DIY

Some new and different strokes.

After finishing my first piece, I have started on two more! My new pieces have definitely not come as easily as my first (see my last post) so it’s been challenging discovering what style, colors, and brush strokes I like. I’ve gone through many phases with each, and A LOT of paint. I’ve also bought some new […]

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Travel

How to spend 2 days in Florence.

In honor of my good friends making a short trip to Florence next month, I thought I would throw it back to my Florence days and write a comprehensive guide for how to spend 2 days in the OG Renaissance city! I’ve combined all the best spots to eat, relax, and discover…while also planning for the […]

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Food

Accepting the Whole 30 Challenge!

It was delightful spending time with family this Christmas… eating leftover cookies for breakfast, relaxing in my hometown, and catching up with my West Coast fam. After learning that my sister-in-law was going to be trying this new nutritional program called Whole 30, she suggested that I follow along and do the same. I had […]

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DIY

Finding myself through art, once again.

I know. I have been on a small hiatus lately, but it was much needed. After the absolutely dreadful year that 2016 was, I wanted to spend the last few weeks doing literally nothing. I love writing here and taking pictures but sometimes I put so much stress on myself if I don’t constantly commit or […]

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Travel

Horsing around in Western Mass.

Ever since my best friend, Natalie, and I watched the Unbranded documentary up on Netflix…we have been obsessed with becoming the main characters of the film, and of course we’ve become obsessed with horses. In an attempt to fulfill our wildest fantasies of riding horseback from Mexico to Canada, we spent a nice brisk Saturday morning […]

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Food

Salted Caramel & Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Recipes

I did a little midnight baking last night in preparation for my family’s Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow. I couldn’t pick between which delicious pie I wanted to bake, so naturally…I just made both! I had some fun with it, I adapted my Grandfather’s original family recipe and made these two mouthwatering pies, Bourbon Pumpkin Pie and […]

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Travel

Monet, Modern, and the MFA

I started early on my New Year’s resolution this year. It was about time I started making more time for me. Doing things that I enjoy; travel, food, day plans, even if it means enjoying an experience solo. I must say, it’s been working pretty well and my new found freedom has allowed me to try […]

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Travel

Staying cozy in Hollis, New Hampshire.

Mid-October was peak season in New Hampshire for foliage. We received a lot of rain in the coming days that unfortunately quickly took all the bright beautiful colors away. However about half of the trees hadn’t turned yet, so some areas got super lucky with another wave of autumn foliage. This second round wasn’t as […]

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Food

New England Grilled Fluffernutter Recipe

Fall isn’t over yet, actually here in New England we have a second round of beautiful foliage peaking right now. The first came in mid-October and now the rest is finally catching up. To me, fall is the perfect time to indulge in this super simple, yet iconic recipe. Today, I am throwing it back to […]

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Food, Travel

Estadio satisfies in Washington D.C.

Ever since I came back from Portland, Oregon in late August, I have had this weird craving for tapas. It may be because I am obsessed with the cute portioned sized plates, developed my love of specialty gin drinks (which every exceptional tapas place has), or have just been severely in the mood for Spanish flare. […]

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Photography

Fall into New Hampshire.

It’s been a beautiful fall season in New England, and the foliage has been incredible. This is really the first fall where I have truly appreciated where I live and what I get to experience every autumn. For the past few weekends I have budgeted out some time to wonder into new places and see […]

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Travel

Last minute surprise in Washington D.C.

This past summer has been a complete reorganization; job, apartment, personal life, you name it. But I’m not the only one feeling the lasting chaos from summer, so is my sister, who is moving all the way from Tucson, Arizona to Washington D.C. She has also been graced with finding a new place to live, […]

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Food

Restaurant Review: Mojitos at Besito

We were delighted to sit down for a sunny Sunday lunch at Besito Mexican this past weekend. Craving some much needed sunshine, after the rain and clouds during the week, we sought out some good eats served up with some good vibes. The Chestnut Hill location has a gorgeous and bright patio area, all while feeling […]

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Photography, Travel

Exploring Oregon.

Spending time in Oregon at the end of this summer, was amazing. I caught up with family, dived into nature, and was able to practice my photography skills with my new camera. More posts to come, but here are some of the best photos I snapped while on vacation!

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Photography, Travel

Quebec Candids.

A few of my favorite snaps from my travels to Quebec earlier in the summer. Canada is a beautiful summer destination – the weather was perfect, downtown area bustling, all with delicious eats and refreshing drinks. Quebec City is definitely back on my list of places to visit again, along with the beautiful rural areas I have yet […]

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Food

Ten Dollar Tofu Taco Recipe

This past weekend we needed a simple, quick, and cheap dinner. Many of the recipes we were looking at called for long lists of ingredients – much of what we didn’t happen to already have in our pantry. Trying not to spend more money out and about at restaurants, we went to the grocery store […]

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Travel

Whale watching on Boston Harbor.

This past weekend Tom and I ventured out into the open ocean on Boston Harbor Cruise’s whale watch. Not only had I never been on a whale watch, but I also have an innate fear of  boats, open ocean, basically anything related to water – I blame the Titanic. So this was an excellent opportunity […]

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Food

New Hampshire Wine Tour: LaBelle lacks local

Our next stop on the New Hampshire Wine Tour is LaBelle Winery in Amherst. LaBelle is one of the top producers of New Hampshire wine. The winery offers endless services in addition to their wine production. From tastings, vineyard tours, to LaBelle wine clubs, private events and weddings, to The Bistro, LaBelle University, and special […]

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Travel

Zipping through Canada’s waterfalls.

We couldn’t resist a little thrill-seeking adventure while in Quebec. Definitely probably one of the craziest, most stupid things I have ever done according to my Mother’s standards, but I’ll be honest, I would probably do it again in a heartbeat. Instead of eagerly rushing into the old city during our first morning in Quebec, […]

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Travel

Breakfast in Quebec.

Our Saturday in Quebec was stunning. The sun was shining and the weather was absolutely perfect. Instead of staying directly in the city, we stayed on the other side of the St. Lawrence River in Levis, which we adored. Levis reminded me of where I grew up – suburban, quaint, and super easy to find our […]

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