Thoughts on Slowing Down & Old Fashioned Inspiration

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Every summer things slow down a bit on this blog. It is never planned (though perhaps it should be!), to be honest life just becomes a little crazier than normal.

Crazier you ask? Isn't summer supposed to be more relaxed? No homework, more pool time--In a way it certainly is! But more than ever we recognize our kiddos' need for structure which means part time camps, and me working on freelance projects. Not to mention early morning barks from our goldendoodle! 

Note to self: it is more than okay to slow down in certain areas of life. To leave some unscheduled time on my calendar. To find beauty in a simple summer. And to know that seasons in life are exactly that.

Can you relate?

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My Mom spent the week with us last week. It was such a sweet visit. By way of my Mom, my Grandma (GGMa to the kids) sent me several decorating magazines, and I went through and pulled out inspiration for our bedrooms, living room, and kitchen. I can not think of the last time I had done that! It brought back memories of filling scrapbooks with inspiration. 

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Pinterest is a wonderful resource. But looking through magazines gave me the chance to see some design ideas I might not have otherwise considered. Now we are considering painting our 6 year old daughter's bedroom a robin's egg blue! Before, we had always thought pink. I appreciate that we took the time to study things "the old fashioned way" and spot interesting textures, vibrant colors, and home decor trends.

“There is so little to remember of anyone - an anecdote, a conversation at a table. But every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, written in the heart in the hope that memory will fulfill itself, and become flesh...” -Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping