This week is flying by! Literally flying. Like zoooooom.... there it goes! Tomorrow is Thursday but it's actually my Friday since I don't work on Friday because I'll be traveling to Oklahoma for, you guessed it, another wedding. But I think this is my last wedding of the summer so things are looking up. ;) Anyway, I can't believe things are going by so quickly so without further adieu, let's get on with this week's shades of summer feature.
Welcome to shades of summer s11:f8
the wild plums when they are fully ripe
life saving floatation devices
This week's inspiration comes from this photograph:
image by JulienDenoyer
Gosh I want to be by a pool right now. Ugh... anyone got a pool they want to invite me over for a play date? I'll bring snacks! ;) Growing up I had many pools. When I was really little my dad had a big pool at his house. He later sold it to my grandparents' neighbors so I did actually get to swim in it again.
At my granparents' house I had those kiddie pools. No, these weren't the fancy-shmancy inflatable ones that kids have today. No, sir. These were vinyl and had a blue bottom and the outer sides were stiffer with a white background and super colorful scenes all around. The force of the water actually held the sides up and if ever you pushed the side down enough that water started running over the side it wouldn't take long before ALL of the water was rushing out.
When I was a little older we had a bigger pool. It was like 3 or 4 feet deep and had metal sides... it was pretty awesome. I remember waking up early in the morning ready to go swimming and staying out there practically all day. Unfortunately, my brother and his friends also swam in it and they kicked off the sides so much that they eventually broke the pool. Granny and Papa replaced the first one but after they broke the 2nd one, no more pool. And that pretty much ended my pool-owning days until much later when I lived in apartments with pools and even later rented a house with a pool. I know that pool-ownership brings with it lots of chores and responsibilities but I definitely want to own a house one day with a pool. That's a dream of mine.
But enough about my ramblings, how about some pool inspired goodies like these:
1. Pillow - $59
6. Fox - $79
7. Print - $34
Do you have any pool memories?