3 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Ready In Under 30 Minutes

November 19th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

I’ve never felt so unprepared for Thanksgiving! Every year the holiday is hosted by my parents. But, this year Matt is throwing a huge Friendsgiving the day before Thanksgiving, Matt is great at hosting – and not so great at prep work. When it comes to making sure food and drinks are flowing – this little lady better get cooking! Whether you’re hosting a few friends or a hangry family, I’m sharing 3 Thanksgiving side dishes ready in under 30 minutes with GE Profile built-in microwave! Since our kitchen renovation was completed in May, our microwave is our most used GE Appliance….

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My Christmas Wishlist 2019

November 12th, 2019

Black Friday is approaching – which means it’s time to share my Christmas Wishlist! I love Christmas because it involves two of my favorite things: shopping and strategy. It’s the time for gift-giving and the time to purchase items that are rarely on sale. Such as furniture, dishware, and holiday decor. #1) Gleaming Primrose Mirror This large mirror, which is popular among bloggers, has been on my wishlist for years. I love how ornate, yet simple the gold piece is. I’ve always wanted a full-length mirror in my bedroom to put together looks, knowing what the whole picture looks…

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What We Learned After One Year In Our New England Fixer-Upper

November 3rd, 2019
Location  •   Wethersfield, Connecticut

One year ago today, Matt and I purchased our New England fixer-upper, and if you missed our year-long renovation, just head over to our Youtube channel to see it unfold. With our renovation coming to an end, I can usually describe the overall feeling of a chapter in my life. Yet when I look back at our home buying journey – for once in my life, I am at a loss for words. This year seemed to fly by so today I wanted to share exactly What We Learned After One Year In Our New England Fixer-Upper. From purchasing our home,…

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Create A Picture-Worthy Friendsgiving Tablescape For Under $100

November 1st, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post. The holiday season is officially upon us! Soon, historic Main Streets will glow with twinkling lights while out-of-town family members venture from near and far. Calendars begin to fill up quickly. So, I reserve the first weekend in November for my friends by celebrating Friendsgiving, In preparation for my upcoming gathering, I took a trip to Christmas Tree Shops andThat!’s where I was able to create a picture-worthy Friendsgiving tablescape for under $100! Usually, I don’t decorate beyond my fall decorations that go up early September – as you might remember in my 3 Ways…

Historic Colonial Graveyards To Tour In October

October 28th, 2019
Location  •   Chesire, CT

October is the time to lean into all things spooky! It’s also the perfect time to experience New England’s colonial history in a whole new light. Come fall, New England is flooded with tourists from near and far looking to get a glimpse at our stunning foliage, scenic routes and local harvest. Traditionally our crew suggests leaf peepers take part in other seasonal activities like getting lost in a corn maze – here are a few we would recommend – or taking a nighttime ghost tour in one of New England’s many historical destinations – find out where…

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4 Ways To Layer a White Button-Up Shirt For Fall

October 25th, 2019
Location  •   Litchfield County

New England has gone full-blown peak foliage and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! As the season continues to change and the days get shorter – I opt to take my lunch break outside or substitute a trip to the gym for a brisk walk. This week while venturing on my mid-day walk layers officially became a style requirement. It’s time to tuck away my dresses and short-sleeve sweaters and pull out my unofficial autumn uniform – black slacks and a white button-up shirt. If you’re looking for new ways to style your iconic fall item, I’m sharing 4 ways to…

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13 Ghost Tours In New England That’ll Give You A Fright!

October 22nd, 2019
Location  •   Salem, Massachussets

We’ve brewed up a travel guide for those looking for a scare – as we break down 13 ghost tours in New England that’ll give you a fright!  With Halloween just a few weeks away – no one does this time of year quite like New Englanders! Maybe it’s the infinite pumpkin fields or that crisp fall chill – but the underlining eeriness this time has me. And, by the looks of Instagram many of you too! It seems we’re all embracing black cats, swarming bats, and the witching hour.  There are more than a handful of so-called haunted towns in…

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Cider Mills in New England You Need To Visit

October 21st, 2019
Location  •   Mystic, Connecticut

This is the best time of year for foodies to visit New England! From cider donuts to maple lattes, we know how to embrace local flavors and seasonal produce. Local cider mills certainly do fall justice! As many of you head to New England for leaf-peeping, I’m sharing cider mills in New England you need to visit.  THE HARD PRESSED CIDER COMPANY  | Jamestown, Rhode Island Fall weekend getaways are my favorite! This year I hope to head east to visit The Hard Pressed Cider Company! During the fall, the company presses cider each Saturday and bakes fresh cider…

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Four-Layer Candy Corn Drip Cake For Halloween

October 19th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

It’s our first holiday season living in our New England fixer-upper! This means Matt and I finally have a fully stocked kitchen for all my baking needs. Truthfully, I’m quite the messy baker. But, after binge-watching my all-time favorite baking show – Pumpkin Wars – our GE Profile Slide-In Electric Range and Custom Hood Insert was calling my name. So, I decided to be daring and make a four-layer candy corn drip cake for Halloween! This was the first multi-step recipe I pursued in our newly renovated kitchen. If you’d like to see our entire kitchen reveal with before and after shots check out this…

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Low Budget Fall-Themed Dates

October 15th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

Fall is Matt and I’s favorite season – but it’s also our busiest! No matter how jam-packed our schedules get we always set aside at least one night a week for just us to enjoy. Since the weather is so perfect this time of year, there’s numerous options for outdoor date nights. So, I thought I’d share my tops picks for low budget fall-themed dates. Matt and I look forward to making fall memories every year! I hope our list inspires you. My favorite part of a fall-themed date is getting to dress cute and cozy for the cooler…

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