5 July 13 • MAV

It’s time for summer vacation around these parts. We will be gone from this space until Friday, July 26th. We are excited for a few weeks “off” but we will miss you. And, of course, we’ll be working hard behind the scenes here to finish our last issue of Quarterly, No. 12, (not the last issue ever, we don’t think, but the last one for this year anyway, sob!), get our next Collections ready (look for new Beauty & Use pieces from me on Friday, August 9th) and prepare another Found Collection (date on that release is TBD; might be another surprise for our mailing list!).

Meantime, I wanted to sign off today with my first roll of summer film and some summer intentions and plans. And please note, if you are coming to Maine this summer you might enjoy my PORTLAND FAVORITES LIST.

This summer is going to be all about …

+ Early Evening Walks
+ Water With Lemon
+ Watercolors
+ Sitting In The Shade
+ Simple Lawn Parties
+ Chilled Red Wine
+ Water Balloons
+ Chocolate Chip Cookies (Odd for summer, I know, but I am feeling like this is my summer to perfect a new recipe and I’ve really been craving chocolate chip cookies. I’ll have my recipe out to you soon … it includes almond meal. Yumm!)
+ Summer Pastas
+ Indigo Blue & Raspberry Pink
+ Meeting Visitors & Friends At My New Shop
+ Mixing Patterns
+ Ponytails
+ Seashells
+ Playing With My Nephews
+ Letting Go A Little

I plan to make …

+ my Carrot & Zucchini Bread
+ SCB’s Honey Lemonade
+ my Peach & Blueberry Cobbler
+ my Summer Pancakes
+ Molly’s Pasta With Peas
+ Heidi’s Saffron Raspberries
+ Tara’s Atta Biscuits
+ SCB’s Watercolor Beads
+ SCB’s Sunprints

My goals are …

+ Don’t overbook myself.
+ Swim once a week.
+ Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
+ Plant some herbs.
+ Take lots and lots of photographs.
+ Remember that it’s okay to cry when I need to.
+ Listen.

Happy summer days (or happy autumn/winter/spring days) wherever you are. If you want to keep in touch you can certainly follow us on Instagram. We’ll still be there. Cheers! xo