Friday, July 6, 2012

post-vacation.

We drove out to Arizona to spend July 4th with Aaron's brother & family who just got a brand new pool in their backyard. I'm usually such a baby when it comes to getting in a pool since the water always seems sooo cold to me, but thank heavens for the 100+ degree Arizona heat and the 91 degree pool water! i loved it, and I even came back with a tiny tiny tan (I think!?), and probably a few more freckles on my shoulders (unfortunately not the cute kind)....

Now that I'm back home I have officially gone into post-vacation detox mode, and I figured cutting back to just one dessert a day instead of three would probably be a good place to start....? ;) I've also been on a cleaning & simplifying spree over the past 24 hours and have already gotten rid of bags & bags of stuff. It feels so good! After getting home from Arizona yesterday, I felt like I couldn't even think until things were a bit more organized around here. Feeling very grateful for this random motivation I've been having, and hoping it lasts.

Happy Friday! <3

25 comments:

  1. freckles are always cute :) sounds like a wonderful vacation! Arizona is one place that I've always wanted to visit!

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  2. it feels so good to get back to home life. organizing + decluttering...

    ps: i wish you could teach me your photography skills sometime! amazing! especially love your last post.

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  3. oh, 91 degree pool water wouldn't do it for me. i need something a little bit colder. the heat in florida can be unbearable, so a dip into cooler water is needed. glad you enjoyed the arizona heat!

    leyla.

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  4. arizona is SO HOT!!! glad you had fun in that pool! my inlaws live there, and it is blazin.

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  5. Cute cute hair! That scarf is lovely!
    great photos!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  6. Could be a good start - but three desserts per day is two times more fun..! :-D

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  7. awesome scarf! warm water is the best i agree:) and hooray for random cleaning sprees, it always feels so darn good to get rid of clutter!

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  8. The scarf is so pretty. And I wsh I could be somewere warm right now. The rain is poring down in Oslo now.

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  9. Glad you had a lovely vacation. Cleaning + simplifying is always fun and soo refreshing :)

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  10. oh gosh, i need to go through a cleaning spree asap! hopefully when i get back home from my vacation I'll be in the same mood. especially with the whole cutting back on desserts ;)
    xo TJ

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  11. hooray for simplifying! the other day i got rid of two old email addresses... does that count as de-cluttering? ;)

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    1. haha absolutely! i should probably do the same too :)

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  12. I'm the same way about cold pool water! 91 degrees sounds like a spa tub, nice!

    xo
    Quiet Luxury

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  13. I'm also a chicken when it comes to cold water! But it always helps when it's a very hot day! :)
    I always feel soooo good when I am getting rid of clutter items or things I don't use anymore! It's so nice to be a minimalist! :)

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  14. I went on a weekend getaway last weekend and when I got home I had the exact same feeling. I couldn't stop cleaning and organizing. Everything felt so messy and unorganized.

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  15. ohhhh that post-vacation motivation! I'm looking forward to that... still over 2 months of travelling to get through first though! I hope you had a great trip!

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  16. It's the middle of winter in Australia and I have a head cold, so summer and freckles and scarves are about as good as it gets for me, blog-stalking wise.

    I have been looking for a scarf exactly like that for weeks! On Saturday night, one of my best friends gave me one that she had thrifted for something like 50 cents and which she doesn't ever wear. Lucky me. I love the combination of blues with white and true red. Crisp and classic.

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  17. welcome home! and don't you just look as cute as can be in that scarf!

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  18. being more organized always helps me think more clearly too. i love the idea of simple living. :)

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  19. we loved arizona! cute cute scarf.

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  20. Love your scarf! And I am in the same kind of mode since we've been back...trying to get back to being healthy and getting rid of so much junk. Such a great feeling!

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  21. you are ridiculously cute and lovely.
    loving the scarf.
    xo,
    andrea

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