Monday, August 19, 2019

Our House Hunting Journey Part 2

Happy Monday everyone!

I'm loving Monday a little more than usual because I have today and tomorrow off! It's a nice little four day weekend to relax and spend time with my husband! The last two days have been so relaxing and nice! As I write this Tim is starting to cook breakfast and I am lounging on the couch.

Today I want to share some exciting news about our house hunting journey that I have debated sharing for awhile now.... we are under contract!!!

We are currently at the stage where the bank asks for a million documents and we are waiting for an appraisal to happen, but our closing date is less than a month off!

Right now, we are focusing on good thoughts as our loan processes. I'm trying to stay calm but I've already started packing :) I will be sharing my packing process and how I'm staying organized while I pack up our apartment. 

I think I am unmotivated to share any sort of content in the apartment because I have a TON of ideas for the new house! I will share our house to-do list at some point once we move in. The house is in great condition but there are things we want to do to personalize it and upgrade it and I can't wait to bring you all along on our newest adventure!

Our house is a three bedroom ranch and we are obsessed with it! It is all freshly painted with new doors and new floors in a few of the rooms. I can't wait to move in and hopefully within a month we will be closing and moving out of our apartment of 3+ years and into our very own home!!

I'll keep you updated throughout the process and especially on the DIY projects and decorating that will happen when we get in there.

Keep those fingers crossed for us!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Back To Boston: Red Sox Game Da

Happy Monday loves!

I'm so sorry about another missed week. It's been a combination of work being totally nuts and our huge news that I still can't announce. I'm hoping that a month from today will be the day I can announce it but maybe it will be before, it totally depends on the timing!

Yesterday we headed up to Boston to see a Red Sox game! Tim's sister won tickets in a raffle but couldn't attend since she had to work so we happily accepted the tickets.

We parked near Copley Square in the Clarendon Garage. With a Red Sox ticket it's only $10 to park which is amazing. It was worth the 1.3 mile walk from the parking garage in order to get such a cheap parking price. We were able to walk through Copley Square and through beautiful Boston on a gorgeous day!

We arrived at the field about an hour before game time so we were able to pop in and out of a few stores. It's always so upbeat around the park before game time. There are a million different things going on and the energy is awesome.

I love going on an unexpected adventure with Tim! We had such a great day.

If you've never been to Fenway Park it is 100% worth the visit. It is the most historic ballpark in the MLB and in my opinion (based on what I've seen on tv) the most beautiful.

After a few quick pictures outside and some wandering around we headed to our seats in the grandstand. 

We were seated right near Pesky Pole and our seats were pretty good! I love sitting under cover so I don't get burnt.

Even though the Red Sox lost we had such an amazing time!

Once the game was over we headed to Max and Leo's Artisan Pizza right at Fenway. Unfortunately we were ignored for quite some time after we were seated so it started on not a great note.

The nachos were incredible!

We also shared a pizza that I can't remember the name of but it was filled with garlic, chicken and cheese and absolutely delicious!

Unfortunately the service didn't get much better so I wouldn't really recommend going here for dinner but the food was great.

After a great day in Boston we headed home to Rhode Island. The sunset on the drive home was so gorgeous I just had to share some pictures of it.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying these gorgeous August days!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Kelsey and Eamon's Boston Wedding

Hey everyone!

Today I want to share with you our mini vacation to Kelsey and Eamon's Boston Wedding. Kelsey is the sister of my college roommate Megan. I was so honored to be invited to her wedding and it was such a wonderful weekend. Since we were in Boston for two nights for the wedding I have a little bit to share about our time in the city as well as a few of the details from the wedding and I love capturing my memories of events here on the blog and helping people out if they are traveling someplace I've been before.

Driving into Boston is always so picturesque. I think it's one of the prettiest cities with so much history.

We had plans to head straight to our Air BnB to meet up with Laura. Our place was located right near The Commons on Temple Place. The apartment we stayed in was a two bedroom and had plenty of room for all three of us.

After hanging out and chatting with Laura for a little bit we headed out to dinner in Faneuil Hall. We ended up eating at Anthem and splitting a few dishes between the three of us.

The cheeseboard was delicious....

The pretzels were incredible and the bbq chicken pizza that I didn't get a picture of was delicious as well.

We were planning on meeting up with everyone after they finished the rehearsal dinner but we had quite a bit of time until they were done so we headed over to the Bostonia for some drinks. 

Once we got word that everyone was meeting up after the rehearsal dinner we quickly paid for our drinks and ended up meeting up with everyone at the Hilton Hotel Bar. 

It was so nice to get a chance to hang out with everyone before the wedding and to see people we haven't seen in SO long! Some of these people I haven't seen since our wedding last fall!

After spending some time hanging out and having a few drinks everyone started dispersing to get some sleep before the big day.

When we woke up the next morning Laura and I had big plans to go to Drybar!

I had done some research on Drybar before going so I knew to expect my hair to be washed, blown out and styled but I had no idea how much I would love it. 

Drybar was such a cool place from its super simple decor to the friendly hair stylists.

Pretty cool light fixture right?! 

So after an hour appointment we emerged happy and our hair looking a little more tame! When you go to Drybar you get to choose a look off the menu. I decided to do the "Old Fashioned" which is loose waves. I was very happy with my choice and Laura looked gorgeous with her wavy hair!

We arrived back at the Air BnB and met up with Tim and headed over to Stoddard's to grab some lunch.

My French dip sandwich and onion rings were pretty good but definitely not the best I've ever had. We were given the recommendation of Stoddard's from someone at the wedding and they told us that the atmosphere was great. When we went at lunch time we were met with a really cool bar but a super strange bartender so it may have been a different experience at a different time of day!

After Stoddard's we went back across the street to our Air BnB to get changed and then called our Uber to head to the church!

We took a couple quick pictures before heading in our (non-air conditioned) Uber to the church. Seriously over a 100* and no A/C....It was a long ride. I know, I know first world problems. 

Kelsey and Eamon got married at St. Cecilia's in Boston.

It is an absolutely gorgeous church.

We watched Megan walk down the aisle as matron of honor!

I didn't get too many pictures during the ceremony but doesn't Kelsey look gorgeous?! 

After we left the church we went back to the apartment since we had quite a bit of time before the reception. We hung around, watched some tv and chatted and then headed over to the State Room.

The reception took place on the 33rd floor and once we got off the elevator we were greeted with a table containing the card box and guest book.

Once we entered the reception it was absolutely breathtaking.....

Seriously, how amazing is that view? I have never been to a wedding with a view like this before, it was incredible.

I'm so lucky to still be in touch with my college roommates! We don't get to see each other too often but it's always so nice to spend time together. 

The flower arrangement centerpieces were gorgeous.

We were obsessed with this view!

First up for the meal was our salad course and it was delicious.

Although the sunset didn't happen outside our windows we did get a gorgeous cotton candy sky. 

Our steak, mashed potatoes, and vegetables were delicious.

When the red velvet with cream cheese frosting cake came out we were excited to dig in and it was amazing!

It was such an amazing wedding with a live band. We are so happy for Kelsey and Eamon and are so thankful they invited us to be a part of their special day.

 The next morning we headed to the post-wedding brunch and then came home after an exhausting and fulfilling weekend.

Have you been to any weddings this year? This was our only one this year and after last years marathon I can't say I'm mad about it! We had an amazing time and this wedding fulfilled everything I love about weddings: a beautiful location, an amazing couple and great time with friends!