How I spent my July

As I mentioned in a previous post, July was a bit of a whirlwind with traveling, packing up the old house, and moving into the new one. Josh and I spent the 4th of July weekend with family, my aunt held a seafood boil at her home on Saturday and we all got together again at my parents' house for a BBQ the following day. I took a few pictures to document the occasions - some yummy food, my cousin Drew who recently lost a front tooth, and of course...Einstein looking adorable.




The day after the 4th, we boarded an airplane for New York City. I hadn't been there in about 10 years so I was looking forward to our trip. We spent the (sweltering) days wandering the city - trying out all the fabulous food, shopping (of course), and catching a Broadway play. The plan for the week also included a photo session, but was cancelled due to the threat of rain. Fortunately that meant more time to hang out with my friend Steph and her husband Dan (the photo session subjects) which included dinner in Times Square and a gorgeous view from the rotating lounge atop the Marriott Marquis (also in Times Square). The trip concluded with a sailboat ride around the Statue of Liberty and back, a relaxing way to end the vacation. While on the trip I also got to cross off a few things on my 101 in 1001 list (specifically #'s 27, 28, and 100).






Pinterest Obsessed

When I was moving last week, I found two (extremely heavy) notebooks where I had cut and pasted outfit ideas, house decorating inspiration, etc that I'd torn out of magazines once upon a time. Although I considered keeping them, the sheer weight of these two books made me think otherwise. Besides, now I have Pinterest to keep all of my fantastic inspirational finds in a tidy place online (and it won't weigh me down).

Lately I've been whiling away the hours, pinning and organizing all of the beautiful images I find online. A category that I wanted to share with you is one that helps to answer that pesky "What should I wear" question when it comes time to get your photos taken. I have one such board where I've been collecting gorgeous images to (hopefully) inspire you! Click HERE to view that particular board, or follow/view the rest of my boards HERE. I don't have any guy outfit inspiration at the moment, so I'll have to add that to my future to do list (don't want anyone to feel left out!!).

Are you on Pinterest? I'd love to follow you - comment with your name or link!

Life via Instagram

It's been awhile since I've updated - sorry about that! Things have been crazy, as predicted, with our vacation to NYC earlier this month + the pending move. I DO have some (nicer) photos that I took from the 4th and a few from our vacation that I will share as soon as I manage to dig out my USB cord from wherever it got stashed while packing up the house, but wanted to share these in the mean time (the iPod touch is no Canon 5d, so bear with me...).

War Horse at Lincoln Center, which won the Tony this year for Best Play. We had fourth row seats and the play was absolutely amazing. Such a great experience!!

Walking by NBC Studios one evening.

Braving the NYC Subway system on our last day there (we did a LOT of walking).

We got tired of walking around the South Street Seaport, so we decided to take a 90 minute sailboat cruise around the Statue of Liberty.

On our last evening in the city, we went to an amazing restaurant called Il Buco. It was so cute inside, and the food was delicious. If it's any indication on how good it was, I'm still drooling over the salad appetizer. Salad!!

And finally, a lovely "Where's Waldo" type photo from one of the Blake Shelton videos on The Today Show's website. I went to the early morning concert but was pretty far back, however, I still managed to make my (back of the head) tv debut!