Gathering freckles.

So I was going to write  a very serious post today that was sparked by something one of my commenters said– a good kind of spark– but today is so beautiful that I can’t be serious. Instead, have some pictures of my day thus far, and I will finish writing that more serious post on a rainy day.

I love my home. I love how green it is here. I love how beautiful everything is. Ilove the flowers, and the sunshine, and the fat bumblebees and the twitching hummingbirds.

I even love it enough to not mind that grass makes me all itchy and I might just get a sunburn because I’m so pale. It’s too beautiful a day to be unhappy. And now that I’ve done this post, I’m going to go back outside and sit in the sun some more.

I hope that wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, you have a gorgeous day.

Week’s outfits, and voting:


  • Demy

    Hello hello! 😀 I just finished reading “Sweet Ireland Air” and I.NEED.A.RHYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I JUST NEED ONE!!! He is so perfect, so amazing, so dreamy, so..made for Chevy!!! And the kiss, omgosh, THE kiss!!!! Pink jell-o me and Chevy! 😀 Needless to say that I spend all of my free time reading your awesome stories! I’m just addicted to your writing! Seriously!

    So anyway, you look so so so so pretty! You are beautiful! I looooooove your summerish outfit, the dress looks perfect on you! Loving the headband, the earring and the sunnies as well! It’s very 50s and it looks stunning on you! 😀 Well, I would certainly vote this one, but truth is I’m selled by the red… 😀

    • Mara

      You and about thirty or forty other women. 😉 I’m so glad you’re enjoying the stories! It’s really fun to read your comments on them. Hehe.

      Thank you, my dear! I really like the red outfit as well, but I think the summery outfit was my favorite simply because that DAY was so nice. 😀

  • Bethly

    Oh my goodness! You’re showing your back and your knees in the same post! Way to break all the homeschool stereotypes at once!! ;D And you’re adorable. I love that style on you! Too perfect!

  • annebeth

    oh I love that dress and I reaaaaaaaally want to start wearing headscarves too, they are so elegant. Lovely summery pics, love your toes! 😀

    • Mara

      I love headscarves! Although I often feel like because I have glasses, they get overwhelming around my face.

      Hehe, thank you. They are now mint green. (well, the toenails are.)