Breen In Boston

Living life in Boston

Tourists in our own neighborhood June 13, 2011

Filed under: 30_for_30,My Life — Breen @ 6:02 pm
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Despite the fact that we live less than a 20 minute walk away from both the MFA and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum we had yet to visit either of them since moving to our apartment in the winter of 2009. I had been to the Gardner Museum once in college on a “field trip” for my Art History class and had loved it then and wanted to share the experience with Scott.

We got the motivation we needed in the form of a Groupon for 2 adult tickets with a “postcard package” for $15. Yesterday was a rather dismal day so after our run and an episode of Flight of the Conchords watched while we ate lunch, we decided to mosey on over to the museum.

It was even more incredible than I remembered. My favorite is still the courtyard.


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What’s For Dinner: Salmon in a Pouch April 22, 2011

Filed under: 30_for_30,My Life — Breen @ 1:58 pm
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As promised in yesterday’s post, here is my recipe for Salmon in a Pouch (also contributes to my 30 for 30 list goals). Just for reference, here’s the complete meal again.


Trust me, there’s salmon under all that lemon and veggies

Complete recipe follows.

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Inspiration for Craft Corner April 14, 2011

Filed under: 30_for_30,My Life — Breen @ 6:44 pm
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As I mentioned on my 30-for-30 post, one of my goals is to create storage and organization for all of my crafting supplies (sewing, embroidery, scrapbook and card making supplies mostly). It is hard enough to be creative, let alone when you are completely overwhelmed with the prospect of even finding all your supplies- let alone actually working on a project. Currently, my crafting supplies live in a 3 drawer rolly cart (without the wheels, and yes, that is the technical term) in my closet, some supplies (like my Cricut and some scrapbook supplies) live in Scott’s closet while still others reside in a basket on the top shelf of my closet or in various other places in our small bedroom. While I realize that we live in a small apartment where space is at a premium, I also think that there is usable space to convert to a storage area, as long as I make sure to consider Youk proof containers for areas he can reach as he is quite destructive. I hope then when the process of getting my crafting supplies isn’t so tedious, I might be able to work on them more as it is a hobby that I love, and yet hardly ever do because of the huge amount of time I have to invest to gather and put away the materials. Without further ado, here are some inspiration pics for my little craft corner:
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Breen’s 30 for 30 April 7, 2011

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I’m a bit late jumping on to the trend, but as I am turning 30 on July 14, 2012 I thought I would start by posting my 30 for 30 list with goals that can realistically be attained in the next year and 3 months. I will update this list as I cross things off!

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