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Adventure in Normal Life / Fashion / Giveaway / neighborhood / Style

Farm to Table: Urban Gardening with a Local Farmstand + 222 Fifth Giveaway (a gorgeous set of plates)!

For those of you who are fortunate enough to have a plot of land to call your own, keeping a small herb garden alive and happy might be a normal part of life. In the city, many of us make do with finding the sunniest window sill and attend to our green young there. These … Continue reading

2016 / Adventure in Normal Life / book reviews / Journeys / Professional / Reflections / Series

The Entreprenurial spirit {Series: insights from #GIRLBOSS}

In this series from the book #girlboss, we have taken a look at the style – or rather, attitude – behind one species of today’s successful female. We’ve looked at the creative spirit, Picasso-inspired. We’ve looked at the care that goes into successful creativity. The last facet I want to share is about the entrepreneurial … Continue reading

“All-gone!” Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Cake 
Culinary Creations and Recipes / Gourmet the BlueBoots Way / Holidays

“All-gone!” Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Cake 

I’ve been making this for friends and family for the past several years, based on a dear friend’s recipe that I LOVE when she makes it. I’ve been trying different ways to make it even better with special and flavorful elements and this is where the recipe is now! No one knows it’s gluten free … Continue reading

Floriole {Eating Out: Chicago}
2015 / Adventure in Normal Life / Favorite Places / Food / Good Eats / Travel

Floriole {Eating Out: Chicago}

I grew up close to Chicago and since I’ve become a Beantown gal, I haven’t really explored all the new neighborhoods as an adult. When friends of ours moved recently to the city, we decided we would visit ASAP. Since they’re also foodies, we had a grand time trying new eats, including this delightful bakery, … Continue reading

The W.E.L.L. Summit 2015 is THIS weekend!
Beauty / wellness

The W.E.L.L. Summit 2015 is THIS weekend!

I’m incredibly excited for this weekend. Starting tomorrow, Boston will host a summit of wellness leaders – people passionate about wellness, healthy eating, mindfulness, green beauty, sustainability and living up to a wonderful standard of health. This is a fortuitous event for me personally, as I’m really seeking to learn what works for me to … Continue reading

12 quick things to make your Monday a little happier 
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / Highlights

12 quick things to make your Monday a little happier 

Sugarfina is coming to the Prudential Center in Boston, with the rainbow heaven of gourmet sweets from around the world. 🍭🍬. Follow along at #sugarfinaboston but they should be here in time for the holidays.   This koala princess rules.    Fall has mostly beautiful days, when it isn’t cloudy. This is one gorgeous shot from Friday … Continue reading

Let’s CELEBRATE! “Everybody Rise” Giveaway for #NationalBookMonth
Adventure in Normal Life / book reviews / Giveaway

Let’s CELEBRATE! “Everybody Rise” Giveaway for #NationalBookMonth

Happy Friday! Let’s celebrate!!! BlueBootsGo is hosting its very first GIVEAWAY in honor of National Book Month in October, and you’re invited! We are giving away a hardcover copy of Stephanie Clifford’s NY Times best-selling book, Everybody Rise, that I review below. Here’s 2 easy ways of how you can enter for a chance to win: “Like” this blog post, Follow … Continue reading

Cure those commuter cravings with these little choco-nutty bites
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / Food / wellness

Cure those commuter cravings with these little choco-nutty bites

Commuting home in the city amidst honking horns, sharply turning bicycles, pedestrians crossing, the T, and overall city noise and crowds can be a stressful situation. Add that to the tiredness at the end of a day of work, summer heat, and you have a formula for irritability and a problem:  what to snack on … Continue reading

Beach Salad- a fun & flavorful Tropical New England recipe 
Boston / Culinary Creations and Recipes / Holidays

Beach Salad- a fun & flavorful Tropical New England recipe 

Big flavors, simple ingredients. What could be better? This recipe came to me yesterday when I was thinking of something to bring to our friend’s house for a July 4th BBQ and it was a huge success- it was gone so quickly!  It’s the perfect dish for New England flavors and for the wanderlust tropical … Continue reading

Boho Chic ✨🙏✨ Yoga Mat Sling DIY
Adventure in Normal Life / DIY / wellness

Boho Chic ✨🙏✨ Yoga Mat Sling DIY

This week, the day after summer solstice was International Yoga Day. I practiced in the Boston Public Gardens, sponsored by Athleta Newbury Street and my friends at Organic Bath who provided full-size delicious sugar scrubs which I am already enjoying in RefreshMint and Java Jolt. They also brought ample tropical coconut water, sparkling water, and curate … Continue reading