I have definitely gone into summer mode. With only 2.5 weeks left until I go to Sweden for a month, the planning and prepping marathon is underway. First, there's making sure that the kids and I have all the things we need for the trip. Clothes, shoes, rain boots, new movies on the iPads etc. I'm not the kind of wife who packs for her husband, thank god, he takes care of himself. Besides he always travels a few weeks after us so even if I wanted to have a say in what he brings I wouldn't be able to. As if that wasn't enough, we always bring gifts for all of the little cousins that live right around our summerhouse. 12 of them to be exact. Next year it will be 14. So that's 12 perfect presents to buy and pack. You can imagine the shopping frenzy! Well, that's how we spent Saturday this weekend, in a mall with two crazy boys. Yeah. We only need to use one word to describe that day...exhausting! And after we finally came back home I turned around to pick up all the ingredients I needed for the Father's Day breakfast and dinner that I had planned. It's been a bit busy and not too much time for dreaming about a beautiful home (and certainly not keeping the one I have clean :-( ) Anyway..soon I will be calm and relaxed in my own summer house in the woods and all will be well again.
Summer houses I think are much more common in Scandinavia than here. It's such a shame because summer houses are a great idea. Think about all of the annoying things about your regular home. The piles of mail that you haven't taken care of. The piles of daycare crafts and drawings. The piles of toys that your kids don't play with anymore. The piles of clothes that you don't use anymore. You get the idea. None of that stuff exists in a summer house, because it's not where you actually live your life. You just bring what you need there and then you bring it with you again when you leave. Complete blissful lack of piles.
Check out this summer home (styled, shot and sold by Fantastic Frank) and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about. So peaceful and completely in tune with it's surroundings. It's essentially just like an extension of the nature around it. And not a pile as far as the eye can see. Enjoy!
All images with cred and thanks to Fantastic Frank.