Um…is it really Monday already? We stumbled in the door late last night after catching two flights to get home from San Diego. It felt amazing to sleep in my own bed after a week of traveling…but I’ve gotta be honest – I could have definitely used a couple more hours. I suppose my cappuccino and a long to-do list will carry me through today as I’ve got lots of catching up to do, and determined to accomplish it all before the three-day weekend coming up. Oh yes, Memorial Day is upon us! I love that it’s the kickoff to summer – the first day of the year that many of us fire up the grills, break out the white linen pants and dip our toes in the pool. We’re hosting a little barbecue with a small group of friends to celebrate the long weekend and the day before my birthday, and I’m gathering inspiration from my favorite images in shades of red, white and blue (did you catch Chanel’s roundup of Memorial Day pinterest picks?) Bandana prints, strawberry pie, gingham picnic blankets, icy cold bottles of coca-cola, piles of seafood waiting to be boiled and of course, a perfect striped t-shirt are some of my favorite symbols of americana . What are all of you doing to celebrate? Hope you’re having a lovely start to the week, and don’t forget to pop by later today for our latest installment of Photography School

*images: {row 1} via sacramento street (anyone know original source?), mi amore foto via ruffled, karen mordechai {row 2} martha stewartkaren mordechai {row 3} gabriel ryan via design*sponge, paul costello, nancy neil via once wed {row 4} via note to self, karen mordechai, toast 

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  1. 1
    lesley graham May 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

    glad you got to sleep in your own bed! i love memorial day, actually any patriotic holiday. all of that food makes me really happy. excited for the photography school!

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    Lindsay{LCVintage} May 21, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I can’t believe it’s already Memorial Weekend. Very excited for the start of summer though! Glad you had a nice trip.

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    Aspiring New Moms May 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Hey Camille, Just wanted to tell you I enjoyed your page in Better Homes and Gardens while lounging at the pool yesterday! It was fabulous!

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    Desiree {CHIC COASTAL LIVING} May 21, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Love this inspiration board! Makes me long for a day off with my family!

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    Michelle Sereno May 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    These images are oh so lovely Chanel! Makes me excited for summer! 🙂

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    Kristen May 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful Memorial Day inspiration board, it makes me want to rush home and start making ice cream. The photo tips are also greatly appreciated.

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    Sweet Harvest Moon May 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    This looks like perfect way to celebrate it!

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    Jackie May 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    You’re amazing. I absolutely love your blog. xoxo

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    Belle May 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Love this board! It makes me miss home and Memorial day SO much.

    To answer your attribution question, I first saw that AMAZING scarf and bun pic on Wit & Delight and she linked back to a great little French blog called Hello It’s Valentine, but I can’t seem to find it on her site now.

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    Gabby May 23, 2012 at 11:43 am

    The photo from “Sacramento Street” with the striped shirt and large bun with scarf comes from this site: Although the original post is no longer on the website, this article also shows new ways to use the scarf with shorter hair. Enjoy!

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    Debra Kapellakis May 24, 2012 at 6:32 am

    perfect images

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    Pamela Bradley Preston May 25, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Love this and so excited about summer!!! Best, Pamela Bradley Preston, New York