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The Tale of the Kite

| May 8, 2013 | 1 Comment
The Tale of the Kite

Will was so excited to fly his new kite last summer. It was special — a sturdy, large fabric kite that would soar high. He waited and waited for the wind to be just right. Then, one day it was so he took the kite to the beach for its first flight. Once he had […]

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Favorite Beach: Eel Point, Nantucket

| April 16, 2013 | 2 Comments
Favorite Beach: Eel Point, Nantucket

A guest post by Jennifer Matlack of Daisy Chestnut on Etsy Even though I grew up in Ohio where Lake Erie was the closest body of water, as a child I was obsessed with the ocean. I remember watching The Man from Atlantis, Love Boat, and Fantasy Island and dreaming about one day swimming in […]

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Not a Fairytale Path to My Big Life Dreams

| March 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
Not a Fairytale Path to My Big Life Dreams

At this time last year, I was at the beginning stages of creating Sarah by the Sea. I was writing a plan for the site, creating some preliminary content and shooting inspirational photos. There was only a URL and an idea to go on. But it was an idea that excited me more than anything […]

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Keep Your Food, Water and Home Safe after Sandy

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Keep Your Food, Water and Home Safe after Sandy

It’s been four days since Sandy burst into the northeast, causing heartache and difficulty for so many across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Many are going on to five days without power — and, for some, without water too. It could be days before these basic services are restored. In the hardest hit areas, […]

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Coming Together after Sandy (How to Help with the Recovery Effort)

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Coming Together after Sandy (How to Help with the Recovery Effort)

We got our power (and with it, running water!) back this morning. I let out a yelp of joy and rushed to flush toilets, run the dishwasher and shower. The kids showered too. We went to the store for some provisions and checked in with family. In the grand scheme of things, this was nothing. […]

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The Day After Sandy

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Day After Sandy

Happy Halloween. Yes, that’s a pumpkin on the beach. I captured this image yesterday when we went to see how the shoreline fared after Sandy. See those big waves? This is the Long Island Sound … we don’t get big waves in the Sound. But after the hurricane, the waters were still very rough. Again, […]

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Sandy is Rolling In

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Sandy is Rolling In

The wind and rain are picking up here in Connecticut. And the flooding? It’s here, particularly along the shoreline. Hurricane Sandy is making her presence known. My brother took this photo of the beach with the tide reaching sea walls — a rare thing. The high tide line is about 50 feet back from where […]

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Fall at the Beach

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fall at the Beach

This past weekend, the kids and I went to The Cottage for the first time in 33 days. I counted. We could have gone sooner, but there were too many obligations and responsibilities standing in our way. Work. School. Soccer. Church. As much as I want to spend every single day at the beach, we […]

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Bliss at the Beach, a Summer Remembered

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bliss at the Beach, a Summer Remembered

As our time at the beach drew to a close this summer, I found myself caught up in the litany of things we didn’t do. We didn’t build that massive sandcastle. We didn’t swim quite enough. We didn’t try that new-to-us lobster roll place or head back for lobster bisque at the little brick place […]

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Summer’s Over for Us (What Now?)

| September 5, 2012 | 1 Comment
Summer’s Over for Us (What Now?)

When I started developing Sarah by the Sea earlier this year, I think on some level I hoped that it would spark a miracle that would mean we wouldn’t have to bid farewell to the beach when school started. But hope is not a strategy, and there was no miracle. I looked at some options […]

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