Depending on where you live (and when the school year begins), you’re either headed into the home stretch of summer or you’ve still got weeks of lemonade and swimsuits ahead of you. (Or if you’re a reader in the southern hemisphere, you’ve got the whole season to look forward to.)

We’ve taken things a bit slower this month at The Art of Simple. And before we shift back to our regular routine in the coming weeks, we wanted to share some of our favorite summer posts from our archives. Pour yourself a sweet tea, find your nearest hammock, and settle in for some summer reading.