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Lifestyle + Happenings Lately v. 1

Whew. It’s been awhile since I felt like I could take a moment to breathe. We had three wonderful weekends full of guests from Wisconsin that ended yesterday with playing cards with my parents. Matt and I had such a great time with our families and friends, but are ready for a chill weekend full of detoxing, television and not moving.

I thought I would share some fun photos from the past couple of weeks so that you can see what I’ve been up to!


The leaves in Boston are really putting on a show. This tree on my way home from work was beautiful for a full week, and I couldn’t resist a good shoe and leaf picture.

Not Pictured: Goose poop and high schoolers giving me a look because I looked ridiculous trying to take this photo. 


Matt works near Copley Square, so I frequently walk over there from my job to meet him so we can go to Trader Joe’s, which is seriously my new obsession since moving here. One day he was running late, it was such a gloomy day and all I wanted to do was go home. But I sat down, looked around and realized how much Boston had started to feel like home. It was an amazing realization that after months of change, I feel like we’re starting to put down real roots together!

Not Pictured: Me avoiding every pigeon that walked by because I don’t like them, and a couple of people who asked me to take their picture for them because I was sitting alone for 20 minutes. 

One of my best friends and bridesmaids came to visit a week ago. I really needed the girl time, as I’m slowly but surely making new friends out here. Getting dressed up as nothing in particular for Halloween, dancing and singing along with the house band was probably the best thing for me this past month. We even did some wedding work that was made me calm down quite a bit. My friends are sent from heaven and I’m so lucky to have them!

Not Pictured: Sam and I instructing Matt where to go, and me having to put on an extra pair of socks so I had traction when I walked. 


I’m obsessed with my bar cart, no big deal. After Halloween is a little awkward, you never know what to do before Thanksgiving, especially if you’re a Christmas fanatic like me. I love to savor this time but keeping up my fall decor, planning my Christmas lists and coordinating Thanksgiving!

Not Seen: The amount of dusting I needed to do very quickly so I could get enough light. Also you don’t see the pile of Kleenexs that followed me around because I was so sick. 


Always take the scenic route📸

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This photo has been one of my most popular, and there will be a post coming soon about our not-planned trip up to Glouchester, MA. It was such a great day with my parents and Matt, and to see the sunset from this beautiful spot was breathtaking.

Not Seen: My parents and Matt walking away from me as I take a million photos. It’s fine, I’m used to them doing that. 


Yesterday we finally made it to Tatte Bakery, and honestly it lived up to its Instagram hype! My parents grabbed breakfast there, and then Matt and I went over to Tavern on the Square to have brunch with friends of his from college. I did however have a bite of my parents’ breakfasts and loved it. We’re definitely going to go back and eat there ourselves one time.

Not Seen: Me trying to create enough space around me so no one else was in the shot, and Matt with my parents probably mocking me. 

So that’s been it for me. How has the past couple of weeks been for you? What are you looking forward to in the upcoming couple of weeks?





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  • jenna

    So glad to hear that you feel like you are settling into Boston. I’ve always wanted to move to a new city, but settling in is what scares me the most. It sounds like you’re doing it all right! Thanks for sharing!


    • Moving is scary, but I like to think of it as a grand new adventure which tends to help me be positive! Thank you for the well wishes and for sharing Jenna!

  • Haha, I love this post. I’m a huge fan of honesty and vulnerability 😉 Seriously I could see myself living in Boston and it is just gorgeous there!

    • I thought it was kind of boring, so decided to add something funny! Boston is the best, I’m convinced I was destined to live here! Love it so much, I can’t believe we’ve been here almost 6 months!

  • Love it! I love Boston and am happy youre settling in there!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    • Thank you! Boston is honestly one of my favorite cities ever, currently inching up past my hometown!

  • Kristine Circenis

    So happy to hear you’re getting yourself settled in Boston! I’ve never been to Boston, but have had it on my radar for some time now!

    • You should definitely visit, it’s a great weekend visit! Thank you!

  • Greta Hollar

    I love your photos! You have an eye for photography!

    Greta |

    • Awe thanks Greta! My fiance had to take a random arts class in college and really got into photography so I’ve been learning so much from him!

  • So many cute photos! 🙂 Love your bar cart.
    xoxo, Jenny

  • Your bar cart is GOALS for real – love the fall touches to it, too! 🙂 I’m loving those Boston leaves! 😉

    • Haha thanks! I’m loving the Boston leaves too, and can’t believe how many are still around!

  • mckenna bleu

    Sounds like you have been busy girl! Thanks for sharing, wishing you a super lazy weekend!!

    • Thank you, we had a super lazy weekend and it was perfect!

  • Carly Ned

    All these pictures are great! You have such a fun life!! I’m looking forward to fall and the colder weather xx

    • Thank you! I love colder weather, more excuses to layer up!

  • Macarena Ferreira

    I recently moved to a new city and when it’s right, it instantly feels like home! I honestly wasn’t make many friends at first and I tried Bumble BFF and it was great! It’s a little weird at first, kind of like dating haha but it’s honestly all girls in the same situation as you! I totally recommend checking out.

    On another note, my mom is coming into town today so I’m really looking forward to that!

    xo //

    • I have a couple of groups I want to try, I’m just scared honestly! Thank you for sharing though, it makes me feel better knowing that someone else has used it!

      I love it when my parents visit, seriously makes my whole month! Hope you had a great weekend with your mom!

  • Your Instagram photos are lovely! Sounds like you’ve been up to a lot!

  • I love when friends come to visit from out of town. I totally wish I could gather all my friends into one city…oh adult life (:

    • I TOTALLY AGREE! I have friends in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi, Spain, Germany, and Minnesota (to name a few). That is why I’m so excited for our wedding. As many loved ones as we can possible fit into an old ballroom!

  • Kristin Thompson

    This was a great update! I love all the fall pictures!

    The Blush Blonde

  • Wow that looks like so much fun! Love your bar cart btw!