May 16, 2017



Summer:  A time from June through August when the days are longest and the nights shortest.  A time to smell freshly cut grass, take meandering bike rides, watch skyrocketing fireworks, and lots of leisurely reading!  Here is my first installment of “Summer Reads”!

Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe is found dead at his vacation home.  All of Thorpe’s family, current wife, two ex-wives, and children are summoned to Nantucket, where they will spread his ashes.  The story is told through each character’s point of view.  This is a story of complicated relationships, both past and present, Hilderbrand’s lively character development enhances the entertainment value of this book!  A quick and easy read, exactly what I like on hot and muggy days!

The End of The Point by Elizabeth Graver

A loving look at family over four generations, focusing on a second generation woman who succeeds.  There are triumphs and tragedies; friends and strangers.  The measured pace of the tale is comforting throughout.  I loved it!

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

Affairs, tragedy, broken hearts and betrayals can be entertaining, remember Dallas and Dynasty?  This is another Hilderbrand novel told from multiple view points.  This read is filled with descriptions of restaurants, houses, and beaches on the island of Nantucket.  Quick and interesting beach read that will add a little intrigue to a lazy summer day.

In The Company of Women by Grace Bonney

A compilation of beautiful photography and answers to questions posed to creative women entrepreneurs.  Inspiring art and practical advise shared from the women.  Extremely interesting and inspirational!  A great coffee table book that will not disappoint!


Sean Patrick on the road to get his first summer styling!

Two hours later we have a puppy cut Sean Patrick!



  1. Jackie Senich says:

    i can’t stand that cuteness!!!!

  2. Jackie Senich says:

    SP is ADORABLE with that new cut!!!! Thanks for the great suggestions. I’ll try and read over the summer!!!


  3. Valerie Fuchs says:

    SEAN PATRICK IS THE CUTEST LITTLE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!