Daydream, Inspiration

Friday daydreaming.

Today, I can’t stop thinking about Sicily (again).  Is it too soon to start the countdown? We leave October 27th.

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And I finally got to use Welcome Beyond. To book here. It looks a little bit magical, don’t you think?

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Even better than the location (maybe) is the owner’s story. He’s a complete inspiration to me, and I can’t wait to meet him. We wanted to stay here, but it was booked. Next time!

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Friday daydreaming.

bike ride

I’ve been day dreaming of a bike ride for the last couple months. Today it happened. Cloudy weather be damned. I haven’t been on a bike since last May!  And it felt so good. B & I clocked twenty-six miles with a stop for lunch in between. That’s a good use of day light, if you ask me.

We can’t wait to start bringing little O with us. When did you start taking rides with your little one? And what did you use?

Enjoy your holiday weekend. Hope it’s full of good food and good people.

PS Photo above is from a 90 mile Plymouth, MA to Provincetown, MA ride B & I planned almost five years ago! We’ve always said we wanted to do it again.

 

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Friday daydreaming.

paris

Our neighbor’s (and our friend’s) just got back from Paris. I’ve only been once, but it was such a fun, dreamy, surreal experience. We had so much fun guessing what was on the menu only to find out it was nothing like what we were expecting.  Think lots of squid ink. (Oops.) My little bit of French only took us so far!

If you could go ANYWHERE right now, where would you go?

Ps If you ever find yourself in Avignon, you must eat at Numero 75. The owner of our B&B recommended it. And it was the only place we could find Marc! But the whole experience was perfect. It was our best meal in France.

 

Photo by Blair Morad.

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Friday daydreaming.

Organization! I think it must be spring. It’s finally sunny after a string of rainy days. That coupled with the fact we’ve been in this new, lovely house for almost a year. Things have settled just a bit, and now all those closets where I just threw things? Well, the things need a bit of organization. And I, being me, want to organize them RIGHT NOW. But patience right? Maybe I’ll tackle one or two of them this weekend.

We’re celebrating the end of a long study period for one of our friends this weekend. I’m hoping for a stiff cocktail and a yummy bite or two.  Here’s hoping you get what you want this weekend. Cheers.

 

PS BrightNest. Do you know this site? A great way to keep up on home tips and maintenance.

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Daydream, Food

Friday daydreaming.

This week, I’m dreaming of a full vegetable garden.

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We inherited a vegetable garden when we bought our house. I am very happy with this, but I’m also completely overwhelmed. It’s not that it’s a big space, and I am quite excited to acquire the vegetable gardening skill; it’s just that I have no real idea what to do. B brought home a whole bunch of different seeds the other day, and, after I freaked out, I came to the conclusion, we’ll just plant them and see what happens! This doesn’t have to be a high pressure situation.

I know that the space should be exposed to 6-8 hours of sun per day. I know you should think through what to plant together and how to lay it out. And testing the soil is a good idea. Beyond that, your guess is as good as mine. I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out. It’s just about time to get planting up in these New England parts. The man at our local grocery store told me I had until Mother’s Day. I am going to trust his advice.

Have a fantastic weekend! Tonight I’m having dinner with two friends to celebrate a birthday. I can’t wait! And tomorrow, I’ll be planting seeds.

PS A helpful guide on what to plant with what.

PPS Here’s a really detailed post on different types of garden planting strategy.

 

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Friday daydreaming.

Friday daydreaming posts are back! And that makes me happy. Today’s daydream: spontaneous travel. Maybe it’s because every time I glance at FB, I see friends having fun abroad? Maybe because spring is finally here and I am craving a new adventure? It’s most likely because I’m a fairly new mother, and the idea of just picking up and going is a bit harder (not impossible) these days. We are home during the week more than we ever have been before. And we’re OK with that; we know it’s a season. But I miss spontaneous travel, even if it was just a late night drive to look at the stars. We used to do that from time to time because B liked to drive so much and well, because we used to have a fun, little car with no roof. Times change!

This weekend we are off for a planned weekend to Philadelphia. It will be great. We’re staying in the city for two nights with a friend flying in from LA. Even though we’ve been a bunch of times, it’s our friend’s first time. So we get to be tourists. We also get to try new restaurants. We’re excited to be going here. Then Sunday, it’s off to celebrate Easter at my parents’ home.

Philadelphia

Have you had one? With or without?

We’re all looking forward to it. I hope you have a lovely weekend. May you enjoy a bit of spontaneity.

Cheers.

 

For fun, how to order a Philly cheesesteak. It’s a bit like this.

 

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Friday daydreaming.

I really don’t like to say this all too often because I think everyday can be fun and worth while. BUT I’m very happy it’s Friday. And right now I’m daydreaming about making this a reality in the next couple hours:

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If only the setting for the movie I’ll be watching could be so cool! Have a lovely weekend.

PS Here’s a popcorn recipe to check out if you plan on making it this weekend.

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