Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory – Photo Journal

Hi Loves,

It’s hard to believe that this trip to Toronto was almost a full year ago, but it was. If you’ve been following me for a while you’d know that my first trip to Canada was back in 2016 and I instantly fell in love with Toronto and Montreal. I’ve been back almost every year since. The last trip was a spontaneous weekend escape with my mom (who didn’t fully understand why I love Toronto so much, but after that trip she started to get the idea) and we had a blast roaming around the city having our adventures.

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I Moved!

Hi Loves,

So, I have some big news that didn’t get shared on the blog yet. I moved, not just out of Boston, but out of the state of MA all together! I’m back home where I grew up in New York. Not the city but a bit up the Hudson River from there. Since coming back to the area I’ve had a ton of fun rediscovering old places I loved, and trying so many new places as well. I’ve been loving all the outdoor activities I can do, all the new food locations popping up, and all the great workouts I’ve been able to get in.

What this change means is that my blog will be shifting from Boston life to Hudson Valley life. I’ll be striving to make posts about great things to do, places to eat, and how to spend your time here in the Hudson Valley if you life here, or get the chance to visit. I’m down in NYC all the time, so there will also be some city life content every now and then. You all know photo journals are my jam, and EVERYTHING here is so photogenic you can definitely expect a lot of pics.

Some of you may be asking what I’m doing for work here, and if you don’t follow along on my social media (which you totally should by the way) you wouldn’t know that I’m a full time teacher. I teach 1-7 grade at a Montessori school in the area and I totally love every second of it! Throughout the winter we go snowboarding every Friday in Great Barrington, MA, so there may be some MA content coming up!

I’m so excited for this change, so far it’s been great. I hope to share more and more with you in 2020. Including some photo journals from 2019 that didn’t get posted! My bad!

 

Love,

Me/E

If You Must: Phone Case

Hi Loves,

Long time no talk! I’ve missed you guys and writing so much! Will do a life update at some point, but for now let’s talk about a new series I’m starting called If You Must! In this series we will discuss some of the best low waste items to purchase (if you must). These are not items to horde or items to over indulge on. They are for you to have in mind as a low waste and sustainable option if you’re going to be buying something anyway.

I wanted to kick off this series with a product that most of us probably have already, and I know a lot of people who get new ones frequently. Our first brand is…. (drum roll please) Pela Case!

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Eye Plus Cream From Dewycel

Hi Loves,

This summer has been a wild, wild ride. Between the sun, swimming, plane and car rides, and now moving into my new apartment my skin has really been drained! My typical skin care routine has not been cutting it with keeping me awake and not looking like one of the walking dead. When Dewycel reached out to me I was so thrilled to test out their eye plus cream! Eye creams are not something I typically included in my routine, but recently I’ve been seriously looking into different eye creams especially for when the weather here in the North East starts to get cold. Please keep in mind that while this post is sponsored all opinions are my own, so don’t let that dissuade you from reading on!

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5 Things Every Self-Proclaimed Instagramer Needs In Their Kitchen

Hi Loves,

If you don’t know by now that I’m straight up addicted to Instagram, then you’re missing out on the obvious. I’m perpetually on the app trying to catch up with everyone I follow and keep keep up my posting schedule of every couple of days. So would I call myself an Instagamer? At the very least I’m a self-proclaimed wannabe, and as one I feel there are certain things one needs in their kitchen to promote their IG career.

Everyone knows that there are just going to be some places in your house that you photograph more than others, and every kitchen needs potential. So here is a list of some important things to have in your kitchen if you too are a self-proclaimed Instagramer.  Please keep in mind that while this post is sponsored all the opinions are my own so don’t let that dissuade you from reading on!

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All About My Book – Lost It

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All cover art done by the AMAZING Cindy Chen!

Hi Loves,

So many of you may not know that I am writing a book. It’s titled Lost It and is a collection of 100 true stories on how individuals lost their virginity. Yes, I know, this is not the kind of book people normally write. In fact I’ve truthfully never come across another book even close to what I’m doing, but I have always prided myself on being different just like my mom taught me to be (thanks mom)!

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May 5, 2018 – Indian Brook Waterfall

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Hi Loves,

A couple weeks ago I headed home to the Hudson Valley for the weekend. It happened to be such a beautiful Saturday that my mom and I decided to have a spontaneous hike to one of my favorite little spots in Cold Spring, New York. Not a difficult hike but it is definitely a beautiful one, and so refreshing in the summer heat. Indian Brook waterfall offers up shady spots to sit next to the falls and ponder life amongst nature.

On to the photos!

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