Ah, Summer!

June 12, 2008

Today has been the first beautiful day all year, at least according to me, so I spent most of it outdoors enjoying the sun and working on an assignment since I really needed to step away from the computer for a day. Ever get that feeling? I couldn’t sit at my desk any longer! I didn’t walk away from my corporate career to spend summers locked indoors in front of a computer all over again, so I felt like today was my chance to show myself why I decided to pursue a freelance career in the first place: Creative freedom and the ability to call the shots from time to time. Today I gave myself a break and it was really nice.

Ah, Summer! “Be Kind To Yourself”

After being out and about, I am now at my desk once again but this time I feel refreshed, totally inspired, and energized. I’m thinking about all of the fun summer plans I have, my upcoming 7 week painting class, my 7th year wedding anniversary next month, and all of the lovely decor8 readers who visit me here each day. I cannot tell you how much I love knowing you all through this blog.

Just one day of being in the sun can truly make a difference and I have a new tan to show for it. :) Anyway, thank you for allowing me this mini vacation day off, please join me here tomorrow for a full day of blogging and lots of links to take you into the weekend and keep you clicking around. See you tomorrow!

(photography by holly becker)


  • Reply Chelsea June 13, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Good for you! Portland had our first real summer day today , too! Though I am in a corporate cubicle. But I did get out for a walk and it did wonders. Thanks for all the energy and time you put into your blog!

  • Reply karina June 13, 2008 at 12:45 am

    you deserve a rest!!

  • Reply Marisa and Creative Thursday June 13, 2008 at 12:49 am

    love “knowing” you too! I’m so glad you spent a day outside ~ I just came in from a moment outside myself ~ it’s just soooo beautiful

  • Reply Kristen June 13, 2008 at 1:34 am

    I really love your blog. Thanks so much for taking the time to post. It’s awesome! I really can’t wait to post my mood board. I just have WAY too many ideas. Anyway…keep up the wonderful ideas! Your blog is definitely a favorite of mine. : )

  • Reply Samantha June 13, 2008 at 1:52 am

    It makes me so happy to think of you outside enjoying the sunshine and beautiful colors and absorbing more inspiration. I guess it’s selfish too cause I know you will share all you absorbed with us hungry Decor8 readers!!

  • Reply Liz June 13, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Yay for celebrating the start of summer, and thanks for the reminder to get up and away from the desk and from the computer sometimes. I forget, all the time, and end up sitting here all day long…

  • Reply Miss Talbet June 15, 2008 at 8:19 am

    I love your blog, it’s very inspiring. Allow yourself many “mini vacations” and come back to inspire us some more!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente June 16, 2008 at 3:30 am

    so lovely and such a lovely sentiment!
    Glad you had a nice break!

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