Why hello! I haven’t blogged in a few weeks as Brett and I were on vacation and just trying to grasp to the end of this summer weather… which as of yesterday had us with tornado warnings. In the Northeast… that is not very common, at all.
I do have some DIYs and recent purchases I want to share with you guys but first I thought I would just let you know what I have been up to! Our recent vacation started with exploring Hartford, Connecticut. There was a jazz festival going on and they have an old Carousel… so of course I was sold. What can I say, I am a child at heart.
A few days later we went to Newport, Rhode Island for the day. Brett’s mother took the trip with us which was really nice. I hadn’t ever been to Newport before so I was overly excited. So many great little shops. I was determined to find a little trinket to take home but I didn’t have much luck with something I was in LOVE with. So we headed to the water…
Really beautiful, huh? I found some sea glass and some small shells which I was excited about! I have a project that I will share with you guys closer to the holidays that these little sea treasures will be perfect for. It is how I remember what fun things we did each year Be on the lookout!
After getting back from Newport, RI we trekked to my parents house on the South Shore of Massachusetts. The best thing about going home is that it always feel like home. I wish I was closer sometimes but I am only a few hours drive away. I feel lucky for that. While I was home, I had the absolute joy of seeing some of the most influential people in my life. Before I moved to Connecticut last year, I was a dance teacher. I’m pretty sure I will never find a job I loved more than that. I was so lucky to be able to teach so many incredible students over the years. Really words don’t do it justice. However, there was one group of girls that I began teaching when they were in 1st grade and I was in middle school and starting as an assistant teacher. Well I ended up teaching them pretty much every year after that (minus when I was in Florida for college before transferring back up to Massachusetts). These girls are now graduating high school or juniors and seniors. It is really crazy to me that they are this old. It is probably how a parent feels… when they watch their children grow up right before their eyes. Well long story short, I was able to meet up with some of them for ice cream after not seeing them for a year. I am so lucky to still talk with them often. They really impacted who I became growing up.
The picture isn’t the best quality as it was taken with an iPhone and it was super humid out. But the pictures make me so happy… even if they are all taller than me now…For all of you that were not there with us, I miss you more than you know!
The next day Brett and I went to Provincetown in Cape Cod. What a fun place. So beautiful and really eclectic. My parents went with us which was great. I am incredibly lucky to have parents that I can look to as friends.
We had the most incredible breakfast at this little place called Edwidge… It was so good…
We also were strolling along the pier when a boat came in with a gigantic tuna. I had never seen anything like it… It created quite the crowd.
Yeah… crazy. Overall we had a wonderful vacation and it was good to get out of Connecticut and work for a while. But now I am back and excited to show you some of the projects I have been working on.
Anyone take any time away recently? Go anywhere good? Let me know!