Nobska Light on Cape Cod

Another Birthday on the Cape

I spent my birthday on Cape Cod for the third year in a row. This year’s locale was Falmouth. We had one beautiful day and one crappy day weather-wise. Allen and I spent the beautiful day exploring the art exhibits and grounds of Highfield Hall and Gardens. I love touring historic homes and grounds, so […]

Durant-Kenrick House

Visiting the Durant-Kenrick House

My boyfriend and I lucked out when visiting the Durant-Kenrick House in Newton, MA, the other day. It was a gloomy Sunday afternoon and we had the house to ourselves! The house had me at its exterior green paint, since green is one of my favorite colors. It’s a small historic house, but it gives […]

art deco building in Brighton, MA

Touring My Own Neighborhood (and City)

One of the reasons I enjoy working on a birthday list every year is that it gets me out into my own neighborhood and city and helps me appreciate all that is at my doorstep. A friend and I recently took a historic walking tour of a local neighborhood. I’ve lived in the same three-mile […]

Turtle Swamp Brewing in Jamaica Plain, MA

Turtle Swamp Brewing

Some friends and I went to a local brewery called Turtle Swamp Brewing one recent glorious Friday afternoon. A couple of us work for an employer that bids us adieu at 3:00 on Fridays in the summer, so we were waiting for the doors of Turtle Swamp to open at 4:00.         […]

trying hair makeup in my hair

Putting Makeup in My Hair

I stood in the hair dye aisle at CVS the other day, thinking about dyeing my hair lavender. But then I spied hair makeup. Hair makeup? That’s a thing that I didn’t know existed. It was very temporary—washing out with shampoo, so it was a no brainer. I picked rose gold because I enjoy that […]