Fall is cold….

blanket and mug

My last post was about preparing my closet for fall and it was so hunky dory scarves this and cute shoes that. Well, that was Saturday morning and Sunday took a turn for the worst. The apartment officially chilled over and I finally had to shut all the windows that had been opened for months. I kid you not: flies were clinging to window panes to die. It was vile, and the worst of it was I had to go to bed in socks. Yes, socks.

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My Summer: By Way of Instagram

This summer I’ve been noticeably absent from I Dream of Poutine. In my defense I think that a lot of bloggers, especially those who don’t make a significant amount of their income from their web musings, step back from their sites to enjoy the Vitamin D.

For a moment I felt bad about it, but we only get so many months of warmth in New England, thus I wanted to take full advantage of these beautiful months.

So, to make up for being away, here are some of my favorite Instagram photos from the summer. The majority were taken from my iPhone, as I didn’t want to take my Canon to the hot beach. The apps VSCO and Mextures help give my photos that great look. Hang in for the long ride!


This is my favorite antique shop: Barge Canal Market. It’s filled with amazing pieces, though most are fitted for those with a $100K+ income who’re looking to furnish their loft with Eames-like chairs and ‘60s retro looks. Still, I love poking around.

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Photos around Burlington

My life has been a little fun, a little wild, a little crazy, and a bit all over the place, this summer. It’s been filled with delicious cocktails, a few stumbling nights, a busy work schedule, and loads of time spent on the Burlington shores of Lake Champlain.

This doesn’t leave much time or energy for writing, but, baby, when the weather is this good it’s hard to stay hunched over the laptop ;)

Photos within!

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The Little Blue Box


As a girl my favorite color was purple and it covered all four walls of my room. Now I have many “favorite” colors: colors for wearing, colors for my someday kitchen, colors I like to see men wear, colors that look best on my nails.

They depend on mood and lighting, and picking and choosing isn’t as easy as it used to be during my purple days.

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Strawberry, Banana, Citrus Juice (add champagne)

fresh juice

Citrus juice

2 for 1 strawberry sales roll through Price Chopper on a regular basis and I always take advantage. I typically reserve one package for regular snacking and the other for an “on a whim” recipe. A few weeks ago it was unnaturally warm, and I had a hankering for a juice that would satisfy my sweet tooth.

Unlike most juices I share this one contains no greens, and while I didn’t have any champagne or prosecco on hand (shocking, I know) this recipe would be absolutely amazing with a healthy dose of the bubbly.

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