We’ve been on summer break for a good two weeks and it’s rained a lot. And, when I say a lot, I mean I’m questioning as to whether or not we live in Seattle or the south of England. But, since there is no sea on either side of me, I’m quite assured I’m right smack dab in the middle of corn field country still.
Giant puddles pooling everywhere and we haven’t even, really used our pool yet. Other then a few, “uh, I fell in with my clothes on,” situations. Which are explained as, “I know you are not going to let me swim right now, but this always works!”
Yesterday I had blogging and a bootie workout on my agenda, but the kids were bored and so we pulled out board games. I’m not a big games person. I didn’t really grow up playing games, and I think that has a lot do with it (do you find this true about you? like or dislike?).
Games or no games, I got thinking about what we like to do when the weather isn’t so winsome….
Keep reading for some summer ideas:
I’m crushing super hard on this Victorian Farmhouse that belongs to a pastor and his family in Portland (as recently seen on Design Sponge). I have a thing for homes; specifically homes that have soul. The soul of a home. Houses are pretty, but homes have soul. You know, the homes you visit that have personality. Personality in their collected pieces that tell this story and that, until all stories collide and tell “the story.” The story of the home and it’s people. How they grew, where they went, what they saw, who they were and who they are becoming. The homes that have a feel that is all their own. Peaceful. Fun. Restfull. Quiet. Creative. Loud. Quirky. Relaxing. Inspiring. Interesting. That is the soul of a home.
I’ve never been in this home, but I just have this feeling, this hunch, that this home is one of those. And, I think that is why I’m so attracted to it.
I’m crazy over this little catchall corner. I’m working hard to create spaces to catch and contain all of the crap (sorry there is just no other word). I’ve long been coveting expensive bins and racks and shelves, somewhat similar, but not as interesting as this one that looks like it had another life in another place or someone ele’s space. But, it got me thinking….this might not be too difficult to make (or have someone make). It’s going on my list.
Here’s what else is making my list, inspired by this home . . .
The mint green along side the black leather chair as seen on KK Living. Mint chocolate chip perfection.
This sundress. It looks so easy and breezy and simply summer. On my wishlist.
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
yogurt pops with sprinkles. I seriously need to invest in some popsicle molds this summer. do you make your own?
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what are you loving this week?
Sometimes we play with our food. We make short stories with our sustenance. We smile and we take a bite. And, it tastes better because it’s not just bread it’s beyond. It’s a curious cat, with strawberry ears and a blackberry button nose. A cat who knows everything because, of course, cats always do. They are sly and shy and slink around corners and carry secrets. I don’t know what kind of secrets cats carry, but you can always see it in their eyes. Have you seen it, too? Something. Everything. Everything, they hear with strawberry ears.
It was boring day, busy with many some-things, that add up to everything, and nothing is the only thing that appears to get done. Do you know these days, too?
these perfect built in bunk beds…especially the the step ladder.
3 ingrediant ice cream that is dairy free. i made the chocolate last night!
this quote by Jonathan Carroll.
flowers growing up the wall. I need some of that. side note, we have these outdoor folding chairs from IKEA and love them. They are perfect extra chairs to have around.
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what are you loving this week?