1. Our week off involved lake life, visits with family and lots of sunshine in the Okanagan, where I grew up. 

2. They say to try things at least once in your life, right? Well, here's my first venture into matching with my minis!!! How sweet are these dresses from Little Cottonwood?

Mama and mini dresses by Little Cottonwood

Photo by Amanda Haddow Photography

3. Speaking of first times, we are going camping with the kids IN A TENT(!) for the very first time this coming weekend. Have any of you tried this yet? I'm excited but also slightly terrified that no one will sleep. Surely the kids will be just as happy as they were when we 'played camping' in our backyard with our Little Passports set last year?!!! Ha!

backyard camping with Little Passports

4. The paint is being painted in our new playroom project this week and the transition will be dramatic! Watch some of the behind the scenes over on my Instagram stories if you'd like to follow along. 

5. There are only 3 weeks left of summer break here for us and I can't help but feel it's all gone too quickly this year, but it's not over yet. With that, I'll leave you with this thought, found from Pinterest.

stop waiting quote