Thursday, April 25, 2013

NYC - Ground Zero & Battery Park

We also went to ground zero and saw Freedom Tower and the amazing 9/11 Memorial.. The pools that occupy the footprint of the towers gave me chills. Given what happened in Boston earlier in the week, it gave us a even greater appreciation of this site... It is such a beautiful honor to all of those who passed away and a great demonstration of having the strength to rebuild after such a terrible tragedy.   

We also walked to Battery Park and all along the waterfront.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NYC - The Highline

One of my new favorite things about NYC is the Highline!

It is a park built on an old freight train line throughout the city. I knew it would be cool, but seriously the architecture and landscape design are AWESOME! Very modern and very natural at the same time. Add to it the fresh blooms and buds of spring, and I was pretty much in heaven :)

It would have been nice(r) if it were about 10 degrees warmer and a little brighter, but perhaps the silver lining to the weather being the way it was is that there weren't THAT many people there. For a Saturday morning, that is pretty fortunate if you ask me! :)


Monday, April 22, 2013

Sneak Peek: Weekend in NYC

I haven't had time to upload all of my pictures yet, but Evan and I spent the weekend in NYC with friends to celebrate Evan's 30th birthday! The best part? I kept it a surprise until Wednesday, the day of Evan's Birthday! He was SHOCKED! It worked out so well and we had the best time :)

Here are a couple of pictures of our time in Central Park:

I'll provide a full recap soon! :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

30 days until I'm 30!!!!!!

In just THIRTY days (May 4th) I will be 30-years old... CRAZYY!! I'm excited... I love fresh starts and blank slates and I think its going to be a good year and a good decade :)

I'm still trying to decide what exactly to do to commemorate the occasion...Did you do anything special for your 30th?

I'm also trying to think of 30 goals to go along with turning 30... some short-term, some medium-term, some long-term... I'll share them as the big day gets nearer!

PS - Evan's 30th is on April 17th... So far I've spent more time thinking about his big day than mine.. Can't wait to share what I have in store.. but for now it's a surprise! :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Next Project is in the Works! :)

Here is what is currently cooking in the kitchen garage :

Doesn't look like much yet! BUT, here is a picture of my inspiration for the final product:

I really want a dining room table that isn't wobbly and can fit 8-10 people, instead of the 6-people mine currently holds.

Husband INSISITS he can create it for a mere $270 (cost of wood) vs. the $1,270 at Restoration Hardware (+$125 shipping)!!

Challenge accepted! Can't wait to see the final result :)

Colorful Words

I stumbled upon this on Pinterest and it so accurately captured my thoughts at the moment!

Maybe its because I need sunshine... Maybe its because I need an adventure.. Maybe its because I need some bright, springtime colors in my life instead of the drab grays punctuating the weather and landscape here the last 6 months!! (Seriously questioning why I dont live in California or Hawaii lately!)

Regardless, this is just speaking to me:

Photo Source: Here

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