🌺 Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high. 🌺 ~William Goldman, The Princess Bride Last week I began helping a friend create and tend to gardens in her yard. We picked out lavender, pink bleeding hearts, and some adorable little flowing flowers I can’t remember the name of. Today we… Read More My Heart is a Secret Garden
My beloved recently celebrated a special birthday. To celebrate, we had a tiny party at home with baby girl last week, and a fancier celebration with family and friends today. Guests traveled from all over Massachusetts (and Maine!) to join us, and we enjoyed delicious food and wonderful company. Whenever I’m surrounded by so much… Read More Real Magic: Family & Friends
If you’ve met us for realz, you know our little girl attends the @phoenixschoolsalemma and LOVES it. She’s in kindergarten and her favorite things are pizza Friday (@adriatic_salem), using her imagination in the Maker’s Space, and regular visits to the @peabodyessex (in particular learning about Chinese culture). Our little girl’s classmates are a culturally diverse… Read More Where would you go if you could travel anywhere?
Tonight I attended a lecture at Salem’s membership library, the Salem Athenaeum. Dr. David E. Thaler, Neurologist-in-Chief; Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurology, Tufts University School of Medicine (phew!), shared with us his incredible initiative to create a more welcoming space for patients at the Neurology Center at Tufts University by adding creative pieces of… Read More Neurological Disorders: Illustrated?
If you live in New England in the winter and/or if you have an elementary school aged child at home (like me) you know germs are jerky manifesters who enjoy setting up shop and making the household cough and achy and are SO ANNOYING for months. Since Yule my little family has had cold after… Read More Spell Recipe – Kick your coughs to the curb
November is my favorite month. I love the fall rains. The chill in the air that means it’s hoodie & scarf season. Wearing my doc martins and making sure everyone knows they’re vegan because that is the kind of person I am. The chaos of Halloween in Salem has come to an end, we’re getting… Read More Five Witchy Ways to Give Thanks
Dogtown, nestled between Gloucester & Rockport on Cape Ann here in Massachusetts, is a magical nook just outside of the bustling highway, Route 128. It was first known as the Common Settlement in 1693 when settled by English millers and farmers. Close enough to the water to thrive but far enough to be safe from… Read More Getting lost in Dogtown
American politics are in complete chaos – still. I’ve had to deactivate my facebook. I refuse to listen to the news. My sensitive soul can’t stand the policies being put in place that harm people I love. From the theft our our nation’s public lands by hungry investors, to using military force to block refugees… Read More Trans Rights are Human Rights
You know what I love when I don’t have some time to read? Listen to audiobooks & podcasts! I listen to audiobooks & podcasts when I’m driving, doing the dishes, folding the laundry, walking to work, and whenever I can. I get so excited when I can check out a new podcast! Audible – Audible… Read More What about when you don’t have time to read?
Little Free Libraries! What a perfectly amazing concept – you read a book. You think it’s ok, but you know you will never read it again. You want to donate to the library, but they’re all stacked up (Get it? All stacked up!?) so you bring it home again. Now what? Well, what about a… Read More Little Free Libraries of Salem