Friday, July 8, 2011

10 Things That Made Me Smile This Week.

Swimming at Dusk

.My room mate and I have been on an intense swimming kick. We go almost every day after work and swim at least a mile across the lake and back. It is the most relaxing thing I've done for myself in a long time. I'm always amazed at how therapeutic water is.

Hippie Sunglasses

I heart these sunglasses! I'm buying a pair right after I type this. Nicole Kidman is also rocking an amazing pair in Practical Magic and Meg Ryan sports some funky blue ones in the movie The Doors.


This is my kind of drunk out of teacups, headdresses and tambourines! I have yet to go this year but can't wait. Nothing beats sitting around a fire with good music and good friends.


We had the perfect view of our town fireworks from the front yard this Fourth of July and I feel like a little kid every time I see them. My favorite are the ones that look like weeping willows and the shimmery sparkly ones that seem to twirl off in all directions. Not to mention sparklers!

George Harrison

My favorite Beatle and the reason I just bought an acoustic guitar! Here Comes the Sun is such a simple song but it makes me so freakin happy every time I hear it. My goal is to be able to play it by the end of the summer...wish me luck!


I love seeing the fireflies slowly come out across the lawn on warm summer nights. I never had the heart to keep them in a jar when I was younger but I still love trying to catch them.

Flea Markets 

I could be content shopping exclusively at flea markets for the rest of my life. Can't wait for one in Connecticut this Sunday!                                                                  

These Photos 

I just love love love this fairy nymph look. This would be such a gorgeous boudoir photo shoot for before a wedding. If anyone knows what these are from let me know so I can give photo credit (for the rest of the photos too). I'm so bad at that!

St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

The flowers for this liqueur are hand picked by Parisian bohemians in the french alps and then tucked into bushel bags and bicycled down the mountain side to be turned into this dainty spirit....Maybe I'm a complete sucker for marketing but how can you not fall in love with that story?!  I add a splash of it to Hendricks Gin and Tonics.

Bohemian Garden Parties

This was actually a set up for a wedding on the blog Daily Dream Decor but wouldn't this be a fun idea to do for a Summer Solstice garden party. Next year I will have to start planning early!


Anonymous said...

If you cannot bring yourself to trap a live firefly, I suggest this.

Amber said...

I love this! What a great idea! And I love the rest of the site too!