Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Only one trick-or-treater, I guess I will just need to eat that bag of Twix by myself.  This is the pumpkin I carved last weekend.  One local neighborhood goes all out for Halloween with hundreds of pumpkins and all ages in costumes running amock.  I knew I could get a Hocus Pocus reference in there somewhere.  This was the last year they are doing it, I'm glad I got to check it out.  There were some really incredible pumpkins.  Happy Halloween everyone!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Weathering the Storm

My office is closed today, so I am doing some work from home (in my pajamas, life couldn't be better). The wind is loud and howling outside, and so far we haven't lost power (knock on wood). The peak of the storm is supposed to hit late morning/early afternoon with 50+ mph winds

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Smashing Pumpkins

Last night we saw the Smashing Pumpkins at Agganis Arena, it was an awesome show (despite the annoying girl on the other side of Greg). They had this cool sphere that they projected images on which was a really fun addition to the music.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Great Pumpkin

Spent the morning doing some errands (like buying too much Halloween candy) and then visiting the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin in front is the one I picked out, it's like 22 pounds, which is kind of ridiculous but also completely awesome. 

Friday, October 26, 2012


Local Microbrews are big here in Western NC, Highland Brewing being one of them.  Housed in an former railway station, this place is only open 4-8pm and has some excellent brews on tap.  They also just opened a Moonshine distillery...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Two years

I came home last night to a gorgeous bouquet of roses. Our trip west was really our anniversary celebration, but we did dinner out last night at one of our favorite places for some celebrating on the day of. It's hard to believe it has already been two years since the wedding.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trail running

I've really gotten into trail running here.  The trails are less than 20 minutes from work, so I find myself heading to the trails with co-workers post work, as long as the weather stays nice.  The past few days have been amazing here, cloudless skies and warm days.  It's almost 80 here today, yet the stores insist on starting the Christmas sales!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Burning Mal

While out west for the weekend, I (of course) could not resist going to the Yankee Candle flagship in Deerfield. I picked up this candle that I was burning last night. The scent is Harvest (perfect for fall), but what I really love is the adorable label.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Home again

This weekend in Noho/Amherst was absolutely amazing and so gorgeous. I loved hearing the crunch of leaves under my feet (pictured here are my new fleece-lined toms, I'm basically obsessed with them), and the air just smelled like fall (it never smells like that in Boston). We stopped by Atkins on the way out; I now have cider donuts on my counter and cider in my fridge, what could be better?

Sunday Morning Yoga

I finally found a yoga class that I like and works with my schedule.  You will find me at Skillful Flow on Sunday mornings.  Followed by some delicious brunch (yay bacon!).  Next week I'll have to try the cafe across the street from the studio.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Sticking with the fall theme: pumpkin topped cupcakes.  They were delicious

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spooky snack

As you know, I'm a sucker for anything Halloween themed; I couldn't resist these when I saw them at Target. They taste like normal oreos but have orange colored filling and fun designs.

Happy Mountain Day!

Every fall, Mount Holyoke College picks a perfect fall day to cancel classes/assignments/exams to enjoy the great outdoors by climbing mountains and eating ice cream.  In honor of this years Mountain Day, here is a photo of the Blue Ridge Mountains in NC, as seen from work (this is what I see everyday, it is glorious).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thirsty Moose

Downtown Portsmouth, NH.  After making our way through North End traffic and up to NH, we found ourselves at the post-rehearsal party.  They have an excellent beer selection and some serious comfort mac n'cheese. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

It's a wrap!

This past weekend I flew up to NH for a wedding for which I was knitting a shrug/wrap.  It was a somewhat rainy Sunday, but it cleared up to be a traditional New England fall day (expect lots of NH photos this week).  I wish this wasn't so blurry, alas what can I do.  The beautiful bride modeling the big shrug.  Congratulations to Cheryl & David!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bridge to South Boston

This morning was gorgeous, cool and perfectly fall. Soon after I snapped this pic on my way to a meeting in South Boston, it began to rain. I enjoyed the sun while it lasted though. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Knitting

It's fall outside, time to curl up with some knitting and tea.  I'm currently working on a shrug for a friends wedding.  Once, it's done I will post a photo. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bogged down

Work has been extraordinarily busy with prep for a big national event next week; I'm so happy that it's the weekend (and Columbus Day weekend at that, I can definitely use an extra day of rest.) Today we went on a tour of a few cranberry bogs in Carver, Ma. Although the tour wasn't exceptional, it was still fun, and the weather was gorgeous (though now it's completely grey and threatening rain out, such an odd day).

Friday, October 5, 2012

Church of Boston

Last night we went to a James Iha (an original member of the Smashing Pumpkins) show at a club called Church (a few blocks from Fenway). It was a really fun show, his solo stuff is really good. There were two people in the crowd who were so overjoyed at his presence and kept talking to/shouting at/praising him during the set (I guess they were worshipping at Church, hehehe), it was odd but hilarious.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Last Friday, I went to a concert at Pisgah Brewing to see a grass-jazz band.  It was a fun mix of bluegrass and jazz, complete with upright bass.  They were pretty good.  Since I wasn't able to take photos here is their website:

If they come near you, go check them out.

Blue Suede Shoes

It's October and I'm in shorts and ballet flats.  How weird.