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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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road trippin': charlottesville, va

one last look back to 2012-
to our fall road trip to charlottesville…

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i’ve been meaning and meaning to blog it forever
(that seems to happen a lot)
but couldn’t find the words
so i’m just going to let the pictures do the talking
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wine tasting . horse swooning
barn living . lounging . hugging
cooking . baking . cake making
exploring . treasure collecting
birthday celebrating
foggy morning goodbyes

a trip so needed
my heart still aches with gratitude

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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week
1. this map
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 because it led the way on our impromptu road trip. old-school style. to see the best of friends.
2. birthday cake
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celebrating 13 years…
time. flies.
3. linen sheets
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ah. maz. ing.
 best for: sleeping late, girl talk and a good book… 
4. hand-stitching
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pocahontas. for a special little lady.

oh, my… MOROCCO!

 so far, 2012 has been a year of intense highs and lows
(i’ve got a lot of catching up to do in this space, i know)
but at the moment
i’m on the trip of a lifetime
with my dad
in MOROCCO!
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coming to marrakech
has always been on my dream-list
so this year, in which we both had major milestone birthdays
we made the trek
and it isn’t disappointing
we’re here for nearly another week
and i’m trying to soak it all in 
(camera in hand, of course)
so blogging might be very light
but pictures and details to come, i promise!

R + R

reid and i 
were lucky enough to spend last week
by the sea…

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it was his february break
and we hit the waves 
in rincon, puerto rico
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well, he hit the waves.
my foot kept me off the board
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but let me tell you-
these toes were the happiest they’ve been in many, MANY weeks!

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(a few instagram shots) 

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local color
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shameless beach read
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my view
during the last sunset surf
ahhhhhh…
it was a quick trip, but just enough
to revive us
to get through these last few weeks
of winter!

the boat life

after two days of canning
my sister and her fam
invited us to join them on their tug boat (!)
for dinner
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late summer, early evening light over lake chaplain
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ahhh,
the good life!
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my sweet niece
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this was the evening before my nephew’s first day of kindergarten
so i surprised him with a watch of his own
as a special good luck gift-
he was so super psyched!
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the fam
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dinner grillin’
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mama and babe
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me and amanda
tired, but still friends! (hahaha)
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our captain, oh captain
yeah, a pretty sweet end to a work day!
thank you, meggin and al, for a most memorable evening

unwind

three yellow labradors
waited patiently (mostly) on the back porch
for us to take them on an adventure of their own
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nellie tells us what she really thinks of the 7 hour wait:
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the skies were a little threatening
so it was a quick walk
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to amanda’s
happy place
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the future homesite
of. her. dreams.
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ahhhhhh….
a lovely way to unwind after an intense day
followed by dinner at the bearded frog and dessert and wine at the inn
we were revived and ready
to start again
the next morning!
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road trip: shelburne, vt

irene thankfully didn’t affect my plans
to head north
for a week
of canning and catching up
with my dear friend, amanda
i woke early monday morning
and hit the road
nellie in tow
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calm after the storm, indeed!
(taken through the windshield)
the cloud formations in the brilliant blue sky were just phenomenal
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felt like a homecoming of sorts
i have such found memories
of amanda’s family’s farm…
high school long winter weekends
summers swimming in the pool
playing dressing up from an attic full of 60 + 70’s finest
all with a lake view…
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we brought the dogs for a romp and swim
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before heading over
to amanda’s cousin’s
for dinner
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ummm, yeah… i could come home from work to that every day!
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i followed amanda and fia around the gardens
(amanda is working on an album of fia’s first two years and was snapping some final shots)
before we settled into a spectacular dinner
thanks, ave!
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with a spectaular view
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and even better company…
worth the loooong drive?
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ummmm….
YES.
more and more and more
to come
….

summer in the city

my dad and i were in NYC for a few days last week
and managed to hit all my favorite places
for food, drink and inspiration

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lunch at balthazer
their goat cheese carmelized onion tart is one of my very favorite things!

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way-cool vintage interior decor
and gherkin bar snacks

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pizza at serafina

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purl.
a trip to the city is never complete without a visit.
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color. texture. perfection.

and then….
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McQueen.
at the MET
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there are no words.
except:
GO.