a recipe for a good day. [a guest post by carlotta]

8.23.2011

Hey there, I'm Carlotta and while I wish I could be at the lake (doesn't that sound so lovely at the moment?), I'm so happy to be posting for Abbey.

Good days are my favorite -- but aren't they everyone's? I mean, who loves a bad day? Not me, that's for sure. Here's a recipe that will guarantee a lovely day.

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Start off by going to the farmer's market in the early hours of the morning, when it's still cool. Load up on vegetables and fruit -- and maybe snack on some fresh pastries, still warm from the oven.

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When you get home, why not pin a little? Virtual pinning is lovely, yes, but I'm talking about real pinning. The ripping pages out of magazines and putting them on the wall kind. There's something so satisfying about having a physical wall of inspiration.

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Next it's off to the outdoor shopping mall with some friends -- you have to take some photos in the old telephone booth, of course, no matter how badly it smells. It's worth it, promise.

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And now a refreshing dip in the cool water of the pool; splashing, laughing, and sunshine is always a good idea.

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Sundaes piled high with whipped cream, strawberries, and ice cream are perfect as a late afternoon treat.

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And then it's off to walk along the river during the golden hour, the time where sunlight glistens and shimmers on the gently rippling water. 

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Finish off the day gazing at the sunset. A good day, served.

What's your idea of a perfect day?

xoxo

i'm carlotta -- writer, photographer, artist, and christian. 
i blog at pastor's girl's ponderings. fashion enthusiast and lover of stripes and scarves. i listen mumford & sons obsessively and believe that life is beautiful. i call the windy plains of oklahoma home. i adore simplicity, early mornings, fresh flowers, and the farmer's market. 
it's a pleasure to meet you.

13 comments:

  1. This is truly gorgeous. Your photos are lovely and I agree, this is truly the recipe for a good day.

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  2. That sounds like such a lovely day. :)

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  3. beautiful photos and thoughts. thanks for sharing!(:

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  4. Beautiful recipe... I might have to try it!
    Good guest post!:)

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  5. Great photos and post carlotta (:

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  6. What a lovely recipe!! I'm totally doing this. I have to pay a visit to Antropologie, anyway ;) :))
    Great post!
    -Jocee <3

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  7. Good job Carlotta. (Your name is super pretty btw)

    Yes, just a random side not. ;)

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  8. *Cough* *Cough* That was mean't to be 'note'.

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  9. love this :) the onions made me think of one of my favorite child hood books Holes :)!

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  10. beautiful post! i've been officially inspired :)

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