Labor Day in Rhode Island

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How was your Labor day weekend?!

 

I visited my sister’s new place in Rhode Island. It was an activity filled weekend and I am not ready to start a new work week today (at all)

 

 

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Funny story about this seagull right here….we watched him go back and forth to pick up this Barbie doll that was on the beach. He finally got it and then went over to show it off to his seagull buddies and we watched them all fight over her. He eventually dropped her and there was a big seagull brawl. It was very entertaining hahahaha.

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And dough boys at Iggys– YUM.

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Cru Cafe was delicious and brunch is always a good idea 😉

 

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And day drinking is fine in Newport….and on weekends….especially on Labor Day weekend! #Freedom

 

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FRANKIE beer

Crush it like Quint?

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#Killerbeer!

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Bunny friend on the lighthouse path!

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Definitely caught an amazing sunset at Lobster Bar ! 

What a stunning spot to watch the boats go by and the sun go down.

 

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We really enjoyed huge Jenga, corn hole, boats and brews at Whalers Brewing Company!

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On our last day, we enjoyed the beach and the last beautiful day of laying out in the sun that summer brings…. I’m going to miss that.  I am convinced that being born in August made me forever a summer girl.

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And these photos of us are taken by Michaelangelo Photography-

 

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Peace out Rhode Island and summer, until next time! (Cries hysterically)

 

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Weekend Roundup

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Friday night Frankie and I went to a summer concert series on the water and one of our favorite bars that has a corn hole and a fire pit. There were two separate concerts- this one down below and a Pink Floyd tribute band that was also really good!

I love this bar because you feel like you are sitting under a huge willow tree, which reminds me of my childhood. My nana’s yard had this huge willow tree we used to climb all day in the summer! Between this, the fire pit, and the lights lighting the path it has a really cozy feel to it.

 

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Saturday I went to a wine, chocolate, and strawberries festival with my friends- a girl’s dream come true! #Hudsonvalleywinery

If you want to check them out- this is them!

I ended up buying the Spiced apple wine which is amazing and will be wonderful in fall warmed up!

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The Strawberry and Raspberry wines were my favorite!

 

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Sunday we wanted to explore and this hike has been on our list for awhile now. (Pratt Rock Hike)

“New York’s Mount Rushmore”

 

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Green and rain.

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“Let virtue be your greatest care,

And study your delight,

So will your days be ever fair

And peaceable your nights.”

 

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What did you do this weekend?

 

 

 

 

Weekend roundup

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Trying to live by this motto more often now… ! There’s a little Monday inspiration for you, which we could all use 🙂

 

How was your weekend?

 

 

 

 

This Saturday we got high speed internet on the mountain top- it was a miracle! We have been suffering with Verizon wifi since we moved in and sometimes it can be basically impossible to blog.

 

So last night I sat down to blog, all excited, only to come across the issue with WordPress where it just goes white with the W logo when I hit “new post.” (Even if I try from the dashboard)  This has happened a few times- does anyone else come across this? I have a Macbook air and it’s possible it is a browser issue or something else.

Anyway so here I am… late with the weekend post but still up before mid week, so we’re good, right?

Saturday we met some family for dinner and took a stroll around one of our favorite towns. As a blogger, I am ashamed that I somehow forgot, for once, to photograph the food!

We went to a wood-fired pizza place that we love. Then admired the weirdness that is around us.

 

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We had fun looking at the really really strange window displays…

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Then later that night I met a friend at a bar I pass every day but had never been inside…it was pretty quaint!

 

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Sunday I helped mom in the garden and ran this little baby tired with her “Chuck it.”

It was beautiful out so I felt lucky enough to be able to lay out and try to get some sun before my Greece trip, which is coming up really quickly and time is flying by!

I brought my camera out and took advantage of the beautiful spring day!

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Mountain Mama in all her gardening glory.

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And a certain someone wore herself out with her Chuck It…

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Once it’s out there is absolutely no going back.

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And she won’t stop until you Chuck it all over the yard…twice. Maybe 3 times or 4.

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Winding down..

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Who you looking at?

