a menagerie of musings.


{lazy days}

Today is just one of those days where you don't get much accomplished, and you're totally fine with that.  I had two last teeth extracted this morning, so I am declaring today a lazy one. In just a few short days, I get my braces on, and I'm kinda terrified. For those of you who have had braces - any tips?


You put your eye up to your camera's viewfinder, and are greeted by those luminescent splashes of light in every colour. They dance across the scenery as you move around to get the perfect shot, and when you do, you're reminded of how beautiful the golden hour is.

{instagram love}

{iced coffee}

These days, the weather patterns are just all over the place. But whether the sun is brightly shining, or we're in the middle of a thunderstorm, there's nothing like relishing in a cup of iced coffee. Mingled with a bit of brown sugar and cream, it's like capturing Summer in a cup.


I've always loved exploring. Old buildings. Forests. Lakes. You name it. Fortunately, my Dad is the same way, so Summer is the perfect time to go adventuring together. Cameras in hand, dressed for the wrong occasion {well, me anyways.}, it's always a good time. 

Happy Friday, friends.




  1. Hey, it looks like you found a country home that's not too expensive!!


  2. Lovely photos!

    I got my braces back in February and was sore for about five days. Make sure you have really soft foods to eat. I recommend yogurt, oatmeal, soggy cereal, mashed potatoes, soup, etc.
    After about a week, you'll be able to eat normally again. Just stay away from hard and sticky foods, and make sure to floss and brush your teeth!

    Hope this helps :)

  3. Wow, really, really good post. I am jealous of your hot weather at the moment. :)

  4. i love your photography and posts! they always make me smile :) i cant wait until That Glorious Day when i can meet you!

  5. I'm loving these photos ~ the first and third ones especially :) That composition book is so cute! Adventures are wonderful.
    I know how you feel, even though I haven't had any teeth taken out...!
    Braces will make your mouth sore for a few days, but after that, you get pretty used to them! I get mine off this fall and I keep thinking of how weird it will feel not having them on anymore!

  6. your journal is perfect!

    your mouth will be sore for about a week, but it will all be worth it when you get them off!


  7. Braces? Been there, done that. They're not exactly fun, but they're definitely worth it. I recommend drinking lots of smoothies and cold drinks/soft foods when you first get them on...good luck!
    And everything else? Positively swoon worthy.

  8. You're pictures are absolutely gorgeous :) Following so I can see more xo

  9. Lovely post! I just absolutely love your blog, it always makes me smile. Oh and I am jealous of your awesome notebook!


  10. Your photos are always so beautiful. It's like summer captured through a lens on my computer screen. I love it.
    I too am always dressed for the wrong occasion. I seem to think that I am always going to a tea party.

  11. Love this post!! I got my four wisdom teeth extracted yesterday morning. So...I'm now called Chipmunk Cheeks due to swelling. o.O

  12. For braces, just eat light foods that you don't have to chew on on your first day. Then when you become used to braces, you can eat whatever. I hope that helps. But yes, your blog makes me smile and puts a happy joy to my mood. ^_^ Hehe, your nails are beautiful!

  13. lovely. everything about this post and blog is lovely. <3

  14. Your posts always add sunshine to my days! Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

    I just got braces on a month ago but I am certainly not accustomed to them yet. I think the most important thing is that you need to like them, or it will be a year long war and your self esteem may drop. Getting them on doesn't hurt much, I wish you the best of luck!

  15. ahh Abbey your posts never cease to make me happy.

    I love your nails.

  16. Beautiful post, beautiful photography. I'm so jealous, girlie. This is awesome :))
    -Jocee <3

  17. I love all of your pictures. Especially the last instagram one! :) So pretty!!

  18. This is fantastic! I love the iced coffee photo, i have the same color scheme a-goin for my nails currently. C: all really great photos ma'am. <3

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