How I have Spent Summer at Home


I’ll be honest. I have been less involved with blogging because of days like these. I have tendency to put artificial pressure on myself to stick to rigid schedules and constantly be running through to do lists, but this summer has been different. The blogging break I forced to take thanks to moving taught me that I don’t need to do anything in my spare time. Whatever I want to do will make me happy.

And so I have been focusing on reading, thrifting, and making my home a place I love to be. For the first time in my adult life, I feel like my whole life is a tranquil act of beauty. So I am happy to sit in this place, filled with new life, thrifted furniture, incense, and natural light pouring in through the windows. These are my Sundays.

I thrifted this dress recently, have been wearing it non stop, and could not think of a better place to photograph it than my lovely home we have carved for ourselves. Besides, this is what I look like most days lately – a thrifted dress, hair pulled back, bare faced and footed on the rug… just enjoying everything that comes.

My home is still a work in progress, and I have much more to show you, but for now, I will be content to read, smell the luscious smoke creeping away from my incense tray, and water philodendrons and bromeliads.

I am sure I will find new energy come fall – I usually do. But for now, let’s enjoy these pictures for what they are – a moment of rest and peace and, hopefully, a foretelling of many Sunday afternoons to come.

What have you done with your summer? Also, do you have any favorite houseplants? I’m a little obsessed and may have to dedicate a post to show off all my little green children. 🙂

P.S. New lens, 35mm. I am so so happy to finally be able to get wider shots for indoors. So happy.

Stay Beautiful,


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  • Such a cute dress 🙂
    Actually, I am a biiiig homebody myself. As an introvert, I prefer to spend a lot of time alone and I am perfectly content at doing so!

    Enclothed Cognition

    • I'm not a full on introvert, but these days I am just too tired to be out all the time like I was in college!

  • I love the idea of houseplants, but in reality I can't seem to keep any of them alive (even succulents), so now I've switched to having fake plants around my space. I always love seeing other people's home decor though, so I would love a post dedicated to your plants.

    Kate |

    • Awwwww, thanks! I will work on that this weekend!

  • Love the dress! So cute

  • This is really such a sweet post, and your Summer sounds like it's been so enjoyable. I've been too caught up in lists and keeping as busy as possible, but I think I'll need to take a cue from you next year. Your house looks so cozy as well. I have major plant envy! I've only got one right now, so it's my favorite, but now I feel like I should go buy more.

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  • This is so lovely and I can relate to this so hard. Truthfully, I push myself to do a lot most summers, but this summer because of a mixture of untimely life happenings and inherent introversion, I've found myself enjoying time at home, reading, listening to music, watching bad movies, and the like. Your place looks so dope, thanks for sharing <3

  • Sometimes you do just need a break, I put too much pressure on myself to always have to be doing things and being productive and I think I need to learn I don't have to 🙂 cute photos <3

    The Quirky Queer

  • Amy

    It's wonderful that you've been putting less pressure on yourself lately! Your house looks perfectly lovely ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  • I think it's great to give yourself a break once in awhile! Nowadays there's such a weird standard to be busy and hustle all the time. I have a feeling that my new apartment will be a work in progress too, but I love how it will grow as I grow too! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  • I love staying home. It's like a little retreat from the busyness of life. And it looks like you've been carving out an incredible space for yourself!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  • Bring on the home body life, right there with you girl!! Most weekends, I’m content to just putter, tidy, cook, nap, watch a show, or sip tea on our deck and chat with my hubby!! <3 Happy to know you're taking some time for yourself (so important) and your dress couldn't be more darling. Hoping to go thrifting this weekend, so fingers crossed, I find a dress as pretty as yours! xo