Somewhere in Middle America

charming

For the past couple of months I’ve been drooling over the Helen Ficalora intial charms at Trocadero. I’d love to wear the “P” charm in gold on a 16 inch chain.

But my latest obsession is Albeit‘s alphabet necklace, which I discovered via Oh Joy!

How gorgeous is that? At $310 a pop for a 14K gold cable chain necklace and pendant, it would be a piece I’d wear everyday.

a “dog” nap

briscoe-in-blanket

Lately, I’ve been taking a lot of naps. I love napping. Curling up on the couch with a book or magazine, cozy under a warm blanket, while the air conditioner blows a cool breeze, is my idea of total relaxation. Eventually my eyes will start to get heavy, and I’ll lose my place in what I’m reading as I drift off into blissful sleep.

While it’s hard for nine-to-fivers to take a cat, erm, dog nap during the days, weekend naps can be just as restorative. Do you take advantage of napping in your spare time?

only in the midwest

Spotted at the Costco gas station in Omaha, NE. True story.

farmer’s market first-timer

Every summer, fresh vegetables, flowers, meat and crafts can be found at the Old Market and Village Pointe farmer’s markets on Saturday mornings. It took two years, but I finally made it to a market this past weekend. While J and our friends sampled cheese at various booths, I was camera happy with our new point and shoot. The Village Pointe market took less than 30 minutes to walk through, and we bought squash and zucchini, a beefsteak tomato and two lamb steaks. Can’t you just imagine what kind of deliciousness J will prepare with these ingredients? (I say J, of course, because anybody who knows me knows that I don’t/can’t cook.)

three’s company

10 AM on a Saturday. Our best guess? A postal service heist.

new blooms

Earlier this Spring, there were beautiful tulips. Now we have white and pink and yellow flowers blooming in front of our house. I love how they seemed to have appeared out of nowhere so late in the season.

blogging at ead living

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, so I thought I’d break the silence with an exciting piece of news: I am officially a contributor to Elizabeth Anne Designs Living. EAD Living is a spin-off of the wildly popular wedding blog, Elizabeth Anne Designs, and focuses on the newlywed life, including travel, food, crafts and culture. I’ll be writing along side 18 other talented and creative ladies who are full of wonderful stories, tips and ideas. I hope that you’ll pop by EAD Living every so often to catch up with me–and don’t forget to leave your comments there, too!

(image via EAD)

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