down the cape.

In honor of tomorrow's patriotic-inspired Friday's Fancies, I thought it was the perfect time to share a few photos from Memorial Day + my birthday! We spent the long weekend on the Cape in lovely Osterville, Massachusetts. My best friend, {ch}, and her family were so kind to host us for the second year in a row :) 


Every time we head out to the Cape, I find myself wishing I could stay just a little longer. 
The views are spectacular and the environment is as quintessentially New England as you can get. During our Memorial Day visit, we cherished some much needed R&R, spent some time whipping 
up some fun recipes {which I'll be sharing over the course of the summer}, and enjoyed some 
wonderful time with the two friends who stood right next to us on our wedding day, {ch} and {ao}. 
We even toasted to my 26th year, complete with a candle holder from my first birthday party! 

Reminiscing about the Cape has me longing for the weekend! Over this holiday, we'll be traveling 
to Blacksburg, Virginia for a wedding :) I've never been to this corner of the world--and I'm so 
excited to see my friend {cc} become {ca}! We're hoping to catch some fireworks once we land
back in the Ocean State!

What is on your docket for the Fourth of July? 
How are you doing on your summer bucket list?

Can't wait to hear about your plans--or see your festive Friday's Fancies tomorrow!
Have a lovely Thursday! xoxo {av}

23 comments:

  1. How fun! I love going to cape, and you certainly look very patriotic and festive. I hope you have a great 4th weekend!

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  2. YAH! im glad you recapped your birthday :) loving your cute little stripped shirt. so new england of you! xo jillian

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  3. I'm being totally un-American and hopping the pond to go to London for the week! I cannot express how excited I am!!!

    I visited Cap Cod a few summers ago and completely fell in love with it. What a wonderful way to kick off your summer!

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  4. So happy you had a wonderful birthday! I haven't been to Cape Cod in ages (Mystic Seaport is closer to me, so that's where I get my summertime lobster rolls), but your photos have me itching for a road trip.

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  5. That looks like such fun! That's my absolute favorite way to eat a watermelon :) Just found your blog & love it!!

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  6. what a fun cape trip!!! wish i had time to take a trip to down there when I'm home in Mass next week! Thanks for sharing the pics!!

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  7. I'm so jealous! I think I'm spending mine at some combination "kids birthday/bbq" thing with my boyfriends co-workers. Can I please go to the Cape!?

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  8. ohmygosh my uncle lives so close to osterville in centerville! what a small world. i love the cape with all of my heart. we also have a family house down there and my dad has been living there for years.

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  9. Aw your birthday sounds like it was so fun! Relaxing time with friends is always the best :)
    See you tomorrow for Friday's Fancies!
    xo

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  10. the cape looks like it was a blast! have fun in blacksburg, it's a cool little college town. I've only been there once in college and I got a beercan thrown at my head by some drunk guy but lucky for you it's not gameday and you're not rooting for the opposing team so I'm sure you'll be fine! :)

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  11. Aww looks like you guys had so much fun! We are driving up to Omaha tonight after work for a weekend of music, boating, friends and fireworks. Minus our 2 hour detour due to flooding in Iowa and Nebraska tonight, it should be a blast :)

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  12. Cape Cod seems so very 4th of July-ish to me. Well that entire east coast area does! It's a goal of mine to go celebrate in Boston on the water one year! This year I'll be in Portland, doing your typical BBQ's & beer drinking :)

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  13. A 4th of July wedding sounds so fun!! Can't wait for tomorrow's Fancies :)

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  14. as a new england girl i LOVE the cape and your pictures brought back so many memories!! (love the ones of you guys eating the watermelon!)

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  15. I love the Cape! It's such a wonderful place in the summertime :)

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  16. Looks like a wonderful weekend - so glad you had a great bday :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  17. Looks like a total blast! I wish I was heading there this weekend, but I'm also excited to be heading to the Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan for a camping trip since we won't be moving...

    Yet another weird thing we have in common - our birthdays are both around memorial day weekend (mine is the 30th). We have SO MUCH in common, friend!

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  18. Have fun in Blacksburg this weekend! I just live 45 minutes from there and it's a pretty fun place.

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  19. beautiful blog :)
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  20. this makes me miss my beach house sooo much! its in manomet, about 20 minutes from plymouth! i miss the cape! but do nooot miss the freezing cold water! hehe

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