Thanksgiving Recap

For Thanksgiving Zander and I went up to Maine to his grandmother’s house. It was as beautiful as it always is! We had two friends come up from New York and we had a great time building fires to keep warm and eating way too much food! Zander’s grandmother got this new John Deer so everyone had some fun riding all over her property! Don’t worry, I had a turn too!

Maine House

The day after Thanksgiving the boys built a fire pit but we were all too wimpy to stay out in the cold for too long, haha!

Maine Fire Pit

They have an amazing fish house down by the water that we hung out in one night drinking mulled wine and hot cider, it was SO cold, the fire was barely warming the place up!

Fishhouse Session Pops

And as if Thanksgiving didn’t get us fat enough we decided to have a huge New England style feast a few days later! Homemade chowder, lobster rolls and salad, SO good!

Downeast Feast

Since we were flying out of Boston we decide to leave Maine early that morning to have a few hours in the city. We went to our favorite pizza spot and then watched the Patriots game before heading to the airport.


Full width photos by Zander, all others by me.

Arnold Arboretum Part 2 [Boston Photo Tour]

As you are reading this, Zander and I will be heading out on the road from Maine to New Orleans! When my parents were up visiting we took a trip to The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. I had been once before but my dad is a plant lover so I waned him to check it out.

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Sadly, this will wrap up my Boston Photo Tour. It was such a great way to explore my new city while I was living in Boston, but now I am SO excited to start sharing my beloved New Orleans with y’all!

Bunker Hill – The Freedom Trail [Boston Photo Tour]

Only a few more Boston Photo Tour posts until I’ll have to wrap it up since I’m moving back south, kinda sad. Today I bring you to The Bunker Hill Monument, enjoy!

Bunker Hill Monument on the Boston Freedom Trail

Gas Lantern on Bunker Hill Freedom Trail

Bunker Hill Monument Base on the Boston Freedom Trail

Boston Freedom Trail Plaque and bricks in sidewalk

Bunker Hill Monument on the Boston Freedom Trail

I’m participating in the August Break again this year! Just to have a little break from the pressures and expectations of regular blogging. Read more about it on Susannah Conway’s site.


Thanks to all who entered the Air Plant Terrarium Giveaway AND THE WINNERS ARE: Alycia & Maria Elena! Congrats, I’ll be emailing you shortly! Winner picked by through Rafflecopter.

Old North Church [Boston Photo Tour]

The Old North Church, in the North End of Boston, was built in 1723 and is the oldest active church building in Boston. It is also the location from which the famous “One if by land, and two if by sea” signal is said to have been sent. This phrase is related to Paul Revere’s midnight ride, of April 18, 1775, which preceded the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the American Revolution.

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Check out the rest of my Boston Photo Tour!

Boston Common & Public Garden [Boston Photo Tour]

Here we continue on the Boston Photo Tour! The starting point of the Freedom Trail, Boston Common is the oldest park in the country and the Public Garden is America’s first public botanical garden. I just love meandering the Public Garden’s paths looking at the lagoon, monuments, fountains, musicians and the swan boats! When my sister was in town, we picked up lunch from a food truck and brought it to the park to people watch.

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