june miscellany

Monday, June 30, 2014


summer solstice sunset || on a lazy monday afternoon || wine garden || duh. || we love summer || Saturday ritual || picnic dinner & this sunset || so un-crafty || fresh & from the garden || she wanted a polka dot mani || sundayfunday dinner ||

xo.
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Summer To-Do List

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What are you looking forward to doing this summer?  I am sure you, like me, have lots of fun & adventurous ideas for this relaxing and special season.  Here are a few Summer ideas that I would love to accomplish, learn, and enjoy all before Labor Day.

1. Find a place to pick blueberries & make jam.  Lots and lots of jam.

2. Host a backyard barbecue.  With great friends, all the best summertime food, backyard games, and ice cold drinks.

3.  Run the full{half} 13.1 miles in preparation for my half-marathon this fall.

4. Go to Busch Gardens {at least once!} drink beer, eat junk food, & ride roller coasters.

5.  Find the perfect beach/resort tote bag for summer, along with the perfect pair of jean shorts.

6.  Read at least 3 "relax in your beach chair, summertime" books.

7.  Learn to drive the boat out in the bay.

8.  Attend an outdoor concert.

9.  Make homemade pasta & sauce -- eat without guilt and drink lots of good wine.

10.  Spend a weekend with my mom.  Take her to all my favorite places in Virginia Beach & Norfolk.

11.  Take all our friends on boat rides.

12.  Prepare ourselves & our garage for a fall yard-sale.

So tell me, what is on your Summer to-do list?

Another wonderful blogpost inspired from C&C!

xo.
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for when you need a break

Monday, June 23, 2014


I can think of no better way to spend the day.  
We're pretty good at playing hooky.

xo.
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newlyweds no longer

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


We celebrated 5 years of marriage over the weekend.  And it was nothing short of wonderful.

To the next 5 {+60!}

xo.
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you know you're getting older when...

Thursday, June 12, 2014


when you see a movie or movie series remake itself, again-- {Spiderman}{Godzilla}

when you start looking at the 30-year-old zone on the treadmill to find your target heart rate

when getting carded happens more and more infrequently and you're disappointed about it

when your idea of the perfect Friday night consists of homemade pizza, watching a movie, and going to bed before 10 o'clock

you can count on one hand the number of single friends you have

when it takes more than a greasy cheeseburger & fries to cure a hangover -- we're talking 2 or 3 days of pain

when you realize your "new cars" are eight years old and almost paid off! [thankgod]

when all your social media feeds are inundated with: sonograms, 1st birthday pictures, weekly baby bumps, engagement rings, and "date night" pictures

when you wake up without your alarm before 7 o'clock.....on a Saturday

when your fridge/pantry contains items like: almond butter, celery, pretzels, coconut oil, soy milk, kale, whole wheat flour; instead of bagel bites-ramen-whitebread-mac&cheese

the 10 year old girl you nanny for : wasn't alive for 9-11, doesn't know what cassette tapes & players are, & does't know who the Spice Girls & NSYNC were!?

you start doing things in the name of, "before its too late" or "while we're still young & dumb" or "before we have kids"

grey hairs, achy knees, wider hips, slowing metabolism, and forehead wrinkles --all so so depressing

when you starting talking about growing your little family and you're excited/scared out of your mind about it...

An ever growing list- seeing as time does not stop for any.


xo.
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on my table.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


fresh & lovely.  and just because.
my favorite flower -- forever and ever amen.
trader joe's you rock.

xo.
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weekend.

Monday, June 9, 2014


relaxing(me) & rolling(her) around in fresh cut grass, homemade steak marinade that made my kitchen smell delicious & gingery.  The happiest of birthday's to this cutie- he's two!  Add that to the ever-growing "you know you're getting older when..." list.  Time on the water, calm & peaceful in the bay, fished, relaxed, sunburned; typical us.  Also, chinese food & Netflix{organgeisthenewblack}, snuggling, wine on the patio, and future talking, lots of that going on lately.

Hope you had a wonderful june weekend as well!


xo.
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