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A Cape May Weekend

Last weekend, my husband and I had a chance to see one of his closest friends get married. It was a beautiful and intimate ceremony with a laid back style that reflected the couple’s taste and the feel of Cape May.

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{small stained glass}

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Meet the mountains.

Around two months ago, my parents bought a house along the Delaware River on the Pennsylvania and New York state border. Much like my current home, it’s a fixer-upper, only much more so. It has loads of potential and is situated on breathtaking land. My parents got this house so our whole family could spend more time together, whether we’re hiking, kayaking or just relaxing by the fire. We’ve been there as many weekends as possible to work on the house. Expect lots of design and renovation projects from this place, but for now, here’s an introduction.

Pond, railroad tracks and trees

{view from the second floor family room}

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Cinco de Mayo {Double Agave Margarita}

I’m a big fan of margaritas. That being said, I don’t get to drink them very often. I prefer a traditional style with simple ingredients and sometimes it can be tough to find a classic margarita among all the slushie style and tub mix versions.  The warmer weather paired with Cinco de Mayo celebrations tomorrow has put me in the mood for my favorite margarita.

Staple ingredients for a margarita

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Souvenirs from Costa Rica

Our first wedding anniversary is this weekend. We aren’t traveling anywhere tropical this year, so I thought I’d revisit our honeymoon in Costa Rica with a few photographs. Some silly, some breathtaking – not only do these bring back fantastic memories, they offer great design inspiration.

Colorful beach chairs by the ocean

{loved this restaurant in Tamarindo. I doubt I’ll live in a tropical area, but I can imagine having something similar at a lake house}

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Style Goes on Forever.

Like gorgeous spring days, it feels like you can never appreciate good neighbors enough. We had wonderful neighbors during the first two years in our first home. A friendly older couple and with around 170 years of living between them, it’s no surprise that both Mr. and Mrs. M led extraordinary lives. Mr. M was a WWII Prisoner of War and was one of thousands in the Bataan Death March. Mrs. M was a photographer and artist who added color to black and white pictures before cameras had that ability.

In the past 12 months, both Mr. and Mrs. M passed away. We’ve missed having them next door – I learned something new every time we talked. Their daughter came by yesterday to tend to estate matters and asked if I’d like anything to remember them by.  Even with Mrs. M gone, I’m still learning more about her – she had great style.

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