Blooms on a Budget

Budget Blooms

The simplest things in life are often the best things in life, and I would definitely have to say that a simple floral arrangement is one of my all-time favorite things. Just having a single vessel filled with flowers on the kitchen counter instantly brightens my day and so it is especially lovely when I have a few arrangements scattered throughout the house.

Here are a few pictures from this past spring when I decided to splurge during a trip to Trader Joe’s and get 2 bouquets of ranunculuses, 1 bouquet of tulips and a hyacinth plant, all for less than $20.

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{Not So} Recent Snapshots

Recent Snapshots

Happy Monday! I hope you had a truly wonderful weekend. I spent mine enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation while finally getting around to going through a several thousand photos from the past few months that I have still yet to share here on the blog (don’t worry, I will only end up sharing a small portion). To start things off, here is a collection of photos from back in May when it was still springtime.

1. A mid-morning nap 2. Outside Terrain 3. Daffodil wall 4. Petite purple flowers 5. A leafy corner 6. Coffee to go 7. Honeymoon beer 8. At Moderne Barn 9. Taking in a matinee of Dumbo 10. At Claire’s Nursery 11. Caladium 12, 13, 14 & 15. Succulents galore

Into the Archives

Into the Archives

Although the last entry I posted was on the fourth, I have not been completely neglecting this blog. For the past couple weeks or so I have reformatting past entries, which has been something that I have been wanting to do ever since updating to a new layout. This new layout, compared to the previous one, has very large imagery, and for some of the photos (specifically square cropped iPhone photos, such as Instagrams), the display is just too large. So I decided to go into the archives and condense the entries laden with cropped photos and make them a bit more polished.

Even though it has been an incredibly tedious and time consuming process, fortunately, I only have a few months’ worth of entries left to go through. And then I will begin to start posting the past few months’ worth of photos that I have been wanting to post, but life lately has been making it difficult to find the time.

Below I have included a few of the entries that I have recently condensed so you can check out what I have been up to! 

Halloween Snapshots

Instagrams from The Hamptons

The Past Week or So

Kröller-Müller Museum

An Afternoon in Chelsea

Valentine’s Day at The Met

First Snapshots of 2013

A Trip to See the Tree

American Museum of Natural History

Fireworks on the Fourth

Happy Fourth of July!

Last year Alex and I were in Hawaii on our honeymoon for the 4th; we were on the second leg of our trip, staying at Turtle Bay on the North Shore of Oahu and it was pretty much perfection epitomized. The resort had a firework show that night, which I of course captured on video, and now have to share with you. The show was a good 10, maybe 15 minutes, but I sped it up, condensed it, and set it to music. The song is “Papa Loves Mambo” by Perry Como.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Neuberger Museum of Art


Back in late March, Alex and I took a trip to my Alma mater, SUNY Purchase, to visit the Neuberger Museum of Art, which I had not been to since graduating.

Founded in 1974 with a donation of 108 pieces from Roy Neuberger, the permanent collection at the museum has grown to over 6000 works and showcases a variety of artists, including 20th-century masters, mid-career and emerging artists.

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{Peter Gourfain, The Fate of the Earth, 1993-94, bronze}


{A glimpse of the campus on a Sunday}

As is the case with many small museums, photography is prohibited; however, I was able to find pictures (below) of some of the works of art that were currently on exhibition. (And feel free to click on the individual images to see the artist, title and date.)