Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Fun In The Sun

If you are here for the first time, a warm welcome to Mountain Breaths. Today I am joining a group of talented bloggers to bring you our "Fun in the Sun" with our Traveling Tote. As I sit here typing, it is evident to me that we pack a lot into our summer living here in the Northeast as summer's always too short. There's better time to have fun and life life to it's fullest than August which happens to be my favorite summer month. Goodbye have been wonderful.

In May we thought we would never have summer as our spring was wet and cool. But on the first day of summer, everything changed. For us, it has been a delightful summer so far. Joe and I often eat our dinners at the patio table on the backyard deck, and the tote has gone to many summer outings including the Brad Paisley concert. Some guy asked if I was into racing. lol
I would be remiss if I didn't mention the summer fun we had at the MacKenzie-Childs Barn Sale. I know many of you have seen my photos on Instagram, and I appreciate you following along in our adventures. This was my 13th barn sale, and Joe and I won a challenge to "Skip The Line" this year. I raced to the furniture tent, and located a chair for the living room immediately (there was only one). So I sat in the chair to claim it, called Joe on my cell asking where he was lol, and to please flag down a staff member so they could put a sold tag on it....all while another shopper telling me that if I didn't buy it, she wanted it. It's my favorite purchase.

Now pour yourself a glass of ice tea, and see how the rest of totes are enjoying summer. 

Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box (Patti is hosting a giveaway on her blog) Good luck!
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader

Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women  

 Have you been able to get out into the garden, to the beach, farmer's market, maybe dining al Fresco, having picnics, attending pool parties, BBQing or maybe even attending a concert?  We attended two concerts at our favorite concert venue ampitheater where we see the most beautiful sunsets on the water - enjoyed Brad Paisley and Heart very much. 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Debbie, this is a wonderful journal of your fun in the sun! Each of your collages reflects the joy of an active few months. I'm sure August will also be packed with busy times for you and Joe. Keep having fun as August arrives.

  2. So happy to see that you are enjoying summer - We have been lucky to have some great weather!

  3. You are having fun in the sun..! I hope you always do!!

  4. What fabulous variety you and your totes have enjoyed, Debbie! Love the guy's comment of are you into racing, lol.

  5. Look at all your fabulous finds! I cracked up when you said you ran to the furniture tent and claimed your chair by plopping down in it! You and Patti are hard to keep up with, you are always on the go! I love that Joe is a big MKC fan and goes to the barn sale with you! Great pics, too funny about the guy that asked if you were a race fan :) Keep up the fun!

  6. What a wonderful summer you and Joe are enjoying Deb. I enjoyed following your adventures, great photos. I love how you both enjoy going to the barn sale and making it a fun outing. One of these days I may just decide I have to do this, once! LOL, funny the guy asked you if you were a racing fan. Our totes do get a lot of attention. Enjoy the remainder of summer.........

  7. Debbie, your summer is full of fun. Your garden looks fabulous. What a fun way to spend an evening...a dinner cruise. of course attending the MKC barn sale must have been a blast. Many thanks again. Racing fan? Too funny for words. Continue to enjoy the remaining days of summer.

  8. Did you happen to think, “Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers” when you sat upon your gorgeous chair?? That’s what I was thinking!! Lol! You’ve had such a great summer, with wonderful days yet to come. You and Joe are such a cute couple. I love that picture of the two of you in the frame. You are blessed! ❤️🌻❤️

  9. I didn't know you enjoy fishing! How much fun! Your summer has been far more exciting than ours. Congrats on winning the "Skip the Line" competition! I want to see your chair in your home. Have you posted it yet?

    Ricki Jill

  10. I just love your story about buying the chair! That's what we have learned to do at Home Goods, because if we are looking at it and walk away, someone else grabs it. I just love your chair too. What a score on the skip the line.
    You two have so much fun together. Joe is so fun! I love seeing what you guys are up to.


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