Why I Stoped Caring About My “Athletic Abilities” and Just Started Playing The Game For Fun

Hi Loves,

Growing up I was never the competitive child. I tried out a LOT of sports, but only 3 stuck for longer than the first season my mother had already paid for. Those were swimming, horseback riding, and skiing/snowboarding. While there were sports I continued through a lot of my childhood and some into high school I was never very competitive with them, which gave me the feeling I wasn’t as good as others. I didn’t even want to compete, but because I wasn’t I felt like I must not be very spectacular. I always felt bad that I never played a competitive sport throughout childhood, high school, and college. I just felt like most people did and it singled me out that I didn’t. I felt like I should have been more “sporty” whatever that even means.

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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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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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International Women’s Day 2018

Hi Loves,

Happy International Women’s Day to all! This year is a special one for me as it is the first year that I can officially consider myself a female entrepreneur. If you didn’t know I’m currently in the process of funding and publishing my first book! It’s titled Lost It and is a collection of interviews I’ve done with 100 people about how they lost their virginity (learn more here). I’ve been mulling over this idea for three years and since one of my new years resolutions was to make 2018 a year of “just doing it”, now is as good a time as any to see this book through! Though I’m still an emerging entrepreneur I have already met some very inspiring women who have taken things they were passionate about or curious about and turned it into a career. I’m thrilled to be able to join these women who  have taken an idea and run with it, making the most out of their resources and abilities.

 

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Holiday Cocktails!

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Hi Loves,

Since turning 21 I’ve been having a lot of fun with attempting to make different kinds of mixed drinks. It’s always fun to see the glamours drinks people make around the holidays, so I figure why not try it for myself and see what happens! So for this holiday I decided to make three drinks, one cold, one hot, and one that could go either way. Below are the approximate recipes. I’m not that great at measuring, so I mostly went by taste.

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Apartment Must Haves

Hi Loves,

Finding a place to live is a hard and timely process. The reason it is so timely is because you have to find the perfect place for yourself. Think about it – the home you choose will be the place you are living in for a decent amount of time, so it has to be a place that you love. If you come up with a checklist of “must-haves” that you are looking for, it can be an easier (and faster) process! Today, I want to share with you my list of top things to look for in your next apartment!

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Summer Bucket List 2017

Hi Loves,

It’s Summer! Well not officially, but in the sense that school is out and I have more time to do all the fun things I’ve been meaning to do. Every Summer I love making a bucket list of to do  spare time I have during these the three months. Sometimes it’s a long list but sometimes it’s just a few things I’ve been dying to get to.

Let’s get into it!

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