In the blink of an eye 

Summer came.. and will be leaving us in the blink of an eye. But, it’s not officially over until September 23rd, the first day of autumn. So enjoy it while it’s still here! 

Summer goes almost as fast as it comes.  Summer days.. typically, hot and sweaty. The summer sun beaming it’s rays down so hard that you almost want to complain but… then remember those cold winter months?..itching for the spring air and that summer sun. The waves of heat bouncing off my skin and I wipe the sweat from my face, I’ve waited all year for this. 

Although, I do look forward to the transition into fall especially, October. 

For me that when’s the real celebration of all the blessings fall has to offer kicks in. Sunny days, cooler evenings but, not quite cold just yet and of course the change in foliage. Pumpkins, apples, delicious scents, food and cozy clothes. And of course my favorite Halloween 🙂 

Pretty amazing the things Mother Nature is capable of doing. It’s so nice to sit back and take it all in. 

 Summer is seriously such a busy time of year for me! I did manage to sneak away to mass and have some family and beach time.

I went to the 4th annual Battle of the Burger hosted by the Boston Magazine / presented by Amstel Light! There were so many awesome sponsors to help make this possible! 

I came to show my love and support to my cousin Nick of Lincoln Tavern! I had never been to a burger battle before, and the only thing I could think to compare it to is what a red carpet event might be like but, for burgers! There were well known chefs, boston athletes, restaurants, the people! It was a high energy and fun place to be! It was a great night, I got to see Nick in his element doing what what he is so naturally good at. We couldn’t be prouder of him! 

Congrats to everyone’s hard work! It was a great event. 

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/cookout-burger/
All in all it was a pretty magical week xx

    

   

 

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What Goes Down Must Come Up

Yes, I know I have Isaac Newton’s law of gravity a bit backwards 🙂 keep in mind though I’m not talking about gravity.

Well I dunno about you but, I’m so ready for spring. Maybe I don’t say it enough but every year I get my early spring itch and I’ll telling ya with this crazy weather I’m ready to say bye bye winter and hello spring! I think there are many of us who feel the same?

I have an appreciation for every season. Each one has it’s own beauty but I have to be honest with you seeing the greenery, plants & flowers blooming and birds chirping plus, not having to leave the house with a million layers on… I’m really so ready. The countdown for spring is on. The first day of spring is on March 20th.

Life is like the changing seasons it never really stays the same. In life we endure highs and lows and we also grow and learn from these experiences. Life is but a grand adventure and we are all trying to find our way.

As of now I’m saying goodbye to apartment life and shifting my attention to other endeavors.

The current theme is kitchen renovation! I can hear all the demo work going on below me as I’m writing to you now. My boyfriend and his family are redoing their kitchen and I’ve been taking little snapshots and pitching in here and there when needed. I can show you the progress they make as each day goes by and everyday is a little different from the last. Watching the transformation and seeing the before and after is all part of the fun.

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I spent one of the days with Jenney packing up the kitchen items into boxes to prepare for the reno. The first day of kitchen renovation was clearing out the kitchen! Out goes the cabinets, counter tops and the stove. So what goes down must come back up 🙂 and it will eventually. The kitchen is already starting to open up. I also wanted to make note that a majority of the items and materials being taken out are being reused! Joy to repurposing and recycling! ((happy dance))

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Now maybe this thought has run across your mind. What the heck do you without a kitchen. Well, it’s called you make do… And a little innovation never hurts either. It’s called the temporary kitchen & coffee breakfast nook station. Now try and say that ten times fast 🙂

So here’s kind of a funny story. For Christmas my dad got me a Nuwave hot plate. I recall opening up my Christmas gift and thinking hmm..when would I be able to use this… Maybe, on a camping trip that would come in pretty handy. What thought did my dad have in mind?? Little did I understand the majestic beauty of what this Nuwave hot plate entailed. The Nuwave has a lot of great features, it’s so easy to use and let me just say this to you.. boiling water will never be the same. Literally, it’s done in the blink of an eye. The moral of this story is you never know when you’ll need a hot plate. I understand. It was a good idea. Thanks dad xxx

The Nuwave and Keurig can be seen on the temporary kitchen & coffee breakfast nook. For meals we have been keeping it simple. Easy to make meals that don’t require a large clean up. Sandwiches, pastas, boiled eggs and salads have been working well. We also have my boyfriends sister who lives next door so, I’m sure she’ll be expecting some visitors 🙂

Here are the links to Nuwave and Keurig to find out more about these products and how they can make a nice addition to your kitchen!

http://www.nuwaveoven.com

http://www.keurig.com

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Hope you all are enjoying this fun day!

My morning was off to a busy start I had to tidy up, answer emails and get things going for St. Patrick’s Day preparations!

Whats Saint Patrick’s Day without a little something sweet right?! Right 😉

So I whipped up some frosting for some cupcakes! I used two different shades of green and rainbow sprinkles!

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I also had bought this really cute Wilton cupcake kit at JoAnn’s and being that my boyfriend’s name is Lucky it couldn’t have worked out better. I mean how could I not!? 🙂 I also got the shamrock lights at JoAnn’s for 50% off they ended up being $9.99! And of course Lucky wants to keep them haha

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And of course whenever you use sprinkles they get everywhere, I even found some in the living room not sure how I managed that but I’m not surprised 🙂

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What do you like to do to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day??

The Lazy Lady’s Quiche

Love home made quiches? But don’t have time for “from scratch” Well this is the quiche recipe for you! I sarcastically call it “The Lazy Lady’s Quiche” 🙂 So this is what I’ve used and just follow the pictures for instructions! Quiches are great because you can add as many ingredients as you like! I put deli meat ham, cheese, peppers and onions and used 6 large eggs. I set my oven to 375 for 35-45 minutes (but keep in mind of the type of ingredients you are using you may need different settings!) Simple enough and tastes great! ❤