Monday, July 16, 2018

{Travel} Boston - Day 1

College Girl had orientation in Boston and we got to tag along for a few fun days.
After checking into our hotel, we took the T into downtown Boston (take the blue line, get off at the Aquarium stop).  We were starving and ready for a late lunch/early dinner when we got to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
 There was a show going on and we picked a table outside at Wagamama so we could watch it.  There were unicycles, kilts, swords, interesting boxer shorts and bagpipes..that's all I have to say.
First up were some fancy iced teas.
My daughter and I shared two of the vegan entrees. This one is peanut noodles..
...and this one is a coconut curry.
After lunch we were ready to explore!  I haven't been to Boston in years and College girl had never been there except for visiting colleges.
This performer was amazing. She played current songs on an electric violin and danced around while doing it!

It was a beautiful day and there was so much going on.
Quincy Market
 We started walking toward the waterfront and passed this pretty archway in Christopher Columbus Park (thanks Tamar!)
 A nice couple from Seattle offered to take our pic.
 Along the harbor.

 Long Wharf


 Family selfie on the water.
 We headed back to Faneuil Hall Marketplace after walking all over town.
It started to rain a little bit and we were ready to head back to the hotel so off we went!
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Four On Friday

Happy Friday everyone!  Here's what I've been...


1)Admiring...the gorgeous summer skies.
2)Excited about...our first harvest of the season!
3)Obsessed with...this waffle cone candle.  It smells like I'm always cooking up something delicious in the kitchen.
4)Enjoying...catching sunsets while out on location scouting trips. Wow!!
What are you up to?
 Posts you may have missed this week:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Visiting Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Thursday

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Latest Primark Finds--On Clearance!

 I hit up Primark recently and came home with a bagful of bargains!
I always like to check out their home good and found some great options.


The faux mini succulent ($1) would have been perfect for our 80's Inspired High School Graduation Party color story but since the party was over, I just picked up one for the front porch. I can always use new tea towels and this 4-pack was marked down to $2.
 I think I was most excited about the pillow covers. They can easily run $15 and up online so to find some stylish (and good quality) covers for $2 was a steal!
 I like that Our Novogratz Tufted Sofa now has two matching pillows.  Pillow covers are the way to go for switching up your decor!
How chic are they?
This dress was the only thing not on clearance but at $12 I wasn't complaining. I wore it for a day of sightseeing around Boston (I am working on the Boston post!).  The sunglasses ($2) are an inexpensive way to try a new trend.  I like the rose gold frames and super mirrored lenses.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

I'll Take a Half Day in Philly

I was asked to help distribute Cheeriodicals-get well gifts- to kids at CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) a few weeks ago.
I jumped at the chance to help out and spend a little time in Philly.
I got to the hospital before the rest of the team so I had a little coffee in the cafe while I was waiting.

Once the truck arrived with the boxes of Cheeriodicals, we started to unload them. There was one for every child in the hospital. The boxes had been packed by a donor company and each one was labeled with a gift tag indicating the gender and age range of the child.
We weren't allowed to take photos once we were up on the hospital floors but their marketing team snapped this one of us for their website.  The nurses were all so nice and helpful.

They gave us all huge cups of water with that awesome crushed ice(the only thing I like about hospitals!) We only got to deliver goodie boxes to one floor of kids so we finished early.
That meant I had time to get lunch at one of my favorite spots in the city.  I tried a vegan blt with tempeh bacon at OCF Coffee House.  This is the same place we went when we toured Eastern State Penitentiary in the spring.
I needed a little more caffeine as I was leaving and grabbed an oat milk cappuccino to go.
Look at that pretty foam art!  If you're dairy free or just want to try something new, the barista blend oat milk is so rich and creamy!
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