Welcome to the Weekend…Rose Gold Days of Summer

 

Rosegold sunset at the Lindstrom house

A rose gold summer sunset from the deck

We made the most out of our summer relaxation time last weekend, absorbing every moment of the sun, floating, reading, napping on the deck, warm fresh tomatoes from farmers market, fresh cooking and enjoying this rose gold sunset.

Summer read and relax

Scott and I have been on vacation from our School Psychology careers for the last six weeks….and it’s been just the break we craved. We had nearly 3 weeks of European travel and some wonderful time at home.

Napping on the deckThat all ends this week since he started back to work yesterday and my first day back will be Thursday. No wonder we wanted to make the most out of last weekend-it will be an adjustment for sure!

fresh veggies from farmers summer market

Remembering the fresh fare we enjoyed, all over Portugal and Spain in July, we brought in baskets of tomatoes, peaches, nectarines, corn, peppers and cucumbers from the farmer’s market. From salsa to sangria there was lots of chopping going on in our kitchen.

Rustic Gazpacheo

We had savored a burst of flavor in a rustic gazpacho (cold soup) in Sevilla and sought to recreate that moment at home. I found this recipe from Food and Wine. Loading all the ingredients into the blender makes it easy, fast and especially healthy, loaded with all those nutrients. I buy a chili pepper paste, in the refrigerator section of our market, to add just the right ‘heat’ to a dish like this if I need a little extra fire.

Rustic Gazpacho

Blend to desired consistency and chill in the fridge. Scott chopped up some spicy, fresh salsa while this was chilling.

Rustic Gazpacho

Serve it with a squeeze of fresh lime, avocado, fresh cilantro, a dollop of sour cream and fresh salsa for a healthy summertime lunch. The freshness bursts in your mouth like a summer day in Sevilla, Spain, I promise.

Scott Lindstrom Chillin

As I posted on my Instagram last weekend, I love seeing my hard-working man this relaxed. We still have a couple of months of warmth, sun, swim and entertaining possibilities in our California future, but with returning to a full-time work schedule these times become much less frequent. In the meantime, as with any new ‘school year’, I’m cleaning out closets, refreshing my wardrobe for work attire (the caftans and halter maxis won’t quite cut it ;) and finishing up more posts for my travel series on Portugal and Spain.

 

Stylemindchic Life-My home office

From my home office, on a rare rainy summer day here in Chico, It’s feeling so cozy today that I lit a candle. This weather definitely makes me feel more productive and my comfy new desk chair (Alera Neratoli Mid-Back) is the perfect addition. I wore my last chair out-I know-the life of a blogger. Can you relate? ;)  I just wanted to say hello, and thank you for stopping by my blog. Your friendship and connection means more than I can articulate.

The deer outside my window today

In my last couple days of real summer, I’m appreciating the moments of travel, adventure, relaxation and connection, that summer has given me.  I just looked up and these three were stopping by to say “hello” and have a snack poolside. I’m feeling grateful for my summer today.

Are you feeling it too?

Up next, I’ll be returning with a new post in our ‘Summer Travel to Portugal and Spain’ series and the old world charm of Sevilla, so stop back by.

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Where are you in your summertime mode?

Are you in the midst of relaxing, vacationing, work mode or gearing up for a new season like me?

I’d love to hear about it.

Cheers,

Heather Orr Lindstrom Signature

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26 comments

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Gosh what an incredibly beautiful home you have – it’s like a Four Seasons. We don’t get those full skies of rose up this way – that is just stunning

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We do get some beauties here in the hot Northern Cal valley in the summer. Somehow this one reminded me of rose-gold. Sometimes Scott has a hard time dragging me out to dinner on the weekends. It’s so fun to chill (with vino) poolside and watch the sunset. Have a fabulous trip!
xx

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Heather,
Your home is situated in the most beautiful and peaceful setting. I always enjoy “the view”…at morning…mid day…and sparkling at night. Your style and talent for design enhances the setting so.
I did not know that Scott is also a school psychologist until now.
I cannot express how much I appreciated working side by side with our school psychologist when volunteering and working as a para professional while my kids were in school.
I wish for a peaceful transition, and thank you both for making a difference to those who find it a challenge to navigate our complex environment.
Now, I am headed to see you in Sevilla!
~Lynne
withLove!

