A Lovely Summer Evening!

It’s evenings like this that remind me why I live here.  And why the rugged island winters are worth it!  
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Enjoying Life


I always start out every summer by saying I hope I make it to the beach more times than I did last summer. And this summer I decided to stop saying that and start making it happen. Things don’t change if things don’t change, right? So I needed to break the pattern. I started getting up a little earlier and going to the beach in the mornings before I had to go to work. I wasn’t laying out or even in my bathing suit…I would just go and walk along the beach for about 20 minutes. And it was great! It’s so easy to sleep until the last possible second, get ready for work, go to work, eat dinner, go to bed, and do the same thing all over again the next day. But, making time to reap the benefits of this beautiful island I live on does so much for my mood each day. I think they call this enjoying life.



I started looking for other ways to enjoy life more and not get wrapped up in a daily routine. Our friend Carlisle is a yoga teacher and we have been taking a yoga classes with her! An hour just to ourselves, to be silent, reflect, and rejuvenate is so refreshing. We always come out of it in the most relaxed mood and it’s important to make time for that in our lives. So, we made a commitment to each other to meet once a week. It should be more than once a week…but, you know, one step at a time!


So, what is something that you guys have always wanted to do but feel like you don’t have time for?? Something came to your mind before I even had to ask, didn’t it? I really encourage you to make time for it because it’s so worth it!

Here’s to enjoying life just a little bit more!

Lemony Loaf Cake

This is a must try recipe!! Perfect for summer. It can be a treat for breakfast, afternoon tea and even dessert!  This recipe uses greek yogurt and olive oil instead of butter or milk! It is so delicious and moist!  Maybe even better than Starbucks lemon loaf.  Our Nanny, Milly, would have loved this recipe!  Lemon Loaf was one of her favorite treats… this is for you, Milly!







We garnished with raspberries and served with raspberry tea… lovely and light!