Posts Tagged ‘life’
December 17, 2013 by Jenn
My mom still lives in south Florida and every December I go home to visit. This year I took Patrick and my bestie Kurt. Here’s a look.
1. 12 hours after leaving Baltimore we finally get to the border
2. First stop: Waffle House. Naturally.
3. 2nd stop: South of the Border. Naturally.
4. Spooky broken down hotel
5. Shark head.
6. Boys at the beach.
7. The illusive “sand face”
8. Me and the skyline
9. Patrick, victorious, after helping my mom seal cracks on her roof.
10. Emma the dog.
October 13, 2013 by Jenn
So for my birthday this year my wonderful boyfriend took me on a vacation to Hector, NY to stay at his parents cabin. One of my favorite things as a photographer is finding small places and forgotten places along the way. Here are some of the photos from our trip.
1-11: Off of the highway somewhere between New York and Pennsylvania I happened upon this old gas station that has been abandoned for so long that nature is actually taking it back. There were tons of vines and plants that have made their way inside. The paint was chipped and the walls are caving in but it was so amazing! I took about 100 photos but these are my favorites.
12: Corn crops EVERYWHERE.
13: Hector Falls. It doesn’t seem like a large waterfall but boy was it LOUD.
14, 15: Another abandoned gas station. I love the old school pumps.
16. The view of Seneca Lake as you’re leaving the cabin. It was so beautiful.
17, 18: The Red Rabbit. Apparently this place used to be the spot to hang back in the day. It’s a burger, pizza, and ice cream joint. It is also the spot where my boyfriend’s parents had their first date EVER. How cute is that?!?!?
19: This building used to be a drive through to rent video tapes. I liked how small and creepy it is. Like maybe the video tapes were not not totally legit…
We had an amazing time on our trip and there are so many more photos to share. I’ll post more as I go through them. Sometimes it’s just nice to get out of the city and see some greenery. It helps me take a step back an appreciate things more. Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
September 9, 2013 by Jenn
My favorite time is upon us!!!! It’s starting to be nice and cool (almost downright chilly) when I leave the house in the early morning and I can just feel that sweater weather is not far behind. Like any other crazy person, September 1st I went to the mart across the street from my house and started checking everyday for Martha Stewart’s Halloween guide (which they didn’t actually put out until the 5th). Once I had it in my possession I drank my pumpkin iced coffee on my front porch and started planning. It is true that Halloween is my favorite holiday but even if you aren’t big into the spooky scary, you can still prepare for fall and have a lot of fun. Here are 13 (spooooky, right?) ideas to get you in the fall spirit!
Fall would not be complete without pumpkin treats! These vegan cupcakes are delicious.
Dye your own yarn for all your fall projects!
Cool weather calls for warm meals! Try out our vegan corn and cheddar chowder, you won’t be sorry!
Start your DIY gift list early and make some sweater buds.
Treat yourself with vegan peanut butter cups.
Make a Halloween door wreath for under 15 bucks!
Our Bourbon Ginger Swizzle will warm you right up!
Holiday party season is on it’s way, spice up your ensemble with your own DIY accessories.
Cozy up with your favorite spooky movie and chow down on our popcorn recipe!
Start screen printing a tote or a few tea towels to get a head start on Christmas gifts!
Enjoy a late night snack or maybe just have a S’mores cupcake for lunch?
Apple pie liqueur? Yes, please!
Warm up your breakfast with these Marmalade Rolls!
What are your favorite things to get ready for fall?
September 6, 2013 by Jenn
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a Sunday off and that meant a trip to the Farmer’s Market! I have lived in Baltimore for over 5 years and this was my first time ever! I usually work on Sunday mornings and Patrick has to go to the market solo. I had no idea how big it actually was until we got there. There are lots of vendors selling the usual fruits and veggies but there are also a lot of people set up with antiques and crafts that they’ve made. We got up super early and headed downtown. I was informed that “you gotta get there early to snag the good stuff”. I didn’t realize that meant getting there at 7am but I was sure glad I did.
Someone was a little grumpy and needed a coffee..
I opted for a fresh squeezed lemonade instead..
This guy is awesome. He looks kinda mean but he’s not at all. His tomatoes are ridiculous. Seriously, Maryland’s tomatoes have been incredible this year and his are the best I’ve ever had. He also just stands there yelling about his tomatoes all day in his cute little outfit.
Another reason why I love the market: fresh flowers. I was actually surprised how many flower vendors there were. There were all different booths where you could make your own bouquet, purchase a pre-made bouquet, or pick out your favorite plants and herbs. I picked out daisies (my favorite flowers) and a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers.
Someone was a bit happier after some samples of cheeses and green tomatoes.
The day was a success. We filled up 3 huge reusable shopping bags full of produce and fresh eggs and we spent less that 40 dollars. (That’s including my flowers and our drinks!) I’m really glad I got to go before the market season ends. It’s nice to be able to see these people who own the farms and know exactly where your food is coming from, it’s also A LOT cheaper than the grocery store. What’s your favorite thing to buy at the Farmer’s Market?