Skip to content

Ah, Summer!

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.

“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)

Posted by decor8 in uncategorized on June 12, 2008

Your comments...

  1. Chelsea commented
    June 13th, 2008 at 12:06am

    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!

      (Quote)  (Reply)

  2. karina commented
    June 13th, 2008 at 12:45am

    you deserve a rest!!

      (Quote)  (Reply)

  3. Marisa and Creative Thursday commented
    June 13th, 2008 at 12:49am

    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

      (Quote)  (Reply)

  4. Kristen commented
    June 13th, 2008 at 1:34am

    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. : )

      (Quote)  (Reply)

  5. Samantha commented
    June 13th, 2008 at 1:52am

    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!!

      (Quote)  (Reply)

  6. Liz commented
    June 13th, 2008 at 4:46pm

    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…

      (Quote)  (Reply)

  7. Miss Talbet commented
    June 15th, 2008 at 8:19am

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

      (Quote)  (Reply)

  8. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    June 16th, 2008 at 3:30am

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

      (Quote)  (Reply)

Leave a comment

CommentLuv badge

Books:

Some of my books...

Further editions available: Decorate published by Murdoch Books for AU/NZ, Decorar BR, Alt om indretning DK, Inspirace pro váš byt CZ, Dekorácie SK, La décoration FR, Lust auf Wohnen DE, Sisusta tyylillä FI and Sztuka aranżacji wnętrz PL.

eCourses:

Next dates

Blogging Your Way: Blog Boss
e-course, October 10 - November 10, 2014
Find out more about this exciting class by bloggers, for bloggers, teaching you how to blog like a boss!