Thursday, June 17, 2021

heavenly hydrangeas...

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! They're beautiful blooms of blue, pink, purple, and white let you know that summer is in full swing. I love seeing them on my daily walks, lining fences and homes, and bursting out of planters. Their large flower heads also make them easy to use in arrangements. Did you know that the various colors of hydrangeas are symbolic? 

Pink - Heartfelt Emotion
Blue - Frigidity and Apology
White - Boasting and Bragging
Purple - Understanding

I learn something new everyday... Enjoy! 

via Coastal Beach Home Decor

via Shannon Shipman

via Habitually Chic

via The Glam Pad

via Zsa Zsa Bellagio


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

wandering wednesdays {east coast lobster shacks}...

There’s no better place to enjoy lobster than at an authentic lobster shack. Whether it be a lobster roll or a whole lobster, the east coast is the place to be in the summer if lobster is what you crave. So get ready to plant yourself at a picnic table and don a plastic bib. Here are a few of the amazing lobster shacks that you can find dotted across the east coast...

Lobster Landing
Clinton, Connecticut

Cape Neddick Lobster Pound
Cape Neddick, Maine

Roy Moore Lobster Co
Rockport, Massachusetts

Ford's Lobsters
Noank, Connecticut

Sprague's Lobster
Wiscasset, Maine

The Lobster Pot
Provincetown, Massachusetts


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

for the birds...

Antique bird prints are one of my favorite pieces of wall art! They add such a warm and calming touch to any space. And although one is great, they are even better in numbers. So get busy and find your flock! 

via Cafe Design

via Nine & Sixteen

via Liz Marie

via The Home Page


Monday, June 14, 2021

monday {menu}

{recipe from... h e r e}

Summer Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles


Creamy strawberry base

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
  • 13.5 oz can full fat coconut milk 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • pinch of sea salt 

Fresh strawberry ripple

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • pinch of sea salt 

    • Blend all of the ingredients for the creamy strawberry base together until smooth and creamy. 
    • Pour mixture into a glass pyrex, or another vessel that is easy to pour from. 
    • Rinse out your blender and add all ingredients for the fresh strawberry ripple. Blend fresh all the ingredients for the fresh strawberry ripple until mostly smooth – a few little chunks of strawberries are fine! 
    • Layer the creamy strawberry base and the fresh strawberry ripple in popsicle molds until full. Add popsicle sticks and freeze until solid. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

father's day finds...

via Grays Antiques

Father's Day is right around the corner (June 20). But what do you get to show your appreciation for the man that has done so much for you? If you haven't quite figured it out yet, here are a few ideas for gifts that he is sure to love...


Thursday, June 10, 2021

the swimsuit edit...


via Land and Sea Essentials

It's almost time for summer! Time for some fun in the sun! Time to find yourself a new swimsuit! Ok... Maybe swimsuit shopping isn't my favorite thing to do, but I LOVE spending time at the beach and pool, so there really isn't any way to avoid it. But maybe swimsuit shopping doesn't have to be the torture that so many of us find it to be. Here are a few tips to make your swimsuit shopping more enjoyable:

* Get a faux tan so that you can see what you will look like in your swimsuit once you get some summer color. 

* Step outside of your comfort zone and try on styles that highlight your assets, rather than choosing one for other reasons. 

* Give yourself ample time to look for your new swimsuit so that you don't feel pressured to choose one that doesn't fit your criteria. 

* Take a few sizes with you to the fitting room, including the size you think you are, and one size up. Always try on the bigger size first. It always feels better to size down than to size up. 

I hope that these tips help to bring more joy to your swimsuit shopping experience! Here are a few of my favorite one-pieces to get you started on your quest to find the perfect suit...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

how to display your seashell collection...

via Remodelista


via Vogue

via Sea Roost 

Summer is almost here! For those of you who will be spending time at the beach, there is a good chance that you will return home with a few shells that you found along the shore. But what do you do with those beautiful treasures? Here are some of the ways that I like to display my shell collection...

- Arrange them in baskets and bowls. 

- Put them in glass jars containers such as cylinders, hurricanes, and vases. 

- Arrange them in a vignette on shelves and furniture.

- Use larger pieces as a paperweight. 

- Turn a larger shell upside down and use it as a bowl to hold jewelry. 

I hope that these tips inspire you to make the most of your collection and bring some seaside charm to your space! 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

glorious gingham...

Gingham is a spring must-have. However, this year you can find it absolutely everywhere! People are going gaga over gingham! You can find it on tablecloths, furniture, dresses, shoes, and even face masks! 

How are you embracing gingham this spring? If you are looking to bring a little gingham into your life, here is a little inspiration for you, along with some fun finds...

via Classical Addiction

via Emerson Fry

via Sheerluxe

Gotta Have It...

Sunday, June 6, 2021

happy sunday...


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