Beach Brain

by Liz Dowling

Ok, maybe I have been in the sun WAY too much this summer because I realized two days ago that I had nothing prepared this week for my blog.  Nothing.  Nada.  August coming to a close always makes me sad because it means my daughter goes back to college and I say goodbye to all of my summer friends.  So, I am going to leave you with a random group of summer photos and hope you understand that, after my 50th college trip to Bed, Bath and Beyond, I am a bit fried.  But I did (finally) remember to get the AA batteries!

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Rainy day activity…. EATING.

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Perfect place for a cocktail.

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Rhino love.




My summer playlist.

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Love these girls!

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Favorite summer flower.

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Tim (yellow hat) at the beach – shocking.


Grace holding the GIVEAWAY

In the comment box at the end of this blog post, let me know what you will miss MOST this summer and you could win this navy/white Erin Flett crab pillow!  This handprinted, 19″ x 19″ pillow will remind you of summer for the next ten months…

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 Crazy, prehistoric looking beach.  I am the purple speck drinking wine on the right!

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TBT, our now college kids 🙁


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Ok, that’s it.  Have to go get risers for the dorm bed, wall hooks and a shower caddy….  See you next week!

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the wry home

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Laura Breitenbach August 22, 2014 - 9:54 am

I will miss EVERYTHING about Summer…but mostly the calm of the ocean waves and sand under my feet. All winter I think of my beach house – “Zimzala” The name refers to “free-spirited people who find peace with the sand between their toes.”

Amy harden August 22, 2014 - 10:35 am

Great pics!

Lynn August 22, 2014 - 11:11 am

I will miss barefeet, summer tomatoes, fireflies, and my summer friends.

Kessa August 22, 2014 - 12:38 pm

I’m going to miss my beach friends. I love that you can show up at the beach and chat or not chat (I usually chat) and there are no expectations – no hurt feelings over cocktail parties, kid competition, car envy, house envy – all the stuff that plagues the likes of Fairfield County. The ladies at the beach are my touchstones for what’s important – good friends, good laughs and a lot of good advice. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that we all think we are pretty fabulous – bad hair and all – but there is always next summer!

Kathleen Perkal August 22, 2014 - 12:39 pm

I like the purple speck drinking wine on the beach!

I will miss lazy Fire Island days–hanging on the deck–a margarita in hand. I will miss the moon shining on the ocean. I will miss reading by the pool. And, I will miss our Sunday pizza oven ritual.

lizanne Shaver August 22, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Honey.. SOOOOOO jeolous. Thank you for sharing your special Block with us all. NOBODY can spin some music like you lady…. I am taking notes on your list of summer tunes…. LOVE YOU…. LIzanne

Pam August 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Love these Liz and love your blog.

Melinda Sweet August 24, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Lovely pictures. I will miss the balmy summer night air, visiting with my darling family on Block Island, corn on the cob, fresh tomatoes, swimming and 4th of July fireworks.

Melinda Sweet

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