time to embrace.

8.30.2011

The fair. A sweet reminder that there's still a bit of Summer left to enjoy.


Working at my church's Rwandan coffee booth. Admiring my little town from above, via a late-night ferris wheel ride. Discovering new and delicious fruits {hello, pluot}. Doodling on my chalkboard wall.  These are just a few things that prolong this Summer bliss.





But the fair, it's also somewhat of a painful reminder. A reminder that the end of Summer is near, and I'll soon be back in school. School and I? We are not good friends -- at all. We never really have been, and we probably never will be.

That's not to say I'm not excited for autumn, the season itself. I'm ecstatic, to say the least. Chunky knits, cozy scarves, and pumpkin lattes are calling my name. You could say that Carlotta explains my exact thoughts in this post. Which doesn't surprise me, quite honestly. After all, we have come to the conclusion that we're twin sisters separated at birth. ;)

autumn lovelies via pinterest

So, I guess what I'm trying to say is -- as much as I'm going to miss the carefree aura of Summer, I'm really going to try and embrace Autumn, and all that it brings. 

But at this very moment, the sun is shining, it's twenty-three degrees celsius, and there's a fresh jar of sun-tea on the table. I'm off to go make the most of it.

xo,

Abbey

25 comments:

  1. Lovely post, miss Abbey! The second photo of the apple is absolutely stunning. The lighting and colors are beautiful.

    I totally agree with you on enjoying and embracing each season. My mom and I have come to the conclusion that getting tired of the season we're in (near the end, at least) is simply God's way of preparing us for the next.

    As for you and Carlotta being twins seperated at birth? I totally agree.

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  2. P.S. May I ask - what does "Inglenook" mean? ;-)

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  3. Beautiful photos. And you and Carlotta, well, yes. Twins!

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  4. you go for it! embrace it now and embrace fall soon. oh, and I bet autumn is gorgeous in Canada! :)

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  5. Love this post and all the pictures :) And wow I saw that picture of your bedpost on Instagram and I never noticed it was drawn on the wall! You have talent! :)

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  6. Well hey there twin sister. I'm really really glad my letter arrived. I was afraid it'd got lost in the void of nothingness that is the postal service. Also. I've swooned over your chalkboard wall already...but I'm going to have to rave again. Genius. Your artistic skills never fail to amaze me.
    Gorgeous photos as always, lovely!

    twin sister.

    p.s. when I'm talking to you I tend to ramble on and on. I apologize. ;)

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  7. I love the colors in that first picture, and your room looks awesome! I simply can't wait for fall, now school has started. I miss summer a bit, but there are still pictures & memories, and I'm excited for this next season even more! :)

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  8. awesome post Abbey! I must agree that you and Carlotta are twin sisters, because the both of you are constantly inspiring me! I'm looking forward to autumn too! even if it does mean saying goodbye to summer :)

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  9. Great post! I love fairs-so fun. ;-) And, might I ask, what is a pluot?

    KyAnn
    bloommagazine.net

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  10. I love the chalkboard wall. Love, love, love it. I wonder if Mom would let me repaint my freshly painted walls chalkboard???

    Your post was lovely. I'm so glad that I found your blog.

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  11. Wow, I had no clue the wall behind your bed was a chalkboard, I thought the post was real... Awesome pictures and thoughts, as well as drawing skills(:

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  12. The chalkboard wall + your drawings are lovely! I'm actually excited for summer to end. Fall is my absolute favorite season; I'm an Autumn girl at heart. So I'm doubly excited. :)

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  13. That's so beautiful!! I love your photography. *sigh* I wish we were twin sisters separated at birth. Can we be twin sisters separated at birth? I'd love to be your twin. :P ;) Great post :))
    -Jocee <3

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  14. Wow! Wish I have a chalk board wall. So, explain to me once again how you and Carlotta were separated at birth???? ;)

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  15. The chalkboard is great. School starts for me tomorrow, and we are not good friends as well :P Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer! <3

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  16. those photos are a.m.a.z.i.n.g.
    you'll be embracing autumn, i'll be embracing spring. and honestly, i can't wait! winter's been too cold : P

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  17. I love your 'head-board'! So insanely creative :)

    Emily

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  18. Autumn is my favourite and my best, so I'm excited.

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  19. Hooray for autumn! Summer is nice, but autumn is so cozy and brisk and amazing :) So I will be very welcoming to the autumn months!

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  20. That chalkboard wall is genius! I love all of your photos, they are so beautiful.

    Always looking forward to your posts. :)

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  21. Ohmigoodness the chalkboard wall is stunning. Amazing. Genius. Gorgeous. Put all those words into a blender and hit puree! Lovely.

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  22. I just fell in love. I really did.

    I love your blog! <3 so very much. I have a feeling i will be visiting you more often ;)

    And I totally thought about doing a chalkboard wall && headboard sometime soon. glad I'm not the only one who finds it so cool. :)

    much love!

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  23. Beautiful blog! The pictures are stunning!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

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  24. Lovely photos! Your chalkboard headboard is aaaaahmazing.

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