This Vermont summer was absolutely magnificent. We had so many beautiful days and I definitely got a delicious dose of vitamin d. Then, out of nowhere, the temps dropped. It went from the 80s to the 60s in the span of two days, signifying that fall was ready to arrive.
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.
I’ve almost been 23 for three months, and thus far it has been an exciting time. I officially feel like a 20-something—a term I used to loathe but now accept with a bit of laughter and understanding.
When I was 22 I was graduating college. I was getting started with a job. It was all exciting and new. Now a year has passed since my graduation and it has all really set in. I officially feel like I’m a young professional, a growing woman, and at times it is exciting, but it can often be very daunting and scary.
During my senior year of high school I joined road biking for my spring sport. Nothing got me in better shape and I grew to love the tough, rough hills that were plentiful in the White Mountain Region.
When I moved to Burlington I was too scared to bike around; this city tries to peg itself as bike friendly, but really it’s all propaganda and bloodied faces.
By New England standards the last few days have been exceptionally balmy. To give you an idea, on Monday it was 25 degrees and I was upset that I had to drive to work that day because I would have much rather walked. Yes, we’re crazy for living here, but we suffer through these mad months for three glorious months of summer. However, at least four of those weeks are filled with rain….Enough with this math though!
Boot care should never be an afterthought. You want the material to age beautifully and people still commenting years after the purchase. This is especially true of leather, which yearns to get better with the changing seasons. And since we’re moving into winter, there isn’t a better time to prepare your shoes.
Frye’s are boots you wear in your twenties, and thirties, and maybe during your pregnancies, buy more of, and then pass a pair onto your daughter once her foot is the same size as yours. These Frye Jane boots, made from good leather, go beyond the “investment piece” label. They’re a legacy piece.