Growing up, each summer I spent a month at sleep-away camp in Wimberley, Texas. Reuniting with my camp friends was the single thing I looked most forward to all throughout the school year, and I still cherish all the memories I made during those summers… one of my favorites being the overwhelmingly star-speckled night sky, and laying in the grass, taking it all in. Is there anything more peaceful? Looking back, I’m realizing that I haven’t spent nearly enough time away from the city and surrounded by nature this summer, but thankfully, it’s not too late. I’ve got serious plans to load the car up with blankets and sleeping bags before summer’s end, and drive until the city lights are but a mere memory. Here’s hoping you take time to do the same, and if so, be sure to download Star Walk — my friend Sam introduced me to the stargazing app, and it’s absolutely amazing!

images: smiling couple by megan w photography via two little owls; telescope in hallway by douglas friedman and ditte isager via sanctuary; patterned fabric from fabricworm;  constellation graphic by mike rogers; envelope with stamps from oh so beautiful paper; night sky blouse from bicyclette boutique; constellation matchbox; constellation maps by sweet poppy studio for holiday helpings; constellation fabric in blue from hawthorne threads; night sky field notes notebooks; constellation globe; stargazers (original source unknown)

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  1. 1
    Ivana @ Macarons and Pearls August 19, 2013 at 7:16 am

    I couldn’t agree more, Chanel! Sometimes, the city lights prevent us from seeing stars, although it’s one of the best shows the nature has to offer. Your childhood memories sound like so much fun!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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    Denisse Hudock August 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

    This is perfect!!! It’s my nursery’s theme 🙂 I love the fabric sources, thank you!

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    • Chanel Dror August 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

      While making this board, I kept thinking about what a gorgeous theme this would be in a nursery or child’s room! Love it 🙂

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    Maryn August 19, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Gorgeous! Makes me want to pack the car and drive somewhere far, far away…

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    Kate August 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Chanel, this is such a creative montage! Love the fabrics, diagrams and other clever pics in the mix… With all the back to school advertising we’re encountering, it’s so nice to take a step back and remember that it’s still summer!

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    Quyen Nguyen (@LiveItinerantly) August 19, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Thank you so much for sharing the stargazing app! I will go camping in September, so I am looking forward to trying this out!
    http://liveitinerantly.com

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    Akshara Vivekananthan August 19, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Great collage of photos! Oh to go stargazing….. 🙂

    Cheers!
    Akshara
    Simply Akshara

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    Marie August 19, 2013 at 11:59 am

    The camping bug has officially bit. Thanks 🙂

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    Gail August 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Love it. Blue Moon .August 23

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