Friday Potpourri

Summer and candles don't always seem like a perfect combo, but I actually kind of think they are. I'll admit that I'm the first person looking for an excuse to light a candle, but honestly, I think Summer is my second favourite candle season (Winter is first, obviously!). But my reasoning isn't that I enjoy lighting candles in the Summer...

It's that I've noticed a good candle is extra fragrant in the Summer. Usually, without even being lit I can smell my favourite candles on a warm afternoon! So the fact that I get to enjoy my latest scent obsession twice really (unlit, and again when I light it up) is my reasoning for loving candles, even in the Summer. 

In other master bedroom news, I picked up a second fiddle leaf fig a month or so back at Home Depot. Did you know they are only $16.99 there???!!! It's basically been the only plant I cannot kill, so I though adding one to this little corner in the bedroom would be the perfect hit of color, texture and height.

I plopped it into a favourite woven Ikea basket/bag I had laying around, adding the perfect amount of drama while still feeling calming and simple like the rest of the room. 

The candle I'm currently burning and obsessing over it this Wild Herb and Patchouli candle from Makers of Wax Goods. I know patchouli isn't for everyone, but I honestly can't smell it. The aroma is more of a perfect cologne/musk while still smelling natural. 

This particular afternoon this week was dull and rainy and the perfect excuse to light up a candle and curl up with a good book. An afternoon like that is so lovely mixed in with a string of hot, sunny, pool side days.

Happy Weekend, Friend!

xoxo Holly

Letterboard Love

Last year for Christmas my sister Torri got me a super cute letter board. I was just starting to see them on pinterest and I was, of course, obsessed, so it was the perfect gift! Since then they are all over, but I'm not even worried about being a follower when it comes to a trend this fun. 

Ours floats around the house, but can usually be found offering a little light hearted message in the living room or dining room. 

The current motivational message:

Torri found this one on Amazon, you can find a nice selection there as well as at LetterFolk.

I love finding fun, new sayings on Pinterest or Instagram, and if I was wittier I would hang a board in every room LOL. You can find some of my Pinterest inspiration quotes, etc. here.

Happy Monday!

Full Summer

Hard to believe it's already August! Summer is already half over, and while I'm sad there's only a few more weeks until School starts back up again for Wren, I am so happy with how our Summer has gone this year. We have had more hot and sunny days than I can remember in the past few Summers, and most importantly we have filled these hot and sunny days with lots of adventures, friends and memories.

While it is hot and sometimes leads to restless sleeps, we don't have air conditioning. And we often leave all the windows open to let that hot sun shine in. I know, I know, we only have ourselves to blame if our house is hot. But like life, Summer is short and I want to soak it all in. 

The true dog days of Summer.

I'll be admiring the light these glorious sunny days throw around the house for the next week or two, then life is taking me on a new and exciting adventure. So the goal is to enjoy these peaceful, tranquil moments as much as possible. 

xoxo, Holly