this week’s highlights

Saturday / Our Thanksgiving week home with family went by way too fast. In fact, it sort of went by in the blink of an eye. We basically laughed our tushies off all week, and then today it was time to say our goodbyes. And yep, we definitely all had tears in our eyes. Living […]

thank you.

To be honest, last week came and went, and my Thanksgiving Day gratitude post never made it to the blog. And here we are today on this fine Friday, and as you’ll see, my post is neither a Friday Find nor a Friday Five. But here’s the thing – I want to share with you […]

tuesday notes & links

We are home, and all is right with the world as my Mom would say. There is really nothing like being home with family for the holidays. My heart is truly happy. We are back in the country, back to doggy snuggles, parents hugs, and family togetherness. Oh yeah, and butter burgers and custard. Lots […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / When Ryan and I were recently talking about our favorite childhood games, “Guess Who?” immediately came up for me.  And then when I heard that Ryan had never played it before? Well, I basically ran out of the house to go buy us a copy.  “Guess Who?” was easily one of my favorite […]

Walking in a Fall Wonderland

Were the leaves always this beautiful I wondered to myself? It almost felt like I had never seen such an explosion of color before. And when I flipped back through my camera roll, I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I remember the leaves from my childhood just like it was yesterday, but somehow […]

Host and Hostess Gifts Under $20

Expressing gratitude is something that is very important to me. And no matter how we share our gratitude – through verbal communication, an email, a text message, a handwritten note, or even a small gift – it is always a beautiful gift that you are giving to someone else. Just a little way to show […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / After a week of traveling, and a few days at home taking it easy (and doing my best to fight off a little cold), I was due for some fresh air. Yes, I am completely missing the brisk and very Fall scented Boston air, but my heart is also filled with gratitude. San […]

Boston’s Best Restaurants

1. Neptune Oyster Easily our number one spot, this not-to-be-missed eatery is the epitome of East Coast seafood. Think fresh off the boat seafood meets something out of “the Holiday” sort of charm. This super small restaurant does not take reservations, and is not shy at offering wait times upwards of two hours. So plan […]

Jumping Puddles with the Boston Marriott Copley Place

Rain was in the forecast, and I was as happy as a clam. Real Fall weather, real seasonal changes, and real rain. It was so good to be back in Boston. But really, it always is. – I happily found myself situated in Back Bay, at (for me) a new hotel, the Boston Marriott Copley […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / Oh the things that you do for love. Sometimes I just have to laugh at the things that we do for our nieces and nephews. But believe me, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past few weeks I have been putting together a little “goody” bag for my sister’s kids […]