Photo Diary: Dog Days of Summer

It’s hard to believe that the summer is already winding down. Labor Day is right around the corner, which marks the seasonal shift to fall (in my book). In a last ditch effort to squeeze in some bits of summery fun, I’ve been making the most of these last few (hot!) weeks of summer. Whether I’m sitting poolside enjoying a cocktail, relaxing out on the open seas, fishing, or baking something sweet, these final summer days have been entirely relaxing and entirely satisfying… Here’s a little peek into what I’ve been up to:

Apparently Chloe is ready for the fall… This is how I found her sleeping:

Enjoyed a zinc sunrise…

Headed down to my parents… Clearly we were in for a hoppin‘ night:

Gone fishin’

9 hours of fishing and this is all I caught :-(


Baked salted chocolate chip cookies… Yum! (Similar recipe here.)

What have you been up to during these final weeks of summer?

Has anyone given any of my Crafty Creations a try? If so, don’t forget to upload and submit your photos for a chance to be featured in a Member Spotlight post.

XO Lauren

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  • Melissa Panici

    Thanks for sharing your photos Lauren! Looks like you have been having a great time! Me, my boyfriend, son and niece all went to a fish fry in our town. It was nice to enjoy some good fish:)

  • Karen Torres

    Well.. you need to tell us to prepare your zinc sunrise!

    Love your summer hat.

    XOXO, Karen

  • Lenka

    I’ve been trying to squeeze in as many pool days as possible…Chicago is going to get cold soon!


  • StyleAt30

    I am NEED that salted chocolate chip cookies!!

    Thanks for sharing all the lovely happenings in your life. :)

    ♥, Jo

  • Brittany M

    I’m thinking we need the recipes for the zinc sunrise and salted chocolate chip cookies.

    Care to share? =)

    Have a great week!

    ~ Brittany

  • Kelby Peachey

    Please, please, PLEASE share your Baked salted chocolate chip cookies RECIPE!! It only took one look and now I’m craving those. YUM-O!!

    MY BFF and I went to Las Vegas for the weekend!! GIRLS TRIP THE ENTIRE TIME!! SO MUCH FUN!! Pics coming soon. :)


  • k2spitfire

    school always started after labor day. summer is over :( pretty soon it’ll start getting dark at 5pm

  • Christina Graci

    i’ve been in the ocean all summer, i feel like a mermaid!!

  • Kylie Miller

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  • Umbrella Drink

    My dog does that too! Anytime I can get outside this summer that is what I am doing!

  • J9style

    & it’s just starting to feel like spring here in syd, oz – can’t wait to enjoy days like these. thanks for all th wonderful inspiration L.C.


  • Larissa Wilhelm

    i visited my roomie in Milwaukee this last week and went to Chicago, also I participated in The Color Run! It was extremely fun!

  • TwentySomethingStella

    love this puppy picture – so cozy! not loving the end of summer either … but i do love fall :)

  • Kayley Potter

    Lately I have been enoying going on evening runs on these late summer evenings. Sometimes if I am lucky I see deer getting a drink of water from the pond by my house.


    Looks like you had a fun weekend. Love the pic of your pup :)

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  • Bev

    Love your fishing flicks, and LOVE your mama and her texts!! xoxo

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  • Rachael Yanta

    Oh my gosh, I love your mom’s text.. my kinda mom! :) And cute pic of you fishing. I am soaking up the last bit of summer too! Lots of time spent on the beach and outdoors. Not ready for fall to be here already!

  • Patty CatCake

    I have still (or only) two weeks until school will start again but for now I am having a One Tree Hill re-run marathon because this is the perfect serie to get in to the right school feeling again. Moreover, I enjoy the days with our two dogs and try to catch the last sunny days. Plus, I have to go shopping for the new school year and have to prepare for school.

    But I am keeping everything as slowly as possible, the stress will start soon enough -.-


  • Alyssa Alaimo

    this summer has been a bit uneventful for me because i had to have hip surgery and i have been recovering. luckily, my awesome friends have been coming over my house and keeping me company because i can not travel and go out. i have been doing a lot of crafts to keep myself occupied and i have been creating new designs for my etsy shop (: all eco/recycled/upcycled handcrafted accessories

  • Meghan Conard

    Looks like a fun & relacing summer! Love the photo of Chloe all bundled up!

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  • Samantha K

    cutee :)

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  • Christina Gibbs

    oooh what’s in that red drink that looks so delish?? :P

  • Rosie Waldherr

    Love Chloe’s picture!!! To darn cute!!!!


  • Niamh C

    Good to know I’m not the only one who cant catch any fish! Cute hat btw!

  • Kasia Rymar

    These are so adorable!! Love the photos! I had an amazing summer, too!

  • Kimberly Reed

    Been going to the beach a LOT! Walking, meditate ing……love being in the ocean..very healing…seafood restaurants are the best here…in Florida! Love my frozen Mango Margaritas! YUM……headed to the beach on Labor Day!

  • Trish Landos

    Love these photo diaries Lauren. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life. Can’t wait to see what the Fall is going to bring!

  • Lizz Geerling

    I’m chillin’ with my puppy a lot befor I have to go back to school again..

    And enjoying these last sunny week (:

    But I would kill for some time in LA.

    In Amsterdam it rains a lot, so I’m really jealous of the people in hot countries.

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  • Linh Ly

    i love your dog. she’s such a sweetheart!


  • Elisee prummel

    Amazing dog and pretty picturees! Love them

  • Emilie

    wow I love all this photos and the text from your mum was funny!

    xo Emilie @



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