Photo Blogging Challenge – Four


In honor of the 4th anniversary of the photo blogging challenge, the theme for March photo blogging challenge was “Four”.


Here are 4 delicious Bruschetta from Artu in the North End of Boston


We had a 4 player game of Splender going for family game night


Did you know there are only 4 female Governors in the USA?

The panelists in the photo above all ran for Governor in MA but lost.

Their message was to keep running!

The Boston Globe had a great article on this inspiring night! In Faneuil Hall, a call to service for a new generation of women


Speaking of inspiring women, these are 4 items I bought at The Lady Project Summit last weekend.

All the books were signed by their authors at the Summit.


There are more than 4 trophies here from a weight lifting competition that my brother competed in, but I’m taking some creative license here. šŸ™‚

I’m so proud of my brother David and unbelievably impressed by his weight lifting abilities!

His results for the day were a 465 pound deadlift, 365 pound squat, and 205 pound bench. Just wow!

I was happy to be able to be in the audience to cheer him on.


This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Thanks for inspiring me to take more photos!

City Awake Our Convention

I’m proud to be a City Awake Delegate.

City Awake Delegates is a nine-month interactive platform designed to mobilize and empower young adults to become valued stakeholders in the civic dialogue of Greater Boston.

Our kick off event was Our Convention – a one day conference at the Edward Kennedy Institute in Boston.

Here are some of my photos from the day:



Me, proudly holding my delegate book






The keynotes were in this replica of the US Senate

So cool!




I’m looking forward to lots more learning during the 9 months of this program.

Star Trek / Boston Comic Con Red Sox Night

Captain Kirk Figurine

Boston Comic Con coming up in August (my birthday weekend) the Boston Red Sox will host a Star Trek / Boston Comic Con themed game night on August 12th at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox game will include a limited edition Captain Kirk Red Sox figurine and the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk.

More details and tickets areĀ available at

Edit: I got tickets to the game, so I’ll be there for all the geeky fun.

Photo Blogging Challenge – Photographer’s Choice


TheĀ theme for the July photo blogging challenge was ā€œPhotographer’s Choiceā€.

I decided, I’d just take pictures all through the month and see what I came up with.

In early July, I traveled to Orlando, Florida with my in-laws. They went to Walt Disney World Parks for 5 days, but my husband & I only got a 2 day park pass. We had fun exploring Disney Springs, and taking the free shuttle boats & buses to the Disney Resorts.

Lego Dragon

Here’s a Lego dragon in the lagoon at Disney Springs


This totem in one of the Disney Wilderness Hotels made me smile

With a “tourist” theme in my head, I decided the rest of my photos this month would be from travel within my state of MA.

The Revere Beach International Sand Sculpture Festival was last week, and I stopped by on Friday, when the artists were still finishing up.

Sculpture 1

I like this one because when I showed my Great Uncle the photo, he thought a kid had jumped on the sculpture. It took a second look for him to realize the child was sand too.

Sculpture 2

I like the work in progress view of this owl. I still am in awe at how the artists can make holes in their sculptures, like the eyes of this owl, and still have the sand keep the shape they want.

Finally, this Friday, I joined Unsplash for a Photowalk in Charlestown, MA.

Charlestown Ferry

I took this shot of Boston Harbor and skyline, from the ferry we took over to Charlestown

Hope you enjoyed my photos!

I worried that I’d have trouble this month without having to stick to a rigid theme, but I think I did OK.

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Thanks for inspiring me to take more photos!

Photo Blogging Challenge – Baseball


TheĀ theme for the June photo blogging challenge was ā€œBaseballā€.

If you know me in real life, you know for sure, but if you’re a regular blog reader, you may have also guessed I’m obsessed with the Boston Red Sox.

I lived a dream when I got to play baseball at Fenway Park last year.

The college I attended is only a 5 minute walk from Fenway Park. My 10 year college reunion was this June, and one of the activities was attending a Red Sox game.

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My view from the stands at Fenway on June 3rd

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We had a row of adorable young fans seated in front of us.


When you get known as a Red Sox fan, people give you stuff.

This painting was made by my sister-in-law Jackie, and is on display in my living room.


I forget who gave me this gnome, but it’s on display on a book shelf filled with wedding thank you cards.

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Sometimes, a Red Sox hat can win over a crowd. This New York resident tried it at the Public Relations Society of America Northeast Conference in Boston.

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Finally, a bonus photo of me with a Red Sox stained glass (I bought this myself) also on display in my condo living room.

My dress is from Gwynnie Bee.

Hope you enjoyed my photos!

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Thanks for inspiring me to take more photos!

The Fitness Collective

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June 20th- June 27th

1 week, 6 studios

A bunch of local to MA studios have teamed up to form “The Fitness Collective”.

The goal of The Fitness Collective is to unite our communities and collectively get Boston residents to work out more often to become stronger, healthier and happier. The more we integrate fitness and wellness into daily routines, the more we all thrive.

For fitness lovers wanting exposure to additional boutique studio experiences, The Fitness Collective is a curated community of studios offering the unique opportunity to partake in 6 different classes over one week, at an affordable price point of $75.

Studios include: Everybody Fights, Bikram Yoga, Cyc (spin), Pure Barre & MyStryde.

David Barton Gym is providing unlimited gym access as well.

All participants will also get a 15% off punch card to the following partners: Miniluxe, Pressed, Pure glow, and Platejoy.


Photo Blogging Challenge – Outside the Box


TheĀ theme for the May photo blogging challenge was ā€œOutside the Boxā€.

I had fun with this theme and let photo opportunities find me, instead of going into a month with a planned set of photos to fit the theme.


I found this art in Davis Square in Somerville, MA

My husband Dave & I were visiting shops for Free Comic Book day, and I knew as soon as I saw this art that I wanted it to be a part of my “Outside the Box” post this month!

Red Sox

I volunteered at Community Servings Gala in May, staffing the sports section of their silent auction. I thought the way they created eye catching displays for each item was “outside of the box”.


It must have taken some “outside of the box” thinking to add a live canary to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum library room.

Finally, I’ve written before about how much I love walking on the Rose Kennedy Greenway on a nice day. My last 2 pictures are both from the Rose Kennedy Greenway.


This is Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei

I think it definitely took “outside of the box” thinking to display the animals of the zodiac this way – but it’s captivating and beautiful!


Greenway Carousel

I could write a whole post on my love of the Greenway Carousel. I was there the day it opened to be one of the 1st to go for a ride. (I let kids go first – I’m not a monster.)

What makes this carousel one-of-a-kind and embody “outside of the box” thinking is that every animal on the carousel is native to Boston! Animals include: lobster, cod, fox, squirrel, grasshopper, peregrine falcon, turtle, butterfly, skunk, oarfish, whale, rabbit, owl, and harbor seal.

The Carousel was designed to be accessible to individuals with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. I always appreciate when sites plan for everyone to be able to enjoy them!

This monthly photo blogging challenge is facilitated by PJ of the Northeast Bloggers Network.

Thanks for inspiring me to take more photos!