The past few weeks I have been feeling the “dog days of August”. I have heard the expression all my life and knew it had something to do with summer, but never fully understanding what the saying meant, I decided to look it up to find how the saying came about and found this:
The dog days are the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11. A period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or laziness.
Aha! That explains why I am feeling the way I do. :-) No focus or energy to get things done. I think the only cure is when the crisp fall air arrives or at least when the calendar page turns to September. :-)
This past week hasn’t been all lost as I did find a few clever ideas, pretty decor and inspiring posts as I browsed online. When I see a new idea or at least new to me, I get excited and think….
…Wow…now that’s creative, pretty or stylish….
My blogging friend, Julia is so chic and stylish. She always posts really easy to follow tutorials like these Macrame Feather Purse Charms A new twist on a tassel.
Speaking of tassels…. these Boho Tassels for Fall are pretty and colorful. I think one laid across a stack of books on my coffee table will look nice.
I can’t wait to watch this tonight on Netflix!!!
I am using more blue and white in my decor. When I saw these prints, I thought they would be nice framed on a wall…and best of all… they are free.
If you like Dutch Doors, I think you will find this post on DIY Dutch Doors On a Budget inspiring.
Get a head start and have this very clever DIY Halloween planter ready to use in October.
What makes you happy at home? A heartbreaking, but good read.
Who doesn’t love bacon….? These look delish and so elegant to serve at a dinner party.
Have You Reached Your Peak?
This time of year I like to get my desk organized with new pens, folders and note pads. I have found a few of the items on Amazon. The ritual was formed early on when my siblings and I would go back to school shopping every August to get ready to start a new school year. I am not starting school, but buying a few new things to place on my desk is another way I will move out of the dog days and excited to get back to what I do… decorate, make, create and share it all with you.
My Amazon Finds: In My Own Style Amazon Shop