Heart happiness

“Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” – Rilke
 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Weekend Warmth

I have watched the farmer's market tree progress throughout the season...

I have watched the farmer’s market tree progress throughout the season…

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Reached in and grabbed a sunflower with a bee on it...he landed on my hand and I almost got stung

Reached in and grabbed a sunflower with a bee on it…he landed on my hand and I almost got stung

After I swatted the bee off of me, this woman tried to pick him back up onto the flower

After I swatted the bee off of me, this woman tried to pick him back up onto the flower

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Car show was next


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Wine tastings

Wine tastings

After this, we went to see a house since I have been house hunting. Found some yummy grapes next door!

Speaking of wine, after this, we went to see a house since I have been house hunting. Found some yummy grapes next door!

But the house next door was also 1700s era and had some graves on the floor...we were not sure if maybe the owner made them or is these were remains from an actual cemetery....

But the house next door was also 1700s era and had some graves on the floor…we were not sure if maybe the owner made them or is these were remains from an actual cemetery….

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We stumbled across this as we were near the creek..

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On our way home

On our way home

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Spooks

Michaels was having a 40% off halloween decor sale!

I also picked up some pumpkins at adams. The skeleton garland is going to be draped in front of my front door to my room… Favorite buy of all though is definitely the book of spells. I got little tiny graves so that I can officially do my halloween terrarium craft! I just need to explore outside now and find some spanish moss….


  

Little Tidbits

I amazed myself this morning since I was able to wake up early to play sims, (I go through phases, right now I am quite obsessed) and still managed to make myself quite a delicious breakfast of yogurt, granola, bananas, and chai honey and this yummy and healthy lunch! :

Farmer’s market honey crisp apples, pumpkin butter from the country store, with chai honey from the local flea market on toasted whole grain bread.

I also had time to take a few super early morning shots- special thanks to my oldest doggy Lily who normally wakes me up at 6 am to go out so I can see the sunrise!

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The spiders are decorating my porch for halloween already!

The spiders are decorating my porch for Halloween already!

Also, some new music I’ve discovered… a huge thanks as usual to spotify’s “discover weekly” playlist tailored to my taste.

Favorite lately:

Often times I discover the cover of a song first, then learn of the actual song itself, like this princess of china one-

Home Happiness

I have always been content being home. I am an introvert, and need time alone in my space to recharge. There was a time recently when I was focusing so much on the next step, what masters I was going to get, what school to go to, what job would be next- that I didn’t realize how unhappy it was making me. It was only when I stopped doing that and focusing on the present every day, little life-is-so-good moments, that I began to be truly happy. I became happier in my job, happier with friends and making new friends (and more open to that!), and in every other aspect of my life honestly.

Here are some pieces of my home happiness.

spideyweb

hudson valley pic

my happy old girly

my happy old girly

Mama has home happiness, too.

Mama has home happiness, too. Fun editing playfulness.

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Summer highlights

This past labor day weekend made me think of how the summer went.

 It went pretty damn well.

Looking back, these pictures make me feel like…

sunset

I know you’ll miss those skies…

Here’s a few highlights from the summer….highlight amanda sunset2 sunset3 sunset4 sunset5 sunset6

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Time with cousins in the hamptons

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michael franti

Dancing in the crowd with Michael Franti to songs about sunshine on a beautiful June sunshiny day.

butterfly on leg

When people you miss stop by to say hello in a different form

highlight vip lounge

VIP lounge at the country music festival because your sister is bartending there

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My sissy's fridge

My sissy’s fridge

vt collage

A collage of all the beautiful things Vermont has to offer in just one weekend

squish highlight

vt beachstore in vt coolarts riot collagecool trees lit highlight taste of countryvermont1       Until next summer comes, just keep on keeping on…..