Italian Cocktail and Tunes

I’m noticing that my birthday list is taking on a drinks theme as of late… Well, my journey to drinking an Italian cocktail began at a record store in my hometown. Allen and I stopped into the House of Guitars when we visited Rochester a couple of months ago. The place is iconic and chaotic—at […]

Civil War monument in Brookline, MA

Veterans Day

This year, I attended my first Veterans Day service. I feel embarrassed to admit that, but it’s true. My dad was a veteran, but he didn’t talk much about his experience. He said once that it was one of the best times of his life. (He never saw combat.) He was a military policeman at […]

Belhurst Castle

Birthday in the Finger Lakes

My mom and I like to travel together, so I planned to take her somewhere for her birthday earlier this year. Wanting to find a unique place to stay that wasn’t too far from Rochester, I came upon Belhurst Castle, which is on one of the Finger Lakes. We stayed in a separate building that […]

family photo of Easter meal

Guest Blog Post: Something New

I invited fellow blogger Abby Mumford to write a guest post. Check out her blog “My Mumblings”! The short version is that recently I became the recipient of my grandmother’s wedding china. That’s not a new thing, you say, that’s old! But, dear reader, it’s my first time owning proper dishware! Everything else that’s resided […]

matchbox art at Eliot School

Matchbox Art Class

Every year, I like to try a new art form, such as glass blowing, ring making, mosaic tiling, Turkish water marbling….there are so many art classes to be taken! This year, I picked up a brochure from The Eliot School in a lobby and read through it. I decided to try a one-session matchbox art […]