Friday, July 19, 2019


Hello!  Hope you are staying cool wherever you are.  Here on the east coast we are experiencing a major heat wave this weekend.  I have a stack of books to read and ice cream in the freezer, so I'm ready for it!

We took a day trip north to a quaint, little town in the mountains last weekend where it was nice and fairly cool.  We spent the entire day outside walking, going to the park, shopping, we stopped for a yummy lunch at our favorite restaurant, and ended the day with ice cream.  It was a fun day!

I made a delicious Peach, Brie and Prosciutto flatbread pizza from this cookbook last night and it was the perfect summer dinner.  I highly recommend it.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy July

Happy fourth of July, friends!  It's very hot here - 90 degrees to be exact.  We are celebrating at home today.  I made sheet pan chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches - they are currently in the freezer and will be dessert tonight.  We are also planning to grill burgers for dinner and watch fireworks on TV a bit later.  What are you up to on this Independence Day?  

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Charleston Getaway

We took a trip to Charleston for a few days the first week of June.  It was a much needed getaway after all the busyness from the last month of school.  The weather was mostly overcast with a few showers one of the days, but I didn't mind at all, as it kept it from being blazing hot.  The south gets really hot and humid in the summer.  I love the longer days and beautiful flowers that come with summer, but not so much the heat.

Have you ever visited Charleston, SC?  It's such a beautiful, historical city and the coast is only a twenty minute drive from downtown Charleston.  I love to walk the cobblestone streets of Charleston and take in all of its beauty.  The food is also fabulous - lots of wonderful, local seafood on every corner.  It was definitely a nice, little getaway to one of my favorite cities!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Lovely May

Hello!  What a lovely May it's been so far.  I celebrated my birthday earlier in the month.  I had a fun day celebrating with a nice lunch out at one of my favorite cafes with Charlotte and my parents, and take-out pizza for dinner with chocolate cake for dessert that I made earlier in the day.  It was a very happy day indeed!  I know 44 is going to be an awesome year!!

I've been doing a bit of gardening here and there.  I planted zinnia and cosmos from seed and they've already started to sprout.  I'm looking forward to lots of lovely blooms this summer.  

Next week is Charlotte's last week of school before summer break.  I'm definitely ready for a more relaxed schedule.  Also, looking forward to spending the first week of June in Charleston.  Happy almost summer!  I'll be back soon!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Our Trip to NYC

We had a wonderful trip to NYC for Charlotte's 10th birthday at the end of March!  I'll let the photos speak for themselves!  I've been meaning to post these, but time hasn't been on my side lately, it seems.  Since today starts one of the busiest months of the year (last month of school) and all the busyness that comes with the end of the school year, I thought I better do a post today.  It's also my birthday month - this Friday to be exact!  Yay!!

This was my daughter's first trip to the city and she loved it as much as I do.  One of the highlights was having High Tea at The Plaza Hotel, and she had a special Eloise birthday tea.  And also going to Tiffany & Co. to select a necklace for her birthday.  We loved walking around Central Park, and China Town, and SoHo, and eating cannolis in Little Italy, and visiting the big American Girl Doll store, and seeing all this lights in Times Square at night.  We did lots of walking and lots of sightseeing.  We didn't get to everything on our list, so we will be back!  We are definitely city mice and cannot wait to visit again!