Wednesday, April 16, 2014


'At times our own light goes out and it is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each one of us has cause to think deep gratitude of those who have lighted a flame within us.'
I wanted to extend a Thank-You-To-The-Bottom-Of-My-Heart to everyone for making me feel so special on my birthday! 

I cannot tell you how overwhelmed I was with all of the tweets, instagram comments, blog comments, e-mails, cards and cute surprises from everyone who reads here!!! 

I want to let you know that I read every comment/e-mail/tweet/etc. and I try my absolute hardest to respond to everyone!

I don't thank you all enough for coming back to Summer Wind day in and day out and sticking with me. I appreciate it more than you'll ever know and I am so thankful for the friendships and wonderful relationships I have created through blogging. I feel so lucky to have so many wonderful, incredible people visit Summer Wind each day. 

I know that some may consider Summer Wind trivial or menial, and that is fine with me, but it has truly become an important part of my life. I appreciate the time each and every one of you take out of your busy day to visit Summer Wind and the time that you take to connect with me. I understand how valuable time is and it warms my heart that you choose to spend some of your time at my small corner of the internet. 

I can only hope that you will keep coming back for more throughout this next year! Thank you again to everyone, you are all the very best and I couldn't have asked for a better birthday or better blog friends/readers!! You are all special to me and I am so grateful to have you here! Have a fabulous day! 


Penn Ave Eyewear

So this is pretty cool... Penn Ave Eyewear is an eyeglass company that is based in Pittsburgh, PA! In fact, for those of you that are unfamiliar with Pittsburgh, Penn Ave. is a long street in the city of Pittsburgh! I actually work right off of Penn Ave. which is neat! 

Anyways, I have been meaning to do this post for a while now, but when my computer crashed, I lost all of my photos, so my pals at Penn Ave. Eyewear were kind enough to re-send me the sample box to try on and photograph-- talk about amazing and flexible service!! 

Penn Ave. Eyewear lets you choose 5 pairs of glasses from their site and they ship them to you for free to do an at home try on! Once you choose your favorite pair, they fill your lens prescription and send a pair to you for just $99! 

I chose to try on:
Allen- Butterscotch Tortoise
Harrison- Tortoise
Sinclair- Tortoise
Joan- Tortoise
Lee- Blueberry Tortoise

Which is your favorite?! I can't decide so please go ahead and vote below! 

I like them all but have a certain favorite for my face.. I'm anxious to hear what you all think! 

Have a fabulous day! 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ShopBop 25% off!

It's that time of year again: Shopbop Friends and Family 25% off. Be sure to use code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout! Scroll through the above widget to see my picks! What did you snag? Have a fabulous day! 



My parents have a pretty big matchbook collection. The other day I looked through it and really enjoyed myself. Seeing all of their travels and fun dinners and nights out documented on matchbooks was really neat. It is also neat to see how vintage some look. I love seeing all of the different fonts and branding that different companies chose. It's also interesting to see who's still in business and what doesn't exist anymore. 

I think it is too funny that they have The Tombs and Third Edition! My dad lived in DC for a while before he met my mom and he used to talk about how he would frequent those bars-- then when I went to school at JMU and would often visit DC, that's where I ended up frequenting, too! Although, RIP Third Edition :(

Linen and Aloe/ Aloha Orchid/ French Cade
Garden/ Santiago Huckleberry/ White Willow

And just for kicks, here is what I've been burning lately-- all those matches, have to have a lot of candles, right?! Have a fabulous day!