top ten thursday : summer reading 

The Shoemakers Wife, Adriana Trigani A beautiful piece of historical fiction, this novel follows two star crossed lovers from the hills of Italy across the ocean to immigrant lives in early America.  The characters are so well written readers will develop an attachment to their every trial and tribulation.  Although it is not a completely true story, it is based heavily on the author’s grandparents’ … Continue reading top ten thursday : summer reading 

top ten tuesday: eco mania

It has come to my attention that there is way too much trash in the world, and those horror stories of the Earth exploding in a fiery pit of doom might actually come true.  People say if you worry about the environment, you’re a hippie/tree hugger/idealist/bleeding heart.  Uhhh yea, so what? The truth is, we are messing this planet up, and it will affect us … Continue reading top ten tuesday: eco mania

top ten tuesday: boston babe 

With my family originating from around Pittsburgh and Craig’s around Boston, we’ve had a lot of experience exploring both cities.  We’ve also had a lot of experiences not speaking on Sundays until the Patriots/Steelers game is forgotten,  and when the Bruins beat the Penguins in the playoffs a few years ago, we had a week long stand off.  Even so, Boston is a gorgeous city that … Continue reading top ten tuesday: boston babe