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a nice day for an ice day



Hey folks!  I’m back with an icy post that (I hope) will mark the end of winter and the start of warmer weather.  Hey – it was actually in the 60s this week in Boston, so anything’s possible!

(although I actually spent the past 7 days in Florida…more on that to come in a future post!)



These photos were taken at the Ice Castles in New Hampshire, located almost 2 hours from our apartment. For someone who HATES being cold, that was quite a long distance to travel. However, I was with Dave and our friends Sara (from In a Nutshell Blog) and Cody – so I knew it would be a fun trip no matter what!




I knew I had to bundle up, so I wore this beautiful plaid skirt, boots, and a turtleneck.  Of course I also threw on some fleece-lined tights.  A girl’s gotta stay warm! To accessorize, I went with my Charming Charlie cello purse. It reminded me of one of those things that guys wear over their kilts.

I actually went ahead and looked up what those things are. They are called sporrans, and are essentially little purses that men use since the kilts are typically pocketless. Fun fact! 🙂



It wouldn’t be a trip with Sara without photos together, so we made sure to snap a few. She wore the perfect skirt for our outdoor adventure – you can read more over on her blog.

Sara seemed less cold than I was, so I thought maybe I could use her for some warmth. I went in for a sneak attack hug, which clearly threw her off guard:


Here’s a gif of the encounter for full effect:


Good thing Dave didn’t stop taking photos! (and thanks Sara – I stole the gif from your blog!)



Although I thought the Ice Castles were pretty cool (ha! no pun intended!), I was slightly underwhelmed. I think I imagined they would be HUGE, towering walls of ice, when in reality most of the structure wasn’t that high at all. Maybe the word “castles” threw me off.

That being said, it was so much fun to walk around through the icy mazes, slipping on the ground as we went along.


(The next pic is just because Dave likes to make a funny face in every photo I take of him. Love it!)


After the Ice Castles, we headed back south and warmed up with some food and drinks at The Last Chair, a restaurant we found on the way. Once we were full of pretzels, mac and cheese, and pizza, we drove back to Massachusetts. Any day that ends with warm cheesy food is a great day for sure!







(this one’s my favorite – love you, hun!)




Top: Energie via Kohl’s
Skirt: c/o Stylewe
Fleece-Lined Tights: Primark
Boots: Madden Girl via Macy’s (also here)
PurseCharming Charlie Melodic Cello Crossbody


boston chili bowl



On Saturday, Dave and I went to the Great Boston Chili Bowl.  Local restaurants serve up portions of their best chili, accompanied by beverages from local breweries.  The event is currently in its third year, and all proceeds go to ALS research.

This was our second time attending, and it was awesome!  Once you get in the doors it’s all you can eat/drink, and of course that’s right up my alley 🙂

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sunny stroll


I love how the world is so bright with a fresh coat of snow.

We had a snow day on Friday, and then another one today – surprising since there wasn’t much accumulation.  I guess it was just enough to mess up the roads!  I’m hoping it’s our last snow day of the year, because I really don’t want to add anymore days to the calendar in June!

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