My ultimate goal in life is to chat over coffee with every single person who comes across this blog. But I know that may be a little too lofty. So think of these blog posts a virtual coffee date between you and I! <3
Hey friends! It’s been a while since I’ve written a life-y blog post. The fall season was wonderfully filled with families and weddings, but now that things have slowed down a bit I’m hoping to get back into blogging regular life things more often! I miss sharing life with you!
We were up at my parent’s house in NH for Thanksgiving this year. We’d heard about a storm coming Wednesday, so we opted to drive up Tuesday just to be safe! Well, Wednesday afternoon quickly arrived and HOLY SNOW. Look at this wonderland! I miss it a little…
Many of the houses on the street lost power, including my parents’ neighbors. One thing we helped them out with was running an extension cord from the garage up to their aquarium so their fish wouldn’t freeze!! Luckily my parents’ house was spared, and thank God because it was HQ for T-day this year and TEN people stayed over that night!
A surprise was in the works for the holiday: My grandparent’s live further north in NH, and my grandma’s sister lives in CT. Neither of them drive, so they hardly ever see each other. With a little pre-planning and a lot of keeping our mouths’ shut, we managed to sneak my great aunt up to NH and totally surprise my Grandma! It was the cutest moment ever.
You’ve probably heard me talk about PineStraw before, because it’s my favorite local boutique. Well, the lovely ladies of PS recently asked me to come in and take updated photos of their Christmasly-decorated space! It’s so gorgeous in there and they have an unlimited amount of perfect gifts. Here are two of my favorite shots. Mostly because of the bokeh.
As you can guess, my job allows me to be super flexible with my weekday schedule. It’s not something I take for granted! About a week ago we started leasing a new car and it’s been the most freeing thing for me. You’d think that staying home all day would be great and relaxing, but I’m telling you… Being able to work from my favorite coffee shop anytime I want has been the most wonderful thing. Human interaction, people! We all need it!
My other littlebiz.. Letters from Rita.. has been slowly but surely growing! Lettering/doodling has always been a hobby of mine (my doodling career started in 8th grade social studies class), and it still blows my mind that people actually want my handwriting up on their walls. I guess I AM using my design school skills after all
Nate and I had a very Christmasy day yesterday! We found a cute little tree (to fit in our cute little living room) at a farm a few miles from home. I actually used to drive by the barn quite a bit and thought it was the prettiest thing. So the fact that we found our tree there was pretty perfect! Then Nate took me to see a Christmas light wonderland (something he’s been saying “we need to do!” for the last two years haha). We drove around for probably 30 minutes looking at all the lights and Christmas characters and decor. All while listening to the PTX That’s Christmas to Me
All righty, well that was a nice introduction back into personal posts, right? Hopefully next week’s will be better. Maybe I’ll take pictures with a real camera :O!
P.S. If you live in the Boston area and your family is the snowman-making, hot-cocoa-drinking, christmas-light-loving type, let’s set up a winter session! Email me directly at stephanieritaphoto[at]gmail[dot]com to reserve your spot. I’m only offering a few, so let’s chat soon!