SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN NEW YORK!

🌸 Oh, how lovely the springtime in New York has been in April!🌸 I’ve found fresh inspiration to explore, film, and create! Come along with me in this April Instagram Stories roundup video and don’t forget to follow me @lindsayofsheaves to see things as they are happening!

Some highlights of the month were when Jonas & I went to the Nyack street fair it was the first warm spring day we could go coat free, and you could see how everyone had a spring in their step again!

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Jonas surprised me with a lovely Easter egg hunt and we got a surprise tea set that is just perfect for Buxton Cottage!

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I’m so thrilled it’s flea market season again!!! I’ve always loved looking for treasures at rummage sales but not until now could I actually take some home with me to decorate the cottage! 🏑

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I can’t seem to get enough of floral prints, flowers, and sunshine! I expect May will also hold some wonderful adventures that I do hope you’ll come along with ❀

Bye For Now,

Lindsay of Sheaves

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CA GIRL, MARRIED TO A SWEDE, LIVING IN NEW YORK!

{Get To Know Me/Q&A}

I tend to confuse people when they find out I’m a California girl, married to a Swede, living in New York⁉ I thought a “Get To Know Me Tag”/Q&A would be a fun way to explain my background, interests, and how I’ve become the woman I am today! 😊 Thank you for your lovely questions and I hope you enjoy getting to know more about me and don’t forget to tell me in the comments something fun about you❀

Halloween in Salem + Witch City LookBook

Hello dearies! My dream came true of going to Salem on HALLOWEEN!!! My husband & I always combine our birthday festivities with Halloween since they are all within 4 days of each other, but we have never traveled for Halloween weekend before and we had the most amazing adventures in Connecticut & Massachusetts!

My 30th birthday was spent in Mystic, Connecticut in search of wee faerie villages with my Workaway family and of course a stop at Mystic Pizza!

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On Jonas’ birthday we went to Boston for a tea party and to see the pumpkins he carved for Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns! You can see all our birthday adventures on Tales of Sheaves (COMING SOON) but on my blog I’m going to be talking all about SALEM!!!

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Ever since I first saw Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” I KNEW I one day I had to go to Salem in search of the Sanderson Sisters and the epic filming locations! On the Saturday night before Halloween we ventured into Witch City and it was the most magical experience (even after trying to find a free place to park for 1 hour).

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The first filming location we spotted was The Ropes Mansion and I gasped to behold it’s beauty in real life! It was the home of Max’s crush, Allison, and where her family put on the most fancy Halloween party. Speaking of parties, the Salem Old Town Hall was the location for the party Max’s parents almost “danced until they died” when Winifred sang her bewitching version of “Put A Spell On You” with her sisters.

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On Halloween day we got to explore a few more locations just outside of Salem. We found the “Hocus Pocus House” (Max’s house) at 8 Ocean Avenue. It was fun to see so many fans of the film stopping to snap a photo in their costumes and even chatting with others there. I truly felt the spirit of Halloween there!

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Our favorite filming location was at the Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, Ma. It’s one of New England’s oldest cemeteries and has the most stunning view over the water.

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We found the very graves where Jay & Ice met Max and bullied him into giving them his new shoes.

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It’s a lovely spot for an autumn stroll!

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I of course had to strut my favorite bat skirt from Sourpuss Clothing and as night fell upon All Hallow’s Eve I transformed my Halloween day outfit into a witchy night look!

All I had to do was switch my creepers and hat to pointy ones! Threw over my newly thrifted find of the century (this gorgeous black coat) and I was set for a cold Halloween night in Salem!

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my witchy wardbrobe for Halloween weekend + all the amazing “Hocus Pocus” filming locations!!!

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We had the time of our lives being in Salem for Halloween and I’m glad we could bring you along for the adventures! Until next time, bye for now!

-Lindsay of Sheaves

BREAKING DEPRESSION HABITS

Let’s walk & talk about depression, anxiety, bad habits, and mental health! I recorded this on my Instagram Story (daily vlog) on a day I felt very lonely, depressed, and down on myself about my weight gain which triggered a lot of old bad depression habits of mine…SO, I decided to do something about it and go for a graveyard walk where I feel peaceful. Taking baby steps in the fight against mental illness can be the hardest thing to do when mental disorders flair up but WE CAN break the bad habits! Let’s do it together, one step at a time!

My WORKAWAY Volunteer Experience

Workaway has been the most meaningful & rewarding thing I’ve done in my life thus far! Click the link below to hear more about how this volunteer cultural exchange program CHANGED MY LIFE!
Travel cheaply and stay for free, whilst making a difference to the communities you visit. Put your existing skills to good use, or try something new youβ€˜d never normally get to do and pick up new skills along the way.
-Lindsay of Sheaves

INSPIRING AUTHORS HOMES IN HARTFORD (Mark Twain & Harriet Beecher Stowe Houses)

Hello dearies! It’s been some time since I’ve shared an adventure vlog + blog post and this one comes as a surprise since this was a last minute trip! Come along with me in Hartford, Connecticut to see the homes of the inspiring authors: Mark Twain & Harriet Beecher Stowe + an apple picking adventure in Glastonbury!

I was absolutely in awe of Mark Twain’s “steamboat gothic” style house! He had it especially designed in 1873 and a house such as this truly fits a man of his greatness and some quirkiness!

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Perhaps most people love Twain for his stories of Tom Sawyer, but I have grown to admire him even more for his adventurous spirit. The more I’ve traveled the more this quote rings true in my heart. As I strolled and thought about Twain’s writings, I thought of this quote:

β€œTravel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” 

Just around the corner is the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, famous abolishionist and author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.

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This quote from her is almost brought me to tears:

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

I thought about how many times Jonas & I have been so close to drowning yet the tide does always turn just as you’re about to sink, as long as you keep believing, hoping, and working hard! It really does feel like there is a wind in our sails again after many a storm this year and I can’t wait to share what adventure we are going on next!

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Bye For Now,

Lindsay of Sheaves

MEDIEVAL VIKING FAIRE + OOTD IN SWEDEN! {SΓΆderkΓΆpings GΓ€stabud}

BEHOLD! The long lost vlog of a trip to SΓΆderkΓΆpings GΓ€stabud, a medieval faire in Sweden! I originally recorded this with Jonas 3 years ago to be one of our first vlogs for Tales of Sheaves when we had just started making videos of our adventures for YouTube!

I’m pretty sure it never saw the light of day until now because that very weekend my beloved cat Samson passed away back home in California, and I was absolutely devastated to have not been there with him.

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I came across this abandoned footage recently and realized it was perfect for my channel, medievalΒ  goth inspired outfit included! I sure do love a good viking faire and this time travel was a welcome distraction from grieving my dear best furry friend.

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I’m a bit embarrassed of how awkward we are in the video, we really didn’t know how to vlog, not that we do now πŸ˜‰ but we are so much more comfortable in front of the camera now. Hope you enjoy going back in time with me to the middle ages!

Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

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