Lake Park Bash 2016

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Happy Fourth of July to the USA!

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We are relaxing today after a fun-filled weekend

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at the Second Annual Lake Park Bash

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hosted by the the best ever “hood”

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in Conneaut Lake, PA…

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Look at this crew in their red, white, and blue

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from Lake Park Way!

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Whether by land or by sea…

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a fun time was a guarantee!

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A photo booth welcomed guests

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and hosts alike.

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Some of us were silly…

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an others were very pretty.

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Friends and family

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and my most specialiast of all ladies.  ❤

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There were refreshing drinks

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wine

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because the cutest mixologists/most generous hosts/sweetest family ever made sure!

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There was food galore…

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with lots of meat…

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and of course there were also

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plenty of treats!

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To work  play it off

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there where games a plenty…  Like Twister

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and life-sized Kerplunk

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and Jenga

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and corn hole

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and Bocci Ball to name a few.

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There was also music

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and young ones to make life bright.

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All were winners

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on a gorgeous Saturday.

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And when the sun set

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the bonfires lit and the sparklers twinkled

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while fireworks glowed and banged and shined.

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And then since one day was just not enough…

there were bloody marys and screwdrivers with the next morning’s coffee

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and a shared breakfast of pancakes with blueberries and chocolate chips

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and scrambled eggs and bacon and sausage.

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The Lake Park Bash was a real holiday treat!  Thanks to all that made it so sweet!

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Hope you are enjoying –
wherever you are –
the special moments to cherish.
Reach for a star!

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

Hope Your Fourth of July is a Splash!

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watercolor fireworks 5×7 fourth of july

Happy Independence Day!

Not much time for painting this weekend since we are busy celebrating, but had to at least splash a little red, white and blue (with a touch of quinacridone gold too) for #WorldWatercolorMonth!

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watercolor abstract fourth of july flag 5×7

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi