Friday, November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving in Boston

I know it is clear considering this blog, but I am in love with Boston.
Being from the south, it would take a lot for my husband to be on board with moving there, (though, I'd move there in a heartbeat!).
Since I can't live there, I will settle for spending holidays in Boston on my bucket list. :)
Years ago, we looked into going to Boston for thanksgiving.
Plimoth Plantaion looks fun enough year round, but we WILL be going there for Thanksgiving. SO AWESOME!
Besides all of the historical exhibits, they have Harvest Dinner and Thanksgiving Dinner. Looks like so much fun!
Plimoth Plantation for Thanksgiving is on our Bucket List for sure! I'm thinking in about 5-10 years when our daughter is learning about it in school. :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Note from The Belle

I am certain I have few readers, but I wanted to drop in and say "hi" and let y'all know why I haven't posted in awhile. I do plan on posting often- every weekday is my plan.
The past week my daughter has been fighting a fever and we're not sure what is really wrong. Also, next week I have a busy week, so I most likely will not be posting then.
I just wanted to give y'all a heads up so y'all don't think I am neglecting my blog. :) I have been dreaming about starting this blog for quite awhile now. :)
A few pics of my daughter and me in May.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Boston Proud

I follow the Red Sox on Facebook. I love whenever they post pics- especially of the world series and the celebratory parade. My favorite pic was when they took back the Boston Marathon finish line.
 If that is not heartwarming, I don't know what is. Boston Strong. Boston Proud.
Today I saw an article on Sport's Illustrated, and it once again warmed my heart and spoke of Boston Strong. Boston Proud.
They had the 3 brave police officers from the marathon bombing cover come back and pose with David Ortiz in Fenway:
This is what is so amazing about Boston. They earned the right to celebrate the Red Sox awesome victory. But, no. They chose to honor the victims and heroes of the bombing.
Boston is more than a city, it's a family. Do I really need to explain further? I think these photos speak volumes!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Paint Bar

I have not been to The Paint Bar, but after finding it on Pinterest, I know I want to go!
I am a crafter and novice painter, and these painting places usually are not my thing. If you are going to paint, do it on your own, not when someone gives you the idea/walks you through it. (Obviously that is just my opinion, these places are all over the country and are well loved!). 
With all that said, I really would love to go to The Paint Bar. I would love to paint any of these Boston themed paintings, (and they do have other things to paint if you live in Boston and don't feel like painting Back Bay. BUT, if you are visiting, I think you must stop by The Paint Bar and make your own, one of a kind, souvenir.). :) I think I would spend all day there painting multiple paintings! :)
I found all of these images on The Paint Bar's Pinterest- they own all of these copyrights.
I had to start off this post with the paintings that were done to show support for our beloved world champions, the Red Sox!

 I love this "funky" Beacon Hill painting. :)
  I love this "funky" Boston Skyline painting. :)
 I'd have a hard time choosing which one to paint- I think I'd have to paint a few in one sitting! :) I love this "Starry Night Over Boston."
 Quincy Market in the winter- I love QM, and I plan on spending a Christmas in Boston one day! :) BUCKET LIST! ;)
 Who doesn't love the Swan Boats? :)
I can't think of a better way of celebrating finishing the Boston Marathon than to go to The Paint Bar and paint this! I will be running the half in October 2014, (it will be my first), and if I find I love to run races, I may train to qualify for the Boston Marathon. :)
These next three are of the "Make Way for Ducklings" statue- Summer, Fall, and Winter! I'm sure they have a spring one too- I think making all four seasons would make for gorgeous art work in the home. :)