Suburban Oasis

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I’m pretty obsessed with my backyard. After 10 years of apartment living, I didn’t realize how much I missed having a private outside space. Additionally, having a fenced in yard is such a luxury with a dog; now we can just open the sliding the door instead of having to walk him first thing in the morning and right before bed. Finally, at the end of the day, it’s the perfect place to escape with a crossword puzzle and a glass of wine (yes – I’m an old lady).  Continue reading

Three Wonderful Years, Three Wonderful Parties

I can’t believe my baby girl just turned three! Although I spent the week prior to her party freaking out a little about how many people were coming (around 33!), I am really grateful for the community we’ve built. It was wonderful to see our friends so generously celebrate our daughter, and to watch her develop relationships with friends of her own. Today, I reflect on three years of Fiona and three (not-quite Pinterest worthy) parties.

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New England Summer = Lobster Roll

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Its become a tradition in our house to kick off Summer with a Memorial Day trip to Yankee Lobster for what Yelp reviewers consider the best fresh lobster rolls in Boston. However, what was once a rare treat for me has become a more frequent (read: expensive) craving; I think I am on my third lobster roll of the season, having enjoyed #2 at Sullivan’s on Castle Island and #3 in the Ikea Cafeteria (obviously lowering my standards). I figured it was time to learn how to make them myself… Continue reading