Category Archives: Summer

Summer Dream.

Hello and happy Monday! It’s happy because the sun is shining outside my window again. I am really hoping now that summer has officially begun, the sun will decide to stick around for more than a day or two at a time. I am more than ready for the lazy days of summer!

I thought I would share the home of Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, the designer who started the popular website, Apartment Therapy because it reminds me of long and happy summers spent at camp as a kid. In fact, his house sits on half an acre adjacent to his mother’s 18 acre property which just so happens to be a former summer camp. How perfect is that? The family has since built a barn and not one, but six (!) yurts on the property. Sounds like a summer dream alright.

{Images via The New York Times}

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Goodbye Summer.

Well, this is it, isn’t it? The last hurrah before autumn is upon us? As much as I hate to see summer go, fall really is my favorite season. I just love all the colours, the crisp mornings (although we’ve had our share of those already), the sweaters and reading beside the cozy fires. Do you have any fun plans this weekend? I am going to my in-laws new cabin for some lake time. Whatever you do, I hope you send summer off with a bang! See you Tuesday!


As summer is slowly winding down, I find myself wanting to go on one more camping adventure… or more accurately, ‘glamping’ adventure. I like to rough it as much as the next person, but don’t you think it would be so fun to stay in one of these tents or yurts?! I would love to stay in a yurt on the Oregon coast, which I believe they have lots of. It just might end up being more of a Fall trip because it looks like they are all booked up for the rest of summer. Oh well, until then…

Glamping Girl

Urban Style Vibes

Paws Up

The Decorologist

A Montauk Surf Shack

Tepees on the lawn, vintage lawn chairs and lanterns hanging in the trees?! I am loving the campy feel of this Montauk surf shack.

All photos from The New York Times, via Unruly Things.

Happy Friday (+ Pools!)

Happy Friday everyone! This week flew by but I am yet again very thankful for the weekend. And it looks like the sun might even stick around until tomorrow! Wow, three days in a row is unheard of this year, but I will gladly take it!

Our townhouse complex has a shared pool (nothing fancy, but it does the trick), and yesterday I got to spend 2 glorious hours swimming and lounging in it. Only the 2nd time this summer; but I may try for a 3rd time tomorrow. All this pool time has got me dreaming that instead of a rectangular hole in the concrete, it looked a little more something like these pools… oh, and maybe that it was just mine. A girl can dream, can’t she?

Shabby Chic

Gingham and Watercolors

Laura Day Living

Coastal Living



Wall Street Journal

I hope you all have a refreshing weekend, no matter where you are! See you Monday!