waiting it out: things to do at home as the world slows down

The world seems to be filled with a lot of uncertainty these days. With the virus spreading across the world like wildfire it’s truly an experience unlike anything I’ve ever seen. There are really serious and scary things like people getting ill and dying, and then there are smaller scale stressful things like grocery stores […]

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winter photography part II

It continues to be cold and gray in upstate New York! I’ve been surviving the winter blues with good TV and movies, crafting, and reading good books. This was the first year that I watched all of the Oscar nominated Best Picture nominees and I had a lot of fun with it. Setting out to […]

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winter photography

I’ve now hit the point in winter that I am in full hibernation mode. The air is so cold that my cheeks sting when stepping outside and days when we see the sun are few and far between. The days at work feel long and the nights at home too short. In my free time […]

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a fresh start to the new year

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday and great kick-off to the New Year! The time away from work was exactly what I needed to start the new year feeling refreshed and energized. At the start of a new year I always like to reflect and set goals for the year ahead. As I’ve […]

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thanksgiving

One of my favorite holidays is here! Thanksgiving always gives me feelings of warmth, comfort, and simplicity. I love wearing my stretchy Lululemon yoga pants and playing board games, visiting with family and of course – eating delicious food. Then, before your Thanksgiving meal has even had time to be digested, it seems such a […]

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october favorites

As October has now comes to a close, I wanted to start a new topic that I’ll be posting each month. At the end of the month I’ll be rounding up my favorite things from that month! It may be things I’ve done, products I’m loving, or shows I’m watching that I think you’d all […]

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saying goodbye to summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close! In Upstate, NY the weather is already getting colder at night and there’s a slight crisp in the air. I love Fall but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet. This summer has truly been one of my favorite summers ever. […]

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phone wallpapers

Today I’m sharing a new function of my Instagram page that I’m really excited about! I now have organized a feature story which includes screenshot able photos for your phone wallpapers! Whenever I travel I purposely take photos with the intention of having something pretty to set as a new phone background. I’m the type […]

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valentine’s day – travel bucket list

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentines Day, or are you in the bunch that doesn’t care for this holiday? I’m usually in the school of thought that I don’t care about celebrating however I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a reminder to spread a little love to the important people […]

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2019 goals & resolutions

Making resolutions seem to have a negative connotation lately. People view them as unattainable goals we set ourselves that we never meet, so why bother? However, for me, the new year always brings a fresh perspective and a chance to reset. There really isn’t a huge difference between 12/31 and 1/1 but it’s a welcome […]

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