may miscellany

Friday, May 29, 2015


my husbands 3 best girls  ||  may mornings  ||  banana bread won't last long  ||  muscles on a morning run ||  down to the dock  ||  pajama yoga + playtime, always  ||  weeknight dinner date  ||  that Friday feeling  ||  beach selfie!? duh.  ||  never ever ever gets old  ||  herb garden is taking over the world  || napping  ||  berry season  ||  caramelized onion & prosciutto pizza, oh yes.  || fresh garden cut roses  ||  the end of the earth, err island  ||  adventuring with him is the best  || 


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seashore adventure

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


So much adventure in just two days....  would you believe me if I told you it was all spontaneous and on a whim?!  Truly the best kind of fun, no? 

Favorite moments: the freshest shrimp and dinner again at Tortugas Lie, climbing to the top of Cape Hatteras lighthouse, corgi paw prints in the sand, camping in the truck{whattt!?}, following the map all the way down the island,  our fresh sun kissed skin, and his smile and laugh when I suggested we stay.

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taking stock || may

Friday, May 22, 2015

Making: summer lists, summer plans.
Cooking: with herbs from the garden.  That phrase alone gives me a grin.
Drinking: iced coffee, daily
Reading: Summerland -- again.  tis the season for beach novels & rereading! hip hip! 
Wanting: another corgi. But why does everyone say this is a bad idea?!?! 
Looking: through J.Crew/Anthro/Pottery Barn magazines -- dreaming is more like it.  
Playing: Hozier's album, on repeat. 
Wasting: no time when the sun comes up.  When she rises, so do I and I find my most creative, calm, productive self in those hours, it is quite lovely actually.  
Wishing: my girlfriends didn't live so far away 
Enjoying: all the fresh seasonal produce!  Melons, corn, asparagus, tomatoes, berries! be still my heart -- err taste buds?
Waiting: for him to come home -- from work, from travel, always.  But I think it makes our hearts grow fonder and time together sweeter.  
Liking: our spontaneous weekday dinner dates 
Wondering: when will it happen for me? 
Loving: early morning neighborhood runs -- six miles before 9am is a powerful feeling
Hoping: I age as beautifully as my mother -- happy belated birthday to her and her gorgeous legs!
Marveling: at our backyard, our neighborhood -- everything is so lush and green and growing. 
Needing: a new cutting board and another island weekend with mom 
Smelling: fresh cut grass and charcoal grills 
Wearing: boyfriend shorts and t-shirts and flip flops all the time now. 
Following: my intuition, always. 
Noticing: a stronger body
Knowing: His plan is divine 
Thinking: the anticipation for summer is just as sweet as her arrival 
Feeling: peaceful 
Bookmarking: summer grilling recipes
Opening: the patio umbrella and a chilled bottle of sauvignon blanc -- is there nothing better? 
Giggling: with him, so much lately 
Feeling: happy with life and 27 and who I am and where I am at this very moment in time



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family beach day

Monday, May 18, 2015

I want to remember days like this forever.  These moments in time, just us three.

A wide open Saturday lead us down Highway 12 again to adventure, relaxation, and 75 degrees.   Naps in the sand, cold lemonade-rita's, fishing and catching nothing but seaweed -- with the sound of waves and jimmy buffet keeping us relaxed and happy.  Staying until the waves kissed our feet -- and our tan lines were awkward.

The drive down, the drive back, the stop for tackle and ice and coffee.  And then the perfect spot for dinner, -- a raw bar on the beach: steamed shrimp, fresh tuna, a cheeseburger and cold beer; all of it, the entire day, couldn't have been any better.

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