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Hi, my name is Pam.

I was born and raised in Massachusetts and now live in New Hampshire, but I spent the majority of my life living in central Florida. I like to write about both areas of the country and I have a blog about seashells too.

Three of my four kids are grown so my family is getting smaller at the present time. My house is a fixer-upper and I write about home improvements including gardening and landscaping, which is a love of mine.   My blog is the story of how we live in New England with a short growing season and (sometimes) harsh winters.

I work online and have been successful in building up my own business since 2007.  I believe that God guides me through this life and I’ve added one of my favorite scriptures to this photo of a cross-country meet that my son took part in quite a few years ago.  It reminds me that no matter where we are in life, we must persevere, and never give up.


run the race

…..thank you for visiting.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. 07/26/2009 2:03 pm

    It’s always fun to visit this place, Pam. I really enjoy your beautiful New England photos. The classic boat show you’re spotlighting this week is similar to the Woodward Dream Cruise held every August here in suburban Detroit. Boomers from all over the country come here to VROOOM up and down Woodward in their classic wheels. Wish I had your eye and your camera. It might make a good blog subject.

  2. 07/27/2009 7:30 am

    Thanks Tom, I appreciate that!

  3. 08/10/2010 2:50 pm

    Hi Pam,

    I wanted to get in touch with you on behalf of Ames Hotel in Boston, designed by renowned design team The Rockwell Group. Open for less than a year, Ames has already garnered many awards which have been given on account of the design team finding a happy medium between the building’s historical roots & its newly born modern additions.

    Three distinct art installations honor both the old and the new. The original mosaic, barrel-vaulted ceiling in the hotel lobby was restored to its original state. London-based artists, Sophie Nielsen and Paul Knudsen, created the “Mirror Chandelier,” composed of thousands of individually cut metalized discs suspended from the Romanesque-Byzantine ceiling. At no point during the day will you find the same reflection illuminated on the mosaic ceiling. The wall behind the reception desk features hand cast porcelain pieces as a constant homage to the building’s exterior. Finally, in the tradition of New England curio cabinets, the on-premise Woodward restaurant and bar present the “Cabinets of Curiosities.” Each glass box contains a New England inspired object, such as a wooden carved Patriot or a Victorian birdcage, lending an almost ominous feel to a time gone by. I’ve attached a few images of the hotel to this e-mail.

    We’re reaching out to you today because of your interest in design, specifically New England design and would love to extend an invite for you to stop by for a personal tour.

    If you’re interested in learning more about the design and style of Ames Hotel, please let us know ASAP and we’ll work to coordinate. We hope you’ll join us!


  4. 09/21/2010 12:44 am

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  5. 11/22/2011 8:25 pm

    After reading your comment on my blog I had to do a little more digging and found your blog, which by the way, I thoroughly enjoy. I have a soft spot for New Hampshire. My wife and myself honeymooned there and left with lots of fond memories. You’ve just been added to my “favorite blog” list. Thanks.

    • 11/23/2011 11:44 am

      Hey, thanks very much. I enjoyed reading your blog too and will have to add it to my list as well.

  6. 01/27/2012 2:16 pm

    Really nice photographs.

  7. Libby Keane permalink
    05/23/2012 9:15 pm

    Welcome home, neighbor.

  8. drgirl permalink
    06/28/2012 2:47 pm

    You are a great writer, my friend!

  9. Whitney permalink
    07/24/2014 12:58 pm

    It’s very fun and exciting to have stumbled upon your blog! I was searching for a way to identify some shells I have been collecting and making some wreaths with, and decided to do some research regarding them. Not only do I find photos on your blog of the exact shells I have been collecting (pink and purple scallop shells), but then find out you live in the area I was born and lived in for 40 years, and still have children, friends and family there – Peterborough! Definitely a small world.

    • 07/25/2014 8:19 am

      Hi Whitney,
      It’s good to hear you have found the seashell info you were looking for. I’ve been very busy this summer and need to update this blog. I love living in the Monadnock region of NH. It’s a beautiful spot.
      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog.

  10. Tanya permalink
    02/26/2015 7:12 pm

    Please keep giving updates! It will end soon and I look forward to some beautiful pictures… I hope to move up there when my kids go to college it is breath taking to me!

    • 02/27/2015 10:00 am

      The northeast is a beautiful place to live, if you can afford it. Between the taxes and oil bills, I am staying quite poor..! This winter has been horrendous and it’s taken a toll on my house. Until this year, I did not mind winter.

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