Thursday, July 17

Epp! It's summer. I love the heat, the fresh cherries, apricots, nectarines and peaches too! Happily, I only have one more week of school before I can fully claim summer as my own:) Yesterday I went to the park. I took the fresh flowers I had at home {thanks Trader Joes!} and just sat to admire all the beauty around me.

I walked in bare feet, relaxed on a blanket, and pulled out my latest monthly package from the Pennie Post cards! I got these cards in the mail at the beginning of July, and this month's theme was "farmer's market". Aren't they adorable? How can you not just love this little "mon petit chou". 

There really are so many small pleasures to be thankful for every day, even in the midst of busyness. I loved this quote by Celia Thaxter, that says, "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart". Isn't this just so true and powerful? How wonderful that we can cultivate a warmth that radiates from deep within our souls when we thrive on contentment. The most magnetic people I know are those who are content with whatever the circumstances. 

I hope you are having the loveliest of summer days! Happy early weekend dear friend! 

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” 
Henry James

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. 
-Celia Thaxter

Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape

Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

dress: Lulu's //  hat: forever 21 // necklace: oh hello friend // blanket: sari bari //
 belt: vietnam // ring: turkey // bag: cambodia // cards: Pennie Post


  1. you are just stunning, friend! hang in there. that break will be here soon and so worth it. i am missing having those guaranteed breaks from school now.

  2. gorgeous. simply gorgeous.
    you, the surroundings, the words, all of it.
    it is always nice to be reminded to see the beauty in not only moments but in all things. <3 thanks again for encouraging us Katie!

  3. You and that yellow dress! Beautiful.
    I really love that quote, "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.". I will have to remember that when school starts back next week. :)

  4. You know how much I love summer! So I love this whole post! :) And somehow I've never heard that Celia Thaxter quote, but I love it!

  5. these photos are so lovely! good luck with your last week of school! xo

  6. These photos are so lovely. I think I need to go pack a bag and lay under the sunshine all day now! Loved your sentiments on enjoying the little things. We often long for extraordinary events when there are so many blessings in each day! Love! :)

  7. Summer is most definitely my favorite time of year as well! I love all of the sunshine--I feel more energetic these days!

  8. You are just the cutest thing! I want to enjoy a picnic in the park now. :-)

  9. That quote by Celia Thaxter has just become one of my faves! I also really love that yellow dress. It's beautiful.

  10. Love it!! I am loving summer right now too. I appreciate that much more after spending the last two summers in SF!

  11. These are gorgeous. You are gorgeous. I love how I can always seem to feel refreshed and excited (especially about summer!) when I visit your blog! Happy summer and one more week of school!

    xo, gina

  12. Pretty lady! These photos are STUNNING! LOVE that yellow on you!

  13. Oh my goodness, these pictures are incredible! So adorable!

  14. You are gorgeous my dear! Summer looks good on you!

  15. I just love absolutely everything about this post! I love your blog, lady! :)


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