Monday, April 25, 2011


easter sticks

easter firepits

easter brews

easter surprises

easter frenchies

with cottontails

easter baskets

the holidays really take it out of opal.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011


i haven't mentioned yet that i have the 3 greatest siblings a gal could ask for.  i'm so proud to be the big sister to each one of them.

mom's sticks


i've been collecting bits of driftwood the last few trips to the beach and have yet to do anything with them.  they just sit in odd areas of the house.  this might be a good way to jazz them up and put them out with some actual purpose- so long as someone stops nabbing them and chewing them at every opportunity that i'm either not home or not looking.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mail Bowl Update

After sorting through my literature to read this week- I found this at the bottom of the bowl.

How lucky am I?  Just another phenomenal item to add to the list of 'mail received'.

life is just a bowl of mail

meet my 'mail bowl'.
if i'm lucky, my week begins with a bowlful of mail.
i've received everything from NYT magazines and Sunday Styles, to M&Ms, to plastic tarantulas- that's only to name a few.

heavy reading this week.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

weekend finds

new pots via marshalls

wicker bench seat found in the shed

cushion from marshalls that fits perfectly and matches the chairs below- how lucky is that?

getting ready for easter visitors

free bike!

added flair

(sister, you can ride this when you come to visit!)

we spotted this little beaut on the side of the road- for free!  Miss Cape Cod- she sure knows her way to the yacht club.

opal enjoying the sunshine and a jealous elly in the background

rip roaring fire pit

getting ready for our yard sale next weekend- south of the border inspired signage

bulldog wine

a pretty lucky weekend.

Friday, April 8, 2011

feeling knitty

i want to get a few knitting projects under way this weekend.  maybe some bikini tops for summer?  dino scarves may be a little out of season.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

damage done

little house on the bay

we had to say goodbye the other week to our little house on the bay.

and hello to the little house in the pines.
she's a work in progress, but i can tell she's going to be a good one.