Tuesday, June 24, 2014


after dinner on Sunday it was outside with the last few

sips of wine to cut Lavender.

my precious pale pink  fuchsia was a transplant from my 

Grandmother Bozzello's garden when we purchased our home 35

 years ago. she bought and planted it in her garden the year i was born.

Grandma always said it was my plant.

...a celebration of the pink in her life!

she was so excited about having a granddaughter, as she raised boys.

the Hummingbirds love my Baby Girl Pink vintage fuchsia!

i decided to head out front to take in some color.

the day lilies arrive at the same time we start hearing fireworks!

chronométré parfaitement!

this week, i will cut the pale Lavender out front with my

morning coffees before work. 

the hydrangea will be blooming soon!

i can't wait to clip the blooms for drying!

i added Dash & Albert "sprout and ivory" stripes to SUMMERIZE the front porch!

(my toes are begging for a pedi and some polish!)


revisiting last weekend...

...just bits and pieces of  life and times around 34th street.

it began before dawn on Saturday...i showered after Mr D left for work

and headed over for wake ups and breakfast with the "Grands"!

Holland is a little "Crabby Appleton" when she wakes.

Mr Ben is a beam of sunshine!

they love the breakfast table.  we were seated and singing with chocolate milk...

...waiting for Mama to return from Seattle.

Holland's favorite lullaby is "Edelweiss" and Ben's is "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"!

awhile back, i introduced "the Lollipop Song" to them.

 they love it when i get to the "pop" and the "bah - bah -  boom - boom"!

 it's hilarious watching them try to make the pop sound themselves.

YouTube has tons of versions.

if you have a toddler in your life, i promise you...this is a HIT!

Chrislyn stopped at Whole Foods for pastries after she dropped Jason off for the marathon.

i taught Holland Grace to say pan au chocolat and croissant aux amandes !

she loved saying croissant!

"croissant grandma?"

"the French pronounce it like this, Holland!



oooh... très Bien, Holland!

"i like the pan aux chocolat, grandma!"

"me too, Holland!" 

"i'll have more please, Grandma!"


Sunday...was an oh so rewarding...fulfilling, and two ibuprofen day of chores.   

we took a break to watch the USA play Portugal.

what a game!

our nest will be filled once again in 9 days!

i am almost ready!

it's feeling like Christmas!

did i just say that?

(let's get back to the beginnings of Summer, Lynne!)

:: ici ::


bah - bah - boom - boom!



  1. Oh, Lynn! What a perfectly LOVELY post!! I so enjoy visiting and catching up with you! I will try that Lollipop song out on the quads tomorrow!! As always.... I LOVE your lavender!!!

  2. I love the little snippets from your life, Lynn, and your garden is beautiful. xo Laura

  3. I love the lolli-pop song myself. LOL. That is so wonderful that you have a plant from your grandmother. I would treasure such a gift. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. Hasn't this been just the most magical summer so far mon amie? I have enjoyed every minute and hour and day, and it's still JUNE....YOUPI! I don't have to worry about school yet, just about pulling weeds, deciding what I'll write and what book I'll read. Living a French sort of way, with the relaxed elegance and precise meal planning is what summer is about for me. HAVE FUN/ AMUSEZ-VOUS! Anita

  5. Your garden, wow! it's beautiful Lynne! The soft pinks are gorgeous. Your summer is off to a great start and lucky you to have family around:)

  6. Love your flowers Lynne, that pale pink fuchsia is gorgeous. Sounds like you are getting right into the swing of summer! How nice for you to have the grands close by for your enjoyment… Can't wait 'til I get one :).
    Have a good week …
    XOXO Mary

  7. Hello lovely Lynne, I love the stories connected with your family. I love the continuity, and the fact that you cherish things. Your fuchsia is very pretty and the lavender too. My lavender doesn't have much colour yet.
    I really enjoyed listening to the lollipop song too. Wishing you a very happy weekend, with all my love, Linda xx