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Lynne, thank you for your kind words. They do mean so much to me as we leave a restful back to the fast pace of the school year. I’m happy to hear how much you enjoyed working with your School Psychologist. It’s essential to have a great team supporting our students. Thanks for all that you do and for your kind words.
xx

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Wow Heather! ..so pretty. Your yard is perfect for summer R&R and as stated above ~ it’s like a vacation destination;) I’m sure you are looking forward to getting back in the routine of “school” but there’s no doubt you will miss your slower pace. Fortunately you’ve had a fun summer that’s left you refreshed and ready to go. Enjoy your Sunday! xxleslie

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We do enjoy every bit of summer in our back yard, thanks Leslie! Happy weekend to you! xx

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It certainly sounds like you have made the most of your break and that you have ‘recharged your batteries’ ready for the new school year. We love to try to recreate dishes and drinks we have enjoyed on holiday too. Salsa and sangria – delicious summer treats. What a fabulous sunset too!

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Looking forward to hearing about that trip. Enjoy your last days of vacation!

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Heather, I’m glad you had such a beautiful summer – looks like you made the most of it – and I’m sure you’ll carry it with you into the school year. What a wonderful example you set for the importance of slowing down, taking a deep breath and making the most out of life. Hope the coming months are productive and happy for you.

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You are giving me inspiration for using my garden bounty. Yum! Enjoy these last weeks of summer.

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Good to hear Jen! Enjoy all the bounty. I wish summer harvest could go on all year long! xx

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Oh, look at those precious deer. And the sunset from your deck is awesome. Oooo, homemade salsa, one of my favorites. I love to see your pictures of California, Heather, as I am livin’ the sweet life here myself. I can’t believe it’s already August. Have a good rest of the summer, my beautiful friend.

love,
~Sheri

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So happy to hear you are enjoying your ‘sweet life’ summer Sheri. I agree, it has flown by all too quickly! I love it when you stop by my friend! xx

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OMG that gazpacho looks amazing! I love the hues in the visuals you’ve provided. So calming and relaxing, just like a summer eve in Chico. Good luck tomorrow~ get a nice big cup of coffee to kick your first day off! xoxo

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I do love gazpacho-it’s both delicious and healthy! Who are you my anonymous friend?? Sounds like you are hear in Chico….:)

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Heather! Good evening, beautiful! As I write this, you are still enjoying afternoon, as I am enjoying early evening and watching my MOON FLOWERS open up. They only open at night and they are huge white disks that look like, well, THE MOON!

This has been a splendid summer and I want to thank you for coming to visit my post, pinning my photo and sharing. There are so many inspiring places in Minneapolis/St. Paul/Edina that I never tire of seeing. I wish you a perfect day as you get back to your job tomorrow. My meetings start soon and I’ve got some catching up to do for a new curriculum, but it will be a FUN YEAR.

Hugs to you dear Heather! Anita

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Thank you for the post!! I turned to your site for inspiration on how to re-enter our crazy world- I also need to get my hair done -That also helps- :) Here’s to Thursday-Great summer memories- and more to come I have no doubts!!! Bittersweet- Will be thinking of you :) KK

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Good to hear KK! I often think of you, my dear friend, when I’m coming up with posting ideas. We have sooooo much in common and for many years. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow! xx

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Beatufiul photos!
OXOX
Dawn Lucy
http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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Thank you sweet Dawn! Good luck with the back to school chapter! xx

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Hello Heather! Beautiful colors on this post today, and your backyard looks like a vacation destination. I will have to try the gazpacho as it looks so delicious. So glad you and Scott have had a glorious vacation (minus the pickpocket theft), and you will be returning to work feeling refreshed and ready to start a new school year. I’m looking forward to five days on the Mendocino coast in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait!

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Hi Karen, Your trip to Mendocino sounds beautiful. You will feel some summer cool up there no doubt. Thank you, I do feel like Scott and I are rested and refreshed to start a new year. :) Have a fabulous trip! xx

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Hello darling Heather!! What I’ve seen of your adventures looks so amazing. I can’t believe you’re starting back to work so soon!! Relaxing at home is so wonderful and you have a perfect spot to do it in. Simply gorgeous sunsets. Be well my friend.
xo ~Jennifer

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Ahhh thanks Jennifer! Thinking of you with all you have going on right now. Here’s to a little well-earned r and r for you my friend.
xx

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Hello there HEATHER! My friend, I feel as if I’ve been on vacation with you. I too go back on August 18 for meetings, then the first day on August 25. I am just not mentally ready for I have enjoyed so much relaxation! But these days are meant to savor and re-energize us for the important work ahead of us. HUGS TO YOU!!! ANita

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That makes me happy Anita! You did some armchair (or deck chair) travel with me and I love it. Your summer sounds absolutely wonderful with creating, reading, resting and catching up with so many good things. I will be thinking of you as we both gear up to start back (me tomorrow;). Thanks for being such an encouraging and kind blog friend. xx

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