Saturday, June 29, 2024

Share Four Things




 Hi Friends!  I am joining Jennifer for her fun linkup and this month we are covering what we loved or disliked, accomplished, improved upon/needs improvement, and noticed



Here we go!




 A slower summer schedule...not as much racing around and seeing happiness like this...




 Set up my first buyers in MLS...there are so many new computer systems for me to learn in real state...it is overwhelming but I am slowly getting there!




Improved Upon


 Exercise...getting outside almost every day to walk and enjoy this weather...good for the body AND the mind :)  BONUS is that I get my girl with me most of the time too!




Cardinals...two so far this week...and it makes me grateful









Friday, June 28, 2024

Friday Favorites- Summer Favorites Edition (June 28, 2024)



Hi Friends and Happy Friday! YEAH!  We made it!  Today I am sharing some Summer Faves...what I think of and what I love in a few categories....so here we go!

Fave Summer Outfits

White linen pants with just about anything but LOVE them paired with a green tank...All Things Lilly...and Palazzo Pants with a Tank

Fave Summer Scents

Cool Water- Salt and Stone and Les Sabres Roses by Louis Vuitton (snagged in Rome last summer!)

Fave Summer Drinks

Frose- Sauvignon Blanc- Iced Coffee- Iced Tea

Fave Summer Bites


Shellfish like Lobster and Shrimp and Oysters- Caprese Salad- Rolo Ritz Bars- Peaches- any Red, White and Blue Dessert- Anything grilled/BBQ especially with some Corn on the Cob

Fave Summer Movies


Jaws- Dirty Dancing- Barbie

Fave Summer Songs


Watermelon Sugar- Boys of Summer- Feels Like Summer

Fave Summer Books


Are You There God It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume (from my childhood- still a fave), That Summer by Jennifer Weiner and The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand

Fave Summer Places


The Beach (specifically Wallis Sands in Rye or Hampton Beach in Hampton), The Lake (specifically Lake Winnipesaukee in NH), and Boston in the summer is one of my all time faves!

What are some of your summer faves....let's Follow the JOY!

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Monthly Musings: All About Summer Edition


Hi Friends!  Patty and I are so glad you stopped by!  We hope you will join us for our fun little link up...this month we are talking ALL THINGS SUMMER and we are answering the questions below...


Here we go...

1. Share Your Summer Plans


We have a pretty chill summer on tap...Diana is in Driver's Ed...she has some team workouts planned and most likely will do two weeks of theater camp.  Eva has 5 weeks of theater camp on tap as well as softball and hockey.  Mum and Dad will be working but we have a few fun things planned- time at our friends' lake houses- a girls weekend and hopefully some relaxing time at our pool and a few trips to the beach!

2. What Are Your Summer Traditions?


4th of July Fireworks in our town this week...4th of July at Tom and Laurel's on the Lake...Mommy Daughter Boogie Boarding Day..Berry Picking...Beach Time!

3. Do You Prefer The Ocean Or A Lake?

The Ocean ALWAYS :)

4. Do You Have Any Pool Time Planned?


Umm...since we have one in our back yard...YES...as much as possible...can't wait to float!

5. Best Travel Or Packing Tips?


Packing Cubes...pack light...I should really follow my own advice...ha!

6. Favorite Summer Movie?


I would have to say Jaws and that is due to my hubby and BFF's obsessions/biggest fears- ha!

7. Beverage That Says Summer To You?

A few- Iced Coffee- Sauvignon Blanc or Frose :)

Find my Frose Recipe HERE


8. What Song Says Summer To You?

Boys of Summer by Don Henley

9. What Do You Like On Your Burgers Or Dogs?

Ketchup and Mustard or a fun jam on my burgers sometimes too

10. Charcoal or Gas Grill?

Well we usually eat off gas grills but I would say Charcoal- nothing beats that flavor!

Can't wait to read all about YOUR Summer Loves :)

and here is our schedule and topics for the rest of 2024!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

What's Up Wednesday: June 2024


Well friends...June went by just as fast if not faster than May did and it just feels crazy!


 It is time for my favorite linkup of the month where we share "what's up with us!"  Here we go...



What We're Eating This Week


Monday Hamburger Casserole with Broccoli

Find the Recipe HERE


Tuesday Marinated Chicken Thighs, Cucumbers and Thai Noodles

Wednesday  Grilled Pork Chops, Green Beans, Roasted Potatoes and Apple Sauce

Thursday Breakfast for Dinner- Fritatta- French Toast Sticks- Strawberries

Friday Pizza Night! 



What I'm Reminiscing About


We we are approaching one of my favorite holidays- 4th of July- reminiscing about holidays of past- the good- the sick- but mostly the fun

What I'm Loving

The beautiful weather- the longer days- time outside- our home

What We've Been Up To

We have been all trying to help Diana mend her broken heart


We have been spending as much time outdoors as possible but definitely need more time out here



We said goodbye to our beloved Firefighter as he retires



We enjoyed Eva's Spring Hockey Season



We have enjoyed many teas at Fuel Good


It was time for another successful Senior Breakfast!


There have been date walks :)


We made a trip to Home Depot as we give Diana a Room Refresh


We loved the EFAC Showcase and loved watching our girls DANCE!



