15 Years

Fifteen years ago yesterday, millions of Americans started their day like they would any other. Children began their morning of classes, businesses opened their doors, and nearly 2600 people entered the World Trade Center for the last time. At the same time, 125 employees of the Pentagon began their final day of work. Mere hours later, 246 people boarded 4 different planes, and as they reached their final destinations, the world was forever changed. It was a beautiful Tuesday, forever darkened by the events that would occur.  Continue reading

7 Things That College Really Taught Me

For most people, college is 4 years of fun and a whole lot of stress. I’ll never forget the chaos of running from class to class, test after test, trying to make it through “finals season” twice a year. But when it’s all over, what do we really learn? Here’s what I learned during my 4 years of college! Continue reading

A Day In The Life: Weekends In The Summer

For the first time in my adult life, I have a job that allows me to have weekends off. And it’s weird. I’ve been at my current job for about 2 months now, and I’m still not used to it. I still feel like I’m supposed to have random days off in the middle of the week, or none at all. Let’s just say my previous job required a lot more of my time.

Now weekends are filled with whatever plans happen to come up, and I’ve created my own independent routine. It’s taken a lot of getting used to, and I still don’t really know what to do with it. K is usually working or doing field exercises, so I try to plan some fun things with friends and get some work done around the house. And as an added bonus, I get to work more on my blog! Here’s a glimpse into our weekends in the summer. Continue reading

6 Signs You’re Working For A Great Company

Choosing a career, and more importantly, a company to spend it with is such a huge decision. If you stood in front of a crowd and asked, “What do you value most when looking for a company to work for?”, you would get a variety of answers. It’s hard to narrow down these characteristics, because they all have different meanings and values to each of us. Continue reading

DIY Patriotic Flower Centerpiece 

If you’re anything like me, than you’re always looking for different ways to decorate your home, and change things up a bit. I get so restless with how things are organized, and I find myself moving everything around and starting from scratch. I swear I rearrange the living room atleast once every three months, just to see what looks better! Continue reading

A Letter to My Sixteen Year Old Self

Well, it’s been almost 7 years and I can assure you that you’ve come a long way from the naive girl you once were. You’re just starting your Junior year of High School, and a whole lot is about to change. You’re about to meet some of the people that will change everything about who you become. So here’s what I have to offer you: Continue reading

8 Places You Can Only Find in New England

Yes it’s true, I was born and raised in a cold, beautiful, “wild” place, known as New England. Full of eccentric Boston sports-lovers and the home of the “masshole”, it has become one of my favorite places. Continue reading

Organization Tips For Every Home

As you saw about a month ago, we had moved out of our tiny rental and were in the process of moving into a new one. After a lot of moving things around and waiting for everything to be ready, we are finally settled into our brand new condo! Continue reading

10 Activities to Check Off Your List This Holiday Season

Each year around Christmastime I find all of these ideas (mostly on Pinterest) that I want to try. They range all the way from dates to crafts, and everything in between. But let’s face it, we rarely get to do all of those ideas, with the exception of the really crafty people and the bakers of the world.

I wanted to get creative this time around, and reach beyond just making gifts for my family and close friends. Next year could be very different, so I really want to make this season the best of all time. Here are some ideas! Continue reading