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And at last a hard day of chasing ball is done…

Easter and a first birthday!

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(This song though. Worth a listen, I promise….XOXO)

 

It’s been a busy few days! I am so so happy that the Daffodils are in full bloom and the pink trees are out and about.  Spring is seriously like a breath of fresh air.

I was in the city all day Thursday from super early in the morning until later that night with 15 teenagers for work! It was fun but definitely exhausting.

Then on Saturday we ventured down to Long Island for Frankie’s nephew’s first birthday. The theme was “wild one” complete with baby Kenny wearing his wild one shirt with fake mom and dad tats. LOVE.

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Dessert is life.

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That night we had a bonfire and a few drinks…

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The Easter bunny still found us!

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Lola was not impressed with Easter festivities…

 

Before we headed home I said we HAVE to go to the beach- it was about 80 out! And we don’t live anywhere near a beach so any time we are near one we have to go over…. we brought Frankie’s dog Renfield with us and it was Renny’s first time at the beach!

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So many smells, so little time!

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“Monica will you marry me? Marlon.” 

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I had a surprise when I came home 🙂

 

How was your weekend?

 

 

 

Flea market, dog day, and drives

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Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday and that you had a great weekend!

My love had the weekend off so we got to spend every day together.

And the other beautiful thing was that I got to take out my new Canon Rebel beauty that I talked about in my last post. 

 

Saturday:

 

Saturday we took our boy to the vet…just a general check up. Everything went great and he is a healthy and happy boy!

 

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After that, we took a la la drive….

 

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We then remembered that they were having Mountain Top Dog Day near us and we knew we had to go!

 

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They had a demonstration from the local police department of their K-9 patrol and how they train them to sniff narcotics. It was pretty cool!

 

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We also saw a hot dog dressed as an actual hot dog in a costume…. tried to photograph from far away, but I just did not do him justice.

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In addition to all of the beauty of dogs surrounding us, we had this. 

 

Later that night, I drove past my favorite field near sunset and had my camera.

 

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I was not originally going to pull over, but then I spotted 3 deer in the field…

 

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I watched as they all jumped away and admired their graceful attitudes.

 

Sunday:

 

The next day, we hit up this huge flea market that I have not been to in quite a few years. As you may or may not know, I love flea markets. And farmer’s markets. Basically any markets…

I forgot how amazing it was and how many treasures you can find here…

 

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Quite a few old cameras were found…

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But only 1 sad clown…

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Funny story about Mr. wooden duck here. I had my blogging brain turned on while taking these pictures and strolling the flea. I remembered a previous gaming post about my favorite game Gone Home that I had written- in the game, there is a wooden duck that I somehow remembered looking like this guy. When in fact, when I looked it up while writing this post, he was a Christmas duck. I’m pretty sure he was still wooden- so, close enough. Either way, he reminded me of Gone Home ; )

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Frankie scored a $20 telescope!

 

The rest of the day….

 

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 I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Friday thoughts…

 

YAY, weekend!

 

 

I am back from a beautiful trip to Provincetown, Mass. That will be a separate post- but I just wanted to blog something little for now.

I feel refreshed and came back to a trip to a water park with our job, which was not a bad day at the office, if you ask me.

So far all I have planned for this weekend is celebrating my love’s birthday tonight, going to the Farmer’s market in the morning, and Saturday after that will hopefully include a lot of down time and spending time with my puppies. Sunday will be a busy one filled with music at a festival, I am finally going to see the Lumineers and I am so excited!

 

 

But yes, a nap is necessary.

 

Summers are always busy, and I love having lots of adventures, but being a huge introvert I need plenty of naps, alone time, and puppy snuggles in order to maintain a healthy and happy self, as well as to balance out the busyness.

 

 

What are your plans for the weekend?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday wandering…

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Hope you all had a great weekend and Mother’s day if you celebrated.

 

Mama got a new lens! We are so excited to finally get up close to capture the full moons and other beautiful little things in life among us…after all, that’s what this blog is all about- the little things! 🙂

 

I’m pretty excited to keep getting out there…

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Hey Bluejay!

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More to come! : )