And just like a snap of your fingers, summer is coming to a close. Labor Day weekend is only a few days from now, and we’re heading to Lake Eufaula for the final seasonal hurrah at Carlton Landing. Fall is my most favorite season at CL, and I’m already anticipating the chilly bright mornings spent on the porch with a big cup of coffee and a good book.
I’m so grateful for this little corner of the world. Our happy place, our getaway from the craziness of our day to day lives. I recognize the privilege this is. We say no to a lot of other (good! fun!) things so we can say yes to time together and to the relationships we’ve built amongst our community there. I wish it could be more often and as always, I sense this countercultural push in my heart to say no to the busyness that has become what seems like the all new “keeping up with the Joneses” of our generation. It seems like a common conversation that I’m having in different circles. Do you feel it too?
It’s almost like you have to fight for margin – fight for the white space in life. Why do we do this to ourselves?
Anyway, that’s what we’re doing this weekend. Stacks of books and lazy porch mornings, and dinners with friends, and now that I say all that, it’ll probably rain or we’ll all have the stomach flu or something. I’m planning on finishing up the third book by Kevin Kwan Rich People Problems and trying not to fall off the Weight Watchers bandwagon (the struggle is real at the lake).
Stylistically, I’m also feeling this pull towards natural textures and calmer palettes. Ticking stripes feel so spot-on right now as we head towards fall. Not too fussy not too casual. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s easy to layer it with chunkier textures and it’s so crazy durable. And that impulse purchase woven garden stool from Hobby Lobby is maybe my favorite thing I’ve purchased all summer. I wish I’d bought a couple of them.
Hedgehouse sent over a couple new covers for my throwbeds and they’re transitioning from the porch to the boys’ room. Aren’t they fun layered together? These are the Toulouse blue wide stripe and the Toulouse ticking stripe. Makes me happy – just like the princess and the pea on my porch swing. I’ve dragged those throwbeds from the lake to the park and everywhere else in between.
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