A Fresh Face for Fall

September 18th, 2019

From seasonal New England travel guides to colonial home restoration content, there’s rarely time for us to discuss things I might not be an expert on, but love – like makeup, so today I’m sitting down to share how to get a fresh face for fall!  Recently, our creative copywriter, Lauren, who is not only my cousin but also a true confidant urged me to bring you all up to speed with my current personal beauty routine. So, when the opportunity to shop at The Mall of New Hampshire and help kick-off Simon Malls Beauty Week fell into my lap…

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Your Guide To 48 Hours In Palm Beach

September 17th, 2019
Location  •   Palm Beach, Florida

As we approach the foliage-filled months here in New England, a little earlier than normal I must say, I can’t help but dream of taking in one last weekend of sunshine and sand. So, when the opportunity came for me and my creative associate copywriter, Lauren, to visit Palm Beach, Florida for a quick two-day trip we couldn’t turn down! I had never been to Palm Beach nor have I explored much of Florida outside of Orlando. Now, after embarking on our whirlwind trip, I’d say Palm Beach is the perfect warm weekend getaway for any New Englander! Traveling To…

What To Pack For Tailgating in New England

September 15th, 2019
Location  •   Foxborough, MA

Thank you Scotties Facial Tissues for sponsoring this post. Football season is back!  Here in New England, the season goes hand-in-hand with my favorite football activity – tailgating! Today, with the help of Scotties Facial Tissues, I’m breaking down what to pack for tailgating here in New England.  For me, it doesn’t quite feel like fall until opening day at Gillette Stadium – a game I attended this year. One of the best parts about heading up to Foxborough, MA for the big game is getting to meet up with friends and blog readers at our tailgate. what to pack…

Five ways to eat the apples you picked this fall!

September 10th, 2019
Location  •   Old Cider Mill, Connecticut

Everyone can agree that once mid-September, you’ll see New Englander after New Englander tying up their L.L Bean Duck Boots to head out to one of our many plentiful apple orchards. To be honest, it’s by far my favorite way to celebrate fall, and let’s all admit publishing an apple orchard Instagram is a way of passage when it comes to celebrating fall.    I think we all have such lovely memories around this time of year, and since my family works with farmers often, I love getting the chance to support and explore the local orchards. Oh, and if you’re stumped…

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Fairs & Festivals In Connecticut, You Won’t Want To Miss

September 6th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

When I was living in California and Dallas, I missed the colorful autumn season here in New England most,  More specifically – I missed fall fairs and festivals! While most regions host large state fairs, I appreciate how almost every New England town puts on a fair or festival of its own to celebrate the newly crisp air. With many a leaf peepers already jumping in my inbox, looking for fairs, festivals, and scenic routes to drive I felt like it only made sense to share my suggestions with you all here! Fairs & Festivals In Connecticut, You Won’t…

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A Peek Inside In My Fridge

September 3rd, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

This video is a right of passage for anyone with a new fridge – am I right?! Whether you’re like Matt and I going through a home renovation or simply updating an appliance – when a new piece gets delivered or installed you can’t help but feel pure joy. When my new refrigerator arrived, I couldn’t help but run to the supermarket and stock up on all of our favorite foods. Now, every time I open our GE Profile Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator I feel like home.  I had the pleasure of working with GE Appliances on my kitchen…

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Light Fixtures Throughout Our New England Fixer-Upper

September 2nd, 2019

  Choosing light fixtures for our New England fixer-upper was the most time-consuming sourcing project I did for our home. In the end, I purchased and had more than a dozen light fixtures installed. From bathroom sconces to dining room chandeliers, I spent hours sifting through styles, finishes, and mounts. In hindsight, I wish more bloggers and Pinterest pins directly linked to fixtures shown in their space. So, today I’m giving you an in-depth overview of the light fixtures throughout our New England fixer-upper! Light fixtures have a direct effect on a room’s overall aesthetic – which can…

How To Manage Nerves When Attending Work Events

August 30th, 2019
Location  •   Durham, CT

For as long as I can remember, group events have given me an anxious feeling in my gut. This anxious feeling is hard to dissect because the truth is, I love being around people and hate being cooped up inside! As a young child, the thought of going to a birthday party or sleepover alone was nerve-inducing. Nine out of 10 times, I never made it through the sleepover part of a slumber party. I thought I’d eventually grow out of it. But, as I matured the anxious feeling followed me from event to event, Even in college, whether I…

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Hues of Pink For Pre-Fall In New England

August 28th, 2019
Location  •   Glastonbury, Connecticut

Every year as Autumn approaches and temperatures crawl down to the low 70s – making a light jacket or sweater a morning requirement – I feel so blessed to call New England my home. Historically, the weather begins to shift mid-September in Connecticut, but this year it feels as though it’s arriving early – something I’m completely on board with! Even though I’m eager to swap out my whites for blacks and shades of caramel, it is still August. So, I’ve decided to embrace a color I too often push to the back of my closet: pink. Since rosy…

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Everything You Need To Know About Farmhouse Sinks & Kitchen Hardware

August 26th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

If you’re daydreaming about starting a kitchen renovation, in the planning stages, or currently in the thick of demolition – I’m sharing everything you need to know about farmhouse sinks & kitchen hardware with Build.com!  A lot of time was spent creating the layout, flow, and color scheme of our now newly renovated kitchen. Throw in selecting final details – like metal finishes, hardware shape, and sink styles – and you’re looking at months of time and effort. While most would focus on the cabinetry itself, I believe your choice of hardware, faucet, and sink are just as important to…