Category: Shopping

Brimfield Antique Fair – Tips for First-Timers

I have had the Brimfield Antique Fair earmarked on my list of things to do for years and this past spring I finally went! It was both huge and amazing, and I definitely plan to go again. Being so big, I found the fair intimidating when I read about it.

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Since round two of the famous fair starts this week (July 12-17, 2016), I thought I’d share my top tips for Brimfield first-timers.
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SOWA Saturdays in Boston’s South End

To me, the South End is classic Boston. Gorgeous brick homes with elaborate bannisters and tree and streetlamp lined streets. Forget the fact that finding a non-resident parking spot is nearly impossible – once you overlook that small fact, the South End is perfection.

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I was meeting a friend to explore the famous SoWA (South of Washington) Open Market. On my long, long walk from my parking spot to SoWA, I couldn’t help but snap some photos along the way there, only to find they do have some limited parking on-site. Oh well.

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Fourth Anniversary: Unique “Fruit & Flower” Themed Gifts

This week my husband and I celebrate four years of marriage – woo-hoo! As I’ve posted about in the past, I’m here to share some creative ideas for anniversary gifts. This year the theme is fruit and flowers. Without further adieu, here are some creative gift ideas to celebrate your fourth anniversary:
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Mad for Melamine: A Summery Dishware Roundup

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In the last week I’ve tossed three cereal bowls and a dinner plate. Our cheerful sunflower yellow everyday dishes from Target are on their last legs, or should I say our last fingers, as our dishes have started to turn scalding hot in the microwave (and begun to crack – hence the need to toss some). Suffice it to say that new dishware has been on my mind.

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What to Wear When Cross-Country Skiing

Now that we have our second year of cross-country skiing under our belt, I can say with 100% confidence that we love cross-country skiing! I grew up x-c skiing in gym class (that’s upstate New York for you) but hadn’t picked it up as an adult until last year. Having a winter activity makes brutally cold weekends so much more fun!

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Diagon Alley! Colorful Fire Pinecones

Pardon me while I get my bearings. I’m suffering from weather whiplash. It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog lately because I’ve just returned from a nice vacation in sunny California! And now I’m watching the snow fall heavily outside my window.

As I am enjoying staying inside in our warm house, I thought the perfect way to bounce back into blogging would be to share one of our favorite winter things: colorful fires! I love a good fire and goodness knows we have enough firewood to keep them going.

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Gift Ideas for Graphic Designers (that they might actually use!)

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Most “gift ideas for graphic designers” articles are full of lame gifts. They are either totally kitschy (a CMYK mug! a Pantone brand stapler!) or stereotypical (it’s contemporary!┬ásomething written in Helvetica!). From one graphic designer for another, here’s a round-up of gifts I would actually use/want.

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Love and a Good Cause: The Maine Float Rope Company

Maine Float Rope Doormats

A few weeks ago when we went to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we brought home a special treat for our front door. I’ve seen a lot of these float rope doormats in stores in recent years and we finally decided to bring one home with us.

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