Some Things I Love About Summer

You may call me a bit of a homebody...but I LOVE being home in the summer. I get up before everyone...open the doors and windows to let the 60 some-odd degree morning air fill the house. I water my flowers and tend the veggies with a gentle hand...relishing in each new tomato bud, each sticky petunia blossom, each sighting of "The Hog" by my kids. After teaching all year, the summer has such a relaxing pace. No worries. Just fresh air, family, and time. What's not to love?


The Essex...A Little Rest and Relaxation?

We just booked a couple of nights in August at The Essex in Vermont. We got a REALLY good deal through Gilt. But...now we looked at Trip Advisor and either the reviews are UP or DOWN...not so much middle ground. AAA rates it as a Four Diamond Resort...but after 3 weeks cross country last summer picking campgrounds by the AA book...not so apt to trust that one. I know we will make the best of it and all...s'mores by the campfire...tennis...spa(a girl can hope)...but I can't help being a teensy bit concerned.

Anyone out there been to the Essex?


Just Picked...

We've really just started picking. Can't wait for tomatoes! I've picked a LOT of radishes, and I think I've perfected the Candied Radish. I'll share this week...they are like a candied cherry!


Fog's Rolling In....

We have been surrounded by fog quite a bit lately. We've truly had a gorgeous summer...and on the days we were supposed to get rocked by the heat...our little neck of the woods has been fogged in. I happen to love fog. Its mystery, its romance, its peacefulness. I love the way it lays a gray cloud of mist over the field and garden, the way it brings a cool, moist breeze to our hot summer skin. I LOVE fog. Loved it as a kid. Love it now. Do you like fog?


Two Great Etsy Finds

I recently purchased a couple of items on Etsy that I think are FABULOUS! Nothing beats handcrafted....and I mean handcrafted with excellent quality.

I bought this shabby chic Handmade Porch Pillow from Olde Tyme Marketplace in North Carolina. Beth shipped quickly and it looks perfect on our porch...which I had just shown a photo of on a previous post. The workmanship is lovely. (This photo is Beth's) Thanks Beth!
I also needed a cover for my Kindle. I searched hundreds before I came across Bluebird Mountain's E Reader Case (flexible). I LOVE it. My Kindle is protected nicely...and it's so pretty. It is TOP quality. (Photo from Bluebird Mountain)

Please click on the links and visit these shops and others. Etsy is an amazing space with a wide range of crafted and vintage items; but BEWARE...Etsy is addictive!!!!


Off For a Fourth Luncheon...

We are of to my sister's Mother-in-Law's for a luncheon. She always has everything perfectly planned; so bringing food just doesn't seem right...so I opted for a little bottle of flowers..Enjoy the day!

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