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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 20th, 2018

Today we are going to be making pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to get our taste buds ready for fall! Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, so our crew thought to throw some pumpkin puree and spices into the mix to get us in the festive mood.  We all know I love everything having to do with fall, but what I especially love about this season is getting to bake up all the apples, squashes and pumpkins New England farmers are harvesting. You might remember our apple baking videos from last year which you can watch here, here and…

New Englander’s Guide to Affordable Home Decor

August 17th, 2018

  Whether you’re heading back to a college campus or having to decorate an entirely new space, like Matt and I will be doing very shortly; finding affordable home decor can seem like an endless journey. But as many of you know, home decor is a passion of mine so I was ecstatic when this post was highly recommended and I went straight to work. I’ve spent several days collecting what I think are the most affordable home decor pieces along with my tips and tricks to creating a space that feels like home.  Worth The Investment:    If…

Finding Our First Home & The Architectural Styles We’re Considering

August 13th, 2018

Oh boy, it’s been a weekend. To recap, this past weekend Matt and I looked at over ten homes, wow; and while that may seem like A LOT or maybe it seems like NOT ENOUGH, we’ve definitely made progress in our house hunting predicament. Truth be told, we might even be close to wrapping it up, well at least the touring part. Now before I get too ahead of myself, let’s talk a little bit about the emotions that have gone into finding our first potential home, part one of many.  But before I get any further into this…

The Perfect Gift For Dad

July 13th, 2018

Finding a gift for my Dad’s birthday is something I struggle with year after year and I know I’m not alone. I mean finding a gift for the guy that literally has it all, can seem impossible. Now, normally I usually stick to what I know, purchasing him a preppy outfit and a Vineyard Vines bathing suit to boot, but not this year! This year I decided to switch things up when I received an email from Blink!  If you don’t know what Blink is it’s an affordable, discreet, wire-free and functional video-first, home security product for inside…

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

July 4th, 2018

Today we are going to be making a strawberry cake with  cream frosting for the Fourth of July! As always this recipe is not my own but is from the blog Elisabeth & Butter, she’s one of my favorite food bloggers to follow, and you can check out her blog and other summer recipes here. Okay now back to this delicious cake!  Fourth of July is actually my favorite holiday, and to be honest I think it’s 50% due to the nautical color pallet and 50% due to the food. I love all the berries and food New England…

How To Cut Costs While Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer

June 7th, 2018

Mark Twain wasn’t kidding when he said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes”. Over the last few weeks, we’ve experienced highs of 95 and lows of 61 degrees! The constant shift in temperature made it impossible to fully commit to blasting our AC or turning off the heat. Now, frankly, you never know what type of weather you’ll be waking up to these days which can get costly when it comes to heating and cooling your home. Being twenty-four and living on my own for about three years, has…

What To Plant In Your New England Summer Garden

June 6th, 2018

It’s summertime in New England which means it’s the perfect time to make the most out of your backyard space and gardening talents or lack thereof. Let’s start with a disclaimer, I’m by no means an expert when it comes to gardening. This is purely a hobby of mine so any recommendations or tips you have for gardening please feel free to comment down below. Instead, this post is to inspire you all to get outside of your comfort zone and try something new this summer, while supporting local farm stands and getting a little dirty or in…

New Englander’s Guide to Hydrangeas

May 28th, 2018

You know it’s summertime in New England when the hydrangeas start to bloom, and boy are they beautiful this year. The other day I posted this picture of hydrangeas on Instagram and instantly got an overwhelming amount of responses and DM’s asking me about the do’s and don’ts of hydrangeas. Now instead of responding to everyone’s questions individually, I figured I’d throw together this post as a sort of a New Englander’s Guide to Hydrangeas for you all to reference and have for years to come.  Now let’s start this post off with a disclaimer, by no means…

5 Pizza Places to Visit in Connecticut

April 20th, 2018

I was inspired to create this post, last week when Matt and I were in Dallas. We were chatting with some friends and they wanted to know, besides seafood, what was the best dish to order in New England. Valid question right and  I quickly realized no one does pizza like New England, well besides Chicago, so I told her to give me a week and I’d report back with a whole list.  Once I finalized my list, I decided I might as well share it with all of you and all I can say is, I miss New…