60 days of life

Day one.

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I have been kicking myself lately for not carrying my camera around anymore. I always rely on my iphone and lately it just hasn’t been doing it for me. Nowadays I see something really cool and quick snap a picture with my iphone and am immediately dissatisfied.

So I’m trying something new. I completely dumped my purse, put in a much smaller wallet and took out all of the unnecessaries that keep somehow ending up in my bag. And I know you all know exactly what I mean… a huge bottle of lotion that has no business being in there, hand lotion (which I rarely use in the summer), spare change, a pen, another pen, gum wrappers, a plastic baggy, bobbie pins…oh the pins…and so it goes. It’s so easy when you’re running out the door in the morning to throw things in that you think you might need later in the day. No more.

This morning I was blog-surfing, finally, and really wishing I had taken more pictures lately. So now I’m going to. I was mostly inspired by Elsie and her 365 Days at Home and her love for lifestyle photography. I would love to follow in her footsteps and try to do that, but Im going to start with 60 days for now. Kind of like a way to document the rest of this speedy summer, our upcoming vacation, and the best time of year. I’m sure I’ll miss a day here and there – such is life – but I figure I’ll just make up for it in the next post. Maybe one post will have multiple pictures. Who knows, there aren’t any rules.

I feel really great about this actually… I hope it inspires others to take more photos.

Free days

Today is day one of two days off in a row and I’m already jumpy and wondering what to do with myself. I really don’t like not being busy! (Unless I’m on a vacation or somewhere far away). Some people live for their days off… but not me. Weird huh. It may have something to do with the fact that my friends that live near by work strange hours and my college friends live two hours away. I am somewhat grateful for the day off today though due to the 95-100 degree weather we’ve been having!

So today I’m thinking of taking my time at the grocery store, which is always dangerous, and spending some money on summer clothes for my vacation (which is in less than a month!!). I also need to spend a little bit of time out in the sun to get rid of this awful sock tan that I’m sporting – one of the bonuses of greenhouse-life. It doesn’t help that my best friends love pointing out that it looks like I’m getting in the pool with my white socks and shorts on…thanks guys.

This is just a little short post to say hi and update you on my day. I’ll probably post something fun later or tomorrow since I have lots of time to kill! Have a lovely day.

Here’s something pretty for you to look at.

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This is a house on Long Island (basically in the Hamptons!) that my mom and I visited for a garden tour recently. It’s owned by one of my fancy plant-growers and Im in awe of their entire house, especially this patio.

Dare to dream.