Boston Getaway

A little late but better late than never. As promised, here is a recap of my trip to Boston. It was so refreshing to getaway for the weekend with one of my greatest friends. Day 1 We killed it on the Freedom Trail like true tourists. We had beautiful weather as we walked all around Boston. What a beautiful city filled with so much rich history. Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with s2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with g3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with n1 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Day 2 We started the day with some delicious brunch, then headed to Cambridge Square where we enjoyed an outdoor market, met up with a friend, toured Harvard and napped on campus. In the evening we treated ourselves to dinner at the Prudential Tower where we enjoyed live jazz and a beautiful view of the city. The night wouldn’t be complete without catching live music at a hot spot. It was a beautiful day. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Day 3 We did more walking (my feet were bleeding by this point), enjoyed a picnic-style lunch in the financial district with locals, toured the Public Library (hello beautiful!) and then ended it with a game at Fenway Park. I gotta say, I’m not the biggest baseball but I’m so glad we bought our tickets when we did. The park was jam-packed … the weather and energy was absolutely perfect for a game night. Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset Processed with VSCOcam with s3 presetBoston, you really didn’t disappoint. I’m sure I’ll be back. xx

Weekend Style

Ahh… who doesn’t love the weekend? Saturday and Sunday are the best days to do absolutely nothing or as much as possible — take your pick. So whether you’re lounging around the house or meeting friends for brunch, here are a few favorite weekend outfits that are easy, comfortable and still pretty dang stylish.

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Weekend Recap

I’ve been back from my Boston trip for a week now but am still sorting through all the photos I took. Keep an eye out for a recap soon! In the meantime, this weekend was the warmest weekend we’ve had so far in NE Ohio and it was glorious! I spent as much time as possible outdoors, soaking up the sun and getting plenty of Vitamin D.

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In addition to a beautiful weekend it was also Mother’s Day on Sunday. I wish I could have been home to celebrate mom but unfortunately that wasn’t possible. Distance blows…especially when you’re far away from the one’s you love most. But despite the distance, I’m grateful for the moments, memories and adventures I’ve shared with my Ma so far. I know many more are to come. She is my everything.
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Words for the Week

Easier said than done at times but I’m really learning that perspective is everything. Choosing to be happy, to see the good in others, to stay positive in every situation isn’t something we’re born with and it’s not easy. It’s something that we have to practice until it become second nature. Life is hard but it’s also beautiful and rewarding and surprising. Don’t waste your time sulking or looking back at the past. Stand up and repeat after me: Think Happy, Be Happy.

Now is your time.

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Weekend Recap

Photos from the weekend! Hope you explored and enjoyed your weekend as much as I did mine. xx

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Kicked off the weekend with a baby shower for a sweet friend expecting her first little one. I couldn’t help but snap a photo of this adorable centerpiece.
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Saturday morning / afternoon was pretty fun … I’m just bummed I couldn’t take more photos due to my phone battery dying. I started the moring with a trip to All Brides Beautiful to help a friend out with her final wedding dress fitting. Ah! She looks absolutely stunning! After that, I met up with a few gals to paint some ceramic items, enjoy some froyo, coffee and cupcakes . Talk about a major sugar rush. In the evening I met up with a few friends to check out a new restaurant called The Twisted Olive. We had a great time ordering a little bit of everything on the menu and snapping photos of the marquee signs!
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Sundays are for church and brunch … which is exactly what I did. Can we just take a minute to appreciate the marble table? Ugh, I love.blue door cafe 1 blue door cafe 2

After some brunch and errands I decided to go for a run and enjoy the warmer weather. I’m not going to lie, I made some frequent stops to snap photos of the beautiful flowers. It’s finally starting to look (& sorta feel) like spring.run spring spring 2 spring 3

I later Skyped with the family in Miami who were all enjoying the beaming sun and a BBQ. Sigh, I miss family Sunday so so much. Look how cute (& big) my nephews are getting! Please stop growing up so fast, little men.family day family day 2xx