Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September in the Hudson Valley


Still summer here,
 but I LOVE September in the "burbs"!!   
Here's a few reasons why...


Have a happy day,
Mariaelena 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

LOVELY LATE SUMMER BLOOMS...

Loving my late summer blooms in 
"THE BURBS"....
A sampling of the lovely late summer blooms I came back to here in
"THE BURBS"

Have a happy day...
Mariaelena

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

SURF, ART & RECLAIMED WOOD

I recently had the opportunity to stop in and browse at a super cool shop here on 
Long Beach Island...
GARDEN STATE SURF & ART
Scroll through and enjoy the photos below and if you are lucky enough to be on LBI, 
go check it out for yourself!
  You won't be disappointed!!














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Have a happy day!
xo, Mariaelena

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sea Glass...a family collection

For as many years as I can remember, my family has loved to collect sea glass down the shore. 
 Her are a few ways we display 
our vast collection in the beach house.  
Take a peek...

My husband actually found this blue mason jar
about 30 years ago while clamming...
We were dating at the time and he gave me this jar as a gift....
It's still one of my favorite things he's ever given to me!!
Have a happy day,
Mariaelena 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Queen Anne's Lace...a summertime favorite!

Each summer when we arrive at the shore, 
I clip a bit of Queen Anne's Lace...
here's some I brought back this morning...


Have a happy day, 
Mariaelena 

Friday, July 1, 2016

SUNRISE, SUNSET...☀️

We are now officially down the shore for the summer 2016... 
This was a lovely start...we are blessed.
SUNRISE ON THE OCEAN...
SUNSET ON THE BAY...
HAPPY SUMMER!!
xo, Mariaelena 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BEST SHOWER DOOR CLEANER EVER!!!

I know I've shared this before but the absolute best way to get your glass shower doors super clean of all soap scum is to use these 
2 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS...
DAWN & WHITE VINEGAR...
Pour some of each into a spray bottle, 
heat up in the microwave without the top on 
for about 45 seconds, 
replace the nozzle, give a shake 
and spray your grimy doors.   
Let it sit for a few minutes and then
 go back and wipe them with a wet cloth.  
Rinse and you will be amazed!  
CLEAN SHOWER DOORS..FINALLY!!!
THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET YOUR SHOWER DOORS CLEAN!!
Have a happy day,
Mariaelena

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Country Living Fair Rhinebeck, NY 2016

Come stroll with me through the 2016
 COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE FAIR 
in Rhinebeck, NY...
Luckily for shoppers and vendors alike the weather held out on Friday, the first of the 3 day fair...
enjoy the photos...eye candy galore!!
I sure enjoyed taking them:)


























































Hope you enjoyed touring the FAIR with me...
can't wait until next year!!

Have a happy day,
 Mariaelena