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I am thankful for #2

I am thankful for my sister. yes we've had our moments (just like any pair of sisters) but for the most part it's been a great time. we've been through a lot together. she's the funniest person i know. so today i'd like to reflect on being thankful for my sister.

love you!


happy monday!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, I know I did. I spent it doing some shopping on Boston's Newbury Street and making some headbands (i'm hoping to open an Etsy shop soon)

I'm wishing you all a happy weekend. i absolutely cannot wait until Thanksgiving!


happy weekend!

Sorry for the lack of updates this week, school has really been kicking my butt. I'm looking really forward to a couple of days off next week for Thanksgiving. mmmm Turkey and all the fixings Portuguese style :)

today the weather is really cold and rainy. i just want to go out and jump in the puddles.

but anyways it's the weekend! how are you celebrating?


Be Yourself

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


I am thankful for #1

So from now until Thanksgiving I would like to reflect on the things that I am currently thankful for.

So for my first post for the "I am thankful for" is about my friend Natasha. While  we've been friends since high school, we've become much closer after graduation. And for the five years since we've graduated we've been attending colleges that are 500 miles apart. and even though we spend the majority of the year miles apart we've been able to hold on to this special bond. she is more than just a friend, she is my soul sister. we really are two peas in a pod.

we have stuck by each other through thick and thin. we've cried, we've laughed (we've mostly laughed). she is possibly the most amazing person i know. she's so strong in her faith and has the most beautiful outlook on life. she makes me want to be a better person. our ultimate goal is to go on a cross country road trip and see the beautiful country that is america.

so here's to natasha the most awesome friend/sister a girl could ask for.


who/what are you thankful for?



today it's cold and dreary in the northeast as the remnants of Ida push through.
i wish i could stay home all day and curl up under the blankets, but instead i get to spend nine hours working at the pharmacy. wish i had more exciting things to do.

what are your weekend plans?

happy weekend!


Happy Day

wishing you all a happy day!




be happy!

I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
Audrey Hepburn


Polaroid Card & Cupcakes!

So last night I worked on Lover's Polaroid Card, which was inspired by Ruthi's (though no where near as awesome as her's)

And then I made so yummy Chocolate Ganache cupcakes. The recipe is my own adaptation from Ina Garten's own except I left out the coffee grounds and added vanilla extract to the ganache. So yummy! Don't they just look delish?

So yummy! Hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm off to watch the Boston Celtics and the Phoenix Suns. Happy weekend!

Happy Weekend!

So I was up late working on lover's Polaroid Card and then up early to bake chocolate ganache cupcakes! It's lover's birthday tomorrow though we're celebrating it tonight. Many yummy looking pictures to follow later!

So tired, and trying to finish a million things before class in an hour.

Though things to look forward to: going to the Boston Celtics game tonight, getting Mike's Pastry, and spending the day walking around Boston tomorrow!

Have a happy weekend everyone!
What are your plans?


Spreading Cheer

So I came across this wonderful project Mysterious Letters by Lenka Clayton & Michael Crowe where their goal was to send a letter to everyone in the world, starting with their Irish village.

Isn't that such a wonderful idea? I wish I had thought of something like that. Who doesn't love getting a handwritten letter in the mail?

Some of the letters that they sent out:

I wish I lived in that Irish village. I would have loved to get one of these cute little letters!


Things to Look Forward to

So even though I would really like to boycott all the Christmas things that are going up now I can't help but get in that Christmas mood. I don't know if it was the Holiday drink I had earlier from Starbucks or what, but I am seriously getting into the Christmas spirit early!

Things I look forward to:

1) Christmas lights & decorations
2) Gingerbread Houses
3) The smell of a real pine tree
4) The move Elf
5) Gingerbread cookies
6) Peppermint Mocha Lattes
7) Snow!
8) Christmas cheer
9) Christmas shopping downtown
10) Spending time with family

Pola Calendar

So if you haven't noticed i love love LOVE polaroids. so i was extremely happy when i came across this pola awesomeness: a polaroid calendar!

This lovely little pola creativity was done by Marc Brubaker over at Marc It Off

Isn't this awesome!

What's the coolest Polaroid Project you've come across?


“if you desire love in your life, cultivate it in yourself, in your own dreams and desires, in the mark you want to make during your brief span here, in the lessons learned, in the smiles as much as the scars. fill yourself up with love, rather than waiting for someone to do it for you.”



Dream Roadtrip Car

i want to go on a roadtrip in one of these!

Happy November!

I hope you all had a happy halloween weekend. I mostly spent it working but I did get to spend some time carving pumpkins and watching scary movies!

So now we welcome November. A month where we think about what we are thankful for and a
month filled with yummy pumpkin treats.

Things not so cool: Halloween hadn't even begun and most of the stores are already decorated for Christmas. Oh boy, what ever happened to enjoying the moment.

Happy November!
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