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 This weekend I had a little time to relax after a really hectic week. My summer semester started earlier this month, and it's been go time ever since. I always say that when life starts happening, it happens all at once. Thankfully, I got a little time off from all of that to spend some of my weekend at home with family.

I also took the chance to start reading Into The Wild, which is one of my favorite movies ever, but I dare to say the book may be even better. Along with that, I started burning a lovely candle* from Hearth & Hammer. Their candles smell absolutely fantastic, come in the prettiest packaging, and a lot of them are inspired by famous literary works like Wuthering Heights and The Scarlet Letter. The one I picked was inspired by The Great Gatsby, and has hints of ocean air, musk, and earthy vanilla. Perfect for relaxing with a book, especially one that takes you deep into the great outdoors. Be sure to check out Hearth & Hammer on Etsy and on Instagram for sneak peeks into the candle making process, and other gorgeous photos featuring their work!

Other highlights of the weekend included catching the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains, finding a complete set of my grandmother's pattern of silverware for a great deal at an antique market - such an awesome find - as now I get my own set, I feel like a real grown up!

After that, I made sure to take a walk down to the creek with Page, our pup, who was celebrating her 2nd birthday (which just so happens to be my dad's birthday too! She got a doggy ice cream cone, and he got a chips ahoy ice cream cake.) Since it rained pretty much all last week it was great to spend some time outside, and to see that all the flowers were blooming. It will be summer before we know it.

How was your weekend?


  1. Page is beautiful! I love weekends at home with my family - I live in Manchester, UK so it's great to get some time outside of the city in the countryside & by the coast. I'm planning on making a list of books to read over the coming months so I'll certainly check out Into The Wild.

    Hope you have a lovely week!

    Marianna :)

  2. Gorgeous pup!
    This was our first weekend in forever that we didn't have something scheduled or somewhere to be.
    Sometimes it feels strange to go from a jam-packed schedule to nothing though. Haha

  3. Happy birthday puppy! I've been dying to get a book themed candle but I'm nervous I'll either hate it because I didn't get to smell it first, or that I'll burn it too fast.

  4. I love that silverware set, and your pup is adorable! Last weekend we went to Disney World, but we want to check out the drive through zoo!

  5. AnonymousJune 13, 2016

    Great photos! Love the details on the silver spoons :) I have a black labrador named Holly that just turned 6 years old, they grow up so fast :,(

    xo Gennifer

  6. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers! And how odd, I just realized I'm wearing a necklace made from silverware with that exact pattern!


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