Guest Post: Monika from Splendid Willow



Summer Love Via Sweden

Hello, Monika from Splendid Willow here.
I was more than happy to contribute a little guest post for lovely Reese when she is spending some summer weeks
on the other side of the planet.
Actually, she is only 2.5 hours away from my home and I am hoping that she feels that Seattle would be a fun place to visit.
I will give you the grand tour, Reese!

Well, summer has finally arrived here and we are all soaking up the rays and trying to live an easy and relaxed summer life. Seattle is absolutely beautiful in the summer time but I am sorry folks, nothing, absolutely nothing (in my opinion) lives up to summers in Sweden! My husband and I are working very hard to add more pennies to the piggy bank so that we one day will able to afford a second home in my old country land.
Looking at pictures of wonderful summer homes in current Scandinavian interior design magazines doesn't exactly lessen the longing! This is what makes my summer heart race:


One
That wonderful summer smell. And not many shoes.


Two
No cell phones. No computers. No TV.


Three
An outdoor shower.


Four
Taking care of dishes under a small roof outside.
(I would be whistling!)



Five
Easy & simple living.
(I don't want to clean all the time!)


Six
One large table for quality time with family.
(Good food & conversations and games.)


Seven
Lots of white and lots of white and then some more white!
And hardwood floors only.


Eight
And finally, one lovely area for outdoor & social living.



I am now going to hit my own hammock,
enjoy my beautiful life and dream a little.
Dream about white paint, rustic hardwood floors and an outdoor shower!

Thanks for having me Reese!

Summer hugs to you and to all your readers! ox, Monika.

All images via BoligMagasinet, DK

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