My Christmas Wishlist 2019

November 12th, 2019

#8) Mark Cross Bag I’ve always been a purse girl – and Mark Cross bags are my new obsession! Mark Cross bags were largely popular in Hollywood during the ’50s. In fact, Grace Kelly toted the simple silhouette bag in films like Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. I’m planning to invest in a vintage Mark Cross bag from The Real Real – a luxury consignment site I love! A few I have my eyes on are this three-toned retro-inspired bag,  this nude bag, and this wicker option.  Shop This Post:  !function(w,i,d,g,e,t){if (!d.getElementById(i)) {element = d.createElement(t);element.id = i;element.src = ‘https://widgets.rewardstyle.com’ + e;d.body.appendChild(element);}…

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What We Learned After One Year In Our New England Fixer-Upper

November 3rd, 2019
Location  •   Wethersfield, Connecticut

One year ago today, Matt and I purchased our New England fixer-upper, and if you missed our year-long renovation, just head over to our Youtube channel to see it unfold. With our renovation coming to an end, I can usually describe the overall feeling of a chapter in my life. Yet when I look back at our home buying journey – for once in my life, I am at a loss for words. This year seemed to fly by so today I wanted to share exactly What We Learned After One Year In Our New England Fixer-Upper. From purchasing our home,…

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Create A Picture-Worthy Friendsgiving Tablescape For Under $100

November 1st, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post. The holiday season is officially upon us! Soon, historic Main Streets will glow with twinkling lights while out-of-town family members venture from near and far. Calendars begin to fill up quickly. So, I reserve the first weekend in November for my friends by celebrating Friendsgiving, In preparation for my upcoming gathering, I took a trip to Christmas Tree Shops andThat!’s where I was able to create a picture-worthy Friendsgiving tablescape for under $100! Usually, I don’t decorate beyond my fall decorations that go up early September – as you might remember in my 3 Ways…

Historic Colonial Graveyards To Tour In October

October 28th, 2019
Location  •   Chesire, CT

October is the time to lean into all things spooky! It’s also the perfect time to experience New England’s colonial history in a whole new light. Come fall, New England is flooded with tourists from near and far looking to get a glimpse at our stunning foliage, scenic routes and local harvest. Traditionally our crew suggests leaf peepers take part in other seasonal activities like getting lost in a corn maze – here are a few we would recommend – or taking a nighttime ghost tour in one of New England’s many historical destinations – find out where…

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4 Ways To Layer a White Button-Up Shirt For Fall

October 25th, 2019
Location  •   Litchfield County

New England has gone full-blown peak foliage and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! As the season continues to change and the days get shorter – I opt to take my lunch break outside or substitute a trip to the gym for a brisk walk. This week while venturing on my mid-day walk layers officially became a style requirement. It’s time to tuck away my dresses and short-sleeve sweaters and pull out my unofficial autumn uniform – black slacks and a white button-up shirt. If you’re looking for new ways to style your iconic fall item, I’m sharing 4 ways to…

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13 Ghost Tours In New England That’ll Give You A Fright!

October 22nd, 2019
Location  •   Salem, Massachussets

We’ve brewed up a travel guide for those looking for a scare – as we break down 13 ghost tours in New England that’ll give you a fright!  With Halloween just a few weeks away – no one does this time of year quite like New Englanders! Maybe it’s the infinite pumpkin fields or that crisp fall chill – but the underlining eeriness this time has me. And, by the looks of Instagram many of you too! It seems we’re all embracing black cats, swarming bats, and the witching hour.  There are more than a handful of so-called haunted towns in…

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Cider Mills in New England You Need To Visit

October 21st, 2019
Location  •   Mystic, Connecticut

This is the best time of year for foodies to visit New England! From cider donuts to maple lattes, we know how to embrace local flavors and seasonal produce. Local cider mills certainly do fall justice! As many of you head to New England for leaf-peeping, I’m sharing cider mills in New England you need to visit.  THE HARD PRESSED CIDER COMPANY  | Jamestown, Rhode Island Fall weekend getaways are my favorite! This year I hope to head east to visit The Hard Pressed Cider Company! During the fall, the company presses cider each Saturday and bakes fresh cider…

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Four-Layer Candy Corn Drip Cake For Halloween

October 19th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

It’s our first holiday season living in our New England fixer-upper! This means Matt and I finally have a fully stocked kitchen for all my baking needs. Truthfully, I’m quite the messy baker. But, after binge-watching my all-time favorite baking show – Pumpkin Wars – our GE Profile Slide-In Electric Range and Custom Hood Insert was calling my name. So, I decided to be daring and make a four-layer candy corn drip cake for Halloween! This was the first multi-step recipe I pursued in our newly renovated kitchen. If you’d like to see our entire kitchen reveal with before and after shots check out this…

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Low Budget Fall-Themed Dates

October 15th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Fall is Matt and I’s favorite season – but it’s also our busiest! No matter how jam-packed our schedules get we always set aside at least one night a week for just us to enjoy. Since the weather is so perfect this time of year, there’s numerous options for outdoor date nights. So, I thought I’d share my tops picks for low budget fall-themed dates. Matt and I look forward to making fall memories every year! I hope our list inspires you. My favorite part of a fall-themed date is getting to dress cute and cozy for the cooler…

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New Englander’s Guide to Fall Shoes

October 13th, 2019
Location  •   New England

Autumn has arrived and while I’m not quite ready to reach for my wool jackets, I am ready to make room in my closet for some new fall shoes. A classic pair of boots, loafers, or mules is an easy way to pull together a look. Below you’ll find a sneak peek of shoe styles I’m seeking to invest in this season as well as shoes I own and love. Worth The Investment:    Stuart Weitzman | Over-The-Knee Boot – While I usually gravitate towards a more traditional riding boot, this year I decided to splurge on my first pair…

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