Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall-ing up the house!

This weekend brings clouds and drizzle to the boston area, so I'm posting some pics of last weekend, which was sunny and bright. I love this time of year, and adding some fall decor to the house!

Fall is in full swing around here!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

apple of my eye :)

Last weekend, the hubs and I headed out to the country for one of our favorite September traditions-apple picking! It was the perfect September day, brisk but sunny. We picked about 3 pounds of apples, so I'm frantically searching pinterest for some yummy recipes....let me know if you've got any!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Historic Homes of Lexington

Walking around town one night with Gert, I was struck by the beauty of the historic homes in my neighborhood. I always forget how exciting it is to live in one of the places where the idea of our country began. I often see bus loads of visitors around coming to see what I get to see everyday, which I think is pretty neat! We may not live here forever, but while we're here, I plan on enjoying it :)

How cool is that? First teacher's college! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Fashion Wishlist

Fall is by far, my favorite time of year. The crisp air. Sweaters. Scarves. Boots. Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Football. Apple & Pumpkin picking. Thanksgiving. Need I say more?

So, after the dog days of Summer, I look forward to that first crisp day when I can pull on my jeans, 
and a sweater or scarf walking out the door.

Here are some of the fashions I'm really excited about this fall:

1. Target, 2. Isaac Mizrahi, 3. Cole Haan, 4. Steve Madden


1. Gap 2. H&M 3. H&M 4. Gap


1. JCrew 2. H&M 3. H&M 4. JCrew


1. Gap 2. H&M 3. H&M 4. Gap


1-3. Gap 4. JCrew

Now that I'm feeling inspired, I think a trip to the outlets is in order! I'll be heading there this weekend and I'll keep you posted on what finds I pick up!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

On 3 day weekends....

....oh, 3 day weekends...I always feel pressure to plan something fabulous and amazing for a 3 day weekend. It seems like a rare event that should be celebrated with grand plans. This 3 day weekend did not quite work out that way. We have no grand plans, we have no celebrations to go to-and I'm okay with that. This past week was my first full week back at school, and it was a tough week-complete with all 5 days being 12+hours. So, I'm perfectly happy to have no major plans.

I envision curling up with the two new books I got last night. I envision going to a yoga class between now and Monday. I envision sprucing the house up and getting out some fall decor. I envision some pumpkin beers and pumpkin spice lattes. I imagine the hubs and I watching lots of football come Sunday. And maybe, just maybe I'll convince him to go for a mini-day trip on Monday. I'm thinking somewhere up in NH or maybe the original Yankee Candle.

Ah, yes, a relaxing low-key 3 day weekend is just what I need :)

Happy Weekend! What are your plans-do you all have low key, relaxing or amazing, busy weekends ahead?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School, Back to School.... prove to dad that I'm no fool (Billy Madison reference anyone?) :)

The first day of school is rapidly approaching, although I feel like we are getting started later than everyone else, as I see buses out and about on my morning drive. But, it'll be here before I know it, and in the meantime, I've been furiously setting up the classroom and getting prepared for the kids.  I know this is only my 4th year teaching, but will I ever be able to spend less than 50 (unpaid) hours setting up my room?? It's too much!

So anyways, feast your eyes on my labor of love...I'm really happy with the way it turned out this year!

1st day of school-bring it on-we're ready for our Middle Schoolers!!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

A day up in Portsmouth, NH

So, this is a little late, but I've been slacking lately, 
desperately trying to soak up all the last bits of summer...

A few weeks ago, we were up at a wedding in Maine, and when I say 'up', I mean 'up' was 5 hours north of Boston-definitely the furthest north I've been! So, on the way home, we decided to take a half-way break, in Portsmouth, NH with our good friends Jess and Greg-and with the traffic that day, it was a much needed break! 

We walked around the downtown area, ate some great seafood, 
had some cold drinks and watched the ships-it was glorious!

Thanks Jess and Greg for introducing us to Portsmouth, NH! We hope to go back soon!