Monday, July 30, 2012

LONG weekend in LONG Island

 We started the long weekend Thursday night with pizza in the village.
 And right before we were about to leave, the storm of the month decided to pay us a visit to make the drive so much more enjoyable.
 "Bar" in our hotel room filled with bottles and bottles of wine (and gin) for the weekend.
 Wine tastings on Friday.

  I'm such a sucker for rock beaches.
 Walking with our feet in the ocean.
 Ferry to Shelter Island.
 We felt so lucky to have decent weather on Friday when we had expected rain all day.
 The only "all-sparkling" winery on Long Island - Sparkling Pointe.
 Oscar's creation from our bottle.
 Sunset from the outdoor bossa nova concert.
 And what visit would be complete without lobster, oysters, mussels and Blue Point Toasted Lager?!
 Montauk Lighthouse.
James' warning. 

 Farm stands
 With fresh baguettes.
 Mexican lunch on Sunday afternoon.
Agua Fresca 
Bubble Blowing Contests on the way back to the city!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012


happiness by barrypangilinan
happiness, a photo by barrypangilinan on Flickr.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have a fantastic weekend planned - I know I do!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Project Happiness

Tonight, I watched a documentary with some people called Project Happiness.  While the film was good, I think it will be the written companions of the movie that are going to be of more interest to me.  However, the very last bit of the film ends with the following amazing quote.  As I contemplate changes in my life - this is exactly what I needed to read, so I had to share it with you.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Weekend in Pennsylvania

I love the little buggy for the kids!

Silos & rolling farmland all around

Who doesn't need bologna & brown eggs?!

Lititz, PA

learning to make pretzels

Wilbur Chocolate Company

Longwood Gardens



Independence Hall

Monday, July 9, 2012

21 Suggestions for Success

21 Suggestions for Success
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 

2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent. 

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others. 

6. Be generous. 

7. Have a grateful heart. 

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence. 

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. 

12. Commit yourself to quality. 

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect. 

14. Be loyal. 

15. Be honest. 

16. Be a self-starter. 

17. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong. 

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did. 

20. Take good care of those you love. 

21. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.

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