Stage Neck Inn June 2017

We’ve been staying at the Stage Neck Inn for a few years now.

We liked our other place, but the SNI is really more senior friendly for Mom.

Plus it is smaller and a lot quieter!

The other thing is it seems like they are constantly updating and making improvements to all the rooms!

The rooms have fireplaces!  (not that we need them in June or August!)

sni room

There is a couch/little seating area too before you go outside.

The view!  Little patio area outside slider and the ocean!

sni room view

These built ins are a nice touch

sni updated room

sni updated room

Very nice updates SNI!!!

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Maine June 2017

We like to get out of town on Father’s Day!

We hit the road early on Sunday for York Beach, Maine.

happy bridge

Love going over this bridge.  It means we are in Maine and almost to York!

welcome to maine

I was so happy the weather people were WRONG.

long sands

As soon as the fog burned off it was a beautiful day!

I love this next picture.  We could actually see the fog / sun line!

long sands fog line

We had our first lunch at Sun N Surf right on Long Sands Beach.

My first lobster of vacation!

first lobster of vacation

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My Not So Perfect Life


Well, I do love all of Sophie Kinsella’s books!

Yes, I always say this too but while reading this book I could totally see the movie version coming to life too!

I wish I could be friends with Katie Brenner!  LOVE her!

From Amazon:

Everywhere Katie Brenner looks, someone else is living the life she longs for, particularly her boss, Demeter Farlowe. Demeter is brilliant and creative, lives with her perfect family in a posh townhouse, and wears the coolest clothes. Katie’s life, meanwhile, is a daily struggle—from her dismal rental to her oddball flatmates to the tense office politics she’s trying to negotiate. No wonder Katie takes refuge in not-quite-true Instagram posts, especially as she’s desperate to make her dad proud.

Then, just as she’s finding her feet—not to mention a possible new romance—the worst happens. Demeter fires Katie. Shattered but determined to stay positive, Katie retreats to her family’s farm in Somerset to help them set up a vacation business. London has never seemed so far away—until Demeter unexpectedly turns up as a guest. Secrets are spilled and relationships rejiggered, and as the stakes for Katie’s future get higher, she must question her own assumptions about what makes for a truly meaningful life.

Sophie Kinsella is celebrated for her vibrant, relatable characters and her great storytelling gifts. Now she returns with all of the wit, warmth, and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her bestsellers to spin this fresh, modern story about presenting the perfect life when the reality is far from the truth.

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Wicker Bags!

Guess what the IT bag of this summer is?!

That’s right!

Wicker bags!

Finally I am on trend!  (LOL!!!!!)

scallop bag

Lobster bag

pink wicker bag


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Wooo hoooo!!


Half day Friday!

Early escape!!!!!


Maine!!!!!!!!  : )

nubble light

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Kate Spade Seahorse Maise

maise seahorse

This is the bag I used the past two weeks.

Bought her on sale back in February!!

Finally we got some good weather and I was able to enjoy her!

Love the seahorses!

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The Wedding Sisters


LOVED this book.

The Mother of the three brides was Meryl and she is strong and funny.

I know I do this with lots of books I read….As I was reading this I could see this book becoming a movie!!!

The ending was perfect.  Not 100% happy, but perfect!

From Amazon:

Meryl Becker is living a mother’s dream. The oldest of her three beautiful daughters, Meg, is engaged to a wonderful man from one of the country’s most prominent families. Of course, Meryl wants to give Meg the perfect wedding. Who wouldn’t? But when her two younger daughters, Amy and Jo, also become engaged to celebrated bachelors, Meryl has to admit that three weddings is more than she and her husband, Hugh, can realistically afford.

The solution? A triple wedding! At first, it’s a tough sell to the girls, and juggling three sets of future in-laws is a logistical nightmare. But when Hugh loses his teaching job, and Meryl’s aging mother suddenly moves in with them, a triple wedding is the only way to get all three sisters down the aisle. When the grand plan becomes public, the onslaught of media attention adds to Meryl’s mounting pressure. Suddenly, appearances are everything – and she will do whatever it takes to keep the wedding on track as money gets tight, her mother starts acting nutty, and her own thirty year marriage starts to unravel.

In the weeks leading up to the nuptials, secrets are revealed, passions ignite, and surprising revelations show Meryl and her daughters the true meaning of love, marriage and family. Jamie Brenner’s The Wedding Sisters invites readers to the most unpredictable wedding of the year.

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