Monday evening typically rolls around and we find ourselves already planning out the next weekend's activities. By Wednesday, a bonafide grocery list is usually in full swing - another pack of rainier cherries, a case of stone fruit from our local Traders, that really good salsa we found at the meat market some weeks ago and of course, a bottle or two of our favorite libation that probably dried up sometime the previous Sunday afternoon. The pool guy typically comes 'round on Friday and after we survey the newly sparkling waters, we'll inevitably begin temperature negotiations on the pool heater for the following day. These routines have played out week after week here at our summer fort, but they've been far from monotonous. I've found that the rotating poolside playlist and a fresh coat of polish on the toes are enough of a change to keep things interesting each week. We've actually ventured out quite a bit, but my favorite days off this summer have certainly been spent here at home, floating, sipping, noshing and chatting away around the pool with family and friends.
Of course this routine has impacted some others - like daily blogging. Over the past three years, I've had so much fun cataloguing, photographing and blogging about the many landscape and decorating projects that have essentially built our little slice of staycation heaven here at Holtwood House. But if I'm being truly honest, it's been rewarding to disconnect just a bit to really live in these real life moments this summer.
That said, my soul feels sufficiently rested and I feel ready to dive back in again. While it's been mostly lazy days lounging under the canvas and those giant pom-poms above, I'm feeling re-charged enough to launch into some new design endeavors and resume regular posting here at Holtwood Hipster once more.
On Wednesday: The highs and lows of a floor project using Chalk Paint.