The days are long but go by quickly! Between client projects and kiddos, my blog has been a little neglected. But given the choice between this …
and this …
what would you chose?
(I knew you’d understand!)
We recently installed a new little “French kitchen garden” … or potager as I learned it is called on Pinterest.
It is a place for herbs, vegetables and fruits, but it is often also a structured garden space with a design based on repetitive geometric patterns.
This spot is right out our patio doors and had become somewhat overgrown with perennials. So we cleared it out and had bluestone tiles laid in a checkerboard pattern.
I bought the cute little chalkboard garden markers on Etsy at a shop which quite serendipitously is called Braden’s Grace. (My little Braden will turn 7 this week!)
This has become one of my favorite spots this summer.
And what else have we been up to?
Well, here’s a glimpse …
A little trip to Door County, WI … Awww, isn’t this sweet? I call this the “After” picture.
Here is the “Before” …
You can never watch too many sunsets …
Eat too much ice cream …
… take too many naps
(especially on the front of a boat!)
…. watch too many movies
(Monsters University at a GROOOVY old Drive-in!)
…play too much baseball
… or have too much sand in your toes.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Another thing I love about summer?
… Having my own flower shop just right outside my door! I just love being able to walk outside, grab handfuls of hydrangas, allium or greenery and bring them inside … SO simple and SO cheap!
So … the bad news … sporadic blog posts this summer.
The good news … we are in the process of creating a whole new Swoon website that we hope to debut this fall!
Hope you are all enjoying your summer as well!