Joe cooked for us ladies at this month's wine group- we had so many laughs and everything was delish!



We celebrated the last day of school!

Last Day of 4th Grade AND Last Day Ever at Golden Brook- many tears shed :(


Last Day of Sophomore Year!

 4th Grade Clap out at Golden Brook was a Tear Jerker despite these smiles

 and Eva got to celebrate at home with friends afterwards!


There has been more tournament softball!


 We celebrated Caden's high school graduation from Derryfield!

 and more softball...and ice cream of course!


 and we celebrated our favorite Dads on Father's Day at home

 We have been loving early mornings at the Rail Trail in town

 There has been lots of driving...I think this will be dubbed "The Summer of Driving"

 We filmed the 2024 Blackout Video-can't wait to see the finished product!


 Book Club at Karen's was a great night!

 Hockey has been fun with our friend Suzanne :)

 These three LOVED seeing Lana Del Rey at Fenway

 Softball continues to be a "ball" (no pun intended- ha!)


Play Dates in the Pool are a necessity in the summer!


and squeezing in Baby Sylvie squishes is also a requirement ;)

What I'm Dreading

Nothing at the moment- believe it or not- just in the middle of a very challenging time- praying things get better



What I'm Working On


Full Time Job- Second Job- Getting the Girls where they need to be- Managing the House- you know- "The Usual"

What I'm Excited About

4th of July Weekend!


What I'm Watching/Reading

Ummm...so I accidentally started this again...this would be time #3 or 4...I have lost count....I know it is one of the best series of all time because Rob jumped right back in with me too- very easy to get sucked in...this time Diana has watched some episodes with us too

Favorite Summer Series Back This Year- yeah! One of my favorite families of all time

We are awaiting the return of some of our other favorite summer series but they are all delayed this year due to the strike- The Summer I Turned Pretty, Sweet Magnolias and Ginny and Georgia

and my two books for June were

Never Lie- Frieda McFadden

Newlyweds Tricia and Ethan are searching for the house of their dreams.

But when they visit the remote manor that once belonged to Dr. Adrienne Hale, a renowned psychiatrist who vanished without a trace four years earlier, a violent winter storm traps them at the estate… with no chance of escape until the blizzard comes to an end.

In search of a book to keep her entertained until the snow abates, Tricia happens upon a secret room. One that contains audio transcripts from every single patient Dr. Hale has ever interviewed. As Tricia listens to the cassette tapes, she learns about the terrifying chain of events leading up to Dr. Hale’s mysterious disappearance.

Tricia plays the tapes one by one, late into the night. With each one, another shocking piece of the puzzle falls into place, and Dr. Adrienne Hale’s web of lies slowly unravels.

And then Tricia reaches the final cassette.

Another winner by Frieda McFadden- not my fave of hers but another interesting thriller for sure

and then my next book club read which was

The Block Party- Jamie Day

This summer, meet your neighbors.

The residents of the exclusive cul-de-sac on Alton Road are entangled in a web of secrets and scandal utterly unknown to the outside world, and even to each other.

On the night of the annual Summer block party, there has been a murder.

But, who did it and why takes readers back one year earlier, as rivalries and betrayals unfold—discovering that the real danger lies within their own block and nothing—and no one—is ever as it seems.

I really liked this one!  Great drama set in the burbs and so much of the story, outside of the murder, reminds me of our little town here in NH- ha!

What I'm Listening To

My newest playlist entitled "Diana's Sophomore Year" which includes "I Can Do It With A Broken Heart" by Taylor Swift, "We Can't Be Friends" by Ariana Grande, "Bye" by Ariana Grande, "Beautiful Things" by Benson Boone, "Now That We Don't Talk" by Taylor Swift, "What Was I Made For?" by Billie Eilish, "Last Night" by Morgan Wallen, "Greedy" by Tate McRae, "Stick Season" by Noah Kahan, "Texas Hold 'Em" by Beyonce, "I Remember Everything" by Zach Bryan, "FE!N" by Travis Scott, "Unholy" by Sam Smith and "A Bar Song (Tipsy)" by Shaboozey

What I'm Wearing

Wow I totally blew it for this prompt.  So sorry.  I haven't taken any pictures of my attire.  Most of the week it is business attire and workout clothes.  On the weekends, when we have something to do, I will throw on a dress- old Lilly Dress for Caden's party and Black Tank Dress for Boston

Here is a peak at the Lilly Dress...don't have a full body shot of the black dress but it was comfy and cool for the severe heat for sure!




What I'm Doing This Weekend


My goals for the weekend include:

A very long walk, Floating in the Pool and prepping for the 4th.  


Mixed in between all of this we have some driving, work, a funeral, a graduation party and a birthday party all mixed in...all in all should be pretty relaxing 


What I'm Looking Forward To Next Week

The 4th of July At the Lake, Sylvie's 1st Birthday Party and hopefully our first trip to the beach this summer!



What Else Is New?


Don't forget to join Patty and me tomorrow for Monthly Musings as we are talking all things summer!


Favorite Recent Amazon Purchase?

This lounge set- perfection!


 So...what's up with all of you?

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