Summer is a time to take in the fresh air. Play together as a family. Have an excuse to get ice cream. Run around in sprinklers. Wear flip flops. Roll the windows down. Blast loud music. Pick seashells. See hot summer flicks. Read a good book. And the list just goes on and on. I mean, come on, don’t we just all love summer? Well, I’ll be doing all these things and more with my little ones in the next few weeks. So things may be a little quiet around here while I take some much deserved and needed time to be with my family and be a little more laid back with life.

But before I take my holiday, I wanted to share who this past month’s lucky blog contest winner is—Chris Centofanti! Thank you Chris for visiting and participating in my blog. You will be receiving a gift card to one of my favorite places this week as your prize. It’s awesome to have blog readers like you!

Speaking of the blog, the month of July will be a busy one with upcoming session sneak peeks, new studio products, and a special look at my new studio office. Plus, I may throw in a few glimpses into my summer along the way. Thanks for going along for the ride, and I hope you all are off to a great start to your summers too!

By the way, the above photo was taken by me at one of my favorite places in the world—Bethany Beach in Delaware. Anyone ever been there? I spent every summer there growing up so it’s special to my heart and I love going there with my family now too. Where’s your favorite family vacation beach? Share in the comment box, I’d love to hear!


  1. Rachel says:

    good for you for taking some time! ENJOY it!

    so, my favorite childhood beach… being from New Mexico, we always went somewhere different, but most of the time they were Club Meds- such great family memories from those vacations!!
    (Hmmm- Club Med sounds just about perfect right now…)

  2. Well said Carolyn…we should all take more time to enjoy things like this. Have a great time relaxing!

  3. Jane Combs says:

    Waiting patiently for photos of *your* summer trips. 🙂