Monday, April 29, 2013


{Sunset on Newbury} need a day off after a day off.

Am I right?

I think so.

There's something about Mondays that take it all out of me. Energy, that is. 

So, I will show you a pretty picture of one of my favorite walks, snuggle a little further into bed, and polish off this lovely glass of Two Buck Chuck that I've been sipping.

I'll be ready for you, Tuesday.

I hope you Monday was as wonderful as can be, and that tomorrow is even better.

P.S. I will be taking part in Jenni's May blog challenge beginning on Wednesday. Check it out - It has inspired me in a big way! 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sakonnet Vineyards


If you've been reading for a while, you know getting lost and wandering New England is one of my favorite pastimes. If you're new, well, now you know.

My brother and I took a little afternoon drive last weekend and wound up at the lovely property of Sakonnet Vineyards in Rhode Island. RI has some really lovely little vineyards that dot the coastline near Newport that I have mentioned before, but each time I discover a new one, I am absolutely thrilled. 

Sakonnet is a place filled with casual New England charm. The staff is incredibly friendly, the grounds are gorgeous {even on a slightly chilly, windy day} and the wine was seriously amazing. We tasted seven different wines, and were at a complete loss as to which ones to take home to enjoy. My favorites were the Vidal Blanc and the Rhode Island Red. Their Cabernet Franc was also to die for, and it had a unique bell pepper taste to it. So unexpected but really delicious! 

Another local gem to add to my favorites list.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Because I really can't get enough of the SoulPancake street videos. 

And I think compliments will help everyone's Saturday start off on the right foot after the terror, fear and ultimate relief of last five days.

Give a compliment today. You never know what it could mean to someone. It could be life changing.

Spread love today.


Thank you.

Monday, April 15, 2013


{Newbury Street, Boston. Not so far from tragedy today...}

I have no words for the terrible events that have stuck my city today.

Each time I try to articulate my feelings, I'm at a loss for words.

The only word that I keep coming up with is unimaginable.

So I will pray.

Pray for the eight year old angel. Pray for the other poor soul that was taken too soon.

Pray for the runners that I knew that were less than a mile away from the finish line.

Pray for all those suffering in hospitals tonight.

Pray for the people of Boston, our visitors, and friends that witnessed this terrible act.

Pray that the hatred in the heart of those that did this will be converted to compassion for fellow humans.

Also pray for all those who are victims of violence and hate around the world that have suffered today.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Back and {Nearly} Recovered

{This is what my Saturday morning looks like.}

It feels like it's been forever.

I'd say a week and a half in blog land is pretty close to forever.

You should see my reading lists.

I can't wait to catch up with all of you.

I had a wonderful time visiting my college friends in Oklahoma last week. It was truly a special time that brought me to tears a time or two. Or ten. Ahem.

I retured home early this week and brought a nasty little bug with me, it seems.

Today is the first day I feel almost back to normal. Just a few sniffles here and there. I'm glad to be feeling better again, because I can get to work editing my approximately 489798734 pictures from last week and catch up on all the errands/chores I have been putting off for the last four days.

Wishing you a happy weekend :)