Antique Trail Part 2: Connecticut’s Western Shoreline

May 3rd, 2019
Location  •   Westport, Connecticut

New England is home to so many antique shops filled to the brim with historic treasures! Whether you’re looking for something specific like moderately priced transferware platters or a high-end colonial piece New England has it. Once I saw a portrait of George Washington painted by an artist during his presidency worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. With so many good shops to hunt, our crew decided to split Connecticut’s shoreline Antique Trail into two posts. Our first post focused on the Eastern Shoreline towards Rhode Island, check out the post here. This post will focus on Connecticut’s Western Shoreline! Below…

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Tiered Silhouette Dresses: A Closet Staple

May 1st, 2019
Location  •   Niantic, Connecticut

With summer around the corner, it’s finally warm enough to break out dresses! I live in dresses and skirts all summer. While recently unboxing my summer wardrobe, I realized I have multiple tiered silhouette dresses. This got me thinking: why was the tiered silhouette dress such a favorite of mine? The answer: tiered silhouette dresses are feminine, flowy, and forgiving! Whether you’re traveling to a sunny destination or feeling a little bloated after one too many lobster rolls – a tiered silhouette lets you breathe, move, and enjoy every summer activity – like fishing on the dock! I’m a…

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Exploring Essex, Connecticut in Spring

April 29th, 2019
Location  •   Essex, Connecticut

  Essex is easily one of my favorite towns in Connecticut. It’s a unique coastal town highlighted by a Main Street lined with colonial homes – for true historic New England charm!  With its shoreline proximity, you’d think Essex was only a summer hot spot, but visitors travel to the town all year-round! The locals are deeply rooted in the community. Every store, coffee shop, and restaurant thrives straight through each season, which isn’t the case for many seaside New England destinations. From Nantucket to Mystic, many coastal towns resort to ghost towns come Autumn until Spring.  Essex is…

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Where To Spot Daffodils In New England This Spring

April 26th, 2019

This Spring, it’s hard not to love New England! Usually, we New Englanders are served up difficult weather this time of year, ranging from snowstorms to days in the high-eighties. This year mother nature blessed us with a tame winter – and an even tamer early spring – which has made for the most gorgeous spring blossoms!  Daffodil blossoms are the most popular spring plant in our region. You’ll often see fields of daffodils adorning front yards and wooden-built fences this time of year. They’re wicked easy to grow because they require low mantience.  With bright yellow petals and…

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Move-In Day Q&A

April 23rd, 2019
Location  •   Niantic, Connecticut

The day has finally arrived – it’s officially move-in day! Well, for our stuff at least. Matt and I have a few more projects to complete before we can commit to next week’s occupancy inspection. Our original move-in goal was mid-February. But, here we are a few delays and one last minute project later. However, when all is said and done it has all been worth it! To celebrate move-in day, our crew pulled some of your most requested home and relationship questions from Instagram for us to answer!  What took you so long to move in?  Valid question….

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Antique Trail Part 1: Connecticut’s Eastern Shoreline

April 22nd, 2019
Location  •   Essex, Connecticut

I’ve always had an odd obsession with antique stores. I used to walk through quaint vintage shops and dream of how I would style a home of my own one day. As a new home-owner exploring antique shops is a guilty pleasure. Currently, I have a very limited budget left to spend on home decor and furnishing. That isn’t stopping this girl from dreaming! Doing research and knowing what you want is just as valuable as going in with the intent to buy if you ask me. I enjoy window shopping by snapping images of pieces I like. Creating a…

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Our House, The Story Of A New England Fixer Upper: Picking Paint Colors

April 17th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

This week we are bringing you inside our home to discuss a topic that’s been highly requested: paint colors!

From picking a paint brand to choosing a finish, a lot of time goes into contemplating and swatching to find a color that is just right. Since I live and breath New England aesthetics, I was determined to stick to a colonial color pallet for our home using five shades maximum.

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A Peep-Inspired Cake Just In Time For Easter

April 15th, 2019

In New England, sporadic rain showers make springtime the least photogenic season for outdoor shoots. So, I thought I’d give you a peep indoors as I prepare for the upcoming Easter holiday!  Nothing brings me back to childhood Easter egg hunts quite like Marshmallow Peeps and Russell Stover Marshmellow Eggs. With nostalgia in mind, I’m sharing a peep-inspired cake recipe with you! Plus, to add springtime flair to your space, I’ve listed some of my home decor picks below.     Spring Treats:  !function(d,s,id){var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? ‘http’ : ‘https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)) {e = d.createElement(s);e.id = id;e.src = p + ‘://’…

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Our House, The Story Of A New England Fixer Upper: Everything You Need To Know About Tiling

April 10th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Welcome back to another episode of OUR HOUSE!! This week we are bringing you inside our home to discuss everything you’ll need to tile a space in your home. More importantly, I finally get to discuss my most beloved topic of all time – tile design!  Why should you consider tiling a space? Incorporating tile allows you to jazz up any space. Tile gives any homeowner the opportunity to define their aesthetic. Whether you’re adding tile to a space for a focal point or color pop – it’s bound to be a conversation piece. Is tiling worth the cost?…

Preppy Ways To Style Rain Boots For Spring

April 8th, 2019

New England is off to a pleasantly sunny spring! With temperatures in the mid to high 50s and no snow in sight, I’ve started transitioning my closet with breezier wardrobe staples – starting with my spring rain boots. Spring is a muddy season here in New England! So with gardening days in Matt and I’s future, I appreciate my collection of rain boots now more than ever. From designer boots to gardening booties – there’s a pair of wellies for any occasion! Today’s post is dedicated to my rain boots and 3 ways to style them for spring:…

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