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Monday, July 27, 2015

A Lighter End of Summer Schedule

Hello dear lovelies! Did you have a wonderful weekend? I spent a good majority of it with my nose in a schoolbook. This week is midterms for me. Today is also the day I am driving Sweet Guy to a weeklong Boy Scout camp. I plan to use my bit of free time wisely. I imagine that I might finally find the solar powered outdoor lights Mr. D├ęcor has been wanting to string up in our trees.

Backyard hammock plus tree lights makes magic. I will buy my home and plant two trees for my hammock in the first summer!

I have a number of other projects I also want to finish. Like adding a final coat of paint onto the back door. As this is our family’s main entryway it seems like a nice idea to create a pretty and welcoming space just for us to enjoy.

I’ve also dug through my collection of vintage British tea towels and plan on spending a bit of time sewing a few pillows for the sunroom daybed.

Perhaps backing it with antique French ticking fabric.

Antique Vintage French red pinks Ticking fabric ~ Project Bundle faded tones ~ | eBay

Grain sack is nice too, with a bit of ticking peeking out.

Antique French Grain Sack Reversible Ticking Pillow

The thing about possibilities is that they are so very lovely to dream about. Even lovelier to make a reality. I’ve decided to enjoy every little bit of the last days of summer. There are back to school supplies to buy, lemonade to sip, a garden to work in and water sprinklers to run through.

I’m going to scale back on my blog posts for a bit to savor the last of the summer season.

See you soon,

Laura

13 comments :

Auntie Em said...

Ahhh...warm summer days and evenings. Just a dream in this area for some reason. While the rest of the world is dealing with drought and record temps, Atlantic Canada is damp, dreary and cool. Now I don't mind the cool temps but the overcast and cloudy days with intermittent showers is really putting a damper on things I want to do outside. The new deck needs to be stained and I wanted to take some stuff out to power wash it clean. Last but not least are some lawn chairs that need testing! Oh well, I guess it must have rained on St Swithin's Day! lol
Hope Sweet Boy enjoys his week and camp and good luck on your mid-terms! (Although I know you will do great) The door will be so lovely when its done and just string up some Christmas lights if you can't find the solar ones. Summer will be gone before you know it and you will have missed the evenings under the pretty lights. :)

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love summer for the very reasons you mention. Camps, projects, relaxing . . . lemonade.

Linda said...

This is a good plan, Laura. :) I'm all for scaling back. We did nothing but fun, frivolous things all weekend and our next many weekends look to involve the same sorts of fun summer adventures. No household projects, or at least very few. I just want to be all about living for the day at hand and having fun.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You deserve a break, relax and enjoy.

Lisa said...

Enjoy the summer and your family, Laura!

Sue said...

Sounds like a lovely plan, mine is similar, floating in the pool with a book:-) Enjoy!

Rita C. said...

Enjoy your time - we'll be here when you get back. ;)

Prettypracticalhome said...

Enjoy the rest of your summer! I'll be doing the same. I'm looking forward to seeing how your tea towel pillows turn out!

Rhonda said...

Oh, do enjoy these last weeks of summer...I know I am. I believe a lot of bloggers are scaling back, in my opinion. Your water sprinkler looks like fun...

Lorrie said...

Enjoy summer, Laura. It's all too fleeting.

Kailani said...

What a beautiful front door!

Rue said...

Enjoy the rest of your Summer, Laura... I'm hiding in the air-conditioning until Fall starts lol

xoxo,
rue

Ellen Ross | Ask Away said...

The first picture makes me feel soooo zen :)
XO Ellen from Ask Away
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