Hi and happy July 4th weekend. Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful week, it is hard to believe we are on the heels of July 4th, boy summer suddenly feels like its taking the fast lane:( By the time you are reading this I will be happily settling in at the beach, long long awaited I can assure you. I will be working/blogging from there and find I often do my “best work” when in a relaxed state of mind…..and for me personally, I am never more relaxed than I am at the beach. I periodically like to show you a little slice of my life as seen through my iphone.I am always amazed at how you can tell a story simply through pictures and in my case they are all taken on my trusty little iphone. As life returns to normal, I am enjoying getting back to work, and immersing myself around lots of beauty and inspiration and of course a healthy dose of “every day life”. So here is a recap of some of what has happened in my little corner of the world these last few weeks…… Some of the beautiful orchids still going strong… Love my tall Eugenia plant that stands a regal 6 ft tall in the pretty French Provence planter…. This pasta is very good. Proof that not all dried pastas are the same:) I just love this picture, wine and barn all together….heaven! A friend gave me this wonderful yummy sparkling Rose which came at a good time:) Is there ever a bad time? These were so good! Highly recommend:) My mother in law’s burial site where the flowers have lasted an amazingly long time… M Went to my mother in law’s house to reflect on wonderful times together… It’s always a great idea to have cheese, crackers,humus and artichoke dip…yum yum! My sister in law hosted a beautiful dinner party for the family in honor of my mother in law… Went to a favorite local Mexican restaurant and enjoyed! Added a big cluster of white peonies to my newest planter We are putting in a gate, and take a look at how lucky we were when this large tree fell (last storm) just two feet away from the gate…phew We are loving the beautiful custom chinoiserie bowl from Indigo Home..thanks Dana! Celebrated a friends belated birthday and wrapped it with a summertime vibe Had my first fish tacos of the seasons at Bostwicks in Amagansett…so good! The charming bed and breakfasts that dot Main St. in East Hampton always make great pictures… T Dreamt about sitting on the beach doing nothing for a long long time…… Paid a visit to a favorite local nursery….. Mr. Teddy showing off his own little stash of blue and white Added large boxwood balls to my front planters I still am in love with this statuary line I carry and to this day cannot believe these are fiberglass! Cut hydrangeas from my yard for the first time this season…it really is all about the simple pleasures:) Teddy having a total splendor in the grass moment…. Arriving the cozy beach house was so wonderful….I felt the stress lift away And me getting in the mood for some red, white and blue just a few days early:) Also the rose, Aix is really good:) So there you have it……a bit of what has been happening in my life. Thank you as always for stopping in, wishing you a wonderful day and end to your week. If you are headed out of town, safe travels! I will be back on Sunday so wishing everyone a safe and wonderful July 4th weekend. PS Hard to believe but I am at near capacity for the Blue and White Love 2 contest! I have room for about another 10 pictures (at this point only taking 1 per person)? so don’t delay send me your best shot of blue and white love in your home. Click here for details. Until next time…..