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fall is here!

fall is here!

Something changed in the wind overnight. We woke up this morning and could feel the crispness in the air. Our original goal was to go hike Humpback Rock at sunrise, but who were we kidding? We hit that snooze button faster than you can say, "where's my coffee?" Around 8 o'clock we stirred and got […]

places I love: New Jersey

places I love: New Jersey

Typically when I say "I love New Jersey" people assume I'm talking about the shore. While I have nothing against the Jersey Shore, I'm referring to the other side of the state. Just this past week I was able to spend some time around Frenchtown, where Chris's family resides, where things are green, beautiful, and […]

an update on my life

As soon as my life gets a little bit hectic, my tiny little blog is the first thing to get ignored. I'm a terrible blogger, I've decided. But that won't stop me from trying! Here's what I've been up to.. 1. I started two exciting new jobs! Overall, I'm working about 40-45hrs/week so my schedule […]

feed a cold

feed a cold

It's been a while since I have posted and for that, I apologize. Life has been a little crazy recently - I ended my position at a local restaurant and am now working for a local photographer in hopes of absorbing and learning everything & anything. Needless to say, I've been a little stressed. Stressed […]

pretty lights & pretty music – The Anatomy of Frank

I've gotten to know The Anatomy of Frank quite well. Chris has been a member since 2010 and they've become a part of the family. They rehearse in our apartment and I'll occasionally bring them food from the restaurant (twenty-something year old guys will never say no to free food, I've found). Boys will be […]

moments in the Blue Ridge

It's been gorgeous in Central Virginia and today was just one of those days where you couldn't not be in the sunlight . Chris and I decided to visit a spot in the Blue Ridge that we hadn't been to in about two years and I'm glad we did. We sometimes forget the calming effect […]

my love affair

I must confess. I've been having an affair. With my iPhone. Phew. There, I said it. My poor little DSLR must hate me. But it's just too bulky for me to take everywhere! My iPhone is sleek and adaptable. It has allowed me to just capture moments and memories without having to fiddle with the […]

a girl’s best friend

I didn't grow up with pets and my first "pets" were beetles (not kidding). I had fish when I was little but the poor things never lasted very long. It wasn't until high school that my parents finally allowed me to get a cat (and now he's replaced me in the family tree). Animals don't […]

it’s a new year!

I hit the big TWO-FOUR last week so I'm officially a big girl. Here's an update on what I've been up to! Food - I really don't like the word "diet" but the way I eat is mostly paleo. I'm avoiding dairy whenever possible because I'm lactose-intolerant and it gives me acne (and feeling like […]

local, seasonal, delicious

This past Saturday was the last Charlottesville City Farmers' Market that I will attend for the year. From April until December, I did not miss a Saturday (aside from the time I was in Guatemala). I experienced an entire season of local, organic produce and meats. This is what I've learned in the last 8 […]