Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bits of July

Here are some highlights of July from my phone. If you'd like to follow me on Instagram, my username is my_hideaway.

Pretty hydrangeas; passed these houses on the way to a flea market one cloudy Sunday; spent a couple of afternoons by the water stalking ducks; and milkshakes at the diner.

The cutest window display at Paper Source; walking on a path by the water; new very exciting washi tape to pretty-up my packages; and a pop of bright blue.

A bunny was waiting on our front walk when we came home one day; my favorite new tray currently holding my makeup on my dresser (reminds me I need to do a post on recent Etsy purchases soon!); fairy lights on all the trees lining a street nearby; and we've had some crazy pretty pink sunsets lately.

Loved the stenciling on this door; a wall of sea creatures made of old soda cans swimming above a bed of cacti; a bumblebee doing some serious work on this pretty thistle one day at sunset; and a very hot, sweaty, exhausted me at the end of a long day outside running errands...aka the opportune time to take a selfie. ;)

July was a pretty good month filled with lots of time outdoors, despite the heat, and lots of delicious treats...way more than were actually photographed. Sometimes (actually, most of the time) I'm too busy stuffing my face to take a photo. I really, really can't believe it's already August and the year is 3/4 over. That is just blowing my mind today.

Hope everyone is having a good week!  xo, Mary


  1. There's a picture of you!! Your hair is so long. July was a pretty good month. I feel like I've been super busy and I'm so glad that I have 1 week of work left!!! Amazing. I feel like it was never going to end and now it's almost here!

    hopefully, August will be another great month.

    1. Oh I forgot to tell you I got it cut! This picture is actually a couple weeks after I got about 6 inches cut off. I should probably go shorter next time.
      Also, I'm so excited for you to leave your job. It's so soon! :)

  2. Looks like you're making the most of your summer! Fun photos!

  3. July looks like a very good month! I like ALL of these pictures. I think paper source would be my kind of store. That tray is super, I've favourited it a while ago.

  4. My mind is also blown by the fact that it's August. Seriously, what worm hole did we fall through to get here so quickly?

    I think that cobalt blue door is my favorite. It's such a fun surprise.

  5. It looks like your July was wonderful! Love those hydrangeas! I can't help but be a little sad that August is already here, I mean, seriously, where did July go??
    P.S. I'm loving your blog!

  6. Looks like such a fun month...lots o f great photos!
    I'm seriously craving a milkshake right now!

  7. I love insta-pics <3

  8. this photos are wonderful! my favorite is the "sealife" untitled photo!