January, gone already?

Wow, I can’t believe the first month of 2015 is over already!  I’m another year older, but I feel like this month has ended on a very positive note for me.  I may not have the perfect everything yet, but I’m so happy with my decisions these days.  That’s a feeling you can’t summon on command.  I’ll savor it while I’ve got it.

Most of my pictures went into my belated birthday recap, but here’s what else went on!


[1] January started with the remnants of Christmas decorating Boston Common. [2] My waffle maker got a lot of use this month!  I love making uneven shapes for some reason. [3] I’m not sure if hat hair is a problem or a solution. [4] The cold would never stop me from strolling down my beloved Boylston Street. [5] Yes, you’ve seen my record player before!  I bought the new Jenny Lewis album, The Voyager.  I’m on the lookout for more vinyl to add to my collection. [6] Browsing the paper shops on Charles Street in Beacon Hill, I found this adorable stationary the perfect way to say thank you for all the birthday love! [7] Juno hit us hard here, but I had the best day working from home.  I read two books and didn’t leave my bed. [8] Sadly, I had to go to work the next day.  Check out all this snow in Cambridge! [9] A new, weird hobby I’ve taken up: teaching myself hiragana!  I’ve wanted to learn Japanese forever, so why not take some steps toward that.

I hope you all had a lovely start to this year!

It’s a brand new month to make wonderful!


Belated Birthday in Beacon Hill

At this point, my birthday was over a week ago… 10 days to be exact!  On the day itself, I celebrated by going to dinner with my family.  This weekend, my friend’s threw me a little birthday brunch to ring in my next year.  It snowed heavily in Boston on Saturday morning, and by the time we left the streets were slick with slush.  Still, I shuffled through Beacon Hill with a belly full of brunch, bag full of gifts, and heart full of thanks. Here’s my belated birthday recap! IMG_6919 [1] My brother got me a record player for my birthday! [2] He got my Taylor Swift’s 1989 as my first record. This is also the year I was born!  [3] My friend Julia got me this adorable iphone case featuring a dachshund drinking Starbucks and a nautical monogram wine tumbler! [4] My dear friend Stacie sent me these adorable dachshund magnets!  Are you sensing a theme? [5] My first selfie of age 26.  Eep. [6] Beacon Hill Bistro where I dined with my sweet friends Carissa, Kelsey, Chelsea, Sarah, and Elaina. [7] Poached eggs with hollandaise is my absolute favorite! [8] Carissa made me a cross-stitch Piplup! [9] Kelsey bought me these awesome Edward Gorey Tarot cards while we browsed the paper shops on Charles St.  My friends just get me. A sincere thank you to everyone who made me feel so special as I entered the latter half of my twenties.  It was a wonderful birthday and I sure hope that sets the precedent for the year!  And happy birthday to my fellow Capricorns!