there is something about summertime in the northwest…it gets me every time. we opened all the windows of our two story house weeks ago and we haven’t had to close them yet. the birds are chirping all day long and the sounds of the neighborhood have come alive with lawnmowers, kids playing outside, dogs, and on an on. i have missed this ease of living and i’m so glad it’s here for a bit.
in the mornings, i’ve been bringing my laptop down from the studio and into our dining room. the light is so much better in here with the windows and i’m trying to soak it up. i’ve also been spoiling myself with my favorite candle (volcano from anthropologie) while i work and fresh peonies inside my favorite glass vase. it’s the little things that make all the difference, right? also, dear sweet bella has been sleeping at my feet underneath the table. she is such a snuggle….loving her so much lately.
we’ve got a new addition to the living room….a gorgeous original painting by my dear friend mati. i scooped it up a couple of weeks ago when she had an online sale and i felt like the luckiest girl in seattle when it arrived. i bought this painting not knowing the meaning behind it. i just felt called to it, but when mati shared the story of how + why she painted it, well, i knew it was a piece meant for both of us. i have missed her so much since moving to seattle. some friends leave big giant imprints in our lives and she is one of them.