Showing posts with label Love the Place You Live. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Love the Place You Live. Show all posts

Monday, November 12, 2012

{love the place you live}: leaf-peeping in New Hampsha

We took this trip a month ago, but I've been waiting for Design Mom to host another round of {love the place you live} to share the pictures. I highly recommend going leaf-peeping in New Hampshire. We rented a two-bedroom house for the weekend (the only way I will travel with my children) in Bartlett/North Conway, and it was so pleasant to hole up in a little house in the woods, making complicated meals while Nate watched football and the girls played Barbies in front of the fire. We went hiking and driving at every moment it was light outside.

We found out about the rental home on Air B&B, a fantastic resource for both letting out to vacationers and renting homes from owners. Now that we own a home I suppose we could consider renting out our house while we're on holiday, but I am not sure how I feel about that. Would you consider renting your home to strangers? Have you already done it?

Monday, September 24, 2012

love the place you live: apple picking in Harvard

We went back to the scene of our beloved blueberry bounty for some apple picking, and I'm sharing the fun with Design Mom's Love the Place You Live series (see other entries here). That makes the third trip to that farm in Harvard I've made in as many months; it definitely has a special draw for me.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

my favorite memory on a plate: {blueberry cobbler}


If there were an alternate reality, in which I could bottle up only one memory of an outing with my family in the last four years, I would choose blueberry-picking. No contest. I loved the experience so much last Monday--the blue sky, the beautiful scenery, the lure of expedition and discovery, and especially the thrill in finding the perfect berry--that we just had to bring Dad in on the fun this weekend. (For those joining via Design Mom's Love the Place You Live Series, our beloved picking spot is Westward Orchards in Harvard, Mass).

Monday, May 21, 2012

love the place you live: Belmont Town Day

There is a town near us called Belmont, and even before today I would have said it was the quintessential New England town. And then! They hosted a "Town Day" today, which was such a perfect way to spend a warm spring day and a great spot to visit for this edition of Design Mom's {Love the Place You Live} series!

Monday, April 23, 2012

love the place you live: Minute Man National Park & Orchard House

Have I told you lately how much I love Concord? Oh yeah, only in both of the {Love the Place You Live} posts that I've written so far. But still! I love it enough to write a third post. There are so many wonderful gems in this area that I might even devote a fourth post; maybe I'll head a bit southeast and write about Lincoln, the spot of an aunt's idyllic wedding years ago and also home of our favorite Audubon sanctuary/farm.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

love the place you live: Walden Pond

I love Thoreau. I have a copy of Walden that I cherish. I purchased the book back when I was collecting the fake gold-leaf Barnes & Noble leather-bound books in my early twenties. Do you remember when they re-published the classics? I enjoy them tremendously, even if they are cheap knock-offs of the originals. Among them, my favorites are Walden and the collected works of Emily Dickinson and Edgar Allen Poe. I love my copies not just because of the obvious reason they are so well-written, but also because seeing them reminds me of when I used to purchase random objects with abandon in my early twenties--without the experience of moving heavy books a hundred times to weigh down my decision. I had no further plans to do anything with them (or read them, for that matter), I just thought they might enhance my life in some way someday. In that far-off dwelling of twenty-somethings' fantasies. And they have!

Monday, February 27, 2012

love the place you live: Lexington and Concord

I love this idea by Design Mom to explore where you live and write about it. I've been meaning to share our experiences in the towns nearby us, so I'm happy to have an excuse to share today. We live right on the border of Lexington and Arlington, so I'm over in Lexington on a weekly if not daily basis to run errands. We especially love going to the square in the summer, which is lively with barefoot couples and cyclists taking a break from the nearby rail trail.

Twirling on the square


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