Odds & Ends – Oct/Nov 2017

Happy December! My brain is seriously seasonally confused. First it got cold unexpectedly fast and I hosted Friendsgiving super early, making the lead-up to Thanksgiving feel like it should’ve been the lead-up to Christmas. So I was totally ready to get my tacky sweater and peppermint mochas on, especially since I’ll be out of the…

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Fall Fun in Charlottesville, VA

For the past three years, I’ve spent the weekend of fall break in Charlottesville with some of my best friends. There’s no shortage of fall activities to do there! Not having a fall break anymore didn’t stop me from keeping up with tradition this year. Neither of us went to UVA, but Helen and I…

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Odds & Ends – August/September 2017

In the words of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Shirley (of Green Gables), “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Mother nature helped us usher in October this weekend with absolutely perfect flannel-and-boots weather. Helen and I took full advantage and road tripped to Charlottesville for some fall fun, which I’m excited…

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It’s Okay to (Drink) White After Labor Day: Bluemont Vineyard

Raise your glass if you’re ready for riding boots, flannels, and apple pie everything! Now that I’m not in school anymore, there’s nothing stopping me from willing summer to end so I can frolic in crunchy leaves and trade my iced coffee for pumpkin spice lattes. We caught a whiff of fall in the air…

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Quick Seattle Getaway: Saturday Morning on Bainbridge Island

When planning my trip to Seattle, I initially wanted to do a day trip to hike at Mt. Rainier. Unfortunately the trails were still too snowy (yes, in early July)! It all worked out though, because Joyce and I got to go on a ferryboat adventure to one of the neighboring islands of the Puget…

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