Or how a 6 am shopping spree became my new Olympic sport.
I am back. After a long hiatus, I decided to return to blogging and what better way to start than the day of Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, or as some may call it “the best day of the year”. I woke up at 6 am to my iPhone buzzing off of a side table with alerts that I “may miss out” on my wish list items. Bolting out of bed, grabbing iPhone, iPad and last night’s coffee mug, I rushed to the kitchen to start the Keurig machine and settled on the couch for some morning shopping. Here’s what I bought:
AllSaints Ray Leather Wallet – This wallet looks classy with a removal zip pouch and plenty of places to store credit cards and cash. Does anyone use cash anymore?
RayBan Wayfarers – Classic, retro yet not too big. Anyone else abandoning oversized sunglasses?
Tom Ford lipstick – I went with “pink dust”. Not on sale, but my late grandmother always emphasized to me the importance of a good lipstick so I bought it. (PS: It also comes with a bonus lipstick in rouge!) XOXO, Grams!
If you have been following me up until this point, you know I have been struggling to post on a somewhat frequent basis. For those of you who don’t, my apologies. I am hoping to turn over a new leaf so to speak this fall with some exciting new content.
More on that to come. Let’s talk about the start of the fall market season in New England. Every year, I make a point to mark my calendar for the start of the Brimfield Antique show and another year goes by and I miss it. This year was no different, however instead I managed to attend its sister show, The Pro.found Market in Lancaster, MA.
This market is a little smaller – think 120 vendors instead of 1000 – but it focuses more on sustainable goods and I like that. Here are some highlights from my market shopping today. Almost all of the vendors were female-owned local Massachusetts businesses. Enjoy! And if you bump into me at any of the markets next month, please let me know what you think of the blog.
Farm + Sea – paraben free body lotion and candles – Newburyport, Massachusetts.
The Crate Cottage is a local sustainable business that takes empty cranberry bog crates and reuses them as pet beds or foot stools. They have an IG and FB account if you are interested in contacting them for a future collaboration.
And lastly, I was able to find The White Cottage Co. of Westboro, Mass and their booth did not disappoint! I hope to visit their storefront next month.
Check out my IG stories for more about this fun event. See you soon around the New England fall markets!
Happy New Year everyone and cheers to the holidays being over and hopefully this cold weather! My New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 were quick to write – not true for past years. I think I have a good handle on what I want to accomplish this year.
When I first started this blog 6 months ago, I was hoping to learn more about marketing and SEO, but truth be told, I love the fact that I need to blog once a week, that I need to engage with all of you on some level, and that I need to find my voice and make this site unique enough to make you all come back to it every month.
So for this year, 2018, I decided to really focus on moving this blog into what I think it can be – a great snapshot of my view into the New England life. Maybe I won’t attract 100 users a day, or a week for that matter. But I won’t let that deter me from keeping this thing going.
Thinking about my goals for 2018, I have heard from many of you that this year is the time to focus on experiences rather than material things. I’m not sure that is on my list, although I definitely like the idea of an experience-focused year. For me, I am proposing a focus on things that I enjoy doing and for whatever reason stopped doing in 2017. So here’s to 2018 and all the blessings that it has to offer. And please comment below on what you want to focus on this year.
My 2018 New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Run more
2. Knit more
3. Read more
4. Write more
5. Socialize more
Hi Everyone! I finally got the chance to write a blog entry for December. Yay! Finding the time to enjoy the holidays and still keep up with the day-to-day routine is not easy. Especially since I’m a last-minute shopper at heart and it’s very stressful. I think it’s due to getting caught up in the season so much so that I realize too late – usually the week before Christmas – that I need to buy gifts. Like, NOW!
I’m having a bit of FOMO this fall season, as I check out my instagram feed and drool over all of the cool photographs of New England and the foliage. How the heck do you all do it? In any case, I decided I would share my fall 2017 bucket list to remind myself of things I would like to do before winter arrives. Leave comments below if you want to share your bucket list too. Enjoy!
So, how is your July going? Usually when the July 4th holiday rolls around, I’m trying to make plans for my summer vacation in August. This year, I decided to schedule that vacation in July, which makes it an even more crazier time to plan.
I’m still on a natural high from seeing the 80’s band, Huey Lewis and The News perform at Indian Ranch last weekend, so much so that it left me wondering, “Do other people have this much fun watching a bunch of 60 year-old’s play live?” Dunno. But here are five reasons why I think you would enjoy it – and if you haven’t seen Huey Lewis and The News live – you need to add them to your bucket list.