Posts Tagged ‘Winter’

Grams of the Week – Jan 30

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Oh I’ve been slacking on this… sry! Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! I picked up a new client (yah!!). But I’ve been going into the city for meetings – it’s a lot of  back and forth. At least I can kill some time by taking sad rainy instagram pictures… A few days ago it felt almost like spring. I went outside and took these winter garden photos (above). Ahhhh but only a few days later the snow […]

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Run Those Pipes!

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Previously published in The Wave. Happy Birthday Matt!! On my husband’s birthday, which also happens to be New Years Day, we get a text from our tenants, “So strange, our water isn’t working.” “What?!!? Turn on all the faucets – hot and cold!” I went into red alert mode, grabbed a blow dryer and extension cord and ran upstairs. I tried to find access to the pipes but there were no major lines exposed. My husband spent the next hour or so trying to figure out where their pipes were in […]

grams of the week – jan 8

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Here’s a recap of the best instagrams of last week. If you want the day to day follow me here! The Bomb Cyclone is the theme of this weeks grams of the week. Here’s Cookie using her new Cat Cave Bed which I got her for Christmas. It’s made from sheep’s wool, so warm! My friends Dave and Anna made some good old comfort food the day after the storm, thx u! There’s nothing like homemade pizza (drooooolllll). My parents took me to Bungalow Bar  for a pre–birthday lunch (thats right!!!!!). Before I walked in, I spotted this frozen bike and had […]

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An Old Ford and Two Christmas Miracles

Christmas Tree all decorated

I dropped a barrage of obscenities hanging up my outside Christmas lights. Every year I have fuses blow, bulbs that break and bows that blow off my porch, never to be seen again. How come my decorating experience isn’t like the ones I see on the Hallmark Christmas movies that I love and binge-watch? Getting frustrated and cursing at inanimate objects is not what Christmas is about. I took a few minutes (and a glass of wine) to calm myself before I finished the last string of lights. Since then, […]

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Snow Day!

Why is it so much fun when it snows? I didn’t even mind shoveling the front of the house. Most people can work from home so that’s a good thing. It justifies day drinking (definitely a good thing) and it just feels like a special day. Everything slows down, it’s a break from the day to day frenzy. After shoveling so my housemates*  don’t slip and fall and sue me,  I walked around and took  some photos. My block facing the bay. I took this one by  Borders and the blvd. The police […]

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laziness procures brilliance – the year-round koozie

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I was recently gifted a Dolly Parton koozie (be jealous Katie Honan). I thought, “I can’t wait to sport this, basking on the beach this summer. What a cool gift!” Then, a few days ago, I was sitting in my usual evening spot – on the couch, by the space heater with my blanket (yes, we have heat but it’s still cold). I was relaxing, watching some Gilmore Girls and drinking a beer – ok fine, I admit… it was a twisted tea. I generally don’t like drinking cold beverages in the […]

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february

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36 days till spring.

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Last Stop, Broad Channel

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You know the final scene in Titanic when Leonardo DiCaprio is in the arctic waters freezing to his death trying to console his beloved (also frozen) Rose (Kate Winslet)? Every day that clip flashes through my mind as my stomach fills with dread… then we arrive. LAST STOP BRAWD CHANNEL, Transfah to the A!!!! It’s essential that we Rockaway commuters have our winter gear situation down pat.  There’s the hoodie/hat combo, the double coat plus cap technique, the earmuff collar up style, the poofy coat /headphone combo etc. etc. I’m partial to the hat/scarf head wrap. My nose is like the peninsula, […]

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Seasonal Plantings New to Myrtle Ave – Ridgewood

I received the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District monthly email and was happy to read about this: New seasonal plantings have been added as part of a new program initiative begun in September by the Myrtle Avenue BID, the Ridgewood LDC & The Horticultural Society of New York.  The plantings have given the pedestrian plazas at the intersection of 71 Av., Stephen Street and Myrtle Av. as well as Venditti Square & a planting area at Catalpa & Myrtle Avenues a holiday makeover. Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District, with the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation, the city’s partner in caring for this space, […]

Snowy day in Ridgewood

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