Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Break!

So, although you don't see me here as much as either of us would like, and as I did just blog about everyone needing a "stay-cation" recently, it is now almost officially that time for me!

For ten days, Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 28th, I will actually try to do just that..a stay-cation. You know, one of those "staying at home, but relaxing or doing those things you might not have had as much time for before" kind of things. Kind of like a vacation, but not exactly. My actual, very brief, get away plans won't come till August.

So, this is the part where I try to actually "take a break". I have to admit, I am a little worried about it! I honestly can't imagine just "letting go" for a bit! Although, on my last visit to Central Park, this gorgeous Wisteria pergola at Central Park West & 72nd Street, right across from the Dakota Apartments, made it quite easy!

Having said that, hopefully, I will come back stronger & better for it, and I hope that when I do, you will stop by again too!

How about you? Any wonderful plans for this summer? Wishing you all the best for your "summer break", whatever shape that takes! 

See you back here soon....sort of.... :)
*waves bye-bye*!

P.S. Don't forget to stop by Etsy! Just posted some new "goodies" from my last Central Park visit and many new beach photos are there also! You can also find some new ones on my facebook page!

Find them here:

Monday, July 8, 2013

Where Is She???

Yes, I know! I know! What is it about blogs that make it so hard to get back to them?

Let's face it. It is summer! Yay! There is the garden..... (though my hubby has been doing a wonderful job of keeping the weeds under control), lunch &/or dinner, often on the porches outside, weather permitting, etc., etc.

We fixed up the front & back porches for summer. Kind of a "his" & "hers" set up. "His" is very outdoor cafe style, table, chairs, hanging plants, bird houses, paper lanterns, candle in a mason jar with seashells, nautical touches here & there.

Okay, so maybe it isn't real masculine, but compared to my little cozy spot in the back overlooking the garden, it is definitely more comfy for a guy, but not so much I won't go there.... lol! I actually do a lot of my outdoor painting & art photography there too. But it is a nice spot when we want to dine out with out going out.

In the back, is my happy place! Definitely, feminine....sort of a "Beatrix Potter invited the bunnies, birds, & what not to a tea party" kind of spot. (And they DO, stop by!)

White wicker planters & side tables, rosy pink geraniums hanging, white petunias, & lavender & herbs in pots. White bistro table & pretty white matching cafe chairs. Vintage white tablecloth, fine china, teapots, teacups, seashells, soft tinkling wind chimes, more seashells, etc. Lovely vintage plates from England, Austria, etc. Who doesn't love strawberry shortcake on a beautiful piece of china? Watching "glitter"/lightening bugs at night drifting in and out of the garden alongside of the garden lights.....Oh...who can blame me for a little bit of a stay-cation?

Yes, it is finally summer....and if we don't catch a bit of it now....when will we? Winter was so long! Must indulge a bit in between editing & painting. Hope your summer is super lovely too!

Thank you so much for popping in! 


P.S. Don't forget to stop by my shop on Etsy! I have done some work this summer! :)