But first… I have been spending as lot of time lately thinking and thinking & thinking some more about what this fall
could should hold for me (in a perfect world). You see, all my kids will then be in school full time and I will be able to give whatever I am doing my 100% focus. Going back to a fun corporate job would be one option. I have actually have been interviewing with a really cool company that likes me and where something might bare fruit. An alternative is to (continue) to take charge of my own destination and drive it without fear and with lots of determination & new energy. And that is where (in the last week) I have landed!
I am now working on some really fun and much bigger things for this fall. I am more excited than e.v.e.r and you will all be the first to hear!
Passionate I am, yes. And energy I have. But for those of you who don’t know me personally, I am actually a pretty cautious girl. I don’t easily jump in with both feet without first doing some serious thinking. But once something feels right in my gut — then I am pretty quick to grab the opportunity. So far I have been very fortunate in life. So I guess I am sharing this with you to say:
If I can do it (a little Swedish immigrant equipped with a SwEnglish accent and the wrong body type and eye color – short and green eyed! Ha!) – you can do it too. Follow your gut and your passion. Put the energy out there. Work hard and magical things will happen.
Ok, it is early June and for all of you preparing for fun 4th of July parties, now is a good time to stock up on supplies & ideas.
How about a fun DIY wreath adorned with tiny flag toothpicks from the local craft store? (I like it!).
Moving quickly over to the food buffet. I am not much of a burger girl. A clambake is my perfect 4th of July food!
With fries in white buckets (from Pottery Barn).
And a really good drink such as Blackberry Mojitos. (This I will ABSOLUTELY try). Recipe here.
A great dessert idea.
Or why not a simple, patriotic ice cream treat?
Rattan color is pretty to mix with all that red, blue and white. Fun mini chalkboard placeholders. (From Williams Sonoma).
I also like these simple seagrass napkin rings (from William Sonoma). Perfect for the outdoors.
And remember what I always say — simple is beautiful.
I hope this post brings you some inspiration.
Images: No. via 1 8 Ballons, no. 2 via Factory Direct Craft, no. 3 via Martha Stewart Living, no. 4 via Pottery Barn, no. 5+6 via Pinterest (but no source, sorry), no, 7 via Martie Knows, no. 8 + 9 via Williams Sonoma, no. 10 via Acme Party box.