Blackbird Doughnuts

Hi Loves,

Recently while exploring the South End of Boston with a couple of my friends we went hunting for Blackbird Doughnuts, an amazing doughnut shop that is all over the Boston food blog world! Their shop may be small but their doughnuts have BIG flavor.

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How to: Making a Basic Budget

 

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Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about how to budget my money better without having to go see a ¬†financial planner. I’ve come across a basic way to budget your money. It’s so simple really anyone could do it, and I suggest you do it ASAP. You may think that you don’t need a budget, and you just know how much you are and should be spending on things, but even if you are close to spot on you don’t truly know unless you are keeping track of things. You need to know what you have coming in, going out, and set aside for the future.

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Up and Coming : Straw Straws

Hi Loves,

It’s time for another learning moment. I love sustainable products. I think that they are so important for the world, and they just make so much sense! On Thursday I met Alex Bennett, the “Chief Straw Man” from the company Straw Straws. This amazing company is using actual straw to make drinking straws! The straws are from the stalks of rye plants that go through a natural process which hardens them so they are durable enough to use as proper drinking straws. Now you may be skeptical about this and thinking “They couldn’t be as good as plastic straws”. I disagree. I got to try out the straws and I felt like they were just as good as plastic straws without the waste that plastic straws create. In comparison to paper straws I would go with Straw Straws 10/10 times. Both are biodegradable, but paper straws always fall apart in my drinks leaving floating paper bits (not attractive). Straw Straws are also very aesthetically pleasing to me, they are in the natural form of the rye so they are very natural and earthy.

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Fall 2015 Bucket List

Hi Loves,

It’s officially fall! Fall is one of my favorite seasons because I love wearing cozy clothes, dark colors, and fuzzy socks under my boots. I really want to get out more this fall than I did last year, fall is a season to enjoy, before staying in all winter and enjoying that beauty while under tons of blankets. So let’s get into this list.

1.) Take a walk through the park – Boston has so many beautiful parks so my goal is to take a leisurely walk through the park on one of my days off. I love taking in the beautiful fall leaves, it’s one of the best parts of living in the north east!

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Summer 2015 Reflection

Hi Loves,

Summer has come to a close. I’m now back in Boston awaiting the first day of school. So I’m the meantime I will reflect on summer as everyone who is going back to school is probably doing. As you know I made a bucket list for this summer, 10 things I wanted to do this summer to make it the most fun and exciting summer yet. Now is the time to formally cross off my list to see just how many things I managed to do.

1.) Picnic in the Park – Though I didn’t post about it I actually managed to have a picnic in a park on the 4th of July. The park was right on the Hudson River with the fireworks overhead. It was a really fun night with my family and some really great picnic sandwiches!

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Strawberry Picking!

Hi Loves,
Every year my mom and I become members of a local farm project which allows us to get fresh vegetables every week. This week we picked up kale, lettuce, green garlic, cabbage, and popping corn. In addition they gave us the option of picking our own quart of strawberries, which I had to do! My cousin and I went to the farm and got our veggies then went out to the field and picked the strawberries you see below. We ate some as we picked because they were just so good!

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My Summer 2015 Bucket List

Hi Loves,
As I sit here I am working on my annual summer bucket list. A list of fun things I want to do this summer. In the past I’ve had there on it like “spend a week on the Cape” or “drive across the country”. Cliche things that people want to do. This summer though I’m making a list of fun things I can do that will cost less than $30 to do. Meaning, spending a week in a fancy hotel will not be on the list this year (sorry past self, we have new priorities now).

1.) Picnic in the park – Having a good old fashioned picnic is something I always love to do. I feel like picnics are just a classic summer time activity that should be on everyone’s list. You can go fancy in a nice little garden, or a casual picnic by the lake. There are just so many ways it can be done and I love them all.

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My Day at the MFA

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Yesterday a friend and I went to check out the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston near Northeastern University. We had never been and with our student ID’s we were able to get in free, so we spent an amazing Saturday walking around the MFA. They featured a Leonardo da Vinci exhibit which had a lot of his amazing sketches such as the one below, one of my favorites, called “Studies of the Hindquarters of a Horse”. I love horses so I had to snap a shot of this piece.Picture Continue reading