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Monthly Archives : September, 2010

Packed and Ready

I packed our suitcases and we left Boston.  Short trip: We only traveled 1 hour by car, to my parents house in southern MA.  Jared and I are spending the night there because it is cheaper to fly out of Providence.  Our flight isn’t until tomorrow afternoon so I can sleep in and exercise before [...]

How to Pack for a Vacation

I love going on vacation.  And for me, packing is a pre-vacation necessity that is part of the fun. I can’t pack at the last minute.  No laundry the night before, shoving items in my suitcase just before heading out the door.  I’ve tried it  and it doesn’t go well. (I forgot face wash when [...]

Henrietta’s Table

I had a great day off from work: spin class, a few hours reading on the couch, purchased my Half Marathon race outfit, and made dinner plans with my best friends. Jared and I went to Henrietta’s Table with Matt and Natalie to celebrate beginning the “best and rest of our lives.”  Well, at least [...]

Succulent Succulents

suc·cu·lent adj. Full of juice or sap; juicy Botany Having thick, fleshy, water-storing leaves or stems Highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable: a succulent bit of gossip n. Botany A succulent plant, such as a sedum or cactus. Loving the definition so now I’m going to share photos of both succulent plants and things that are [...]

Disney Favorites

I have always loved Disney World.  Since my first visit for my 3rd birthday, I’ve been hooked. I love the spirit of imagination, wonder, excitement, hope, and dreams that fills ever corner of the World. Disney World has been my family’s ultimate vacation destination: 1986, 1989, 1994, 1997…  I would create countdowns to Disney and [...]

The Velveteen Rabbit

My Birthday Week is over.  Seven lovely days of small presents and fun events.  My final birthday gift was a stuffed bunny. Pumpkin scented soap Apron Bracelet Tickets to Wicked Candle French cookbook and cafe music Bunny! The bunny was my absolute favorite gift!  So cute and snuggly soft. I owe Jared so many thank [...]

Vino Voyage

Last night Jared and I took a Spirit of Boston for Gordon’s Fine Wines and Liquors VinoVoyage. It was still warm out when we left for VinoVoyage, but I knew it would be cool and windy out on the water.  Layers!  A short sleeve blouse covered by a long drapey sweater.  And comfortable shoes because [...]

Wicked Awesome

I had a WICKED awesome day yesterday. Yes, I am from New England. Yes, I say “wicked” in real life. Yes, I ate more pulled pork that I made on Tuesday. And yessss, I went to see Wicked last night. I saw Wicked a few years ago with one of my good friends from high [...]

Birthday Eats and Treats

For the past 4 days, it’s been all birthday, all the time.  But that’s what happens when my boyfriend decides he wants to celebrate my birthday Hanukkah-style.  One present and a mini-celebration every night for one week. Yesterday, I tried to celebrate my birthday in my own special way: by preparing delicious food for every [...]

9/21/1983

On September 21st, way back in 1983, my mother had a tough day. Oh the aches and pains of labor. And it was all worth it cuz she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! And has had to deal with me for the past 27 years. Thank you all so much for the birthday [...]