Monday, June 27, 2011

summer time

And...we're off!  On our way to enjoy another fun-filled adventure on our summer list!  I'll share soon....:) Happy Monday!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

wedding bells~

Here's a little peek at some of the other creative displays at my brother's wedding this past weekend...Did I mention what an incredible time was had by all?!!  It was an amazing day!
First, came the set up ~ seashells for place cards, centerpieces, gift table...

Flip flops for dancing the night away, when feet are tired of heels...
My Mom's bouquet was the sweetest thing...look at it against the shade of purple that she wore!!
These beach themed tea lite holders were adorable, too.  And, looked amazing lit up at night...
Italian cookies, a sundae bar, and coffee bar ended the evening, along with dancing, and mingling under the tent and out on the lawn. 

 The festivities ended with a fireworks display over the lake!  Perfect ending for the perfect day!!!

xoxo J&K

Sunday, June 19, 2011

something old...

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue...
           What an amazing weekend with family!  From decorating, to making Italian cookies, to writing on sand dollars for place cards, my brother's wedding was perfect ~ from pinning on the boutonnieres, to the firework finale!!  A memorable night was had by all!

Here's one picture, just to peek your soon as more are uploaded, I'll share!
Here's to the happy couple~ love you J&K!!  xoxo

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Cannot wait to roam this beach again soon, collect a pail full of beach rocks to add to our gardens, and of course a few rocks to write some quotes on...
Last time we were at this beach...
  1. we enjoyed a picnic lunch (lunch always tastes better at the beach)
  2. we found a few jellyfish
  3. some of us took a nap :)
  4. the sun was shining brightly
  5. Michael & I walked (almost) to the inlet opening (maybe this year his little legs will make it all the way)
  6. we brought home lots of beautiful beach stones (I'm using them to finish the trim around our pellet stove)
  7. I threw a rock in the ocean for Grandpa xoxo
  8. We thoroughly enjoyed out time together!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

we rehearsed...

We rehearsed for my brother's upcoming wedding - what a wonderful day together!  The rain stopped just long enough for us to rehearse outside, walk through the lawn & make our way to the deck overlooking the lake that J&K will be married by.  We then headed to a luncheon together - ate, drank, and enjoyed the decorations that mom created. 
And, we parted with the most delicious cupcake - favors ever!  Mmmm...
Can't wait to celebrate the happy couple's wedding day!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

a new find...

I found these great, handmade necklaces on the web, and ordered them for teacher gifts this year ~ and got one for myself too!  Check out Anne Franklin Designs...her necklaces are adorable, inexpensive, and she's a former school teacher!
 Have fun exploring Anne's necklaces!! :) 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

You make me happy...when skies are gray...

 Every night before bed, after our prayers are said, I sing "You are My Sunshine" to Michael.  This necklace is from Lisa Leonard's website ~ I think it would be perfect for me, don't you think!?  He certainly makes me happy, even when skies are gray!

Check out her shop site, and her blog...she makes incredible jewelry!!

  My little boy goes to Kindergarten Open House today!  Six years ago this month, I found out I was pregnant ~ the most wonderful experience of my life!  And now, he's off to kindergarten (after we enjoy the summer together).  He's going today with his amazing grandfather, that means the world to him.  I hope they have a fun morning together!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

thoughts of summer...

My preschooler is done with school, he has one more soccer game for the summer, and the end of the school year is certainly in sight for me too!  Where has the time gone??  Do you ever feel as though you need to stop & smell the roses (or the pansies - my roses aren't blooming quite yet).  We're working on our summer list, like we've done for the past 2 years...when we've got it posted in our home, I'll show it to you.  We got the idea from friends of ours a few years ago.  So far, our list looks like this...
1.  The Aquarium
2. A visit to Cape Cod (after Daddy's surgery)
3. Uncle Johnny's Wedding (& being the ring bearer, of course)
4. Finishing my first childrens' book
5. A few boat rides
6. Going to the drive-in
7. Ice cream for supper (we do this once every summer)
8. Camping in the backyard in our new tent!
9. "Free ~ Fun" days, with some friends
10.....more to come...

Bring on summer!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Here's a new little hobby of mine...I love to give these cards as gifts!  When I see a sale on ordering prints, I order a bunch of my seascape photographs, crop them to fit some cute little note cards, and off they go to a friend or relative.  These are put aside for a friend's birthday that I missed ~ she'll be getting these soon!!  ;)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's June!!

June, at last!!  June 1st came in with a bang, literally.  We experienced some of the worst weather in a long time here in Massachusetts yesterday.
Our herbs are in, and our veggie garden is planted.  School is wrapping up for the year, our calendars are getting busier & busier, and I'm looking forward to spending summer vacation at home with family!  Here's to JUNE!!!