Christmas In July (And August!)

York, Maine celebrates Christmas in July in…July.

But as luck would have it the lights were left on for an additional week!

We got to see Nubble Light lit up with Christmas lights in August!!!

I had seen them before in the winter a few years ago.  But it was the first time for the twins. It really is a cool sight to see the lighthouse all lit up!!!  Seeing it up close is AWESOME!!

There were also fireworks going off at Short Sands (on 8/6) while we were taking photos of Nubble Light!  Very cool !!!

OH!  It was almost a full moon too!!

It was a beautiful night!!!

nubble christmas lights

nubble lights

nubble lights august

nubble august

christmas nubble

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The Beach At Painter’s Cove

the beach at painter’s cove

I discovered Shelley Noble in 2012 when I was home recovering from surgery.  That book was Beach Colors.

The Beach At Painters Cove is book number six!

The love story of Leo and Wes is beautiful.

This was another story based in Connecticut, so maybe it is a sign I should visit!!!

From amazon:

The Whitaker family’s Connecticut mansion, Muses by the Sea, has always been a haven for artists, a hotbed of creativity, extravagances, and the occasional scandal. Art patrons for generations, the Whitakers supported strangers but drained the life out of each other. Now, after being estranged for years, four generations of Whitaker women find themselves once again at The Muses.

Leo, the Whitaker matriarch, lives in the rambling mansion crammed with artwork and junk. She plans to stay there until she joins her husband Wes on the knoll overlooking the cove and meadow where they first met. Her sister-in-law Fae, the town eccentric, is desperate to keep a secret she has been hiding for years.

Jillian, is a jet setting actress, down on her luck, and has run out of men to support her. She thinks selling The Muses will make life easier for her mother, Leo, and Fae by moving them into assisted living. The sale will also bring her the funds to get herself back on top.

Issy, Jillian’s daughter, has a successful life as a museum exhibit designer that takes her around the world. But the Muses and her grandmother are the only family she’s known and when her sister leaves her own children with Leo, Issy knows she has to step in to help.

Steph, is only twelve-years-old and desperately needs someone to fire her imagination and bring her out of her shell. What she begins to discover at the Muses could change the course of her future.

As Issy martials the family together to restore the mansion and catalogue the massive art collection, a surprising thing happens. Despite storms and moonlight dancing, diva attacks and cat fights, trips to the beach and flights of fancy, these four generations of erratic, dramatic women may just find a way to save the Muses and reunite their family.

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Happy Birthday Edge!!

oh hey edge

Happy 56th Birthday to The Edge!!!

I’ll have a lobster for you in Maine!  : )

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Pretty In Cabaret Pink

cabaret pink maise

KS Cedar Street Maise in cabaret pink.

End of July bag.

Have the Maise in nine colors now!

LOVE this bag!!

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On Our Way To Maine

VACATION!!!!

nubble light

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Mammogram Time

It’s that time of year again!

It’s very important to keep up with yearly mammograms.

It’s also important to do self exams too!

When I was a teenager I found a lump the size of a pea on my inner left breast.

It turned out to be the size of a marble once they removed it.

Luckily it was only a cyst.

But I was so scared at the time.

Now I try to be proactive and notice any changes!

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Vacation!!!!

Woooohoooooooooo!

As of end of day Thursday (yesterday) I am on VACATION!!!

That’s right I am completely off today!!!!

You can find me here next week!

sni beach

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