Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Ties

Hello dear friends.  Last Saturday, the Mister and I spent the day in one of my favorite places in the whole world -  Newport, Rhode Island.  This is the first of a few posts chronicling our visit.

We had limited time.  Chowdah was at doggie day care digging one hole after another and we had to pick him up by five.  The Mister said that we could either shop or take the tours of the mansions.  Three guesses which one I chose.

This looked like my kind of store when I spotted it across the street.  I practically stopped traffic making my way over to the preppy green store front.  

The sign in front even had my favorite four-letter "F" word on it- free!


The Mister and I were not disappointed when we walked into Summer Ties which was filled with a menagerie of darling brightly- colored preppiness.  



Of course, this was the Mister's favorite table.



The scarves are a great size and designed in a lot of scrumptious colors.


Lovin' the preppy pillows!


I had nice conversation with this handsome young man.  He is one of four partners in this company.  His name is Joe Smith and told me the story of how the company originated.  Joe spent every summer growing up in Martha's Vineyard.  Poor kid.  Three of his friends from those fun summers decided to go into business together.  Thus, the company and the name Summer Ties was born.


So next time you are in Newport, stop in and say hello.  Tell Joe that Katie sent you.

 Summer Ties also has a website if you can't make it to Newport.


The Mister bought himself a bow tie and cuff links.


I tried to convince the Mister all the way home that anchor cuff links were so much cooler than owning a boat!


Hope your Thursday is filled with color!





Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hold on to your toys!

Good morning friends.  When my #2 was a baby, our 5 lb. yorkie, Jackhammer,  would steal her binky every chance he had.  She finally gave up and sucked her fingers.  

My #1 sent me this video, who, by the way, may or may not have been Jackhammer's accomplice.








Hope nobody steals your toys today!