September 30, 2010
Cute beyond words! I just had to share. Have a great weekend :)
September 28, 2010
September 26, 2010
Today I had the craving for an autumn appropriate Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. I was a bit shocked the Tall latte was $4.01 (without whip cream, even!). Is it just me, or is that more than usual? The company recently announced they would “implement targeted price adjustments on certain beverages in certain markets”, so, maybe I live in one of those markets. Maybe it’s time I start exploring other options…
Just what are my options, you ask? Check out this map from a Boston.com article on Dunkin Donuts vs Starbucks – the little orange dots are Dunkin Donuts, and the green, Starbucks. The city of Boston has 67 Dunkin Donuts and 32 Starbucks alone. I always felt like there were a lot of Dunkin Donuts nearby, but I never realized it was this saturated!
Where do you get your usual caffeine fix? :)
September 22, 2010
I apologize for the break – I have a nasty head cold that just won’t go away. And now for some first-hand advice: avoid flying if you are congested… it takes the pressure to a whole new level of hurt! :(
September 14, 2010
September 12, 2010
For those Bostonians without cars, finding a suitable beach to sunbathe, let alone swim, can be a bit of a challenge. Ask anyone where the best beach is and most will direct you to the Cape. But I just knew there had to be something more accessible, something the train could take me to. After asking a few friends for advice, Mark and I took the Commuter Rail to Manchester-by-the-Sea to see what Singing Beach was all about.
The beach was filled with sand like brown sugar, emerald waves, and beautiful people... I was beyond thrilled! Considering it was only a 40 minute train ride away, this secluded gem is one of the best beaches on the North or South Shore. The strict parking rules, $5 per person entrance fee, and the number of BMW's in the parking lot let me know that this town takes the quality of their beach seriously. My only disappointment? That I discovered it right at the end of summer!
|A proper beach day includes a stop for ice cream|
September 9, 2010
|Round 1: practice making cards|
|Round 2: the final product|