About Me

At The Bean in Chicago

I’m a 30-something lady who enjoys photography, cooking, road trips, football, long drives with the windows down, hot yoga, kettlecorn, cheesy pop punk music, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

My favorite movie of all time is Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic and my favorite song of all time is Creedence Clearwater Revival’s I Put A Spell On You. I’m not really sure what either of those choices say about me except that both make me appreciate what is real in life: soul, emotion, honesty. Right to the edge.

My blog focuses on the adventure that is life – travel, marriage, health, recipes, home ownership, photography, DIY/crafts, and a deep thought or two. I write from the heart and try to impart a little wisdom along the way. I don’t know much about SEO or Google Analytics, I don’t have the flashiest design, my photography skills are fledgling at best. I’ve felt the pressure of the blogosphere, tried to churn out premium content on a schedule, and lost my passion along the way. Its just not me and I’m ok with that. I don’t do ads or sponsored posts. I write about things that excite me and inspire me. I know you’ll be able to tell if I’m not passionate about what I’m saying here, and that matters to me. Blogging is personal and I write because I love to write. That said, I really appreciate you being here and hope you like what you read.

If you want to learn more, check out my 2000-2010 decade in review. There’s tons of information there about me.

Here I Am At The Grand Canyon

Contact Me

Email: domestocrat (at) gmail (dot) com
Twitter: @domestocrat
Instagram: @domestocrat
Flickr: View my photostream here


All questions about my photography and cameras can be answered here.

Notable Things About Me

On May 21, 2011 I got married to this amazing man:

We cook, we travel, we laugh, we live, we love.

We bought our first house in Somerville, MA in August 2011 and are having a blast being first time owners.

This blog will be a collection of musings on all of the things I just mentioned. Enjoy!

The background for my blog was designed and provided by Subtle Patterns.

33 Responses to About Me

  1. Pingback: Fighting In The Desert | John Serpico

  2. cookinghealthyforme says:

    Subscribing to you blog…. I am a fellow foodie, but healthy cooking – so says my doctor! Congratulations to you & your new hubby!

  3. Beth M says:

    Cool blog! I (like many others) saw your content on Freshly Pressed. I love that you live in Boston and that we have some similar interests. Keep up the great writing and good to find out about you.

  4. lisa says:

    Love your blog I was given this link from a friend of mine. We sell Pampered Chef and I also was drawn to you wearing your Boston College tee
    I too originally from Boston College
    Thank you your blog is very inspirational
    Lisa Miller

  5. sunny suman says:

    O God!!! lot many categories in ur list, shows u hav soooooo much to write on………. was brout thru Fresly presd….. liked ur blog
    Happy writing,

  6. Renju says:

    Hi, I have nominated you for “The Versatile Blogger Award”. You could find more details here: http://renjuradhakrishnan.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/the-versatile-blogger-award/ or just click on Home to see the main page reviews.

    Happy New Year & Wish you Good Lucks ahead.
    Kind Regards.

  7. Nancy MacKenzie says:

    Your seeded sourdough boule certainly caught my eye!! I will be trying my hand at bread making for the first time next week and your recipe will be the maiden voyage. :) Wish me luck!

  8. littleboone says:

    I like no love your site and the review above, thank you.

  9. Lilee says:

    I have nominated you for the Sister Of World Bloggers Award. Please go to my blog http://myhappydance.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award/ to get information to add your award to your blog. :)

  10. Hi! I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Please read about it here: http://christinadesignsart.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/versatile-blogger-award/

  11. aysegul says:

    i really love your blog ! quite same hobbies, quite same reasons to write a blog.
    enjoy reading and looking your blog.
    inspirational ! :)

  12. Brandy says:

    I absolutely love your blog. My husband and I are taking our honeymoon to Portland, Oregon in March! Your blog has been very helpful as we are planning our trip (we have very similar interests). Is there anything you would say we MUST do when we are there? Thanks so much!

  13. Evez says:

    I stumbled across here by accident and it didn’t take me more than a couple minutes to fall in love with your blog! I like your photographs and writing style! Greetings from the other side of the world! :)

  14. mzsura says:

    Congratulations…I’ve nominated you for a Shine-on Award, please click the link below to accept it and to see how it works.

  15. mdog32 says:

    Hey there! I just nominated you for a blogger award, congrats!!



  16. chuck spinster says:

    fabulous review on your Alaska cruise… the wife and I are celebrating 25 years with an Alaska cruise and a week in Seattle next May.

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