Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hurricanes and Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone!!!  I hope everyone is enjoying the not-so-rainy weather after the few days we have all had to endure.  I had to work today and planned on dressing up as a make-shift Troy Palomalu, but lost the incentive to make a white-t into a jersey when it was 1 am last night and I still hadn't done anything about it.  Oh well.

Living on my own now I kinda wish we got trick-or-treaters, but I know not to expect any since we live in a mid-size apartment building.  Doubt we will get any kiddies...not to mention I already ate all of our candy.  (oops!)

On a nother note...

Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm A Maxxinista

When my parents were here last weekend, my mom managed to slip me a TJ Maxx gift-card because I had mentioned to her (on many occasions) that there was one nearby my apartment.  I had debated for a little while on what to use it for, but this weekend I made the most of it managing to find: 2 picture frames, a notepad-book thing, and a new laptop case all for just over $25.

As I've mentioned many times before, I would really like to gather as many frames as possible so I can properly display some of the artwork I have around the apartment.  One piece in particular I was saving until I found a frame because its very old and fragile:

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thankful for Friday

This week, I have to say I’m thankful for my wonderful boyfriend.  
Last week I told him I was kinda sad that he was spending so much time at school and I only got to see him when he was snoring in bed next to me. Since then, he has made an effort to come home earlier and we’ve been able to enjoy meals together and exchange stories about our day.  It’s been really nice and I really appreciate the compromise he is making.
I couldn’t ask for anything more.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunday Funday

Like I said Monday, this past Sunday with my ‘rents was absolutely stunning.  Chip had the genius idea to drive up north to get some fresh lobster for lunch, but then he decided it would be even better if we went out on a fishing boat and caught our own lobsters, that we would then eat for lunch.  So, that’s what we did!
We arrived at the harbor in Gloucester at 10 am and immediately hopped onto Captain Kevin's boat.  Once we got out into the water, he explained all the safety procedures to us and we suited up.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Recap

Well, I must say this weekend was a blast!  If you don’t remember, my parents decided to come visit me for a long weekend and we managed to squeeze in a lot of stuff while still finding time to relax and enjoy being together.  
To pick up where I left off, Friday we made an attempt to do a grand walking tour of Boston and the surrounding area.  Of course, we got a late start after meeting at Starbucks and having a nice hot latte, but we managed to see a lot of the city.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thankful for Friday

Hey, all!  This weekend is a very exciting weekend for me so I’ll keep this one short.
The reason for my excitement is that my mom and step-dad decided to come up for an extended weekend!! Yay! They arrived yesterday (made the entire 8 hour drive in one day..poor things) and we have a weekend packed with fun stuff and walking around the city.  This weekend also happens to be the annual Regatta, named the Head of the Charles.  We may try to check out some of the action.  I’ve definitely seen my share of rowers practicing…
See them scattered in there between the sailboats?
Anyways, I’ll fill you all in on Monday with what other fun stuff we did!  I’m planning to take them to all the restaurants I’ve been eyeing.  :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Look for Less?

It turns out that Topshop now has a line at Nordstrom-which is great because the only shop in the US is in New York and, well, I just moved out of the Big Apple.  But now…I can order from Nordstrom whenever I like!
While I was browsing their site online, I was noticing a lot of items that look very similar to items that we carry at Urban!  Now, I don’t know if one is copying the other or vice versa, but I just thought it would be fun to compare the prices of some similar pieces…

Monday, October 15, 2012

Gallery Wall Attempt

When you enter our apartment, this is what you will see:
Art on just about every strip of wall space.
I’ve wanted a gallery wall for oh-so-long now and this is as close as I am going to get for a while.  Ultimately I would like to have each piece in a frame, but frames are just so dang expensive and well, I’m on a shoestring budget.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thankful for Friday

Hey, guys!  Sorry its a little late, but I worked until 9 tonight and by the time I changed into my sweats and had something to eat….well, here we are.
This week, I’m thankful for my friends Taylor and Crosby!  We had a chance to Skype this week and it really made my day.  I have been really missing my friends lately and feeling a little lonely so even the few minutes I had with them brought a warmth back to my heart. 
Love you guys!
How has everyone’s week been?  Ready for the weekend?!?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Series

Recently Guillermo has been spending a lot more time at school, which leaves me with a lot of time to myself.
What have I been doing with my time you ask? (other than watching Food Network on Hulu)

Monday, October 8, 2012


This past weekend I had Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off so I used the time to get some housekeeping done-both literally and digitally.
Now, the literal sense is not really that exciting: laundry, groceries (I made a bangin’ Shepherd’s Pie), and general cleaning.  The digital housekeeping is what I think you all will appreciate.  I’ve taken the time to go back and add tags to all of my posts (not sure why I didn’t just add them in the first place) so that I could create the fancy little pages you guys see on the right side of the blog!  This will make it much easier to navigate to a certain topic in the future, or pull together everything under one subject.  It also just makes me feel fancy.
Another thing I did is photograph all the jewelry I have made for sale.  
I have an Etsy Shop but I’ve never sold anything through it and quite frankly, I hate the Post Office so I secretly don’t want to sell anything though it.  I’m trying to find a local shop here in Boston that may be able to carry some of my stuff for sale.  I’ve done that in the past back at home in MD and it worked well, so hopefully I can get something similar going up here because we all know I could use a little extra cash.  (if any of you guys would like something made-please email me!)
I also wrote a few posts that I have been meaning to write recently but since my computer was away, I couldn’t.  I’ve been doing a lot of blogging homework (and by that I mean reading other people’s blogs) and I’ve decided I am going to try to post more regularly.  Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday is my goal.  I’m going to stick with the Thankful for Friday’s series, so that covers my Fridays, but I’m going to try to challenge myself on Monday and Wednesday.  I have a couple stored up now to at least get me through the first week.  We will see how it goes.
I’m also considering transitioning over to a blogspot account.  They seem to be a little bit fancier and a little more grown-up.  What do you guys think?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thankful for Friday

Hey, all!  How has everyone’s week been?  Mine has been pretty run-of-the-mill with work and such but I’d have to say what I’m thankful for this week is my lovely mom. 
She always seems to have something up her sleeve and this week, she mailed me a card that simply said something like “I’m thinking of you” along with a Starbucks gift card!  Now, as you can imagine, I have been a little on the not-so-wealthy side lately so that Starbucks card provided me with breakfasts for just about an entire week.  It was so nice to be able to get my latte fix and enjoy some of their fall sweets! (I loooove their pumpkin-cream cheese muffin)
Not only did she surprise me with that, she also got me a subscription to Dwell Magazine!  She knows that I love that magazine and she signed me up without my knowledge, so I literally came home one day to find it in the mailbox completely unexpectedly.  Now, I am using it as my go-to architecture firm finder.  (since my student loan payments are inching closer to me…)
I really couldn't ask for anything more from her.  And she may be coming to visit soon! Still working that one out…