How To Make The Most Out Of Your Entryway Space

April 30th, 2021

I always feel inspired to get things clean and tidy when spring comes around. This time of year often reminds me of fresh linens, fluffy throw pillows, sweet sunshine, and organized space. So I was ecstatic when I was able to team up with The Home Depot team again to share how to make the most of your entryway – just in time for spring cleaning! Overall the entryway is a space often overlooked and not optimized. It’s probably one of the spaces with the highest foot traffic in your home and if you’re a New Englander that…

A New Englander’s Multi-Purpose Room With The Home Depot

April 22nd, 2021
Location  •   Connecticut

When Matt and I moved into our New England fixer-upper back in 2018 we had a long list of projects to tackle. Over the past two years, we tackled the rooms we thought we’d spend the most time in – our kitchen and our master bedroom ensuite. We left rooms we thought we’d use less, like this multi-purpose room and our patio on the back burner. Not knowing that soon Matt and I would be spending a great deal of time at home. As 2020 came to a close, and after Matt spending an entire year working from…

Colonial Inspired Vases, Pots & Planters For Spring

April 21st, 2021
Location  •   New England

It’s official – spring! And we know that means spring florals like daffodils, dogwoods, and tulips are just around the corner. One of the first things I do when spring arrives is bring florals into the home. It’s my reward after a cold snow-filled winter. Last spring, I decorated my entire fireplace mantel with vintage pastel vases and daffodils. And ever since, one of my most frequently asked questions has been: Aubrey, ‘where are your floral vases, pots, planters, and dough bowls from?’ Well, I’m here to tell you! Living a New England lifestyle is seasonal. Meaning, it’s…

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What We’re Baking For Easter This Spring

March 4th, 2021
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but this past week has been unusually warm for us here in New England! With temperatures reaching the 50s and melting what’s left of the snow, I can’t help but see spring on the horizon. With warmer days in sight, my Mom and I decided to test out some springtime cake and cupcake decorating – just in time for Easter! My parents are hosting Easter in mid-March when my siblings come home from college. So, we recently decided to get a headstart…

How Matt Popped The Question, And I Said, “Yes!”

March 3rd, 2021

Proposal stories are some of my favorites to read! The other day I realized I never shared the story of exactly how Matt proposed to me back in October 2020. Since Fall is such an exciting and hectic time for both Matt and me, I didn’t get a chance to sit down and share the details – until now! I’m a big believer in better late than never. That’s why today I’m sharing with you how Matt popped the question and I (of course) said, “yes!” THE WEEKEND OF: The weekend of Matt’s proposal he decided to take…

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2020 Year End Review

January 2nd, 2021

Before I sit down to write my year-end reviews, I always like to look back on what I wrote the year prior, which you can view here. It’s so insightful to see what I loved about the year prior and what I was hung up on or yearning to change with the coming of the new year. Looking back at what I wrote in 2019 has me feeling like hindsight is 2020, literally. 2019 was an extremely overwhelming year for me that had me aspiring for stillness and simplification in 2020. Ironically 2020 brought me more stillness and…

25 Holiday Movies To Watch While Wrapping Holiday Gifts

December 12th, 2020
Location  •   New England

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post. This year more than any other year in the past, I knocked out a majority of my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. One-stop I was excited to revisit this year is my Mom and I’s annual trip to Christmas Tree Shops andThat! You can see our trip from last year in this blog post. With more time being spent at home this holiday season, there’s no excuse for having a gift unwrapped or a gift bag untagged. So, my mom and I made sure to stock up on wrapping paper, ribbons,…

3 Christmas Tree Farms To Visit In New England This Holiday Season

December 2nd, 2020
Location  •   New England

Thank you to New England Dairy for sponsoring this post. Thanksgiving falls later than usual this season, which means come this week, I have one thing on my shopping list: picking out the perfect Christmas tree! Traditionally, Matt and I are so busy with year-end events and holiday festivities that we often visit local farmstands for a pre-cut tree – the simplest way for us to get a fresh fir during the hustle and bustle of the season. But, this year between working from home and having weekends free of events we finally have the time to visit a tree…

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Home For The Holidays With Scotties Facial Tissues

November 29th, 2020
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Scotties Facial Tissues for sponsoring this post. It’s that time of year, going home for the holidays – where holiday traditions both new and old are brought to life! For many of us ‘home for the holidays’ this season has a different meaning. As temperatures drop and travel may not be an option for some of us this winter, each of our holidays may look unique and a little less busy from years past. Yet, there’s still so much to be grateful for. My mom always makes being home for the holidays extremely special. From her homemade holiday…

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Antique Trail Part 3: Northern Connecticut’s Litchfield County

November 19th, 2020
Location  •   Litchfield, Connecticut

The holiday season is within reach! If you’re looking for a unique adventure with a picturesque view, we suggest antiquing in Litchfield County! Below we are sharing some of our favorite antique shops in Litchfield County. Please be sure to check each shop for up-to-date hours before visiting. Connecticut is home to numerous antique shops. Whether you’re looking for a specific moderately-priced piece or a high-end find the New England state has it. Litchfield County antique shops offer everything from colonial artwork to youthful furniture with a modern vibe. Generally, the first sites of fall foliage and snow…