An Easy Way to Design Wedding Invitations
Planning your wedding can be an overwhelming task. Make your life a little easier by designing your invitations and save the dates with ease on Basic Invite.
My Thoughts on Our New Etsy Espresso Cups
Recently we got an espresso machine and I decided to track down some handmade espresso cups on Etsy that are gorgeous and functional.
An Artist Feud Over the Blackest Paint Ever
Successful artist Anish Kapoor has Vantablack, a black paint he won’t let anyone else use. But artist Stuart Semple created the affordable Black 3.0 to rival.
Hiking Mt. Washington
About a month ago, Ivan and I celebrated our 11-year wedding anniversary the same way we celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary: we climbed a mountain. In fact, we climbed the same mountain both times. Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont, is a fun day hike. It’s not for complete novices, but you don’t need…
I Tested Watercolor Pencils With My Pet Art
Painting pet portraits is my full time job. Although I usually use watercolor paint for my art, I also enjoy trying out new products, like watercolor pencils.
One Year in New York City
For one year we’ve been breathing in the skin cells of 8 million people. And this is what we think of it.
Holiday Window Displays in New York
A trip to Manhattan to admire the holiday window displays and Christmas trees doesn’t go quite as planned–though that may not necessarily be a bad thing!
Thanksgiving in Manhattan
We decided to spend our first Thanksgiving in the States since 2011 at one of the most publicized holiday events nationwide: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Knowing that the time involved in actually getting to and then watching the parade would essentially take all day, we agreed to postpone the traditional holiday feast until…
The New York Aquarium
In keeping with our recent tradition of investigating this amazing city, Ivan and I visited the New York Aquarium a couple weeks ago in Coney Island. We bought our tickets online to save a little money and bypass the admission lines. We arrived at the aquarium around noon and were out in less…
Fieldtrip Day! The American Museum of Natural History
Last weekend we made the trip back to Manhattan to check out a museum. Mind you, New York City has a lot of museums to choose from. But, since we’re still in the honeymoon stages of living in the city and very much tourists when it comes to discovering the sights in Manhattan, our initial…
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Last Saturday (June 21) was the first day of summer and, as it fell on a Saturday, it was also the date of the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. Out of curiosity, I did a little research and found out that the parade is something of a big deal and attracts tens to…
Owl’s Head Park
I suppose I touched on the subject of getting a job recently. I didn’t really go into details and there isn’t any reason to now, but it does have something to do with my lack of bloggy enthusiasm lately. I work 9-6 weekdays. Ivan leaves the house shortly before 6am. If I want to get…
Discover Manhattan: The 9/11 Memorial and Chinatown
Last weekend Ivan and I made a trip to lower Manhattan to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. First we stood in a crowd of tourists with our heads hanging back as we looked up (I mean, UP) at the World Trade Center (WTC). Before moving on to the memorial, I noticed one of…