Monday, June 6, 2016

#BecomingMolly - Part 3 - "These are the People in My Neighborhood"

Poppies in the recreation of the garden that would have been across the street from the Shapiro house in 1919
The unique thing about the museum I work for is that it's a portrait of a neighborhood from the l600's right up through the 1950's. It's exploring how life changed within a single small community over the course of three centuries.

Sunday, June 5, 2016


This wasn't my originally planned "next post," but I realized that this post would be my 400th since I started blogging here. Soooooo exciting, right? Well here is a poppy for no specific purpose. Happy 400!

First Real Hike of the Summer

I honestly have no idea where the last few weeks went. It's been crazy, but in the best imaginable way. I'm really enjoying my work at the museum. It's the most unique experience I've ever had working anywhere. The past month and a half has completely flown by.

Thankfully I've had some time to do things outside of work. Like hiking.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

#becomingMolly - Part 2 - Abroad in 1919

I'm a dorky history lover. Yes, I love poring over old books trying to find out the details of past events. Working at the museum has given me a great opportunity to spend ample time researching d hone in on the information that I need to know to do my job correctly.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Last Week in iPhone Pictures

Hey, I'm back. It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I've plunged head long into my museum job. So far I'm loving it because I get to hang out in amazing old houses and talk about history. 

Just from the sheer volume of the amount of reading and studying that I've been putting in to prepare myself, I haven't had the time to sit down and write about what I've been doing. Of course, I haven't actually been able to take my camera to work, but I have been able to use my phone (not, my favorite method of photography) to get a few shots before opening. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

#MadeItMonday - Challah Bread

Today I had my first trial run of making a loaf of challah bread. Challah is the traditional sabbath bread of Jewish families around the world. Because of my summer job, I'll be making onsite and the last thing that I want to do it make it and have it look, well, bad.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

#BecomingMolly - Part 1 - The Journey Back in Time Begins

Please pardon the cell phone picture!
I've been given a fascinating opportunity for employment this summer. With my obsessive love of all things history, I've always felt like I was living in the wrong era. Enter becoming a first person interpreter.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Four Things I Didn't Learn Being Homeschooled

Recently I've been hearing from a slew a homeschool graduates, my age and a little older, who have been griping about how they aren't sure that homeschooling is really worth the investment and energy that their parents put into it. Most of them, without having any adult experience with education system below a college level, have decided that homeschooling isn't going to be in their futures as it presents too many missed opportunities.

I feel like I have a little different perspective than most of these former students about homeschooling vs. real schooling.

I'm a homeschool grad and, with the exception of that one year that I attended kindergarten at a local semi-private school, I was homeschooled for my entire pre-college education. I've recently made the foray into a "normal" educational institution as my source of employment. In my short time there, I've learned a lot of things that I didn't learn being homeschooled. I always wanted to disregard the nay-sayers and believe that my elementary through high-school education was pretty complete. Frankly, I wasn't prepared for what my years of homeschooling didn't teach me. 

Buckle up, it's time for this educator to spill the beans on what homeschoolers everywhere could be missing out on.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Girl Behind the Blog: Right Now I'm....

Here I am, on WEEK TWO of April vacation. Yes, I did get two solid, blessed weeks of time off. Can we talk about how amazing that idea is. Of course, it's going by so much faster than I want it to, but I'll relish it while I can get it! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

#MadeItMonday - Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I've decided to start doing a few new blogging themes. Introducing #MadeItMonday. I'll be dedicating my monday posts to things that I've made, either inspired by my Pinterest boards or just things of my own creation.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Vacation - Part 2 - Big Brother and Editing

{Disclaimer: His pose, not mine.} 
I like to consider myself to be a fairly decent sister. Generally speaking, I follow the rules DON'T be too annoying and DON'T be too embarrassing. Sometimes I have to buck those rules.

This past weekend I had the privilege to shoot a wedding for an old friend of my brother. It was an absolute pleasure getting to work with this couple. They were so laid back and excited that it really made my work as a photographer extremely easy. But that wasn't the point that I was starting out to make with this post.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy April Vacation - Part 1

April vacation is finally here and let me tell you, I'm so ready for it. It's good been so good to have a little down time, alright maybe not exactly down time, but time where I can putter at getting things done that I need/want to do.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Sitting on a Mountain, Drinking Coffee with a Dog.

After spending hours inside, sometimes you just have to get outside and enjoy fresh air. It's good to get out. It's better even better if you drag a friend along, but it's better still if that friend brings freshly roasted coffee and a golden retriever to share. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Life's crazy. I haven't forgotten. Pizza.

Does anything more really need to be said?

Okay, yes, it does. I'm in the midst of working on blog posts that are actually substantive, but in the the mean time, and to prove that I haven't actually completely forgotten about my blog, here's a random picture of a pizza.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Finding My Rhythm

Happy Easter! 

Back in December, after months of faithfully, or not, updating my blog I suddenly vanished from the blogging scene. Things were crazy during the holiday season, which threw me off my pace. Christmas and New Years being over and done, things normally would settled down, but I came straight off the holidays into a whirlwind of resumes, job interviews and follow-ups.

After weeks of craziness, I suddenly found myself starting a full-time job in a private school. Gone are the days of hoodies-and-jeans nanny days, I'm now a full-fledged young profession complete with high-heels. (Okay, maybe I don't actually wear the high-heels everyday, but when you're the same hight as your average fifth and sixth graders you have to do something to seem imposing. Just sayin')