Friday, April 22, 2016

nostalgic summer

this is what summer looks like to me.
teetering stacks of thick, familiar books.
glaring bright sunlight reflected off salty, cool ocean water.
sparklers illuminating a warm summer night.
waking up cozy in the morning light under fresh sheets to no alarm.
time to create, to paint, to write, to live, to breathe.
following the signs to the beach, barefoot on the scorching sand.
a steaming cup of coffee in the morning in a cool house.
fresh strawberries washed clean under the kitchen sink.
windows down, radio on, feeling the rushing air tousle your hair and buffet your hand out the sunroof drives.
i'm way past ready.

HAH i said i was taking a break but after finally writing another post i couldn't not write another one. it just felt too good to be back. i'm writing this wednesday and i think i'm gonna burst if i don't post it right now, but i'll wait till friday. this is a good post for a friday. // all these pictures can be found on my nostalgia board w/ my sister or my relax board on my pinterest here.

so, what does summer look like to you?

24 comments:

  1. I can not wait for summer! I love that each photo has a caption! So great! Summer to me is all about being outside and having troubles falling asleep because of the warm weather. Coffee sounds great right now...

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    1. ME EITHER. XD Thanks a bunch!!! I wasn't even planning on doing that when I started but it just felt right. Ahhh, that sounds perfect. I love that a word can mean so many different things to different people! And coffee is always a good idea. ;)

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  2. lemonade, free days, projects, and dreams.

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    1. gah rachel you're so cool and aesthetic get out of my town
      (jK COME BACK TO ME)

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  3. Beach days, sand, strawberries, water games, fishing, campouts on the beach... *sigh*

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    1. AGH ME TOO. except I've never been to a camp out on the beach. that sounds close to heaven, though, so maybe I'll put it on my to do list. :)

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  4. Oh my goshhhh. This made me miss summer so much. I love it. The laid-back lifestyle, the beach, the weather.. I love the springtime, but summer is just so great. <3 Loved this post, Olivia. And I *might* have squealed when I saw another post from you so soon. It made me really happy. : )

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    1. SAME I thought I was gonna die reading it. Yes, yes, yessss. Me too. summer > spring. Thanks, Grace ^-^ and ahhhhhhhhhhhh YAY GLAD I MADE YOU HAPPY.

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  5. The first thing I thought was 'what happened to not posting?' ;) YAY! Summer, ahhh.... but I like spring a lot so I'm not ready for it yet! The pictures are so pretty!!

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  6. Yesssss.... so ready for summer! I finish school this coming Wednesday, and I'm super pumped about being DONE!! Loved what you wrote up there!!^^

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  7. SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER.
    oh man, i really can't wait for summer.
    ALSO i really really love your collage. pinterest is literally always the best at using pictures to make me wish for something i don't have. BUT SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE GAHHHHHh

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  8. Wow, I don't know what I love more, the photographs, or your descriptions. You are spot on about all of those feelings! I can't wait for summer. It's that point in the semester where I'm literally mad with summer fever! Thank you for capturing the feeling of the summer sun. :) This was wonderful.

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  9. So true! Summer nostalgia for me looks like bringing out my old white fan to keep my room cool, heading off to our family cabin in the wooded mountains and drinking watermelon water. Take care! Glad you are back, I missed you!

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  10. this is my aesthetic.

    but mine is green grass, reading old books and sipping lemonade, the warm feeling of the summer sun, putting your feet in the cold pool. ah.

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  11. I LOVE WHAT YOU LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE SUMMERTIME BC SAAAME. Your writing is amazing and incredibly enthusiastic, Olivia. I'm excited for summer 1930895729x more now !

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  12. "way past ready" describes how I'm feeling right now, too! Love this.

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  13. YEPS you nailed summer down all too well darling!!!!!

    i'm so eXCITES you reminded me of all the things i love about summer ((especially, and almost exclusively, the beach but yEAH so many things to be happy about woooo)) *hugs* <3

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  14. duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudee you straight up nailed summer right there. <3

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  15. Gorgeous description of Summer! It really got me excited. To me, Summer looks like reading by the pool, relaxing inside, playing with the hose, and pink sunburns.

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  16. You have perfectly captured it, with that collage!

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  17. These descriptions speak to my heart about summer with such accuracy that I almost felt like it was summer! Other things that I love about summer include the the late laughter feasts with friends, back-to-back Netflix watchings, and the excitement of possibilities!

    I know the feeling. Sometimes we just have to write. I'm afraid that my blog has been a bit slow the past month because I'm reaching the end of school and ballet, which always makes blogging harder.

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  18. OLIVIAAAAA I MISSED YOU DUDE. *hugs and waffles* ALSO THIS OMG IS GIVING ME ALLLL THE SUMMER FEELS. I'm totally ready for it. gah. <3 wait no make that ACHING FOR IT. UGHH. *hugs you again* now excuse me while I go and re-pin evERYTHING ON THOSE BOARDS OMG

    *flails*
    abbiee

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  19. Maybe I'm just really emotional right now but this post makes me tear up. Because it's just so wonderful. and YOU are so wonderful. :)

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