(Don’t) Gotta Love It

Dear Reader, Do you also force yourself to like things or is that just me? Good habits can be hard to form, in fact, sometimes they must be forced. When I was younger, I was not a big fruit eater. The first time I started eating fruits regularly (scarily enough) was not until high school.... Continue Reading →

Affability and Condescension

Dear Reader, Have you ever read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? While it is, perhaps, one of the most popular works of Victorian literature, it wasn’t until recently that I completed this 19th century classic. By today’s standards, the story is nothing special (stilted flirtations, courtship, matrimony, etc.), however, one thing that stood out to... Continue Reading →

Sugar, Sugar Everywhere

Dear Reader, Once again, I’m going to write about sugar. If you follow my blog, you may remember that I am trying to cut down on my added sugar intake (more here). That, like most things in life, is easier said than done. After a few weeks trying (to greater and weaker effect) to cut... Continue Reading →

You Can’t Buy Elbow Grease

Dear Reader, Buying used products can be hit-or-miss. While I have been very happy and grateful to buy and receive used clothes and supplies, every once in a while I am blown away for all the wrong reasons. My most recent used purchase was a beautiful red bicycle… or so it seemed. If you follow... Continue Reading →

Where Have All the Tourists Gone? Part 2

Dear Reader, Martha’s Vineyard could be a foodie’s paradise. Recently, my boyfriend and I made a trip to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation (more here). While the island is a hub for tourists in the summer months, things are pretty much left to the locals in the dead of winter. Regardless, we enjoyed exploring all the... Continue Reading →

Where Have All the Tourists Gone? Part 1

Dear Reader, Martha’s Vineyard is a May to October destination. Between these months the temperature is warm, the restaurants and cafes are open, and the tourists are everywhere. Today, in December, the island is much, much quieter. So, as a tourist on Martha’s Vineyard in the winter, what is there to do anyway? On my... Continue Reading →

Views from Below

Dear Reader, Depending on how you count it, Martha’s Vineyard is about 70 to 95 miles from Boston. For the locals, anywhere on Cape Cod, including Falmouth, Chatham, and Provincetown are popular vacation spots. Unlike the mainland destinations, however, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard are a bit more secluded as these islands can only be reached... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas — Lite

Dear Reader, Merry Christmas!! And what a Christmas it has turned out to be! Christmas time is the “most wonderful time of the year,” but does this sentiment ring true in 2020? I, like very many of you out there, was unable to have a family gathering this Christmas. Scrolling through Facebook, I see that... Continue Reading →

Grin and Barre It

Dear Reader, Fortunately, the pain came as no surprise. Not too long ago, I read the book Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin (more here). In the book, Martin recounts her experience in a barre exercise class with a flock of fit, well-to-do mothers. She describes how her muscles trembled as she... Continue Reading →

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