A Few Days Away in New Hampshire

After receiving an email for 2 nights for the price of one, plus an in room amenity (chose champagne and truffles....haven't had the champagne yet, ate all the truffles myself), and a 30.00 golf credit (and the golf was only 35.00), we headed up to Whitefield, New Hampshire to the peaceful setting of 
The Mountain View Grand Hotel.

It's so big, it's hard to get the whole thing in a photo. The front porch is lined with adirondack chairs. It's a perfect place for a frozen cocktail, a good book, or just some quiet time.

No matter which way you turn, the setting is gorgeous. It was in the 50's at night, and barely 70 degrees during the day. 

Mountains in every direction.

Beautiful plantings.

A stunning, well kept golf course. Only 35.00 for golf after 3:00pm

Directly across from the hotel.

An 8 year old taking in the view on the way to the pool.

I could look at this all day long. Reminds me of the view some newfound friends have in Toppenish, WA

Pull up a chair
Yes, even at 8 and 13, they do appreciate the views.

This is the back of the hotel.

Thanks Auntie S and E /C for taking such good care of Stormy and Ruby while we were gone.


When Life Gives You Blueberries...Make Pie!

Here's My Favorite Pie Recipe...I've made it for years and love that you can throw it together in no time at all!


  • 1 homemade or store bought 9 inch crust (gluten free if needed)
  • 6 cups fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (preferably fresh)
  • fresh whipped cream


Combine 2 cups berries, sugar, and 2 tablespoons water in large saucepan; bring to a full boil. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup cold water; add to blueberry mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, lemon juice and remaining 4 cups of blueberries. Spoon into crust. Let stand 3 hours until set.(You may choose to chill). Serve with whipped cream.
Serves 8.


A Cloudy Beach Day in Massachusetts

Peaceful Little Harbor

Wild Sky
No crowded beach today :)

The Only Brave Little Swimmer

Mother and Daughter
Wish it Could Last Forever


My Dream Job

Now don't get me wrong, I love my job....but a girl can dream, right? I had so much fun today cutting lavender and arranging it for a mini photo shoot for my Etsy shop.

I kept thinking, "There has to be someone out there who wants to pay all of my bills off so I can do this full time....yes?"

So Martha, Ellen, Ralph Lauren, Princess Kate, email me and I'll give you the particulars :)

Cool Blues and Greens

Frosty Vintage

Vintage Factory Bobbins

Vintage Picnic Table :)

Sweet Little Ribbon

My China....which I adore.....

A Posy for A Guest

A Dried Lavender Thank You

In planning my dining room, my son (13), keeps teasing me that all of the tables I look at that I like look like picnic tables.  I suppose he's right. So maybe I should spend $100 on a sturdy picnic table and stain it weathered barn grey. Sure beats the price tags I've seen. 


Reserve your Lavender Now

Please check back in late June for the status of the 2013 crop!
I'd love to make you a lavender toss for your wedding!

Our lavender is in. I have posted some in my Etsy shop for immediate shipping. The rest I will be drying for use in sachets. I will ship the day I get your order if the post office is still open!

$6 Bundles with Vintage Ribbon Tie

$7 in a rustic burlap bag


Full of Aroma

My favorite part...smells heavenly.


Garden Architecture

We have been busy designing and building in the garden (husband is the builder).

Tomato Trellis

Used Some of the Vines to Control These Tomatoes That Seeded Themselves

More Tomatoes

Tomato Cage from Nature

Drying Racks for the Garlic

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