind of sad about the end of August, I am trying to use the last days as much as possible!

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  9. Hi darling !!..enjoy your time with your daughter we wait for you....nice to see that give away from Sanne here on your next give away will also be this book !! from

  10. Dearest Carolyn,
    Oh, wonderful to have a lovely daughter to share some time with♡♡♡ I remember the sweet time I had had with my late mother.
    The older you get, the faster the time flies (*^_^*)

    Thank you very much visiting me and sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  11. Good morning beautiful friend! I too feel a bit out of sorts in that I am not able to visit everyone right away.....I LOVE ROUTINE and when my routine changes a bit, I have to get used to it! THANK YOU FOR VISITING my TEST BLOG...I will be back, I HOPE, in the next several days with a regular post. HAVE FUN!!!!!!!! Anita

  12. Lovely post, darling!
    I can't believe that August is over either...
    Happy Thursday!


  13. I can't believe how fast this entire year has been going. The days and weeks truly are on warp speed. I'm hoping September through December slow down a little. I love this time of year.

  14. You certainly shouldn't be apologizing for having a lovely crafty time with your daughter filled with fresh air, lovely walks and shopping. :) Yes, time is flying by so fast! Have a fabulous weekend. Tammy

  15. Carolyn,
    I am in love with that picture of the girl reading a book. Nel used to have a jewelry box with the same picture. I'm so glad you got to spend special time with your daughter. It sounds like you are doing many wonderful things together. Your red roses made my day, thank you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  16. Carolyn,

    This month HAS gone by quickly! I'm do glad you spent some quality time with your daughter. Sounds like you had a wonderful week!

  17. Hi Carolyn,
    I'm glad you have been have a wonderful time with your daughter and I know exactly what you mean about what joy that brings. My daughter will soon be back to Uni so I am making the most of her being around.
    Have a good September and hope your Mother is getting better.
    Sarah x

  18. So happy hours spend with your daughter, dear Carolyn- they will forever be treasured.
    Hugs, Dorthe
    p.s. I was giftet the book from my daughter last christmas-it is beautiful.

  19. I,m happy that you and daughter enjoyed your week end!
    It's true: August has passed so quickly!!
    Here the autumn is beginning: it's my favorite season!
    I also think that you don't have to apologize: the time spent with your daughter is very important!

  20. Lovely is so wonderful to spend time with daughters! I agree too that August has just flown by!
    Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen x

  21. Dear Carolyn,
    Where has this YEAR gone? Time seems to pass so quickly..

    I was sure I had left a note here, it must be flying around blogland.
    Thank you so much for your visit. Bebe is excited that you will be there. Your kind words are always appreciated.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  22. Oh Carolyn,
    I am bless to have a daughter that at the age of 17 still likes to hang around with her mom :-) We have enjoyed a wonderful summer together...I am going to miss having her around all day when she starts school again. Time just flew by too quickly...but I am looking forward to autumn and winter. Sending you a big hug and wishing you a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

    Much love,

  23. ♡✿彡╮
    Passei para uma visitinha.
    Bom fim de semana!

  24. Hi Carolyn, How wonderful to spend time with your dear daughter enjoying the times that make life so special. It sounds perfect. Thank you for sharing the beautiful giveaway. It looks divine.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    XO Celestina Marie

  25. True, time flies so fast and the b-e-r months have arrived. I enjoy going to craft shops and walking on the beach :D It must be a wonderful experience to be able to do those things with a daughter who also loves doing the things you love.

    Happy weekend :D

  26. I have two daughters, so I know exactly what you mean. And yes, summer has flown by here too. How lovely that you managed to slow it down for a week at least :D

  27. August whizzed by for me too - too much work and not enough sun!

    Pomona x

  28. Hello dear, Carolyn,

    And so we are on to September and soon will be noting the end of the year. Yes, it does seem to be rushing past, no doubt of that.

    Your week with your daughter sounds idyllic and filled with special memories. Here is it a holiday weekend so one more day of relaxed atmosphere (although I will mostly be working on new releases). Hope yours was wonderful and that the new week brings many joyful pleasures!




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