Archive for summer
Some days it’s all about appreciating the little things.continue reading "Lazy Sunday Afternoon"
Just a little taste of my days lately. Ice cream, Fourth of July hot dogs and sparklers, a dip in my parents’ pool… I’ve been working hard these last few weeks, but also making sure to remember not to work *all* of the time. How are you summering these days?continue reading "Summering"
A little unexpected after-school follow-the-string fun for the first day of summer vacation.continue reading "Treasure hunting"
Wherein I visit the library, get a pile of cool books to show you, and use them to segue into thoughts about my new approach to screen time this summer.continue reading "Reading, and thoughts on Summer screen time"
I visited the farm, made some delicious ice pops, and took about a million photos of the process (because cooking is so much more fun when there’s a camera in one hand and a wooden spoon in the other).continue reading "Saturday in June"
One of the things that was waiting for me upon our return from the Boston area last Thursday was a book I had requested from the library: People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop Nearly all of the recipes in this book follow a formula: fresh […]continue reading "Watermelon Cucumber Slushies"
In theory I am an open-windows kind of girl. I love falling asleep next to one, waking up next to one, going about my day feeling the cross breeze throughout the house… if it were practical, I would live with the windows wide open all day, every day throughout the summer. In practice, though, it […]continue reading "Breakfasting in the untamed outdoors"
Eren’s post on the colors of Coastal Maine struck a chord with me. With every year I fall more and more in love with the colors of the Jersey Shore. The sandy beiges, the blues of the sea and sky… Yummy. But I remember last May, after spending five days in Ocean City, I was […]continue reading "Colors of home"
School let out for the summer a week ago today. Sometimes I think we’ve done nothing in that time but find more and more ways to get wet. Hose, lake, pool, sprinkler. I haven’t been posting much, lest my keyboard get soakedcontinue reading "Wet"
I originally posted about these slushy, delicious fruity drinks back in 2007. Since then, I’ve made a few tiny changes (and taken some much nicer pictures, if we’re being honest here) and thought it was worth an update. We make these smoothies every year when the weather turns hot. They’re like Summer in a Cup! […]continue reading "Strawberry-Lemonade Smoothies 2.0"