Hi lovelies!! WOW, sorry I have been on the outs…I was just so busy catching up with everyone, eating and having a blast at home- I had NO time to post!!
THEN…I came back to Boston and hit the ground running :D
I took roughly a million pictures at home…so I’ll just share some highlights. Just getting out of the cold and into 75-ish degree weather was like heaven. Being on the beach, or near water in general, just makes me SO happy!! I’m really glad I live near the water in Boston as well, feels like home :)
I love being a crazy tourist taking pictures in my hometown :)
I do love Boston right now, but if/when I do move back home to California….I would give my right arm (or left!) to live down near the water!! The houses are small, beach-type cottages…steps away from the sand= perfection!!
Not a snow mound in sight :)
I was overjoyed to photograph every meal with some lovely floral arrangements!! It’s not really in my budget, time or money-wise, to buy fresh flowers for my apartment….but I really should!! I think having flowers, or some sort of greenery in my space is really therapeutic. It’s nice to just have that reminder of natural beauty, especially when the weather is less-than-pleasing. New goal: buy flowers for the a.p.t.! :)
I was able to get lunch and catch up with my Nonny (grandma) a few days while I was home, which is one of my favorite things about going back.
We always go to Ruby’s, which is a little diner-type restaurant by the beach. It’s mostly burger and fries-fare….but they’ve added healtheir sandwiches and veggie burgers to their menu, can’t hate on that!!
Veggie sandwich w/spinach + pepper jack + avocado + cucumber + tomato + CC on the side
It was finally warm enough to make a green smoothie! I always get the urge to make them after a good work-out…but the thought of drinking a freezing-cold beverage in 30-degree temps…YIKES..
As soon as it hits 50- all smoothies…it’s all smoothies- ALL the time :D
I use: 1/2 banana, Spirutein chocolate protein powder, frozen spinach, soymilk and ice.
Over the weekend, momz and I hit The Grove, with one of my best girlfriends from MA!! We went to the Farmer’s Market, hit all the good shopping spots, and just had the best time! Fun outings like that make me miss home SOOO much…but I just have to remember- it’s only a flight away. Plus, it’s nice to go home and squeeze in all the goodness in a week or two- gives me SO much to look forward to when I return!!
Farmer’s Market vegetarian, Mediterranean plate.
Coffee Bean iced latte…one of many consumed during my trip :)
Overall, I just truly relished this trip home, I was able to see who I wanted to see, and do everything I wanted to do. After a less-than-stellar winter, and a lot of stress and sadness, I was really able to re-group and regain a positive outlook on the future. Spending time with momz, friends, and loved ones is truly the best medicine :) Lots of good food didn’t hurt!!
I can’t wait to move forward, and ps, the new job is going GREAT…I’ll catch up with that on my next post! Hope everyone is having a good week, spring is just around the corner…THANK goodness!! ;D