How To Price Yourself Within The Influencer Industry

January 6th, 2019
Location  •   Farmington, Connecticut

The other day I went to Instagram to share an old blog post, in which I broke down everything you need to know about creating a media kit for your blog or freelance business. I figured it would be a good post to share as we entered the new year, with new goals and mindsets. I so frequently think back to my 2015 goal list, with hopes of reaching out to brands I admired and loved. Over the last four years those collaborations grew from ambassador programs to content creation and even paid long-term campaigns, but the road there…

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The Tools You Need To Properly Demo Your Fixer-Upper

January 6th, 2019

  The other day I walked through the front door of our fixer-upper, to realize that all of the pieces are kind of falling into place. The popcorn ceiling is long gone along with almost every wall outlet. Looking back now, so much has changed in such a little time. We closed on our fixer-upper on Halloween 2018, and after a month of demolition nights turning into demolition weeks, we have officially started to piece back together our new home.    With that being said, I completely went into the demolition unprepared not only tool wise but also mentally. Let’s…

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2018 Year End Review

January 1st, 2019
Location  •   Litchfield, Connecticut

2018, it’s been real and a little too real if you ask me. Usually, I’m sad to see a year go, along with its unique trends and quirks, but I think I’m ready to part ways with 2018. I’ve never been more exhausted, overwhelmed and astonished then I’ve been in 2018. This was one of Matt and I’s most challenging years, to say the least, yet I feel like we’ve been placed in such a good position as we head into 2019 that I can’t help but look back and thank 2018 for pushing us to be where…

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Best Places To Visit In New England During Winter Break

December 28th, 2018
Location  •   Mount Southington, Connecticut

Now, Christmas break is by far one of the most wonderful times of the year. Whether you’re on a college break or cashing in some of your vacation days like our crew is this week, now is the best time of year to take a break and head out on an adventure. Matt was kind enough to list off some of, what we think are, the best places to visit in New England during winter break. But before we jump into that, let’s talk about these Kiel James Patrick Sweaters, shall we!  Matt and I desperately needed to…

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The Most Festive Main Streets of Connecticut During Christmas

December 24th, 2018
Location  •   Litchfield, Connecticut

It’s really starting to feel like Christmas, and while the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind, this past weekend was the perfect opportunity for our crew to wind down with work and enjoy the best of Connecticut in Christmas. During this time of year, I love exploring the surrounding towns and their Main Street’s, specifically to enjoy the decorations and shop at the locally owned stores. In fact, you can always find the best antique shops and boutiques on, or just off, the Main Streets of New England. With that being said, I wanted to share…

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5 Tips For First Time Christmas Tree Buyers

December 19th, 2018
Location  •   Angevine Farm LLC

It doesn’t truly feel like Christmas until the Christmas tree is up and decorated, we can all agree on that right?! Honestly, my parents are a little TOO into the whole Christmas tree thing, and if you think I’m kidding, I’m not! With a total of seven trees, three of them freshly cut and four of them artificial; Christmas trees really symbolize the season for my family and I. So it was of no surprise to Matt and I when our apartment didn’t feel complete in December of 2016. At the time we were living in Dallas, far…

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A New Englander’s Guide to Christmas Shopping in Connecticut

December 16th, 2018
Location  •   Henniker, New Hampshire

This week is usually when I try to wrap up Christmas shopping for others as holiday parties start to approach. I love visiting shopping centers all the way up to the big day, but I try to wrap up my shopping for others so I have time to wrap gifts, enjoy the season and not stress about giving! With that being said, here is my New Englander’s Guide to Christmas Shopping in Connecticut Winter Worthy Investment:  Sherpa Toggle Coat: I have been dying to get my hands on this coat, and with a hefty price tag of $350, I’ve…

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Towns To Stop In New Hampshire When Driving Home For Christmas

December 14th, 2018
Location  •   Henniker, New Hampshire

People generally have mixed emotions about traveling home for the holidays. Some hate the bustle of the airport, and some people like me, just love how festive it is this time of year. While traveling by train, plane or automobile can be stressful during the busiest time of year, I’ve gotten pretty good at making the most of it. In fact, for the last six years, I’ve had to travel cross-country to make it home for the holidays; and while some people might see this as an annoyance, I welcomed the airport with the exciting thought of being…

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OUR HOUSE: Architectural Plans

December 11th, 2018
Location  •   OUR HOUSE

Matt and I are so thrilled to sit down with you all today, along with our architect/cousin, Michael, to share the OUR HOUSE architectural plans with you all. If you missed our big announcement last month, well here it is! Matt and I purchased a house in late October and have been working endlessly to prepare the house for its big renovation and restoration. If you’re new to the blog or missed our previous house themed posts, don’t worry! Before continuing with this post, make sure to check out our empty house tour to see the space we’re working…

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5 Reasons To Move During The Holidays

December 6th, 2018
Location  •   Farmington, Connecticut

  Lands End Long Down Coat (ONLY $99!) If you had told me last holiday season that Matt and I would be back in Connecticut for the holidays, wrapping up our house demolition…three weeks before Christmas, and still doing yard work in below freezing weather; well I frankly wouldn’t have believed you. For a while, there Matt and I truly did not know when we’d be out of Dallas or where we would have to move once he did get notified of a transfer.  So in 2017, we set a goal of making it back to Connecticut for…

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