Wednesday, July 28, 2010

OBX pictures

The horses of the Outer Banks in Currituck

A view from the jeep as we zoomed by. It looked more like a dessert than the beach

Look how refreshing the water looks! Makes me want to go back and do it all over again.

My dream house. I fell in love with it at first sight. My studio would be in the tippy top, overlooking the beach and wild horses.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Land Shark! and Sunsets

Land Shark! Ah! My SIL saving her brother, my husband. lol

See the North star on the left. The evening  sky was always picture perfect.

The evening sky was magical in Corolla.

Come walk with me. We can chat along the way.

Friends and siblings taking a stroll

A helicopter joins us as we meander along.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Village Cork and Bean

I have tried to post this for a week now. Not sure what the heck is going on with Blogger but hopefully it is back to normal now. We will see when I hit the post button, I guess. And if you are reading this than we must be good to go. Thank goodness!
So we are back from a week in Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. What a relaxing week we had. I have so much to share with you. I will have to do it in separate posts so I don't overload you. This lovely little spot is the porch of the Village Cork and Bean in Duck. My daughter and I enjoyed smoothies here while out shopping. It is such a charming spot. If ever in Duck, do stop by. It is a magical little place with huge trees serving as canopies with hanging paper lanterns. In the evening they offer wine tastings here and on the lower patio. I went shell seeking daily and came home with some perfectly gorgeous black ones. I am so excited because I have a project I have been collecting these black shells for for a couple of years. Hopefully I have enough now. We'll see.  I miss the beach and the sounds of the ocean and the wet sand underfoot. The treasure hunt for seashells. We even went to see the wild horses via 4wd Jeeps. What fun that was. I will share those images with you soon if blogger lets me. Love and hugs to you all. Oh how I have missed all of you.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy July 4th!

Happy Independence Day!


1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup halved fresh strawberries
Press cookie dough onto an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and extract until smooth. Spread over crust. In center of tart, arrange berries in the shape of a star; add a berry border. Refrigerate until serving. Makes 16 servings.

Needham 4th of July parade, photo by Pappatom 
There will be picnics, parades, fireworks, baseball games, etc. All to celebrate our 234th year of independence.