I just thought I’d pop in for a minute to share some pictures of Lancaster with you.
That’s all for now.
Unfortunately, I left my camera at my aunt’s house last night, so you’ll have to wait for Ocean City, New Jersey pictures for a while. This morning I am going to Lancaster Pennsylvania with my aunts. I am so excited to go see the beautiful country side. I wonder if I’ll feel like I’ve traveled back through time, as Amish people drive by in horse-drawn buggies. I will be snapping away, so be looking for pictures.
I hope you had a good weekend full of laughter and good conversation.
it’s been awhile, huh? Sorry about the lack of posts lately. What can I say? I actually have a life now…Sort of. 😉 Speaking of which, this weekend one of aunts will be in town and we are running around South Jersey today, having a sleep over (Brendan’s coming too!) tonight, and doing the shore tomorrow. I am so excited to do the beach, and in a retro suit no less.It looks something like this, but in chocolate-brown, with a sweetheart neckline:
Sorry for my absence lately. Things have gotten really busy around here, and it has been difficult to find the time to get on the interwebs.
As most of you know, Brendan and I spent Mother’s Day with my sweet Aunt Cindy, and her family at Longwood Garden, an amazing Eden surrounded by homes and farm land in Pennsylvania.
The whole time we were there I kept on thinking of this Emily Dickinson poem
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|TWO butterflies went out at noon|
|And waltzed above a stream,|
|Then stepped straight through the firmament|
|And rested on a beam;|
|And then together bore away||5|
|Upon a shining sea,—|
|Though never yet, in any port,|
|Their coming mentioned be.|
|If spoken by the distant bird,|
|If met in ether sea||10|
|By frigate or by merchantman,|
|Report was not to me.|
Mother’s Day is approaching! What will you be doing for your mothers? This is the first year that I will be spending Mother’s Day apart from my mom; and I’ll admit that I’m sad. It’s hard to spend holidays apart from your family. My wonderful Aunt Cindy knows what it is to be far away from family, having re-located to the east coast about sixteen years ago,so when she invited us to spend Mother’s Day with her, I was relieved. Spending time with her, my Uncle Bob, and their boys, makes me feel a lot less homesick.
In honor of the day and my sweet aunt, we will be going to Longwood Gardens.
Doesn’t it look beautiful? We are really looking forward to spending the day with my aunt and uncle and their boys. We will be having a picnic lunch in the gardens while we are there, and I want to make something special for everyone.
Here’s what I’m thinking:
Flower cupcakes! Appropriate, non? This icing tutorial from Loralee Lewis will be a tremendous help. So I would make a nice vanilla cupcake, with a butter cream frosting…
Or, I could riff on this wonderful Mascarpone-Filled Cake with Sherried Berries recipe, only have mascarpone frosting, with a few dainty berries on the top of the cake…
This is actually my favorite cake to make. It impresses everyone, and it isn’t hard to make at all. You should try this! Seriously, what are you waiting for? You will be crowned Cake Queen or King..No, the Mayor of Cake Town… The Ambassador of Delicious Flavor.. I’m finished now, sorry… I tend to get over-excited about pastry.
I hope you are having a glorious Monday.
Yes, apparently while I was in a flu-induces haze, I forgot to post this, even though I had it READY to go for Friday. Blergh.
I’m finally feeling a little better! How are you doing? Do you have any big weekend plans?
Yesterday Brendan and I went to Princeton New Jersey (which is such an amazing place). We got this really amazing olive oil and strawberry balsamic at Carter & Cavero: Old World Oil Company, and visited a kitchen gadget store called Kitchen Kapers. It was so much fun being there, in this beyond charming college town, just the two of us focusing on each other. It is wonderful being out together, and to feeling like we did those first few months of being together.
Here we are at Carter & Cavero:
There was such a huge selection of oils and vinaigrettes, we had a hard time picking our favorites. In the end we got Truffle Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (so wonderful), Strawberry balsamic, Garlic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Tuscan herb Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, and Frantoio Extra-Virgin Olive Oil… Needless to say, we won’t be needing EVOO any time soon!
Also, here are somethings that I’ve been eyeing all week:
These shoes are awesome. I’ve been wanting to find a pair similar to this for a few years, but nothing really spoke to me like these do.
I love the look of driftwood. Whenever I see a cool drift wood piece it makes me want to learn carpentry so that I could have the ability to make furniture with pieces of awesome wood like the piece above.
Brendan would never let me do this, and I’m not sure I would, but it’s pretty cool, right?
Smitten Kitchen’s Porch Swing sounds truly sumptuous. Now that the weather is getting warming, I see myself having many a gin based cocktail on balmy New Jersey nights. Yum.
Once again, I pay homage to that glorious hue Kelly Green. This room, designed by Christina Murphy is to die for. Brendan and I both thought this was such a great look. Maybe we will replicate it someday.. : )
And I’ll leave you with the sage advice of Ronald Swanson:
I’m back, and fully energized (finally)! This last weekend was one of the best I have had in such a long time. Stephanie and I had a great time roaming the streets of New York, and catching up. There is nothing better than sharing a bunch of new experiences with someone you care about.
Here are some pictures from our trip:
And that my readers, is our trip in a nutshell. I loved every minute of it, and wish that we were still there right now. Come back soon Steph!
I cannot wait to see what she thinks of New York, and to share all those experiences with her. Prepare for picture bombardment next week.
I hope that you have a wonderful Friday,and a stellar weekend.
Btdubs, now that i’ve showed Steph the lolcats pictures, we are definitely considering taking a picture like that. It’s so nice to have friends here.
Guess where we are going tonight!! You guessed it, New York!
Well… More specifically North Jersey this evening to stay with a friend, and then onward to New York tomorrow morning!
I am so so so excited. This is going to be such a wonderful experience shared with our good friends… Friends who, I need not mention, share my love of fabric, fashion, and all things vintage.
Here’s what we are going to do:
1. Vintage home goods shopping… Which I am totally pumped about.
What are you doing this weekend? Anything awesome? Or is it a laundry and pjs kind of weekend? I have those a lot… Which makesthisweekend especially thrilling!
I have been thinking about things to do when my aforementioned best friend Stephanie comes in to town and here’s what I have so far:
1.Christie’s: I think it would be so much fun to watch them auction off art and other things. I hear that it is free, and that auctions don’t last more than half an hour.
2. Museum of the Moving Image in Queens: Steph is a huge movie buff, I think it would be great to go to a museum that is all about understanding the history of film, the techniques and the technology behind picture shows. 🙂
3. Chelsea Market: I love food, and this looks like the place to go if you like food. I have yet to find many good suggestions of places to eat.. Help!
I would also like to find some good vintage clothing stores to go look at.. Any suggestions?
And that my friends is all I have for now. I have to go finish making that duvet now.