Friday

Morning Light.

There's something calming, refreshing, and inspiring about morning light. What caught my eye the most about our place when we first moved in were the windows that let light flood the room. Lately I've been taking full advantage of these quiet, summer mornings. Oh summertime, I don't want you to ever end.


Photos details and such:
1 & 2. I've been filling my early mornings with a lot of reading lately. I'm currently reading The Circle Maker, and I've really enjoyed it so far. Plus, Josh and I are reading The Love Dare together, a book challenging couples to love one another with the purest intentions. It seems like we spend more time talking about what we've read than the time spent reading; something I've really come to cherish.
3. Our hole-in-the-wall. Literally. I begged my landlord not to patch it until the next people moved in. He so kindly obliged.
4. I've also been, more or less, doing yoga for the past month or so. I've had back pain for as long as I can remember, waking up some mornings and feeling like I can't breathe because it hurts so badly. It's remarkable how much my back has improved since I've started.
5. Eucalyptus Mint is our summer scent.
6. Petrie finally came home a few days back. He's been having a bit of a rough time warming up to us again and breaking his shy streak, but we're working on it.
7 & 8. Josh has been playing daily lately. I truly cherish that I get to hear him play more than anyone does; a selfish streak I'm not afraid to admit.
9, 10, 11, & 12. This morning we took a ride down the street to the Hub, a local coffee + bike shop, because Josh's bike has been acting up lately. We thought we might as well kill two birds with one stone and get our morning coffee fix as well. It was my first time there, and I have to say I was quite impressed. Two mochas and a bike repair for under $20; I can't argue with that.

  It's nice to treat SK as more of a personal blog on occasion. Cataloging important and not-so-important thoughts and events is nice now and again. I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start.

Also, a big thank you to Kara for introducing her readers to Laura Gibson. I haven't been able to stop listening to her since.
p.s. Congratulations, Vivian!
You're the winner of the Anna Delores Photography giveaway! I'm sending an email your way!

36 comments:

  1. LOVE the pictures. Great quality.

    www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

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  2. Really liked this post, a sneak peek into your everyday life fulfilled my nosy side :)

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  3. Morning is the best part of the day. Nice pictures!

    xx

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  4. Love these photos! You make morning look wonderful :)

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  5. A) Love the glimpse into the beautiful home you've made.
    B) We're cactus sisters.
    C) Long live Summer.
    Xx

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  6. Oh Kinsey you'll love The Love Dare! My parents use it and they're the most inspiring couple I know. Working with your partner to bring each other closer is so beautiful. I'll definitely get my own copy when I get married one day!

    Www.caraclaudia.blogspot.com

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  7. I am so glad that hole wasn't filled! It's perfect.

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  8. Beautiful pictures! I love summer mornings - lighting is always amazing!

    - http://despite-the-style.blogspot.com/

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  9. Ugh, I love all these photographs! You have a great eye :) I especially love the one of Petrie

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  10. These photos are absolutely stunning! xx
    littlealpaca.blogspot.com

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  11. i love posts like this! and i have to say, i am so jealous of your exposed brick walls. they are beautiful!

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  12. I love your little hole in the wall!

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  13. wonderful pictures, soooo beautiful!!!:)

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  14. it looks so nice how you tell the stories through pictures. The dime light in most of the pictures are really beautiful. I would say the hole wall pic is my most favorite :)
    Nice weekend

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  15. The pictures are stunning, so lovely and inspirational :) thumbs up for getting a bit personal on the blog! Hope YOU have a lovely weekend too! X

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  16. Wow, you have such a lovely place! The hole in the wall is lovely. It's the sort of thing I would fall in love with too. Such character!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  17. All of these photos are absolutely stunning. I wish I lived in a place with so much rustic charm! I always enjoy it when blogs I read share a bit of their personal lives with the world; seeing your daily adventures and hearing your thoughts on life makes a blog so much more personable and interesting to read! :) I also particularly love the fifth photo. It takes a truly talented photographer to capture emotions and a story into a photograph.

    -Nadine
    http://from-themindofadreamer.blogspot.com

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  18. gorgeous photos! What kind of camera and lens do you use? And yes, two hot drinks and a bike tune up for 20$ IS a score haha

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  19. Love, love, love these photos!
    I love mornings, too. Especially summer mornings.

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  20. I love this post for so many reasons! I too, love morning light. It's my favorite part of the day. There is something so magical about the early morning hours. Plus, here in TX it's still pretty cool outside.
    I didn't know you had a budgie! I have 4 of them...:)
    <3 Ruth <3
    http://isntthatsew.blogspot.com/

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  21. lovely, lovely photos, kinsey! too beautiful.
    plus, a coffee shop and a bike shop in one? wow! so cool.

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  22. I absolutely love this post. Beautiful photos. Inspirational words. I am also wishing that this summer never ends
    xo
    -Jessica
    www.threadandbones.com

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  23. i love this! there's nothing better than an early morning. quiets the soul. beautiful photos!

    www.kristajacobs.blogspot.com

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  24. Its weekend mornings like the ones you described that make the daily grind worth all the stress.

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  25. these pics are gorgeous! can i please hangout with you for a day...your life seems so magical!

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  26. i don't think i have words for this post. for some reason it just.. got to me. lovely. :)

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  27. Beautiful photos as always, Kinsey!

    Quick question, you mentioned you've been doing yoga and your back is feeling a lot better, what type of yoga have you been doing? And did you go to a yoga studio for it, or have you been doing it yourself at home?
    I have horrible back pain as well, especially in the mornings, and I've been considering yoga, but I don't have the nerve to join a class yet.

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    1. I've been using myyogaonline.com at home and do mostly back and spine rejuvenating sessions. You should try it out!

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  28. Wow these photos are incredible x

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  29. I love that cutout in your exposed brick wall ~ the shelf with little potted plants is so cute and creative! Your loft is gorgeous!

    ~Jacy

    http://laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  30. Beautiful pictures!
    xo
    alysamadisunshine.blogspot.com

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  31. absolutely adorable! love the parrot :-)

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  32. I used to definitely /not/ be a morning person, but that's changed over the past year and a half and now I find myself most productive in the mornings. Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! ♥

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  33. Nice, nice so nice photos :)

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