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Summertime Happiness

Today officially begins my first-ever month-long sabbatical, when I won’t be online or check anything beyond (occasionally) my personal Instagram account. I’m so ready and here for it.

I’m currently writing this on the plane back from London, and am heading to the west coast, where I’ll join my family for time in the Pacific Northwest.

I know it’s already sweltering in the south, which can affect our outlook on the summer months, but so far, I’m truly enjoying time off from the school year and slower days living life. Here’s my current shorter good list of what I’m loving right now:

Your turn: what’s on your summer good list at the moment?

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  1. Christine Bailey

    Tsh, this makes me happy. The perfect cold brew, Saltwater sandals, and some comfy cut-offs – what could be better? This inspires me to write my own summer list! I’m loving my rainbow colored zinnias, my new high rise button-front denim shorts from GAP, and my Birkenstock Gizeh EVA sandals – they’re waterproof but they’re metallic bronze so still look nice enough to wear with skirts, and I slip them on to go to the pool, or to check on things on the farm when I don’t need boots, or just whenever. They’re the only thing I wear besides my red Saltwaters. 🙂

  2. brooks

    I looove the scent of sunscreen too!

  3. Roman

    Right, you need to be able to rest

  4. Rachel Nordgren

    I adore ALL of this and relate to so many of the things on your list…the first three things especially! On my good list for the summer: Smith’s Rosebud Salve, floral sundresses from the thrift store, homemade gin, prescription sunglasses, and exploring the hiking trails around our new home in Colorado!

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