The One Item You Need To Keep Your Home Clean During Holiday Festivities

December 18th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

This past year was a pretty formative one for Matt, myself, and many of our friends. As we’ve started settling into our mid-to-late twenties, 2019 brought many new and exciting ventures like first homes, city apartments, and cozy condos. With that, our holiday wishlists have significantly matured. In years past, my holiday wishlist included clothing, shoes, and cosmetics. But, this year fashion is being replaced with home items like a grill, snowblower, and vacuum cleaner. Matt and I decided to treat our home this holiday season with staples at steller prices that we can use year-round, instead of…

A New Englander’s Guide To Gifting Antiques

December 17th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

If you follow us on Instagram you’ve certainly seen a story or two highlighting our antiquing adventures!  Antiquing is a hobby I am fond of! It all started when I lived in Dallas near a very small shop that sourced antiques from Europe quarterly. I became a repeat customer of the European store stocked with pastel portrait paintings and french humor transferware where the owners shared their insight and expertise. Since leaving Dallas, I’ve acquired antiques from online stores like eBay, One Kings Lane, and Facebook Marketplace. For all you gift-givers looking for a truly unique gift, I’m sharing…

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How To Create A Picturesque Holiday Cheese Board

December 16th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Today, On The Coastal Confidence, A New England Lifestyle Brand, Aubrey Is Sharing, How To Create A Picturesque Holiday Cheeseboard

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What To Wear To A Holiday Office Party

December 13th, 2019
Location  •   Wethersfield, Connecticut

With work, family, and friends functions ranging from formal to casual, having a dress in your closet that’s versatile for all holiday occasions is essential! This season a time I tend to overcommit. With multiple events and time to be spent with loved ones – the last thing I want to do is take an unplanned trip to the mall.  That’s why I hunt for the perfect dress early, so I’m covered from work to play for the holiday! The new year will mark four years since taking my blog full-time. In that short period, I’ve had the pleasure…

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A New Englander’s Guide To Stocking Stuffers Under $50

December 13th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Stocking stuffers are my favorite gifts to shop for during this jolly time of year. They don’t hold the pressures and expectations of a traditional gift. Plus, it’s an opportunity to get extra creative! I have to say, my Mom always did a great job at picking stocking stuffers. She usually mixed the necessities – new beauty blenders, socks, and Nespresso pods – in with something fun like lottery tickets or a box of candy. With Matt and I celebrating our first Christmas in our home, I’m really excited to carry over my fond holiday memories and excitement…

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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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