Since buying our property over 9 years ago, we have slowly but surely made improvements to the 1 acre lot. We first tore down the old house: Since 2012, we’ve: built a new garage, built a shed, tore down the old garage, took out over 40 surrounding trees, and added a paved driveway. Something that … Continue reading The Lawn I’ve Been Wanting
Another year down (and another birthday during the pandemic). Last year the big outing was to go to Rare Steakhouse at Encore, but of course, everything was shut down just a few days prior. Going back this year was just one of the many fun events that made up my birthday celebration. I really had … Continue reading My 37th Birthday
Well, Happy March everyone! I know March may seem like such a “blah” kind of month (especially after last year’s disaster), but not only do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of spring, it’s also my birthday month!! Yes I’m turning 37, but I still like to make a big deal about my … Continue reading Running Into March
Ever since I started working from home (in late October) my office has been located in one of the lofts of the house. Needless to say, it’s not the most quiet spot and sometimes my kids pop in on my Zoom calls. We had been going back and forth on whether or not to turn … Continue reading Shed to Office Transformation
This past weekend was a first for me: hiking by headlamp in a snow squall! We hiked from Rt. 41 in Connecticut, north, to Bear Mountain (the highest point in the state – 2,323 feet in elevation). The temps were in the 20s/30s but thankfully I stayed nice and toasty with all of the layers … Continue reading Winter Hiking in Connecticut
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a safe and fun celebration. I was in bed by 11PM; to be honest I think the last time I stayed up to ring in the new year was in 2015. Woo-wee, what a doozy of a year. I think this year had more peaks and valleys … Continue reading Looking Back on 2020
There were a lot of milestones to celebrate last week. On Monday alone, it was: My 12th wedding anniversary To celebrate, we hiked up Mount Wachusett (we miss hiking!) and visited the Wachusett Brewing Company. It was a really nice set up, being able to sit outside and order by texting (the weather was beautiful!). … Continue reading What a Week!
I’ve been visiting Maine since I was about 6 weeks old (my mom’s family is from Bangor), but it was either going to Bangor, spending summers at my grandparents cottage in Dedham or spending February vacations at the Samoset Resort. In my 36 years of life, I had never experienced Maine like this. As mentioned … Continue reading Hiking Maine