custom Converse sneakers

Customized Chucks

When I was in college, I lived in low-top Converse. I had red ones, black ones, yellow ones, blue ones. As I started to wear them out, I didn’t replace them. I started a career and basically stopped wearing sneakers. I’ve always had one or two pairs of New Balance or Asics sneakers on hand […]

cold brew coffee

Coffee Chronicles

I love coffee, but it doesn’t enthusiastically agree with me anymore. It’s temperamental at best, so I usually only drink it a couple of times per week. Since I only drink one cup at a time at home, I’ve been using an OXO pour-over coffeemaker, which works great for my needs. And now I have […]

Volante Farms

Farmstands in the Fall…

Ah, farmstands. There’s nothing like a visit to a farmstand in the fall: pumpkins, decorative gourds, apple cider donuts, mums… I love my local farmstand, but it is small. We tried to visit it a few times this fall, but there was always a long line out front. Time to find another farmstand. We found […]

Flea market stall

Flea Life

Allen likes to paint. He has dozens of very cool paintings sitting in storage, so I suggested he try selling some at a local flea market. They should be on walls making people happy, right? Neither of us had sold at a flea market before, so when he was accepted to the Boston Hassle Flea, […]

Trader Joe's Brookies

Brookies and Peanut Butter Lovers Reese’s

Trader Joe’s is my main grocery store. I usually don’t pay the sweet treats section any mind, but the other day I decided to peruse it as I strolled by. Something caught my eye. Brookies. I do enjoy a good chocolate chip cookie once in a while and I love brownies. I was intrigued enough […]