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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

OH shnikes!
i’ve been meaning and meaning and meaning
to get to this place
but
JUNE!
is here!
and half gone!
life has been busy, busy, busy
which, i suppose
is good-
these last two months-
filled with holidays celebrating parenthood
and warming tide pools filled with splashing babies
has left my heart heavier than i expected…
but, of course
there are the very happy things
that come with early summer, too…
dining al fresco
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in our sweet backyard
rising with the sun
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and finding such beauty
custom ellas
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on their way to a colorado wedding
(and to be worn with cowboy boots! love!)
a surprise delivery
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local, organic, summer berries
oh. my. yum.
and
the most happy thing of all-
the arrival of my people
those friends who really are family
whose summer migration north
makes every. little. thing.
feel
just

right.

Hallelujah.
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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

oh my-
what a month…
it’s been 
insanely busy
with work
and very hard-
mother’s day 
blindsided me
but bits of brightness
have gotten me here-
to the unofficial start of 
summer 
2013
hallelujah.

a little gift
of a full bunch
of the sweetest smelling bells
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made a house in desperate need of a deep clean
 delightful

stitching
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new designs
for a dear friend’s
gatsby-esque
wedding
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and celebrating love

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with raspberry meringue
on top

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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

freshly baked cookies
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a weekly necessity
for a hungry husband
(a kitchen sink version of granola-dark chocolate this week… YUM)
soft, sweet, silky knits
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set for blocking
a fresh, peaceful corner
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of our torn-apart home
ahhhhh…
snail mail
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that says just the right thing
house guests
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of the cutest kind
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happy list: farm life

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

i spent last week in virginia…
going back
to
that very special
place
down the tree lined drive
and to it’s
people
felt like going
home

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a very welcome happy list
during a february
that has felt
darker
than this darkest month
has ever felt before

hot tea
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served with girl talk

linen sheets

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best on a freshly made bed, after yoga and a warm bath…
crumpled perfection by morning

creamy oats and fresh berries

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wholesome goodness to start the day

slivers of sunshine

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spring, breaking through

clawfoot tubs

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because floating
seems to be the best kind of therapy
early evening walks
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beauty in the ordinary
home cooking
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truly the way to a teenager’s heart

found beams + wrought iron

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the very best of barn living

surrogate pet snuggles

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(i missed my girls)

linens on the line

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misson accomplished. home safe.

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happy list, december

the end of the year got away from me…
many, many good things
a few of which deserve more than a single picture in this round-up, but it will have to do, as it’s time to move on…

a collection
of the little things that have made my week
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the new pawtucket brewery, started by my high school friend and classmate is up and running. 
and it’s goood.
puppy love
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these sisters have settled into their new life. 
and they love it.
watching the snowman
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with little ones, during a big snowstorm
the sledding
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that follows…
simple pleasures. rediscovered through a child’s eyes.
hot cocoa
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with extra whipped cream. 
it’s really the best part of a snow day, right?
nestled, knitting…
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remembering our boy
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and the year that was his.
here’s to a happy 2013.
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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

football
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drive-in style. down comforters, wool hats, outdoor fire, red wine.

yardwork

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it’s become a thanksgiving weekend tradition.
family dynamics at their best. (note the inappropriate brother-in-law)

the final weekend

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this season, after 14(!), co-workers felt much more like family.
and much harder to say goodbye to for the winter…

puppy visits

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three weeks old.
and a name: NOLA

5k records

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at long last.
i broke 30mins.
a personal victory… and then i was found dry-heaving in the woods.

thanksgiving.
it was wonderful.
and hard.
more, coming…

happymdna

happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

1. working wardrobe
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for MADONNA.
#whoslifeisthis !?!?

2. puppy fuzz
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 what. are. we. thinking?!?

3. comfort food
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(chicken pot pie, brussels, sourdough, pinot noir)
made with love and delivered to a friend in need

4. surprise packages
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found first thing in the morning and opened over tea
makes for a day started with squeals of delight
em, i love you.