Whew! I'm finally back! How are you, friends? I know I kind of just left without notice and went off the grid, but suffice it to say that I had a last minute, much needed 2-week vacation back home in Hawaii. Nothing but relaxation, rejuvenation, and doing anything and everything that made me happy. What did that entail? Well you may have gotten a small sneak peak on my Instagram, but really just everything I miss about living in Hawaii: 1) lots and lots of good, local food and sweeeeets (maybe a little too much); 2) lazy beach days and sunset surfing almost everyday [best therapy ever] (and a few times night surfing); 3) hiking various trails and connecting with nature; 4) mountain and ocean-side drives with the windows down and the radio up; 5) bonfires on the beach, sunsets, and star gazing; 6) spending lots of time with friends and family. You may have heard that Hawaii had those 2 hurricanes (Iselle and Julio) headed our way during my time there - but honestly, besides one day of strong wind and rain, the rest of the time was nothing but beautiful skies, warm weather, and perfect surfing conditions. The other really perfect thing that happened during my time at home was the appearance of the super moon and meteor showers (I'm sure y'all saw it). The super moon made for perfect night hiking and surfing lighting! I would never have been able to see it so amazingly if I were in the big city, so the timing was just perfect... Anyway, point being, I'm back, feeling great, and ready to (figuratively speaking) hit the books. I've got a ton of projects planned and lots of work to do, so back to regular design blogging and lots of catching up to do with all of you! In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of my captures and fond memories over the past couple of weeks. Do you have (or had) a summer vacation you're excited about? I'd love to hear about it. Hope you've been well! ♥ xo. . . .