Monthly Archives: August 2011

lobster lawn party

the night before
our summer family and friends
left to head south
to start the school year
we dined
under the maples
on 100%
new england goodness
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home-grown tomatoes with basil
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(the sweetest of the sea, if you ask me!)
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me * tay * mum
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local lobsters
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all enjoyed on
the latest addition to our yard
which has become
the centerpiece of summertime livin’
on the cape
for dessert…
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grilled peaches

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served with a scoop of vanilla
completed with
a sparkler send-off
to bid goodbye
to the
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until next year…
we miss you emily, abby, theresa and noah!
xoxo

irene

hurricane irene
made her way to cape cod
in the early hours of sunday
and blew her way throughout the day
it was eerie
never have i been through such a storm
with NO rain
not. a. drop.
the skies were gloriously blue at times
but the wind was ripping
by late afternoon we were all a bit stir-crazy
so we brought the dogs out to survey the damage
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nellie gets a sand-blasting!
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power lines and tree limbs
everywhere
but luckily
no structural damage to our home
or those around us
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not to let our fresh food go to waste-
pizza on the grill
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and dinner
by candlelight
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peace.
at the end of a tumultuous day
still no power at my parents house
and could be that way for days to come
i’m feeling lucky to be up in VT
for a week with Amanda
to can 60 lbs of organic tomatos!

high school roomies

this week was a whirlwind
chock-full of last-chance
but
i managed to sneak away
to visit with
a high-school bestie
on the east coast from the west coast
we spent the day
at her grama’s horse farm
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ummm, yeah.
….
walking the trails
catching up on all-girl-gossip
and meeting
her super-sweet
as-delicious-as-she-looks
daughter
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(here, with her uber-hot-mamma- jess)
was
heaven
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hand-carved mushroom stumps
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and picturesque trails and jumps
left me craving
to get back in the saddle.
oh, and a dip in the pool afterwards?
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sure,
no prob.
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roomies with the first, of the next generation
jess, how i miss you, and our late-night-chats, so…
move back home, soon?
please?
xoxox
ss

hobnail

latest thrifting find:
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$15
mint condition hobnail-milk glass
cake stand
of. my. dreams.
i’d love to start a collection
of these pretties
and what a piece to start with!

back to bikram

sunday morning
i woke early
ignored the little voices
of fear, exhaustion and to-do’s
to roll out my mat
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at my first bikram class
in 6 years
it was hot
i got dizzy
and even sat down
once or twice
but i stayed in the room
and pushed my way through all 26 poses
and it felt
oh-so-good
i left recharged
proud
and determined
the way home-
windows wide
cool late summer cape breezes
with a little old-school
blaring-
goosebumps
namaste indeed.

escape

life
is
CAH
.
RAZE
.
IE
.
when you have to get away
to catch up on emails
but that
is just what i needed
so we packed up
and headed to
little compton
for a few days
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rainy, hazy afternoons
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farm-fresh food
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and
blooms snipped daily
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rounded out
the perfect getaway