A New Englander’s Guide to Christmas Shopping in Connecticut

December 16th, 2018
Location  •   Henniker, New Hampshire

This week is usually when I try to wrap up Christmas shopping for others as holiday parties start to approach. I love visiting shopping centers all the way up to the big day, but I try to wrap up my shopping for others so I have time to wrap gifts, enjoy the season and not stress about giving! With that being said, here is my New Englander’s Guide to Christmas Shopping in Connecticut Winter Worthy Investment:  Sherpa Toggle Coat: I have been dying to get my hands on this coat, and with a hefty price tag of $350, I’ve…

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Towns To Stop In New Hampshire When Driving Home For Christmas

December 14th, 2018
Location  •   Henniker, New Hampshire

People generally have mixed emotions about traveling home for the holidays. Some hate the bustle of the airport, and some people like me, just love how festive it is this time of year. While traveling by train, plane or automobile can be stressful during the busiest time of year, I’ve gotten pretty good at making the most of it. In fact, for the last six years, I’ve had to travel cross-country to make it home for the holidays; and while some people might see this as an annoyance, I welcomed the airport with the exciting thought of being…

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OUR HOUSE: Architectural Plans

December 11th, 2018
Location  •   OUR HOUSE

Matt and I are so thrilled to sit down with you all today, along with our architect/cousin, Michael, to share the OUR HOUSE architectural plans with you all. If you missed our big announcement last month, well here it is! Matt and I purchased a house in late October and have been working endlessly to prepare the house for its big renovation and restoration. If you’re new to the blog or missed our previous house themed posts, don’t worry! Before continuing with this post, make sure to check out our empty house tour to see the space we’re working…

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5 Reasons To Move During The Holidays

December 6th, 2018
Location  •   Farmington, Connecticut

  Lands End Long Down Coat (ONLY $99!) If you had told me last holiday season that Matt and I would be back in Connecticut for the holidays, wrapping up our house demolition…three weeks before Christmas, and still doing yard work in below freezing weather; well I frankly wouldn’t have believed you. For a while, there Matt and I truly did not know when we’d be out of Dallas or where we would have to move once he did get notified of a transfer.  So in 2017, we set a goal of making it back to Connecticut for…

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How To Make Ice Cream Snowmen, An Easy Holiday Dessert With Graeter’s Ice Cream

December 3rd, 2018

They say this is the most wonderful time of the year, and I think my taste buds would just have to agree. Nothing is more magical than getting together with the ones you love over a potluck of appetizers, lavish meals, and decadent desserts. In fact, from now until January 1st, our calendar is jam-packed with Yankee swaps, ugly Christmas sweater shindigs, and family festivities filled with all of my favorite holiday dishes. But by the time Christmas Eve rolls around, I’d say I’m all Christmas “cookied“ out. In fact, last year on the blog, I shared why I traded in…

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Everything You Need To Know About The Hallmark Holiday Movie Filmed in Connecticut

November 23rd, 2018

It’s that time of year again, and no I’m not talking about the guy with the white beard and the big red suit; I’m talking about Hallmark holiday movie time. From now until January you’ll find the Hallmark channel running round the clock at my house. To simply put it, this is the coziest time of year to work from home; and while I don’t necessarily decorate my office for Christmas, I do embrace the season and workload that comes with it in a fun way. But before I get into that, I have to share my sweater…

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New Englander’s Guide To Black Friday 2018

November 22nd, 2018

Oh gosh, I love this season. I love the Christmas lights, music, home decor but specifically the way stores, malls, and outlets embrace the season. You already know about my obsession with walking the mall, so you can only imagine how much I love walking the mall during this time of year. It all just feels magical, from little kids visiting Santa to the smells of cinnamon buns and sugar plums; the mall is my favorite place to visit this time of year! Odd maybe, but so helpful for you guys because while I’ve been walking the mall I’ve…

Our Black Friday Holiday Tradition

November 21st, 2018
Location  •   Foxwoods Resort & Casino

Holiday traditions and traditions, in general, are important not only for families but also for businesses, friend groups, brands, and communities. Now while traditions are a great way to reconnect and come together, the reason I love traditions is that they are such a unique experience for each of us to partake in. From a business perspective, I always see traditions or the making of new traditions as a branding moment. Where year after year, your little family, crew, or friends get together and embrace an experience; but the fun part is it’s an experience you get to create…

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Our Empty House Tour, New England Fixer-Upper

November 19th, 2018
Location  •   Coventry, Connecticut

Recently Matt and I shared a HUGE announcement with you all, the purchase of our first home! We were beyond thrilled to finally share the news with all of you and just in case you missed it, you can read the announcement post here). Now since that announcement, our crew has been working endlessly on our newest Youtube series OUR HOUSE; which covers the entire restoration of our New England fixer-upper. Originally, my Mom and I toured our, now house, back in May before Matt and I had even finished the move. As soon as I stepped into the house…

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Canvas Totes for Thanksgiving Day Travel

November 12th, 2018
Location  •   Old Wethersfield, CT

Whether you’d like to admit it, or not, Thanksgiving Day is next week which means one of the BUSIEST travel days of the year is among us. Now, after living in both California and Dallas for over six years; I’ve gotten pretty good at maneuvering the airport, roadways, and trains on this upcoming holiday weekend. There is something so magical about the hustle and bustle on the road this time of year, and while some might find it stressful I’m going to share one simple way to take the stress out of your airport travel day; packing light.  …

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