May was a super busy month and I spent three fabulous weekends away. I’m thinking that the rest of the summer will be the same with lots of traveling, lots of busy-ness, and lots of fun occurring all at once. It’s hard to believe that it’s already June and almost half the year has gone by! Here are the things I have truly enjoyed over the past thirty-onederful days.
How to Be Your Own Best Friend. I’ve always loved self-help books and this one, by Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, is my new favorite. It’s a quick and easy read with lots of fascinating tips. Mainly it’s all about being happy and explains that happiness is something that you do, not something that happens to you. A few quotes: “We are responsible for our own good time.” “It is up to us to give ourselves recognition.” “Have some compassion for yourself.”
Mint Tie-Dye Pants. I found these super tight pants, that are cropped at the ankle, for a steal at Target. I plan on living in them this summer!
Relaxing by Water. It’s my summer goal to get in one day of rest and relaxation by a body of water every weekend. In May, I enjoyed the beach at Santa Monica, Clear Lake, my grandfather’s pool, and the pool at the Club in Arnold. The sun, swimming, and down time (preferably with a good book or new magazine) are a part of my ‘be happy’ plan.
Vintage Picnic Basket. Picnics are so hot right now and imagine my delight when I found this amazing picnic basket buried in a closet at the cabin! It’s needs a new liner, but it’s classic and chic and perfect for impromptu city picnicking.
Chicken Vignette. A couple of years ago I became obsessed with this article on The Atlantic that featured fancy chickens. Julia got me the book for my last birthday and I finally ripped it up and framed my favorite images. Anne helped me hang them and now my kitchen is decorated with this fabulous chicken vignette!