I’m working a double today, and then James & I will make dinner at home and call it a night. I’m looking forward to a quiet night in as this is a working weekend for both of us, James with his grading and grad school deadlines and me with nursing. #adulting
we’ll just have to leave all the excitement to you guys. ;)
whatever you’re up to this weekend, have a good one!
hi, there! it’s finally spring, and I’m back to blogging. life has been a crazy whirlwind the past 6 months as I got my bearings under me in a new city & a new job, so I’ve been very quiet around here. but I missed it, and I feel like I’m finally ready to put out some content again.
I hope the days are getting longer and the temps are warming up where you are!
it’s official: we have an apartment! I’m half excited and half still in shock over the cost of rent in this city (it’s bananas, y’all!). the rent is eye-watering, but we’ll be right in the middle of the city, blocks away from fenway and the famous citgo sign above. I’m incredibly grateful to my in-laws for letting us stay with them while we were apartment hunting. our move-in date is next friday.
since we drove out to boston with only the things we could carry in bess, our buick century, we had next to nothing in terms of furniture/household items. I’ve been shopping for the apartment over the past couple of days, being intentional in buying only items that we need AND love. it’s got to work for us on all levels – function, style, quality, and price. if something’s not quite right, it doesn’t come home with me. I’d love to share some of the items that have made the cut in upcoming posts. it’s been several years since we’ve had our own place, so I’ve definitely been stockpiling ideas on how to decorate our new home!
here’s a before photo in the meantime:it’s small and I’m not digging the wall-to-wall carpeting, but it’s ours and we’re together. plus, I did say I wanted a white kitchen… ;).
hello from boston! we arrived in town last thursday night after driving through indiana, ohio, new york, and pretty much all of massachusetts. there’s nothing like a road trip to remind you how big & wide this country is!
we decided to make a little trip out of it instead of just powering through the 16-hour drive. we stopped for lunch in toledo, oh and stopped for dinner and the night in buffalo, ny. the next day we visited niagara falls (it was james’ first time!), stopped for lunch in utica, ny, and made it to boston in time for dinner at my in-laws.
I’m so glad we did it that way – we were both in need of a little break, and it was nice to be able to take our time and let ourselves take in the scenery along the way.
our little buick, packed to the brim
a food coma at tony packo’s (still dreaming about that stuffed cabbage!)
…or chest, rather. I’ve been wearing statement sweatshirts nonstop the past month or so. not only are they insanely comfortable, they’ve also been a way to let a little of my personality & thoughts shine through.
they’ve been the sartorial edition of conversation starters. I’ve gotten so many compliments from and engaged in conversations with so many people I don’t know. in these challenging times, talking to each other more can only be a good thing.
what have you been loving to wear lately?
p.s. the ‘introvert!’ one just kills me! I call it my ‘quiet jazz hands’ sweatshirt (said with the aforementioned jazz hands) , which makes my husband laugh like crazy. I’m totally digging the subtle irony. how very introvert of me. ;)
p.p.s. these shirts are great, too, and incredibly relevant.