Photo Blogging Challenge – Color

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The theme for the April photo blogging challenge was “color”.

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Like others, my first image was taken around Easter.

These eggs were decorating the lobby of my apartment building.

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I love the pink sunset in this photo – taken on Cape Cod – in Chatham, MA.

The seagull waiting for his dinner at the fish pier also made me smile.

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This is the Boston Tea Party Museum

I like the yellow of the ship, red of the building, and even the blue windows of the new construction in the city.

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This is from the carousel on Boston Common

I took this photo on the Saturday of Boston Marathon weekend – on a fun walk through the city.

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This final photo is from the restaurant Novara in Milton, MA.
The space used to be a movie theater and they kept some of the posters.

I was amused that a movie that stars mostly black & white dogs was advertising it’s in Technicolor.

Thanks for checking out my photos this month. I always have fun taking photos that fit the theme all month, then seeing which 5 speak to me as the best to feature.

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 – Four

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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:

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Me, proudly holding my delegate book

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The keynotes were in this replica of the US Senate

So cool!

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

Star Trek / Boston Comic Con Red Sox Night

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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 http://m.mlb.com/redsox/tickets/info/star-trek

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

Photo Blogging Challenge – Photographer’s Choice

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.