Summer is on its way out and I’m looking back at it so fondly. This is the first time where I feel like every weekend was filled with our leisurely pace of happiness. Pool lounging, slurpees, late night Krispy Kreme trips, water parks, eating dinner on the patio with nothing but the sound of the woods around us, and visiting with friends. For the last three years, we’ve ended our summer with an annual family beach trip and a birthday celebration for Vee. It was just as lovely this year as it has been in the past. She’s turning four tomorrow, man. FOUR. I remember pouring out my worries to my friend while I was pregnant, eventually admitting, “I hope she’s cool.” That’s all I wanted – a cool kid that I could laugh and hang out with. So far, my hope has been realized (mainly because she isn’t a teenager, yet). She loves dance parties, sings the Game of Thrones theme song, devours sour patch kids, plays make believe with her action figures, laughs at The LEGO Batman Movie, likes to sleep and cuddle in bed, and makes up her own words to songs. This probably isn’t that different from any other soon to be 4-year-old but without having anything to compare this to except for her younger self, she’s making good on my wish for her to be cool.
Side note: my husband and I finally started watching Game of Thrones, guys. It happened at the right time, too. There isn’t much we’re watching on a consistent basis and nothing as epic as this anyway. I know so many who’ve pushed me into watching (shout-out to my sis) and are happy that we’ve finally made the jump.
Let’s get on with the mid-week inspiration:
This quote basically sums up how I live my life.
Finally, proof that boredom can truly breathe life into brilliant ideas.
Loving the color and dynamism of The Atlantic Theater’s 2017-2018 campaign.
This random design challenge generator could be a cool way to get the creative juices flowing.
I will watch Cate Blanchett in anything. Her as Lucille Ball has me all kinds of giddy.
Adobe Illustrator tips and tricks promptly being bookmarked.
I want to order more Chatbooks and I love all the custom covers they offer including these from Rifle Paper. So beautiful!
Have you seen Beck’s new music video, yet?
I tried out Hubble and so far so good! DEFINITELY awesome as an option for inexpensive daily contacts.
Creative Playdate is a podcast for people pursuing creative career while raising children. I want more of this type of content, please.
This project made me smile.
On repeat: Silver’s Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang.