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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…

New Hampshire Part 1 ~ The Hancock Inn

Hi Everyone,

Hubby and I were very fortunate to take a trip to New Hampshire at the
 end of September to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
I have always wanted to go to New England and I finally made it.
We decided to stay in the little town of Hancock, NH at the Hancock Inn.

As you can see it's very old . . .

. . . and so very charming.

The Inn has 13 guest rooms and each one is unique.
We stayed in the John Freeman Eaton Room.
It was on the third floor along with creaky floors and
windows that had to be propped open with a piece of wood - loved it!

Here are some more interior shots.
Every nook and cranny had something wonderful to look at.

Breakfast was included and was super yummy.
Fresh fruit and homemade granola were served every morning
and then you could select from a menu.
The French Toast was amazing.
I didn't take any pictures of the food - I guess I was too busy eating it!

They also have a wonderful dinner menu.
I tried the apple parsnip soup one evening.
  I wasn't really sure I would like it but just wanted to try something different.
Let me tell you, it was so yummy, I ate every last drop!

We loved everything about this place.
The Innkeepers as well as everyone who worked there
 were beyond friendly and accomodating.

Here's a look at the Inn from the back.

Here is a link to their website if you would like to see
 more including pictures of all of the guest rooms.

I'll be back soon with more pictures of Hancock and some of the
other towns we explored in New Hampshire.
(There might have been a bit of shopping involved too!)

~ thanks so much for visiting ~

New Hampshire Part 2 is Here }

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  1. JoAnne, thanks for taking us on such a romantic trip..I imagine it was just the best!

  2. JoAnne,
    I want to see and hear more!!! I have always wanted to make a trip out to New England and this now has me very intrigued. I cannot wait to hear about all the shopping too. I hope you found cute shops.

  3. HI! I found your blog about 6 months ago and loved your home. Then I didn't see any more post. :( Good to see your back! I am happy for you and husband celebrating 20 yrs together!! Looks like a fun trip!!

    Mj in Indiana

  4. Welcome to New England! New Hampshire is a great place to visit. I suggest you try the White Mountains on your next visit.


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