Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. Enjoying the leftover pumpkin from my pie for breakfast. I find any excuse to add pumpkin to anything and I highly recommend these pumpkin pie oats!

Pumpkin oatmeal recipe here

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A weekend trip to Boston.

Quincy Market

Quincy Market

Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts State House

Exploring the freedom trail to the best of our ability in 98 degree weather.

Exploring the freedom trail to the best of our ability in 98 degree weather.

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We spent a long time in this bookshop. One of my favorite finds on the trip.

We spent a long time in this bookshop. One of my favorite finds on the trip.

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Tatte Bakery

Tatte Bakery

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Sitting on Harvard’s campus. Pretending we are students.

Sitting on Harvard’s campus. Pretending we are students.

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The beautiful Boston Public Library

The beautiful Boston Public Library

We each checked out a book we had been reading and sat in the courtyard to read while we waited out a rainstorm.

We each checked out a book we had been reading and sat in the courtyard to read while we waited out a rainstorm.

Exploring Beacon Hill

Exploring Beacon Hill

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Acorn Street. The most photographed street in the United States.

Acorn Street. The most photographed street in the United States.

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Boston Common

Boston Common

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Porch Fest.

Porch Fest.

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The Butcher's Daughter. Lower East Side, Manhattan. 

Let me just say this waffle was delicious. And it happened to be gluten free and dairy free. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that 100% of The Butcher's Daughter menu is actually dairy free and vegetarian! I don't eat meat or dairy (I do eat eggs!) so I was a happy camper. 

Also, our waiter Greg had amazing style.

 

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A snowy day in Alphabet City, NYC.

 

I am very grateful that I was able to spend Christmas with my family in Ohio this year. Here's a little glimpse into what was too short of a visit. Thank you to my youngest brother Zack, for always (reluctantly) being up for a portrait session. 

 

A trip to Philadelphia. 

There is so much history in Philly and it felt that way walking around. The streets were lovely and picturesque, especially Elfreth's Alley, the nation's oldest residential street. 

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens was a highlight of the trip and definitely a must see for a visit to Philly. 

Autumn is my favorite season, and my favorite time to visit Central Park. The tourists were out in full force, but what is nice about Central Park is if you take the trails deep enough, you can feel like you aren't in the city anymore.