Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TWTW - the unofficial kick off to summer three day-er

Thursday night I picked up the house, packed up the car, bid MFD adieu, threw the dogs in the car, picked up Debbie, and we got to the shore just before midnight. I had post traumatic paint disorder and I needed to chill the F out. Friday morning was grocery shopping, breakfast at Sunrise Cafe, ambling down Asbury and shopping in our favorite store Blue Eden, and fielding many compliments on my grammarian shirt.
Friday afternoon we hit the beach along with everyone else, had an apres-beach snack, and I painted my nails. 
Friday night board walking and shopping
Debbie put together the IKEA poang chair and deck box for me as assembling furniture is not in my wheelhouse.
I moved stuff around on the porch until it was to my liking. I just need to add a few more lanterns. We spent a lot of time out there relaxing with the dogs, including Mae the ninja who escaped through the rails to tangle with a visla on the sidewalk. Never a dull moment.
Saturday afternoon was a perfect beach day: great people watching, sunny skies, pizza and Kohr Bros for lunch...we stayed late and I read an entire book.
We ran out of steam Saturday night and ended up chilling out, watching Bridesmaids, eating hotdogs and cucumbers for dinner, and taking the dogs back by the bay to peep on the awesome houses and flowers and see the sunset. Geege needed to be carried home, so good thing Mae's nanny was there to take charge of her. 
I made it up for Sunday's sunrise and biked up to the beach to see it. It was a misty morning cool one.
After some porch sitting, dog walking, and eating a bunch of fried boardwalk food we headed for home around 1, then went to my mom & Rich's for dinner. I also saw that the Best of OCNJ instagram shared my sunrise photo from that morning, so that was cool!
Sunday morning MFD and I relaxed, watched Political Animals, and got groceries delivered.
Weekly food prep: breakfast is egg muffins with broccoli, green onions, and monterey jack cheese; lunch is roasted sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, and baked chicken thighs; lemons for water; snacks are cucumbers and oranges; dinners are the pork tenderloin seen below with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed veggies and avocado toast. I also made power breakfast muffins for the freezer.
Other Monday things:
-Some photo cleanup online
-Seven freaking loads of laundry
-Fresh sheets on our bed and guest bed
-Reading The Nest
-First two episodes of the new season of Bloodline
-Dinner of pan seared steaks, baked potatoes, and steamed asparagus + dessert of angel food cake, berries, and whipped cream

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Summer has unofficially begun. But not officially officially, according to the calendar that's June 20. Sara from My Journey of Doing and I will host our next seasonal goal linkup on Friday, June 17. If you have summer goals/wishes/bucketlists/whathaveyou, please join us! Feel free to share how you did on any spring goals that day as well. 

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Stella & Dot fans: This is the last week for my online trunk show shopping party, 40% of the profits go to Paw Works, a no-kill, animal rescue in Los Angeles (www.pawworks.org). Shop this link: http://www.stelladot.com/ts/1mag6 

Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending &

Weekly Wrap Up


  1. Can you believe you have a shore house to recover at?! Best. Thing. Ever. Mae vs. visla?! The balls on that one. I love her.

  2. Fantabulous 3 day weekend. Somewhere (Instagram, maybe?) I told you that it sounded like heaven on Earth. Speaking of ig, how awesome is that sharing of your photo?!?!

  3. That ice cream looks so good! And the sunrise and sunset photos look so pretty :)

  4. What a perfect weekend! Getting groceries delivered is my new favorite thing - we've done it the last 4 weekends and I love not having to go to the store! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Honestly, this sounds like my perfect weekend. I need a beach trip...soon!

  6. holy meal prep! what a productive weekend. I can't put together furniture to save my life either.

  7. Sounds like a fun & relaxing way to spend your weekend. That's awesome that your photo got shared on IG!

  8. Sounds like it was an awesome weekend! Your photos of the sunrise are always so beautiful. I so envy how close you are to the beach!

  9. Even though I am only 20 minutes from the beach, there is something more exciting to me reading about your shore house, lol. It just seems so calming!

  10. Full and lovely , long weekend!!! Awesome beach weather. And awesome pool weather. Let the summer fun begin!!! Love. Your. Momma

  11. Sounds and looks like a wonderful weekend! The weather was great this weekend here too! I cannot wait to go to the shore later this summer and head to the boardwalk. Your food pictures always look delicious!

  12. Sounds like the perfect weekend.

    I really liked Political Animals when it was on!

  13. It's crazy that we're almost officially in Summer! Where has the time gone? What a great weekend, looks beautiful! :)

  14. Relaxing at the shore home and on the beach sounds like the perfect weekend to me. That's very cool your sunset photo got reposted on IG. It is a gorgeous photo!

  15. I don't think that your weekend could have been more perfect, and the beach sounds like the best way to recover from your paint spill! I can't get over how gorgeous that sunrise was either! I'm glad you had a great weekend and a great kickoff to the summer!

  16. I'm so deep into Game of Thrones that I can't even comprehend starting Season 2 of Bloodline, but I'm very excited for it. Your weekend looks like it was fab!

  17. Look at you IG star :)
    Man, your weekend just screams Memorial Day - all the staples were had to kick off the summer season.
    Hope it all helped you recover from the traumatic disorder ;)

  18. Does Mae have a penchant for starting shit with other dogs when she escapes your grasp?

    Love that you've got your coffee in tow on your bike. Atta girl! ;-)

  19. I bet you got to get rid of a little of that paint PSTD this weekend with a view of that beautiful shore!!! Sounds like Mae might have little dog syndrome like Mac. He likes to start stuff with dogs that are much bigger than he. We started season 2 of Bloodline yesterday also.

  20. LOVE your nail polish color - that Stay Dri is my go-to in the summer! I feel like nail polish never dries when it's warm haha. All of that time at the beach looks like so much fun - I cannot wait to get some Kohr Brothers this summer :)

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  21. The "I'm silently correcting your grammar" shirt made my day. I need five of those.

  22. Boardwalking looks fantastic.

    Your paint disaster is hard to read about. It makes me twitchy.

  23. 1. LOVE the shirt. 2. What are you doing with the emerald in the first pic? I'm intrigued. 3. LOVE the pics, especially the flags, food and sunrise/set. Where did you get the cool lantern-esque lamp in collage pic 4? Also unrelated, I'm pretty sure I'm Mae in human form. Looks like a wonderful weekend!

  24. Thank you for your Stella and Dot shout out xoxo

  25. yay i was going to ask about your link up for the goals as i was waiting to post mine :) not that i have any good reports from my spring goals hahaha, basically failed them all. love your grammar shirt. i suck at putting together furniture as well, especially from ikea. is the chair comfy? i want one, but the closest ikea is 3 hours away so it's a hike to get to it. how cool that the best of ocnj shared your photo! you take awesome sunset/sunrise pictures, so duh.

  26. While this place gets a little crowded and you might have to push through occasionally, it's hard not to mention that a definite plus in NYC venues is that you'll rarely have to wait on line in their large bathrooms.


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