Monday, June 8, 2015

MY DAMN NEIGHBOR





Some of you may remember a while back that I wrote about my neighbors back yard.  

Even though she is a yankee and goes up to some "waspy" island in Maine every summer for a month I am still friendly with her....or so she thinks.

Eye roll.

But here is the good thing.  Silver linings baby.
She has 2 Portuguese Water dogs and I have one rescue Old English that needs socializing.  

I'm always thinking about poking my fingers in her eyes when she's talking but in-between "we are leaving for a month....renovating our bedroom" I heard "bring Cami over to play and have a glass of wine".  My ears perked up and I thought I can suffer through that for my child.....only I will bring my 6.99 wine over instead of drinking her 2.99 swill.

Thank goodness our dogs got along and played for an hour since I had to sit in her just OK  pretty darn nice paradise  backyard....cheap wine or not.

There's my girl!






That's Henry [the "show dog" of course right?] who was quite smitten with my big girl!






 I can put my envious feelings aside because....Cami and Henry are now fast friends!  Success.

If you follow me on Instagram then you saw that we spent a few days in Boulder, Co visiting our daughter and her husband.  Love that town!



Can you believe they put us up at this cute hotel called The Bradley Boulder right off Pearl Street.  Clearly they did not want to clean the house:)


I give it 5 stars!

We ate dinner at Blackbelly Market 


 If you are a foodie then you know Chef Hosea  won Top Chef....and yes those that know me will laugh because I only stumbled upon that information.

Crikey.....bread pudding.

We also stumbled across this great gelato shop......Fior di Latte

 Cute huh?

We left very early Saturday morning to hitch a ride to the airport with Cari.  Like.... 4 AM early.  Since our flight did not leave until 10:30 I decided to get a little exercise at the terminal.  Remember that bread pudding....that was just the beginning of "the great Boulder sugar overload".

I walked 4 miles up and down concourse B.  In sandals.  And now I have blisters.

So there you have my week.

Monday is here to punch me in the face....real hard.

Sheriky freaky









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21 comments :

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

That yard!! And your girl is just gorgeous

Christine Graves said...

It sounds like you had such fun, LOL. That yard is gorgeous, love the formal touches the boxwoods bring.

Tara said...

After reading this post, I've realized that not only do I love your design style, You and I would absolutely be friends!

And I'm jealous you got to go to Chef Hosea's restaurant! It's on my list for next time we make it out to Colorado!

Nancy Powell said...

Oh my dear god that yard is perfection. Does she have a gardener or tend to it herself? I think I know the answer to that. So glad Cami seems to be settling in. She is beautiful and looks so happy. Glad you got away for a bit- xo Nancy

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

So the garden is lovely, and the food looked amazing, but I'm hung up on the airport walking. It sounds to me like someone could start an exercise program for waiting passengers! This could be money. :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

The yard is perfection, and your Cami is a doll. You are the funniest, love reading your posts, puts a bright spot in my day. fondly ~lynne~

Cindy said...

Oh no, she does NOT have a garden like that... omg,.. I assume since you talk about her that way ya'll are good friends. But man, it would be hard not to hate...
Cool though getting your new child socialized!

Cindy

Cindy Hattersley said...

I would hate to have to look at that "terrible" yard over my fence as well. It looks like your baby behaved. Beau would have been trying to get up on top of that fountain for a drink...

Serviced Apartments London Lady said...

The dogs really seem to be having a ball in that garden! I'm not surprised - it's super cute!

Kathysue said...

Your new fur baby is soooo pretty and so is your neighbors yard, a true haven. Love your stories and thanks for including us in on your adventures,
xo Kathysue

amy@amyvermillion.com said...

I love you. I love your dog. I love your neighbor.

René said...

My word! Your neighbor's yard should be in a magazine. So cute that the pups had a playdate in such charming garden. Your new baby looks happy :).

tanyaj said...

love boulder, lucky son of mine is going to college there (supposedly) we pay tuition but im not sure he actually goes into the bldgs. but i do love to visit.. i'll try your suggestions next time i'm there. I love Shine (it's soooooo boulder) they read to the drinks.. don't ask
cute doggie, and wish i had that backyard

Beth C. said...

That garden is bad ass. Cami looks right at home there. Best, Beth C.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

That garden is so beautiful....I love the fenced in garden with the raised beds and gravel. I can't believe that yard is home to 2 big pups! So glad your new baby is making friends :)

therelishedroost said...

Gorgeous garden and it looks like y our pup was well behaved!

Debra Phillips said...

whoa!! this garden designer is really impressed, nice place to visit!
thanks for showing that lighting, solves a client dilemma, she will love this
debra

Ellen Thompson said...

Boulder is vey cool. Probably too cool for moi. Your dog is a doll. Your neighbor --- obviously wasp with a team of gardeners! At least she has a nice dog.

shirley said...

Gosh Shari, I know that was so hard to endure, sitting in that backyard drinking cheap wine... the things we will do for our babies!! I'm glad Cami behaved herself!!

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my, that is so gorgeous!! So maybe the grass is always greener! Love your sweet Cami, and how awesome she has a pal next door!

Jennifer Schoenberger said...

OMG your neighbor's backyard is SICK! I'm so inspired. I miss you! Please come see me and my sorta still new house when I get back home??? I'm putting in a kitchen garden kind of like this, so this picture was SO helpful! xoxo