This has been the summer of my dreams.  For the first time in many years, we took our first real vacation.  One that did not involve work or presenting at a conference or meeting with suppliers or installing a show or having a pop up shop.  One that allowed us to hang out on the beach, drink daiquiri's by the sea, eat oysters prepared every imaginable way, paddleboard to a tidal island, wake up early to wander the beach looking for shells, read books in the sand and jump on hotel beds.  Only to return home to gorgeous weather perfect for canoe trips around our favorite lake.  Our garden is flourishing, our chickens are growing, we have several building projects underway and our new summer bag has accompanied me everywhere - The Shopper no.1- I'm currently carrying one in natural and one in gray.  Things are good.