5.12.2011

Bring on The Summer…

The pool that started it all -- the "dream pool" spotted in Cookie magazine. it's been front and center on my inspiration board for years...





outdoor movie inspiration via the lovely Jora...


I typically spend June, July, August and a good portion of September in a state of non-stop lament about how hot it is in Texas/how hot we are/how much I hate. the. heat. It's my M.O. I am a heat hater, always have been... So I can honestly say I never thought I'd write anything on this blog summonsing the arrival of those dreaded sweltering months, but friends, I am ready for summer.

Admittedly this unlikely longing is largely due to the fact that we're so, so close to the inaugural swim in our long-awaited pool -- the pool which will be the panacea to the insane Texas heat. (I know, I know that's a lot of pressure to put on a pool.)

But I'm also longing for, well... the essence of the season -- the laid back, slow-moving, languorous vibe of summer. Spring has been topsy turvy. It has rocked me a bit. So I spend an awful lot of time fantasizing about simple, mellow pleasures to temper the craziness of the past four weeks -- dinner at our little table in the corner of the yard, outdoor movie nights, homemade popsicles, ping pong tournaments and a steady soundtrack of the summer-esque stylings of G. Love...

Heck this embrace of summer might even require a moniker, a logo, some branding if you will -- you know, like they do for crazy breaking news on the 24-hour cable news channels...

I'm going all in...It'll be all summer, all the time. Bring on the triple digits.







16 comments:

Stephanie said...

i'm loving all summer all the time. bring it.

Tracy said...

I'm with you. I am a complainer too when it comes to the heat. This year will be different! (And a neighborhood ping-pong round-robin will move to the top of the list!)

Nicola said...

I have been dreading the summer, at its worst there is no respite even at night and the humidity makes it unbearable. But maybe its time to embrace it!!!! food for thought. Thanks

Barbie (Birds of a Lovely Feather) said...

Oh, that pool. That house!!

Kayla said...

Girl I have already spent some time in the river. To me anytime it his 90 or above is swim weather. I'm not sure where in Texas your are but I am smack between the ATX and San Antonio and the rivers are full. I say jump in already - oh and eat one of those gorgeous popsicles.

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jora said...

oh man, i went crazy for that pool (and house) when i first saw that cookie article too. can't wait to see how your pool turned out! you are going to have so much fun in it this summer!

mnemonique said...

so I wish you that the summer start now. I also hate heat, I like temperature about 23-25 degrees (Celsius) - this is the optimum. More is tiring.
But such beautiful ice popsicles can help :)))
I love this photo!
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Heather Taylor said...

stop it with that dream pool! how stunning! i want to get in there NOW

Megan Taylor said...

yay summer! bring it ON! xo

JWK said...

Love the attitude! I needed this pep talk before the triple digits hit!!

Adie Andrews said...

Love the house and the pool which looks like the perfect decision to avoid heat and sweating.

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Natalie Marie said...

Can I come over?!?!?! I love those outdoor lights...I just wanted you to know that I love your blog! I am currently having my one year anniversary giveaway for my blog... I would love for you to enter or stop by and check it out.. leave me some feed back.I could use any and all advice!

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Sara said...

We are so in!

molly ruth said...

that pool is really something and boy do i miss cookie magazine.

la la Lovely said...

That pool is killer gorgeous. I am with you... a total heat hater (I'm taking that term with me). But that pool will def make all the diff and you will have the lovliest low key summer ever. So excited for you!
xoxo trina

Laura said...

Oh I love that pool. What does the rest of that house look like? What issue of Cookie magazine was it from? I miss that magazine