Friday, July 25, 2014

clam digging

it's a family event. pull on your big girl, let's get dirty, you mean business bog boots. jump into your car and head to wolfe's neck woods state park in freeport, maine where every month a guide takes a group of steamer lovers out to the mud flats to have a go at clamming.  it's back breaking, but you get a thigh burning workout and you have the taste of sweet soft shelled clams dipped in butter at the end of the night. family bonding with mud as the common denominator.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

i like

love, love, love everything about husband and wife designers stephen alesch and robin standefer's (roman and williams) laid back summer home. photo by mikkel vang for martha stewart living.
heather chontos. black and blue IV - work on paper.
went to the portland public library today and at the checkout they have copies of poems for your pockets. charming indeed.
heidi swanson's pineapple coconut water recipe for hot summer days.
elephant ceramics studio tour photographed by erin little.
rory found this moth and i couldn't get over nature's beauty. i wish i had a rug inspired by that pattern.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


lovely and inspirational design books to salivate over this summer.

red, white and blue

today is the first day of this summer where i am not responsible for two other human beings. the girls started camp this week which leaves me to indulge in a morning walk, blogging time, and maybe even a nap. say it isn't so!

above are some photos from our fourth of july celebration at my parent's house. i have to make that coconut cake with lemon curd and strawberries and cream again soon. it is gluten free and oh so heavenly. i bought trader joe's lemon curd in the jar instead of making my own to save time. what's your favorite summertime treat?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

gilsland farm audubon center

we lucked out on saturday. we headed to the gilsland farm audubon center in falmouth, maine to hike around and check out the flowers and we were happily surprised to run into june lacombe’s sculpture exhibit, SCULPTURE at maine audubon: a celebration of art and nature.  the show includes 82 sculptures by new england artists and above are some photos we took from our visit. in my eyes, there is nothing better than the combo of art and nature. well, maybe one thing that is better; a book sale.