A New Englander’s Guide To Holiday Shopping For Him

December 11th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Christmas shopping for Matt is difficult! He is very picky and never gives me any hints on what he might want. So, I’ve pulled together a list of items he has and loves in case you’re stuck on what to purchase for the equally hard to shop for men in your life! Waxed Canvas Jacket  Matt has worn this jacket countless times since receiving it for a Brooks Brothers shoot a few months back – as you can see here. Since sporting it around town he’s not only gotten countless compliments but also a lot of inquiries from…

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Making Holiday Traditions In Our First Home

December 10th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Even though Matt and I technically closed on our home in October 2018, this is the first holiday season in our New England fixer-upper. Or shall I say, it’s our first Christmas at home! As joy and excitement fill the air, I’ve been a little preoccupied with a significant change in my life. This change has significantly altered my daily routine and left me feeling drained during the busiest time of year for both my business and personal life. With change and expansion comes an inner yearning for simpler things – like making new holiday traditions in our…

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Gingerbread Home For The Holidays: What You’ll Need

December 9th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Scotties Facial Tissues for sponsoring this post. The holiday season is the busiest time of year. In fact, I try to finish all of my shopping, photoshoots, and gift wrapping in November. That way I have all of December to be present with family, friends, and Matt in our cozy cape. It’s Matt and I’s first Christmas in our New England fixer-upper. With siblings coming in from out-of-state and friends visiting from afar, I’m layering on the sparkle, shine, and comfort by stocking our home with all the holiday hosting essentials. Including hot cocoa, winter-scented candles, and…

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A New Englander’s Guide to Last-Minute Hostess Gifts

December 5th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Today we’re here to share our New Englander’s Guide to Last-Minute Hostess Gifts! Sleigh Advent Calendar  Does your host go all out with holiday decor? If so, I have the perfect Last-Minute Hostess Gifts for you to wrap up and bring. I suggest bringing a wooden advent calendar from Anthropologie! You can’t go wrong with the unique advent calendar options like this snowy house number. Gingerbread Juice Glasses  Pick four gingerbread-patterned juice glasses or mix and match of gingerbread, Christmas trees, and snowmen for the perfect holiday drinkware host gift!  Santa Measuring Cups Hosts likely enjoy to cooking or…

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Where to Get Real Eggnog For Your Holiday Festivities

December 3rd, 2019
Location  •   Litchfield, Connecticut

Today, On The Coastal Confidence, A New England Lifestyle Brand, Aubrey Is Sharing, Where to Get Real Egg Nog For Your Holiday Festivities

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What Our Crew is Purchasing This Cyber Monday

December 2nd, 2019

The blog is filled with all types of gift guides during the holiday season. From gift guides for new homeowners to my holiday wishlist, I truly enjoy putting together these uniquely curated gift guides with you all in mind. Personally, I like to think there’s a gift guide for everyone but there’s one gift guide I especially look forward to publishing and it just so happens to be today’s gift guide – what our crew is purchasing this Cyber Monday!  If this time of year teaches me anything it’s that how important my crew is to the success…

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Holiday Gift Wrapping Needs With The Christmas Tree Shops

November 30th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post. It’s the most festive time of year! From decorating gingerbread houses to ice skating in historic New England town centers, the holidays are meant to be spent doing fun activities. One of my favorite holiday activities is what I consider an art – gift wrapping! I know, for some gift wrapping feels like a chore, but I really enjoy hand-picking wrapping paper, ribbons, tags, boxes, and bows.  Gift wrapping is something I always did with my Mom during the season of giving. We’d put on a White Christmas and wrap presents…

New Englander’s Guide To Black Friday 2019

November 28th, 2019

  I love the lights, music, and decor this time of year! But, I especially love the way we all gather with family and friends for good tiding and cheer. If I’m not at home watching Christmas movies or decorating gingerbread houses, you’ll find me browsing the shops. That’s because during the holiday season the mall turns into a magical place. With decorations, children visiting Santa, and scents of cinnamon and sugar plums filling the air it’s my favorite place to visit! Plus, it’s so helpful for you guys because while I’ve been walking the mall I’ve also been…

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How To Draft Your Holiday Editorial Calendar

November 27th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

The holiday season is filled with long weekends, festive plans, and time spent with family and friends. For content creators, bloggers, marketers, and public relations teams this time of year also brings on more work! While I’m grateful for my job, the amazing opportunities it lends me, and the ability to create my own schedule – the holidays can be overwhelming with added time-sensitive projects. That’s why drafting an editorial calendar and sticking to it makes all the difference. Plus, with Black Friday approaching I can be sure to pencil in time to shop! So, before I share how…

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A New Englander’s Guide to Gifts For New Homeowners

November 20th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

During the 2018 holiday season, Matt and I closed on our New England fixer-upper.  While some people might not find moving during the holidays to be ideal, we actually enjoyed the experience! You can read why we enjoyed it so much in this blog post here. There are several perks to moving during the holidays – my favorite was taking advantage of the great seasonal pricing on home essentials! So, whether you yourself recently purchased a home or you’re visiting friends or family with a new home this holiday season, I’m sharing a New Englander’s guide to gifts…

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