Daily Covet: TOMS made me eat my words

Ok, ok, I know, I know.  I’m not a TOMS fan.

As I mentioned, I love the TOMS mission.  Hate those little slipper-ish shoes.

However, I saw cute TOMS Burlap Bimini Stitchouts walking around this weekend while on vacation with my family.

I’m not 100% sure why I like these TOMS so much better, but it might be the more substantial soles and the cute red drawcord.  The TOMS looked cute on with short shorts and tees.

I can also picture them with boyfriend jeans and lightweight cardis for early fall.

TOMS, you made me eat my words!

Daily Covet: New England waterfront living

Summer is going fast.  My darling husband’s job is demanding, and not allowing for much of a summer vacation this year.

More than ever, our family could use a little R & R.  A little downtime.  A little un-plugging. (Join the crowd, I know!)

I keep daydreaming of a lonely seaside home.  A place where we could breath fresh sea air, sit under the stars and bury our feet in hot sand.  A place where we could ride bikes and lazily read in beach chairs.  A place where we could just be a family — without the hustle of activities, engagements, responsibilities.

This New England waterfront home looks like as good a place as any, right?

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And since we are going to be on the beach, we’ll need great beach accessories!  How about these from OneKingsLane today?

Daily Covet: Ok, so back to Vermont…

I did a post not too long ago about coveting a short, weekend vacation to an adorable B&B in Vermont (read more here.)  I am now expanding my covet to actually having my own vacation home there, complete with guest quarters for all my friends that want to visit!

And as an aside, since I gave up skiing and would like to possibly take up snow boarding, this would be a fantastic place to do it… See, isn’t that the cool thing about having a blog that doesn’t restrict your desires to what you can actually afford?

Every year, I enter the HGTV dream home sweepstakes and this year will be no different.  Just check out this house!

HGTV Vermont Dream Home, 2011

And if you enter and win, plan on inviting me because I’ll be at your door step, even if you don’t!