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Circling Back ... On a Friday

I thought it might be . . . fun? interesting? . . . to circle back to some of my recent posts with some follow up.

Let's go!

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At the beginning of August, I shared my "bucket list" for the month.  I thought it might be interesting to circle back and see how I did with my list.

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Not 100%, but not a bad showing at all.  Still need to refresh my containers (the plants were still looking pretty good through August, so I decided to just wait for the mums in September) and clean out my fridge (and the stand-up paddleboard is just going to have to wait for next summer) -- but I got to most of the things on my list.

The thing I'm most pleased about?  Getting that dang Alaska trip photo book put together and ordered (Shutterfly) because it was really a pain in the butt to do.

The thing I liked best?  My day at the Lake Michigan shore!

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Last week I wrote about wedding gifts we still have and use regularly -- still.  Even after 38 years.  In my post, I mentioned that I still use the "happy mushroom" potholders I received as a shower gift -- up at our cabin.  

Well.  I decided to take a picture of them while we were up north this last week so I could circle back and share them with you.

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Both the mushroom and the raccoon-with-vegetables potholders were part of kitchen sets that also included dishtowels (long gone).  (The rooster potholder?  I have no idea when he showed up, but it wasn't a wedding gift.)  Although showing a lot of wear and tear, these potholders have stood the test of time in my (now cabin) kitchen.

And you might want to . . . circle back . . . yourself and read the comments on my wedding gift post -- because they are just marvelous and well worth reading!  I thank all of you who shared your wedding gift stories (and feel free to add more to this post).

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Not long ago, I talked about having reusable bags with you all the time -- so you never need to grab a plastic bag again at the store.  Most of you are already on board with the reusable bags -- but a couple of you mentioned produce bags, so I wanted to circle back and show you the ones I use.

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Many years ago, I picked up a set of inexpensive produce bags (in varying sizes) right there in my grocery store produce department. They're made of a lightweight mesh fabric, and have simple drawstrings at the top.  I use them ALL the time.  (I keep them tucked into one of my bigger reusable bags so I always have them handy.)  They're washable and surprisingly sturdy.

Want to make some produce bags?  I found a produce bag pattern (FREE) on Ravelry!  (I think a set of these would make a great gift.)

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And that's it for this week!  Have a great weekend, and I'll see you on Monday.

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