4 Ways to Extend Your Summer Memories
We blinked and summer started winding down before we even had a chance to soak it all in. But you don't have to let go of all that summer goodness just yet.
We often overlook how much of an impact our spaces have on how we feel in our daily life. A bland space devoid of your personal taste can feel less settling, and less like your space. Sometimes we create our living environments once and call it done, never updating to reflect our current interests.
You don't have to tuck your summer memories into a scrapbook and carry on, thinking wistfully of your dreamy days by the seashore. Keep those memories alive in your spaces and live surrounded by the best parts of you.
Did you escape to Hawaii this summer, or just wish you did? Maybe you had a stay-cation enjoying nature in your home town. Picnics in the grass under a shady tree watching the clouds float by. Dipping your toes in the river while the kids play nearby. Ordinary moments become something beautiful when you slow down and soak it in.
My favorite ways to keep special memories alive in my spaces are to find anchors that will bring you back there any time you want. And the best way is to tap into your senses.
We all know how a scent can instantly transport us to a fond memory. Use it to your advantage by incorporating the scents from your summer bliss into your spaces. Cut grass, summer flowers, Hawaii's plumeria. Find the scent that takes you there and use it anytime you want to bring the memories alive.
It is often said what you focus on you bring more of into your life. Wall art is an easy way to do that since it is often the focal point of an entire room. It sets the tone. Art that you can get lost in, reflecting, dreaming, reliving, wakes up your spaces and invigorates them with what really matters to you. Those moments you etch in your mind and soul.
There is nothing like experiencing your first "shave ice" in Hawaii. What was your summer treat and how can you make it a fun part of your life? Taking a moment to close your eyes, and fully enjoy every note of every flavor allows you to truly savor the experience.
I love tucking mementos into a box to open up and relive whenever I want. There is something about keeping it tucked away that retains it's magnetism. I also love displaying important mementos and then tucking them away when I no longer notice them, for a little recharge.
Find what speaks to you and evokes the memories you don't want to let go of. Extend your summer aloha, and relive the places and moments you love, every day.
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