Remember that time I told you guys we went to Europe? Well, we did. And one of our stops was Ireland. Before I went I picked up a new camera bag, as you may remember, and I was so glad I did. This epiphanie! bag was perfect for our trip as we spent long days away from our hotels.
My camera was safe, my hands were free and the bag was stocked with snacks in case we happened to find ourselves in the middle of nowhere and hungry. Which as you can tell from the photos, we were. Here, at the Cliffs of Moher, we were blessed with a beautiful day and astounded by the natural landscape.
We spent about two hours gazing out over the sea that fall afternoon. I just started to (finally) put together a couple photo books from our trip. I’ll be sure to share any other great photos that I come across.
Photos of yours truly captured by the ever-wonderful Mr. Gets Me Every Time. Thanks, David!
If you live in Boston, or you’ve visited, you know that it’s a city of many neighborhoods. And though I’ve lived in the area for almost seven years, I fell like I have hardly glimpsed some neighborhoods—Charlestown is one of those. So the other night, David and I had dinner there and took a brisk, both cold and speedy, walk around “the town.” Some of the photos are a bit grainy, but I don’t even mind.
Now, if you’ve never been to Boston, the Freedom Trail is the red line of bricks that winds through the city all the way to Charlestown, giving you the opportunity to see the city and 16 historic sites along the way. It begins in Boston Common and ends here, at the Bunker Hill Monument.
Perhaps my favorite part of our stroll was looking back on the city. When you’re in it every day, you forget what a beautiful skyline you are actually sitting in, working, being a part of it daily.
I’m excited to go back to Charlestown in the spring when it’s a little warmer. It also made me want to explore other neighborhoods. Who’s with me?
Well you guys, it’s already been an exciting 2013. Projects, catching up with friends, reading more, Toyidermy, work-work and that’s just the beginning. Here’s a look at life lately.
From top to bottom: A Sunday home manicure, orders packaged, my beautiful cousins, a family #caturday, running errands, getting crafty.
Signed, sealed, delivered. Perhaps to a mailbox at your home this holiday season? The Mr. and I were fortunate enough to have one incredible, fantastic year. And while some people measure their time in footsteps or milestones, we decided to remember 2012 with toasts.
See, I sorta missed the boat on traditional “Christmas Cards,” so we went with a New Year’s theme instead. Maybe a new tradition? Maybe not. We’ll see.
I simply made a photo grid of pictures we’ve taken (with phones and actual cameras) in Photoshop then laid the graphic and text on top of them. The photos are all from throughout the years at various locations in multiple locales, with different friends and family. I used VistaPrint.com to print these double-sided notes and I was quite pleased with how the quality and the quick turnaround.
As this first year of my blogging adventure comes to a close, I’d like to think I’ve done ok. I’ve got plans for next year for my little corner of the web, but I’m not going to mention them until they come to fruition. I know, the anticipation is killing you.
Resolutions aren’t my thing, but I’m a sucker for a good project. So, keep an eye out for more of those. Everyone have a safe and fun New Year’s Eve and I’ll be back with more in 2013! Happy New Year!
The other evening I took the night off from making Toyidermy to take a quick stroll around Boston. I wanted to get caught up in the holiday spirit, and that’s just what I did. The city can be a magical place during the holidays—I’ve got photos to prove it. Just take a look.
I love these reindeer. I may have to go back and get one. But enough about me. Check out the lights.
This is one of my favorite houses in our neighborhood and it’s even better during the holidays.
The holidays can be so hectic, it’s nice to stop and enjoy them once and a while. I suggest you and yours do the same. Happy Holidays!
Hello? Is anybody still here? Well, after a few days of radio silence over here, we’re back! Mr. Gets Me Every Time and I took a fall vacation and I can’t wait to
tellshow you the details.
We visited London, Ireland and Northern Ireland during a nine-day trip. It was relaxing, rejuvenating and such a blessing. While we didn’t cross everything off our list, we did see a great deal. Photos coming soon, I promise!
Do you remember a while back when I went on and on about these great Epiphanie camera bags and how I was lusting after
several one. Well, I finally have an Epiphanie of my own. I changed my mind several times and eventually decided on the Slate Lyric. Take a look. (I’m glad that chevron beauty from the video above wasn’t out yet, I would have had even more trouble choosing!)
What do you think? I plan on using my new Lyric to tote my Olympus E-PM1, which has been my main camera squeeze recently, along with an extra lens and some other accessories.
Action photos coming soon, I promise. Me and this bag have got some places to go and pictures to capture.
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This post is not sponsored by Ephiphanie, only by my sweet mom who helped make my Epiphanie dreams come true. (thanks mom!) Want your own? Head over to the Epiphanie blog now, they’re giving away a few bags in the next couple weeks.
As I may have mentioned before, I work at an incredible ad agency here in Boston. And sometimes, we get kinda crazy busy. That leaves me writing 8+ hours a day and not too much time to write here for you, dear readers. Other times, we get kinda crazy in general. And that’s just what we did a few weeks ago in Boston Harbor on The Spirit of Boston.
So, while we work hard Mondays through Fridays (and sometimes through the weekend), we also party hard a few times a year. Namely for our summer party and holiday get-together, but also on random Thursdays, Fridays, snow days and pretty much any other day in between.
It’s not all Mad Men-esque, but I know some of my friends and family think it might be. But, as evidenced from these few photos, it’s clearly more Mad Woman than Mad Men, right? Speaking of photos, a huge shout-out goes to Nick Minieri for these and other great shots. He’s a DJ, designer, blogger, photographer and all around great guy.
And that’s our fair city during a summer sunset. Quite lovely, indeed. Keep up your 9-5 grind and I’ll do the same. Until next time, Boston.