I took these pictures alone with the self timer for the first time - and now appreciate my genius photographer sister more than ever! What you don't see is the camera propped up on a lawn chair balancing on the back step of my brother's house... I now feel the need to challenge myself with more practice in the field of self portraits. Either that, or never go anywhere without Ellen. That would be fine with me, too.
The lilacs are blooming. In the middle of May. It's surreal. And rather lovely.
The grass is lush and the young leaves everywhere are vibrant with my favorite of all colors. This is my brother's backyard - I'm having a sort of vacation in Sandpoint for a few days, and rather lovely things are happing all over the place.
I've been exploring the town on foot, and it's the most fabulous thing. All of you who live in town will have to imagine how incredibly fun it was for me to walk to the post office to mail some orders I brought with me, then swing by the library (filmmaking, Audrey Hepburn, and Hamlet!), then stroll past the bed and breakfast to photograph the flowers, saunter down Main street to look at hats in shop windows, then decide to wander through the old neighborhood district and wave to people pulling out their lawnmowers for the first outing of the year and simply take picture of things besides trees and trees and... trees.
I bought a car on Tuesday. At last, at last. This is going to entail enormous changes in my life, on the blog, and for my business. I am completely in awe at how quickly it all came together after months of waiting, fraud, mega stress, and a Police case number. It's a long, long story that I might share sometime.
For now, I'm incredibly thankful, blessed, and at peace. The most carefree I've been in a long time.
I discovered the dynamic duo of my new serger and knits the other day, and this outfit was the result. I'm in love with knits. I can't believe I've never sewn with knits before. I might make my wedding dress out of a knit someday.
Maybe not. But they're still awesome.
knit high-low ruffle skirt // made by me
knit floral cardigan // made by me
ruffle tee // thrifted - sunnies // thrifted
ballet flats // Crocs
canvas floral tote // made by me