Showing posts with label Shutterbuggin'. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shutterbuggin'. Show all posts

Monday, November 19, 2012


Hi Deweese,

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving? I can't. It really snuck up on me! It feels like time is moving so fast lately and it makes me feel pretty frazzled. I'd like to hold on to fall a little longer, but I know that as soon Thanksgiving comes and goes its all over. I love the fall. The air feels so crisp and clean after summer's haze and it is so wonderful to be outside and not be too hot or too cold. The best.

I had a great fall and I thought one way to hold on to it is to share some of my instagram photos with you. I thought by now I'd be over instagram but I can honestly say it is my favorite social media. I just never get sick of it and love checking it throughout the day! So please indulge me as I attempt to slow down the clock and dream of candy corn, cider, slippers and pie.


PS: Doesn't this look like the perfect transitional jacket?

Friday, September 7, 2012


Hi Everyone,

Boy, does it feel good to be back (and a little bittersweet). Deweese, that paint by number is awesome! I really love the colors.

So, I'd like to share some pics of my summer vacation, which was a pretty epic trip to Maine. Nick and I headed out on what I was calling a vacation/political campaign. You see, being from New Hampshire, I have a lot of friends and family up in New England and we planned to meet-and-greet with a lot of them!

We spent the first half of our week in York, Maine.  We stayed at the exact same house where my brother got married last fall! It was great to go back. The weather was amazing and the scenery was just as breathtaking as I remembered.
View to the right of our house!
My nephew growing up so fast.

My favorite photo of my cousins... taken by my sister-in-law!
We had a lot of people around the table at dinner. I love a simple table setting on vacation. 

View to the left of the house at sunset. When I got to work I set this as my desktop background!

While in York, Nick and I took a day trip just the two of us. We had absolutely no plan of where to go. We just borrowed my parents' car and drove up the coast in search of lunch. That's a rare thing for us to do (not have a plan). We ended up in Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine. It could not have been more perfect. Note to self: live by the seat of your pants more often, ok?

The second half of the week involved stopping in to see some friends in Biddeford Pool, Maine, and then finally to Lori's camp on a lake in Liberty, Maine.  Lori's family has owned the camp since the early 1900s!  I visited back in 8th grade, so it was a little walk down memory lane for me. While there we swam in the lake (the cleanest I've ever been in), boated, cooked, and read books in hammocks. Once I got over the pure silence and darkness (I'm a scared city rat), relaxation really set in.

Approaching Lori's camp on a moving boat, hence the blurriness. It's the only way to get there (or to swim, I suppose!)

With no running water to wash my hair for 4 days, this was my hairstyle of choice.  Notice: no time spent at the mirror to get the part straight. Too much swimming to be done!

We also had Hamlin the dog with us, aka hair twin!
Every night we took a sunset cruise with snacks and white wine.

Lori was the most gracious host! 

The end.


PS: My brother's wedding in Maine.
PS: My summer vacation last year.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Hi Everyone,

Well, thanks for your patience! I finally took photos of the bedroom and here they are. I decided to use this opportunity to really (I mean really) work on my photography skills, as it is a goal of mine to be better and gain photography as a passable life skill.  So often Nick takes photos when are we are out and about and many of those end up here on the blog. So it was important to me that I took all of these photos and learned how to edit them with only Nick's guidance, not his actual assistance. It was so challenging, but also really gratifying.

Some quick things I still need to work on (because excuses make me feel better):
  • I need to remember the overall story. I forgot to get a good "overall" shot, mainly because I wasn't using a wide enough lens.
  • Dust a little more before taking pictures. You'll see some um, character (?) here.
  • Quality over quantity. I took a ton of photos of some areas of the bedroom thinking "one of these will be great". Not so much. 
  • So, so, much more. 
Anyway, heeeeere goes nothing! And, again, thank you to Deweese for allowing me to blatantly copy her living room paint color for my bedroom! 

 Phew! If you're still with me, I hope you liked it!



Friday, July 13, 2012

Guest Post: Nick's Manhattanhenge Experience

Happy Friday, Readers!

Today we're bringing you another guest post, this time from Nick. If you don't know who Nick is, well, then this is probably your first time to this this blog. If so, read this. Thanks, Nick!

Blythe & Deweese,

Thanks for having me guest post!

I wanted to share some of my photos I took the of Manhattanhenge this past Wednesday.  In a nutshell, Manhattanhenge it is when the setting sun lines up perfectly with the east-west streets of Manhattan.  It happens only twice a year and it would be easy to miss...I was amazed how quickly it passed.  The sun started lining up at 8:20pm and there is only about a 3-5 minute window where it is front and center.  I took these photos with my friend Mike at 23th Street and 3rd Ave.  Enjoy!

Much Love,


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth!

Lately I've been kind of nostalgic while looking at some of our photo albums over the past few years. This summer is about slowing down and I've really enjoyed looking at the photos albums of previous events and seeing photos I don't even remember but love! So I thought it would be fun to share some summertime/fourth of july shots we've taken with you in the spirit of today:

Tonight Nick and I head to a 4th of July party right here in NYC. Gotta admit, it is wonderful to be staying put this year! We're bringing this avocado salad/salsa to the party. Nick and I have been eating it all summer and its delish!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Sailing on the Hudson


So glad that the party was a success and I was sorry to miss it! I've always loved that photo of you and your mom cheek to cheek and those invites look great!! Love that you designed them yourself. What a night! Also, don'tgetmestarted on how cute that little Abby is!

So earlier this week Nick and our cousins went on a sunset ride on a sailboat along the Hudson. The idea came from Melissa, who found out about it on Cup of Jo, and, man, thank goodness that Melissa is my cousin and I get to be involved in all her great ideas! All those who visit NYC or live here: I highly recommend you do this! It is so fun and 100% memorable.

Here are some pics:


PS: Another sailing trip!