No Shop February – Why I’m Doing #noshopfeb
Adventure in Normal Life / Style / wellness

No Shop February – Why I’m Doing #noshopfeb

When my friend Danielle asked me if I would like to join a No Shop February challenge  this month, I thought it was a great idea. After one week of it, I definitely was surprised with how it went and what I learned about myself (more on that below). I have a feeling by the end I’ll be proud of myself. I’m already super proud of all the other ladies who have joined in on this challenge. Each joined for slightly different reasons – but cheers to all of us in solidarity, and to a more mindful month for all.  Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Faux Leather Leggings Don’t Intimidate Me Anymore
Adventure in Normal Life / shopping / Style

3 Reasons Why Faux Leather Leggings Don’t Intimidate Me Anymore

Admittedly, during New England winters that can last for about 5/12 months, it takes skill, creativity, and willpower to avoid the prevalent desire to swaddle in a blanket (or anything blanket-like) and call it a day. I’m sharing how finding this style hack got me to try a new style – the faux leather tight – in winter, and love it!  Continue reading

A Letter to Myself 2018 – Year of Bravery, Courage, Joy
About Me / Adventure in Normal Life / career / Professional / wellness

A Letter to Myself 2018 – Year of Bravery, Courage, Joy

Photo taken at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA – in front of one of a Mark Rothko painting. Dear BlueBoots, First of all, I want to tell 2017-you that I’m proud of you, and I love you. This past year you took on many new opportunities. You seized the moment – the NOW … Continue reading

Let Go of “pretty shadows” to be fully YOU in your light [Career Advice]
Adventure in Normal Life / Boston / career / Professional / Science / wellness

Let Go of “pretty shadows” to be fully YOU in your light [Career Advice]

Sitting in a meeting where someone is clearly passionate about what they’re talking about does this thing to me where I catch fire too – I bask in the glow of their lit passions. They could be talking about anything from growing eggplants, to astrophysics, but I’m THERE. They take me on their journey, and … Continue reading

Fall/Winter 2017 Style Trends for the Chic
Adventure in Normal Life / Fashion / Style

Fall/Winter 2017 Style Trends for the Chic

Happy Weekend! I have been making some mental notes of the best NOW trends of the season, and I made some notes to share with you as you plan those party outfits! *this post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you click as you explore and shop around, I may make a few cents. 🙂 … Continue reading

There’s always more to the story than you know
Adventure in Normal Life / Journeys / Professional / Science / wellness

There’s always more to the story than you know

I woke up early, as usual, this morning and instead of being filled with Monday morning jitters or groans about the challenges or responsibilities facing me this week, I was oddly cogent and calm. Taking this as a sign that a little reflection was in order, I infused the morning’s energy into prayer and consideration … Continue reading

Fascination // a poem
Adventure in Normal Life / Photography / Photopoetry / Poetry / Pretty Things

Fascination // a poem

I’m wearing my ART cap (yes, I have one from my friends at Olives & Grace in Boston) and penned this poem today for #NationalPoetryDay and a tribute to my new favorite flower, the enchanting dahlia.  Enjoy! Fascination, A flutter Of flowery breath Rising through  Eager Thought. -9.28.17- Continue reading