Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Checklist: Maudslay Stylin'

This weekend, I ticked another goal off my Summer Checklist! Craig and I visited a new state park, Maudslay, in Newburyport.

I know I said my goal was to visit 1 new state park, but we decided to pick up a parking pass that covers the fees for every state park in MA to encourage us to get out and bond with nature a bit more. Maudslay is an old estate that spawns a ridiculous amount of acres and includes beautiful forest paths, big open fields, gardens (some are even still tended to!) and old buildings that belonged to former groundskeepers and boatkeepers. It was so ripe for adventuring, we were checking it out for hours! If you live anywhere nearby, the parking fee is only $2 and it is so beyond that in adventuring value.

(I scratched this into a well because we are nauseating. To be fair, it looks way better than the vaguely satanic-looking initials above it.)

While we were there, I decided to give Craig his first test as fashion photographer. He was acting like he had never held a camera before, and then BAM, all of his photos came out totally professional looking. If I hadn't known him for 6 years, I'd say he was faking me out, guys. He's a natural.

Top: Kohl's
Shorts: Jessica Simpson
Sunnies: Vera Wang
Shoes: Minnetonka
Bag: Feed for Target
Necklace: Asos

We grabbed lunch in Newburyport center afterwards, and I scored this adorable bracelet in a vintage shop. I'm kind of in love with the entire town.

Did you do any exploring this weekend?

Friday, July 12, 2013

A July Wishlist

Hi guys, long time no talk! I'm in the throes of my summer job, and I'm doing the best I can to not be a TV-watching lump every second of free time I get, but you know how it can be when it's hot, sticky, and rainy out...and seriously, I think there's been a 30% chance of thunderstorms in MA every day for about 3 weeks straight now!

Working with kids all day does provide some sunshine in my life, though...example conversation I had today:

2nd grader and his friends: "We are the Mystery Gang!"
Me: "Oh, what mysteries are you solving?"
Them: "...a MURDER."
Me: "Oh! Who was murdered?"
Them: "That's the mystery!"

Naturally :D. They do say the darndest things! Anyway, since July is finally upon us, I thought I'd throw out a wish list, also known as the lazy man's "Things I Love Thursday." I WILL be turning 21 next month, by the case anyone feels like blowing extravagant amounts of money on gifts for me. Don't all line up at once ;).


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Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer Checklist: A Really Fun Weekend

Don't you love when things just come together in such a perfect way to make a really great weekend? I feel like I bottled summer. I just started back up at my old summer job, and while I'm so happy to be back, I was a little stressed out! And the forecast said doom and gloom all weekend. Serious bummer. Craig & I decided to schedule an indoor glow in the dark mini golf date to combat the rain:

But it turned out to be a beautiful day! So after the game was over (I won by 1 point, but the scores were totally embarrassing overall) we went to new-to-us ice cream stand 2/5, Richardson's, where I got some incredible Green Tea Ice Cream:

Saturday arrived with a ton of sunshine, too! We packed up and headed to Walden Pond for the afternoon,

Got some much-needed sushi,

And got some surprise Lowell Spinners tickets from my parents!

And Sunday, we picked some strawberries!

(Forever 21 shirt and sunnies, Jessica Simpson shorts, Target purse, if you were curious!)

mmm, strawberry donuts. Craig styled this picture all by himself! What a professional assistant ;).

Anddd this came out sounding like a big brag. But sometimes we have to share a really awesome weekend, and I did check off a few of my checklist goals! Did you have a fun weekend? :)