This weekend we went up to Nate's parents lakehouse with some of our closest friends. The weather was beautiful and (sort of) warm. On Saturday, Nate and some of his friends chopped down a dead tree for firewood for our bonfire.
Nate taught me that you can look good AND chop wood.
I don't think I accomplished a single thing. I watched Post Grad and slept and played with Reacher, who thoroughly enjoyed his entire first lake experience.
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."