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As I mentioned here, we had a bustling, business-focused June all about learning and stretching and growing. And it was great.

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But now we’re balancing that with a few slow, summer-focused months at our little getaway in North Central PA.

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Here we splash in the lake, take wandering walks to secret docks, pick blueberries, and do a whole lot of together-ing.

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Here we play music on the porch, visit with friends from far away, and read lots of books.

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And, every summer, we slowly become ourselves here. First the schedule disappears. Then the make-up washes

away and the hairdryer is stashed in a bottom drawer. Later, we lose big things; like social pressures and self-consciousness. And through that stripping away of all things unnecessary, we become ourselves.

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Is it tricky – sometimes crazy – to run a growing business from the woods? Yes. Is it worth it? Heck Yes.

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Wishing you a peaceful, soul-filled rest of summer!

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P.S. Many of these photos were taken by my fabulous friend and lake-lover, Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake. Check out her brand of cute, simple, fun sewing patterns!

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