I know you are reading this, so I thought this would be funny.
I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you before I left. I wanted to, I’m sure you know.
Please tell Scott I wish him a very happy, peaceful birthday. 

I love you, and your whole family. 
Thank you for everything.


I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am here in Vermont.

I’m so excited to be here for so many reasons:

source: weheartit
My apartment is so cute, that sometimes when I’m out I think of how warm and special it is that I can’t wait just to go back home just to be in this space.

My roommate is absolutely wonderful. Every night we talk and have so much fun just hanging out, I know this year is going to be a really great one. We have really different perspectives because she’s from Vermont and I’m from NYC’s suburbs, which is really different but really cool.

College. My first days of classes have been wonderful! I’m so excited to be back in school in such a positive learning environment. It’s really helping me grow. I can feel it.

All the people I’m surrounded by are just incredible. And I’m not comparing individual people, but back home it’s sometimes hard to fight all the negativity and here I feel like my soul is a little bit more free.

I’m really excited to learn. Learn how to cook HEALTHY by myself, for myself. Learn about gemstones and all of these really cool things my roommate is knowledgeable about. Learn about CERAMICS because Sean already signed up and Liza, Jeremy &me are thinking about joining the studio too (at least for a month) and just all of these things that are avaliable here. I feel like I have an overwhelming amount of potential and now it’s up to me to use these resources and things that are in front of me!

Overall, I’m just soooooo happy to be here and just live and see how things go. So far it’s been such a positive experience that I highly recommend anyone who has ever thought about picking up and moving to do it (especially alone! I think this makes a HUGE difference.) There are ALWAYS going to be things that will hold you back, but you have to realize once you throw yourself into a situation like that things will be good if you REALLY want them to be good. If you focus on that things will work out. It’s amazing how everything falls into place if you really let them.
I am so thankful. ♥

&I’d really like to say happy belated birthday to my best friend, Jessie. I hope 20 is a great year! I was totally going to write you this whole big thing but I didn’t have internet when it was your birthday (lame excuse, huh?) I really want you to know that I’m proud of you for going to England for a semester by yourself. And you know we’ll stay biffs even though we’re maddd hours apart. I love you to death. Never stop calling me everyday when you get out of class or if something silly happens. Those convos are my favorite.

August Update – Photo Heavy!!

In Kathy’s house

I can’t believe it has been TWO WEEKS since I last blogged.

What you’ve missed:

I finished my philosophy course at UVM with Professor Sugarman:

I found this picture of him from googling his name; awesome.

The course was called: Philosophical questions and religious responses to human existence.
It was really interesting.

Out of the texts we read my favorites are:
Camus – Myth of Sisyphus
Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning
Sartre – Existentialism as a Humanism

I think we all know by now; I’m an existentialist. I would love to go into this more later-
George and I took a (short) roadtrip to MAINE! Why? To look for meteors. The real reason? We’ve never been there before. So we drove 5 hours to Portland, Maine, couched surfed (also for the first time) went to the beach in the AM and were back in Burlington that night.

View from the car – I think this is in New Hampshire

This is what a sandy beach in Maine looks like

We just got on the road heading back to VT when George spotted some kids on a bridge. Before I knew what was going on the car was parked and he was already out –

the funniest part about it is: they were next to a sign that said “NO JUMPING OFF THIS BRIDGE”

it didn’t stop anyone.

George’s turn

It seemed strange to me because NO ONE does this back home on the Island.
But they were having fun and the water looked pretty clean so why not?
(I wouldn’t do it though – lol. I’m not much of a swimmer anyway;)

near where the kids were jumping – Maine

On the ride back-

And now for the big news: I AM MOVING TO BURLINGTON. I’ll definitely be posting more about this later. But for a short overview: I’m moving into a small BRAND NEW apartment off of Main Street. It’s so cute (and everything’s so clean!) I don’t know if I’ll be going to school. I don’t know where I’ll be working. I don’t know how I’ll make rent. But! I’m super excited. I love that everything will be new.

sneak peek of the apartment!

The best part?
I’ll be spending more time with this family:

Extra photos from Vermont:

delicious raw food – I hope to get the recipe so I can post it here!

Kathy’s house

Kathy & Todd
Todd, Kathy’s ex boyfriend (from college), came to visit – he was super sweet.

Me &Todd taking silly long exposures

Todd & I

Sara and her son Kiernan; they have a cute blog: here

Random shot of my dorm from one of the first days I moved in.
I have shampoo bottles holding down the rug (it was curling!)

The little bunny I bring with me to my dorms

Sabian at the beach

Headstands on the beach

George collecting spring water @ Stowe, VT

He was preparing food and not ready for a picture – doesn’t he look like a model?! ahah

Group picture before George went on his way to California

Me & George –

So what am I doing right now?

I’m back home – on Long Island! On my way down I stopped in the Bronx to see my good friend Paul. We didn’t take any pictures but you can watch a fun video of him skateboarding: here

I have two weeks before the big move, so I’ve been spending my time with the people I love (and starting now I’m going to take more pictures of us -even if we’re not doing anything special)

Island Life:

Brian moving equipment to a new room in the studio

Remember Men Women & Children? (I used to LOVE them)
This is Jay getting ready to practice with his new band.

Eric with his new haircut

Eric’s tat’s – I loveee the moon

Cigar box guitars – my friends are so creative

Of This Colossal Wreck’s Guitars

Mike being creepy

Paulie, Brian’s dog

Brian being silly

Bean’s hot new bug


Me & Karen

Pickles is so talented – he eats with his paw!

we never trained him to do this – it’s something he picked up on his own & he leaves the floors and counters a mess.

My car crapped out on me (I had to drive it broken 8hrs home) & my fam got a [new] car. A 2002 VW Cabrio! So I’ve been driving the new [well, at least to us] black convertible around. It’s so cute; I’ll take a picture of it for you today.
It was my neighbor, Christine’s birthday on the 8th. We went out to Applebees:

I look terrible, but I feel like I had to post this anyway

&Last night was Bean’s Birthday:

Bean with her cupcake ice cream cake!

Erin May helping Bean cut her cake

Bean & Brian

We had a fun time! I can’t find the [small] present I bought her. I purchased it on etsy and it arrived as I was leaving for vermont. I’m sure it’s here somewhere..

Bean started making little plush dolls.
You can follow her blog here:

&This morning when I woke up (okay, okay, so I got up real late) my necklace was featured on the front page of etsy! Thank you Nichola for putting me in your gorgeous treasury!

I’ve been neglecting my shop so this was a little boost to help motivate me! I still need to find a place I can rent to do silversmithing in VT.

I’ll keep you updated!


P.S. It’s funny how I started this blog thinking I was going to use it for my business and now I only update it as a personal blog. &Does anyone know why I can’t upload bigger pictures to my blog? Every time I import them they show up so small!