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scenes from the past couple weeks

springtime romance::: flowers of all sorts blooming in the gardens… swinging at baypoint with the grandgirls… blufftop picnics packed into Mason jars… long hikes in the woods… big shipments of tea to photograph, sample and review… stepping out to our herb garden and picking handfuls of green, fragrant herbs for soup on a rainy sunday……

scenes from the past couple weeks + mason jar picnic

Lovely, lovely, lovely spring days. Time with family and friends, time to work, time to read and sip rosewater lemonade, time to play, time for a Friday night riverside fish fry, time for blossom-peeping walks around the neighborhood and time to relax. We’re planning a little getaway very soon and I can’t wait to hit…

four refreshing summer picnic beverages “to go”

Today is the beginning of a much anticipated four day weekend “staycation” for us! We have all sorts of fun things planned, and among them… a picnic, of course! Packing picnic fare into coolers and picnic baskets is one of my favorite things to do. It’s so fun to develop a picnic menu days before…

scenes from the past few weeks

park days and walks with my daughter and grand girls… pizza… yard work… a mother’s day picnic… and planting the herb garden… spring days full of sweetness and light. I hope yours has been beautiful so far. Love, ~M

scenes from the last few weeks

an easter egg coloring gathering at our home… easter dinner on the deck… blossoms and buds and green things growing after a week of rain and sunshine… birds chirping and happily hopping around in the yard… seed starts… boxes of warm weather clothing and sandals waiting to be unpacked after a long winter in the…

scenes from the past few weeks

We’ve been patiently anticipating warm weather, and slowly but surely it is bound to arrive. It just has to. In the mean time we’ve been pre-spring cleaning and relishing the comforts of the fireplace, and quilts, and hearty, warm foods like stews, casseroles and baked stuff. We’ve gone out on little weekend jaunts and enjoyed…

scenes from the past couple weeks

curious kittens taking baking lessons… flaky sweet rolls for a cozy breakfast on a snowy morning… and French press Rose Espresso from my friends Dan and Judy over at Coffee on the Porch in Camden Maine (thanks, friends!)… sleepy kittens and comfy quilts… a delicious out to lunch date of char grilled strip steak and…

paper doily heart garland

A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day Seven Conversation Hearts Paper Doily Garland Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovelies! I am popping in to share this treat with you before we head to the market to get the ingredients for our lunch and Valentine’s Day celebration. I have to apologize for not sharing the full 7 treats…

peppermint pinwheel foot massage lotion

A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day Six from page 56 of my book, Chin Deep in Bubbles ~ Little Luxuries for Every Day I’m back with another treat, Lovelies! This lotion is so great for foot massages. Mix the following ingredients together in a small bowl and use as foot massage lotion or as…