Thursday, August 25, 2016

fruit ice cubes!

my newest obsession these days!! freezing fruit in our ice trays and making the cutest little cubes to add to our waters and summery cocktails. and i can't stop! they are so fun! and colorful! and add juuust the right amount of garnish! plus, they are easy. obviously. one ice cube tray, some fresh fruit or herbs [raspberries, blueberries, lemon, lime, mint] freeze. and tadaaaa! cheers to hydration!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"the big green egg is a dangerous opponent!"

we have added "grill owners" to our adulting resumes over here!! right next to marriage and homeownership and car purchasing! in that order too :) you have to keep that adult repertoire fresh! and just in the nick of time to catch the end of summer and the start of football season, we bought a big green egg. after lots and lots of research!! [mostly on austin's part since he is the sole grill operator] and we both are really happy with it! he approves because its a beast of a grill and i approve because it doesn't take up much space and is pretty darn cute as far as grills go! and we both agree that it makes some yummy stuff! we are in the early phases of our grilling adventures and so far have just attempted chicken, pork chops and steak. but we are really eager to get a pizza on there! and they say cookies are a possibility!! so maybe one day when we are feeling bold we will attempt those! i need supervision because it really is a powerful thing, that egg! as stone said the other evening "the big green egg is a dangerous opponent" ha. he has actually had a bunch of funny one liners all centering around his new grill that i've been writing down in my phone for a laugh :)  i am also learning that big green eggs have lots and lots of ACCESSORIES. covers! mits! grilling tools! etc! and amazon prime has been knocking on our door with all these new purchases by the grill master himself.  man accessories! but i get it.

a girl with a lot of accessories [married to a boy with a lot of grill accessories :)]

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

grand slams!

as the tradition goes ;) if you find four different colors of sea glass [green. white. brown. and usually blue!] on one beach walk, it’s called a grand slam. says my dad :)  we would spend our manomet beachy days looking for all the sea glass treasures! i kept them in a big glass lamp in my bedroom growing up and now i have them back in my life! to keep in our own little grown up home! crazy to think i found pieces in there at so many different stages of life. i love it, so! and hey, thanks logan airport! for letting me check a good ten pounds of sea glass :)

this morning, with him, over coffee

johnny cash had it so right <3

Thursday, July 28, 2016

manomet snippets!

little photo mems from our time at the beach this past june! i am used to sneaking in at least one good manomet trip every summer, and its always in august because that's when all my aunts and uncles and cousins and family friends roll on in! but this year! we snuck in two trips. best idea yet! [well that. and the whole getting tickets to the counting crows one. oh and taking stone's 30th b-day off from work! we have had a lot of good ones this year as it turns out!] so we were able to long weekend it back in june, spending one day just us! which we've never done surprisingly! and then spending the rest of our time with my parents. it was so nice! and come next week, we are headed on back!! but this time, to be reunited with so many family faces in the our very favorite of places! and that!!! is really what makes manomet, manomet. the family-ness. its my favorite part!! and the pirating. and happy hours on the beach during golden hour. and, and....

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

one summer night with my past & future!


i have so many mems listening to the counting crows growing up! in manomet and with my family and from concerts as a seventeen year old version of myself. they just bring me right back to those times and i love them so!! and as it turns out, last night they were playing about a mile from us! so we got tickets, of course! and it was the best.  there is a lyric of theirs that sums me up so very well: i can't remember all the times i tried to tell myself to hold on to these moments as these pass! seriously, me=always. those moments are never lost of me. i think if your heart beats like mine then its such an important thing to soak them up and appreciate them and so thats just what we did. concert going with my husband! in the future! all the while having flashbacks to being a seventeen year old girl at a concert of theirs in connecticut many moons ago! some things change. and some stay the same. thank goodness for both! my brother says songs that are nostalgic are  good for the soul.and he is right! it was so good for my soul!  so thanks counting crows! and see you next time!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

frozen iphony moments!


mid july! how did that happen? also, thank goodness for the iphone because it helps me to remember all these mems that have been happening in our world as of lately.<3