Friday Favorites # 365

The cold wind continues to blow and the temperature refuses to inch past 45 degrees, but my mind is on Spring things that naturally leads to summer things. The grilled mozzarella caprese salad I selected as a feature just speaks to me and makes me imagine warm sunny days and lots of outdoor eating. It was pinned immediately! Let’s hear it for Spring…come out wherever you are!

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Spring Break

Last week was Spring break for the Naval Academy and the Princess’ school.  It was also shaping up to be a snowy, cold time in Annapolis. So we packed up and headed a little bit south to the cute town of Cambridge Md.  My hero and I have visited before but this was a first for the Princess. There was an indoor pool and nightly S’Mores.  She was happy.

Cambridge was a thriving small town at one time but had suffered from some rough days in the last decades. Slowly, people have rediscovered the lovely old homes and darling Main Street atmosphere and gorgeous views of the Chesapeake and a revitalized movement has taken over. The town had a much needed boost when the Hyatt Regency built a beautiful spa and resort there which hosted a US Republican Conference in 2007. It is also a designated Maryland Main Street community, a process created by the Maryland Housing Department to preserve and strengthen the history and heritage of small towns and increase tourism. Each time we return my hero and I are pleasantly surprised at the new stores and restaurants that have opened! Always a wonderful , relaxing experience for us in every season!


The beautiful Hyatt Regency.  The service and facilities are outstanding.


The cutest Main Street with lots of convenient parking. The Antique shopping can be dangerous to your wallet!


Especially at the Heart of Dorchester Antiques (located on Main St.)

Before we had a Princess in our lives, my hero and I enjoyed staying at quaint little bed and breakfasts like Cambridge House.  Quaint and a three year old just don’t fit together, but if you are looking for that romantic atmosphere, try this charming place…maybe I will see you there…maybe in ten years.


Bay Country Antiques is a little ways out of town but it is a must see! The place is huge and packed with awesome vintage and antique finds.


And last but not least…The favorite activity for the Princess…and me as well….nightly S’mores. Could life get any better?

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Friday Favorites #364

Despite the cold, snow and rain, it has been a great Spring break! We packed up and headed to the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Cambridge MD. It was a awesome almost electronic free couple of days. If you still aren’t sure of the benefits of a night without devices, take some time to read the blog post by Heartful Habits I featured below. There are some great ideas for a fun family night as well! I mean, what online experience can beat that first bite of a S’more!

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Springtime?

So, how ironic is it that after waiting all winter for snow, it is too cold ( with snow in the forecast?) the week I plan to feature early Springtime in Annapolis…I will have to settle for images of the past, with hope of more in the near future!

Enjoy my beautiful city of Annapolis! See you after a chilly school Spring break, the Princess is ready for some silly good times.

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Friday Favorites #363

Is anyone else enjoying this beautiful Spring weather?  The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, the grass is turning green and the weather man says…snow?  Yes, it is true.  Snow for Spring break..I just can’t even…Anyway, I might have some inside time to plan my deep pantry storage. If it looks half as good as the one featured on “Living frugally on the Ranch” I would be thrilled! photo Friday Favorites Banner 2.jpg

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A little bit of Luck

A restful weekend here in Annapolis, in no small part thanks to a crazy burned out electrical transformer that led to a blown out Verizon box that led to a service call to happen between 9am and 9pm that led to a mandatory day at home.  It is a wonder how we ever did anything without the internet…or Fios TV. Anyway, it did give me time to put together a St. Patrick Day mantel.  I have never attempted to capture the luck of the Irish in my decor, but like my Valentine’s mantel, I am quite pleased that the simplest additions really do have major impact.  Do you like the sparkly shamrock? I give the Princess full credit!


Some green depression, vintage postcards and a bunting of shamrock pennants gives homage to Old Saint Patrick.
A close-up of the gorgeous green of the glass.


Vintage St. Patrick postcards are known for their amusing nature and exuberant love of the perfect Irish lass! I love these examples of both.


My Hero also kept busy this weekend.  He was able to hang my darling new antique sampler…a post for another time. Thank goodness he had a reliable helper.  Someone has to chose the perfect nail!


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