One of my kindred spirits and favorite people, Martha, invited me out to Cuttyhunk Island for a few days this summer and it was honestly such a magical place. Cuttyhunk is teeny tiny island off the coast of Massachusetts. Martha's family has been spending summers there for years and years. Her families homes have the most amazing vintage decor and wallpapers and I had so much fun poking around all of the rooms! It was a total time warp! We spent the days driving around in a golf cart (no cars on the island), swimming in the ocean, eating lobster and ice cream and just straight up RELAXING. With terrible cell phone service, it was nice to be disconnected for a few days.
Here's some pictures from my mini road trip through West Texas during the summertime! I was out in Midland, Texas for a week helping my Auntie clean out her home to get it ready for sale. We worked long and hard all week (in 98 degree heat) and filled a U-Haul with family belongings. I had the fun job of driving it home (seriously, I love driving so much that I sometimes wish I could be a truck driver) so I decided to take a slight detour and take a weekend to relax and explore some of beautiful West Texas! I finally got to see Prada Marfa, the Davis Mountains, long lonely stretches of beautiful desert and historic Alpine! I wish we had more time, I can't wait to get back!
One of my favorite things to do in the morning after I drop my husband off at work, is drive around parts of Rhode Island I have never seen. It's such a small state, so it's easy to explore new areas and towns with minimal traveling time!
During the winter I always drove by "Twin Pine Farms" in deep Cranston and wondered what the heck it was about! Now that it's warm and beautiful out it's finally open for the season. I had fun walking around all of the colorful greenhouses...I wish we had our own home with a yard to plant these some of these beauties! Someday, dammit, someday!
I bought a super colorful begonia plant to hang in my sunroom! I honestly wish I could have bought ALL of the flowers!
Take a rural and gorgeous drive out to
Twin Pine Farms
1876 Phenix Ave
Cranston, Rhode Island.
P.S. The owner told me they will close for the season in mid June! Hurry hurry!
This is one of my FAVORITE scenes ever, for SO many reasons! First of all, how cute is Vera Ellen?! Her skirt…someone should re-make that. And that little tap dance she does before she swings those doors open! The first time I saw that my heart was pounding…the rainbow of dresses and that GIANT bow is so jaw dropping and fantastic! Does anyone else agree?!
I just got home from a week at home…yes I have two homes…sort of!
I am originally from Corpus Christi, Texas but I have lived in Rhode Island almost ten years. I feel so torn all the time, I am not sure I will ever be able to give up my Texas ties. I am not sure where I want to be, and it's super hard for me to be so far away from my family. I often feel like I am losing time with them and missing out on important moments. That's why I try and visit home every couple of months.
Texas, especially South Texas, is so colorful and inspires so much in my life!
Here are some colorful snaps from my latest visit home!
I'm OBSESSED with these nameplate earrings and necklaces…I've always wanted one of these huge ones or a pair of the earrings but they are actually super expensive, since they are made of real gold.
Many of the buildings and business signs are painted! I love the colors and imagery!
Shell World in Aransas Pass is one of my favorite places. The sign is actually from an old drive-in restaurant, and the owner painted her up to look like a mermaid! You can sort of tell...her tray of food has been painted over with a shell!
I love this Bumblebee colored fence!
Mexican candy packaging is my favorite. So colorful and bright!
Fake flowers forever!
I took this picture outside of one of my favorite Paleterias! They are ice cream, fruit cup and snack bars!
Breakfast tacos are a true Texas phenomenon…I rarely am able to find them anywhere else, and if I do they are just not as delicious! Simple idea, just a flour tortilla with eggs, cheese and different protein varieties!
I love this watermelon striped wall!