today for your viewing pleasure, I give you five lovely polaroids taken by my friend sarah smith. these pretty little things are sure to put you in a happy mood but may also make you wish you were sitting on the beach instead of at your desk, or wherever you may be.
i'm not giving up on this, i've just fallen into a pattern of summertime laziness or flat-out exhaustion from hours of playing princesses and eating go-gurt. as usual, my ambitions and projects for what i anticipated to be weeks and weeks of free days to be creative, productive, relaxed, and peaceful fell by the wayside as my calendar filled up with babysitting jobs and my addiction to reality television deepend (embarrassing but true). so here it is, almost august and this blog has been stagnant for 2 months. plus all of the photos i wanted to take/print, stories i wanted to write, books i wanted to read, and new things i wanted to try remain incomplete and undone. with one month left of summer, i'm resolving to get back on track. i'll try to do better, really.
Catherine and I had talked about planting a little vegetable garden in the yard behind our house and it seems that our project may finally be getting underway. I don't really know anything about gardening but I've done a little online research and today bought some gardening tools and tomato, carrot, cucumber and watermelon seeds. I think we may also plant a few other vegetables like peppers, squash, and eggplant plus some herbs. I'll post updates of our progress but in the meatime, these photos serve as inspiration to test out my green thumb. yum!
While browsing Design*Sponge, I found these beautiful painted cardboard horses by Ann Wood.
Wood has made available 3 horse patterns that can be downloaded from the d*s site and a set of instructions so that you can make your own unique cardboard horses... I really want to get some paints and old buttons and make some of my own, although I don't think they would come out nearly as pretty as these.