Our trip to Manitoba was lovely. I spent five days away from the computer, visiting with family and friends and reading with Jim in my parents' backyard. A vacation was just what we needed, time to slow down and to pause our moving preparations. I guess in that way, vacations are always too short. Of course, I only pulled out my camera in time to snap photos from the airplane window. Oops.
1. Check out the shoe rack in this post (seven photos down). A great use of space don't you think? I don't nearly have enough shoes to fill them, but I really like the idea.
2. Donuts atop cupcakes is a little to decadent for me, but I would love to make those cute little donuts on their own. This blog has been getting a lot of well deserved attention as of late, the writing is really sweet. In my favorite post, Julie writes about the difficulty of icing a perfect cake (I find it so difficult, too!). I admire bloggers who give a window into a world where every attempt to try something new can be a learning experience.
3. Kinfolk is out! (I'm sure you knew that already, but just in case). It is even more magical that I hoped. There's a great quote by David Dunn on page 114, author of Try Giving Yourself Away, that I was immediately drawn to. When I Googled the title of his book, I found it for free (absolutely free!) on the Internet Archive, here.
4.It's a sad fact that I'm always looking at fall clothing in the middle of summer.
I'm looking so forward to the weekend, a trip to the Art Gallery of Ontario and going to see the final Harry Potter movie (so excited!). What are your plans?
Julie: I hope you get a chance to watch Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, it's so good.
flower child vintage: I'm so ashamed I didn't take more photos!
Mickey: I just love your photos. :)
Claire M.: Isn't he? aw.