Summer travels ~

I’m back…from a brief, summer

blogging hiatus.

We’ve been on the road… 40 games, 

Image ~ Susie Close

(our son) in 40 days…A magical  season of

baseball!  As soon as the

games wrapped, we headed south,

to Southern California, for a little

R & R, 

shopping (of course) and


Love, love…the LA 


Our self guided  tour, took us

from the heart of


to the


Roosevelt hotel. Then

it was on to Disneyland…

the happiest  place on earth!

And if that wasn’t enough, we 

 had the pleasure of staying with

 our great friends,

the fabulous Curtis  family, at

their lovely  Newport home! Thought

you might enjoy a little peek  inside!

Jeanne’s style is classic

 and soulful with beautiful

vintage family

pieces layered in. 

 She adds a coastal touch to

the mix 

with her elegant seaside vignettes.

 The decor is beautiful  yet

comfortable and we were lucky enough

to relax here and enjoy the company of

our dear, dear  friends, who

are very much a part of our family.

We feasted on

 wonderful meals,

and soaked up the


Southern California lifestyle!

And now we’re back home and

primed to enjoy the last few

weeks of the Pacific Northwest summer.

I’ve heated up

the BBQ and updated 

our little outdoor kitchen.

I took some photos today and have

some simple and 

delicious recipes to share.

Be back soon,