24 June 2014

30 Summer Days: Week 3

Epic fail on the Photo-a-Day challenge this week...Promise next week will be better. Despite no photography skills, I should have some pretty spectacular scenery from St. John next week to make up for what's lacking here! 

12 June 2014

Three Things: Yoga, Travel and Summer Recipes

Last month, I posted about re-committing to doing more yoga and I was reminded of that when I read Cortney's More Yoga Please post. So here's the accountability part...I did seven yoga workouts last month. Not bad considering that time for yoga was competing with increased walking/running miles, playing some golf and doing yard work (Does that count as "fitness"?)

Buuuuttt it wasn't quite what I hoped. I'd really like to try to get in two yoga sessions per week. I'm a bit behind in the game since it's already June 11th, but that's my goal for the rest of the month. And while I loved the online resources I found, I still have a few classes left on my old pass at estudio hot yoga-- Nothing like sweating in a 100 degree plus room in June!


You might remember that I booked a trip to St. John last fall but I never ended up going. (I went to Nantucket instead-- can't complain!) Well, it  may be a year after the original plan fell through, but I am finally going at the end of June. So excited for a tropical getaway 

I want to spend all of my time on St. John HERE! 

Our meals tend to be lighter in the summer months and I couldn't be more excited about some of the recipes I've seen lately. Lots of fish, fruit and veggies please my palate! And our Field Goods local produce delivery has resumed-- fresh, not frozen! Here are a few recipes I'm eager to try...


10 June 2014

Style It: Runway to Beach

Style It: Runway to Beach...and everywhere in between!

It was love at first sight when I spotted this gorgeous dress on the "runway" at the Nantucket blACKbook Beauty and the Beach fashion show.

Courtney in The Lovely and Liam in One Orange Shop

09 June 2014

30 Summer Days

One of my New Year's resolutions for 2014 was to learn how to take better photographs. I haven't done much toward accomplishing it-- But I did recently get a new iphone with a better camera than my old phone. It's a start. The picture quality is encouraging, but I still have a lot to learn when it comes to composition, angles, focus, de-cluttering the background, symmetry, pretty much everything!

Since June is my favorite month of the year and it's been awhile since I took part in a "challenge", I thought it would be fun to do Tina's June Photo-A-Day Challenge. I figured that it would at the very least get me in the mindset of thinking about opportunities to take photographs and get me in tune with all the beauty around me.

So, how did week one of the challenge go?

03 June 2014

Garden Party

Happy June! Life got away from me last week! Both the Sailor and I were super busy but also pretty productive. Lots of exciting news to share though. We finally made some decisions about landscaping the yard and put down a deposit to reserve our date. It won't be done until the end of June (bummer!), but I am happy that we moved forward.

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