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violet_rivers  ๐ŸŒผ Chels ๐ŸŒผ Grew up in the country, relocated to the city. STL. ๐Ÿ’› I love old houses, antiques, my kitties & pretty days spent admiring flowers. ๐ŸŒผ

I've been back and forth on the idea of painting my room since I moved in over two years ago. When it comes to paint I always head to the store with a particular color in mind, everything is in order and my minds made up. . .and then I get to the paint counter and have a mini panic moment because what if I would like this or that color better. Agh. I always put myself in that predicament, nothing new. So last night my mom was telling me her plans to paint her bathroom and I got this sudden urge to just go ahead and paint my room. What else am I going to do on a 100ยฐ day? So, to Home Depot I went and decided on this smoky-purple color named "New Orleans". I love it so much! So cozy and calming. Plus with a name like that how could I not love it?! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ #prettyonpotomac #paintingparty #behrpaint #Behr #BehrNewOrleans #violet_rivers

Miss Rosie is just as beat by the heat as I am. ๐Ÿ™ She's plopped herself comfortably on top of the fridge and it doesn't look like she's coming down anytime soon. Yesterday was a real scorcher and I thought we'd never get cool. A pretty big storm front moved through last night/early this morning and cooled things down for a while but left thousands of people without power...and the heat is back in full force. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Counting my lucky stars that we are fortunate enough to still have the power running and the AC churning away. #ilovemycats #iloveblackcats #blackcat #blackcatclub #blackcatsociety #rosieroyalandruby #rosietheblackkittykat #ihatesummer #itstoodamnhot #violet_rivers

๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ #dreamingofoctober #Halloweenie #AtHomeStore

I made a quick run to the At Home store today because I heard a rumor that they were working on getting their Autumn & Halloween items out. So glad I did! Look at these two cuties I snagged up! It's around 105ยฐ today and with heat index it's feeling closer to 115ยฐ so needless to say my trip to At Home made me wish for fall even harder than I had been! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ #AtHomeStore #Halloweenie #FolkArtStyle #Halloween #dreamingofoctober #CreepyCat

Dreaming of crisp fall days and pretty fall leaves on this hot, hot, hot day in St Louis. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒป #dreamingofoctober #IHateSummer

I saw these in Tower Grove Park on my way home tonight and it took me back to summers as a kiddo. My cousins and I always played pretend settlers and would gather these "tree green beans", as we called them, to make our pretend stews and soups. Those were the days. The best summers. #towergrovepark #trees #missouri #missourisummer #missouriphotos #missouri_photos #missouritrees #treegreenbeans #Catalpa #Catalpatree

I'm not a huge fan of eating ice cream, in face I'm kind of picky and really only like one specific kind, but I sure do love vintage ice cream products! It's so nostalgic and makes me think of summers as a kid. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง #happyicecreamday #vintagecollection #scoops #vintageicecream #vintage #violet_rivers #prettyonpotomac #retro #NationalIceCreamDay

Since it's National Ice Cream day I thought I'd show off my little collection of vintage ice cream scoops. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง July is National Ice Cream month and the third Sunday in July is National Ice Cream day! It was signed into law by President Reagan on July 9th, 1984 with Presidential Proclamation # 5219. Pretty cool! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœจ #NationalIceCreamDay #July #violet_rivers #prettyonpotomac #icecream #icecreamscoops #vintage #vintageicecream #scoops #vintagecollection #happyicecreamday

It's been safely removed but we enjoyed watching it for a little bit first. #wasp #yellowjacketnest #yellowjacket #missouri #missouriphotos #missourisummer #missouri_photos #violet_rivers #prettyonpotomac

It's a beautiful morning, around 72ยฐ at the moment, so we are enjoying the windows being open until it gets hot. Thanks to a tear in my screen (never even noticed until now...haven't been able to have the windows open in over a month) we have a little visitor and Ruby is completely enthralled in everything this little bug is doing. Luckily she didn't do much swatting or bothering which allowed me to move it and her to not be stung! #yellowjacket #yellowjacketnest #wasp #rubytheblackkittykat #curiouscat #violet_rivers #prettyonpotomac

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