Thursday, August 4, 2016

New Month Build: August 2016

The Dog Days of Summer

Grace, Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Lea, Melody, 2 or more


I miss the beach.
Let's do a beach theme this month.
I like it.
What colors do we need?
The blues for sky and water.
Sun colors...
Oh, and the light green for dune grass.
Lots of tan for sand.
What else do we have beachy?
We're searching...
What about Olivia's smoothie cart?
That could work.
Parts of the bakery stand?
YES! I have it!
Emma's Lifeguard Station!
We should have a couple of dogs on the beach too.
I like it! Which dogs?
This one and...the pug.
Let's get to it!

The Build

[Building noises and comments]
That's not going to work. I'll put it away. This is good. We need more room. This won't go either. Packing that bit up. Ooo. I like this! Birds! We need birds! Someone needs to be on the beach with the dogs. Who is dressed for warm weather? Olivia...and Andrea!
Hi! Is this the new calendar?
Looks awesome! Sorry I missed the fun. Photo shoot, you know.
(laughing) Yeah, we do!
I love the theme. Looks like a great day at the beach.
(Took the flash photo over the no flash. Too bright seemed better than too dark this time.)

Lego Selfie

This Emma is not dressed for the beach. (giggles)

Minor Tweaking

We decided you couldn't see Olivia so we put her over with Andrea and the pups. We also plan to add a bit more water around the lifeguard station.

What's your favorite part of our new month design?

Best wishes,

Note: Tea Time with Melody Q is not affiliated with American girl, Madame Alexander, or Lego. All items shown are from our own collection; many are retired products. 


  1. It's all cute but I think I like the lifeguard station the best. Reminds me that I need to update my perpetual calendar!

    1. Yeah! We like it a lot. Didn't get many of the beach related sets, but are glad we have this one.

  2. I love that it is Lego! Adorable!

    1. Thanks, Meg! :-D

      [From Xyra: Always loved Lego, bt the collection really started to take off after shopping for a gift for someone else. ]