Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet Dreams

I have a board on Pinterest called 'sweet dreams are made of these'. In the beginning, I didn't really think too much about it, but as time has gone on, 'sweet dreams' has become a dumping ground for all the images of things I deeply love, but that are probably less attainable (or require more planning) than a pair of boots or a stack of beautiful quilts. Bigger things. Dreamy things. My idea of perfect things.

A few repetitive themes that continue to pop up...

Volkswagon Westfalia Camper Vans
I have definitely talked about my love of VW camper vans before (maybe a little too much), but I have this huge dream of packing up our little family and hitting the road. Going North, the West Coast, Mexico, the East Coast... really anywhere the wind takes us. I imagine homeschooling Finn while we venture around stopping anywhere we please, visiting family and making new friends along the way. Morning coffees and snuggles while we breath in fresh ocean/ mountain/ river/ great lake air followed by a brand new day of adventures waiting for us to discover. I honestly cant think of anything that even comes close to how amazing this would be.

A home to call our own
My mom (endearingly) teases me about my obsession with small homes. The smaller the better as far as I am concerned. I also really want to physically build a house for us to live in- incorporating many natural building techniques and reclaimed materials - a home that would have minimal impact on the surrounding environment and cost significantly less than traditional building methods. I also have an undying love for A-frames. My heart flutters every time I see one!

An amazing urban farm
I want a food forest where we grow so much we cant help but share. I want bees and chickens, maybe even a goat! I want a beautiful greenhouse and a cob oven to bake bread in. I want an outdoor space that will nourish us- with both food in our bellies and fullness in our souls.

All images found and borrowed from Pinterest