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Strawberry Stuffed Heart Cupcakes

February 6th, 2018

We are officially one week away from Valentine’s Day guys, and I honestly can’t wait. I know a lot of people have a rocky relationship with this feeling-themed holiday, but I just love every moment of it! Personally, I use it as a reminder to simply appreciate the people I love in my life. Now Matt is great and all but I think Valentine’s Day extends past romantic relationships, for instance, I always try to text my best friends a sweet message or mail my Mom a card. I have so many friends that will try to give me…

How to Organize An Apartment Pantry Like A Kardashian

January 30th, 2018

After our apartment flooded at the start of January, we used the incident as an opportunity to clean out our apartment and reorganize. The first room I wanted to get my hands on was the pantry. Moving in with Matt was a highlight of 2016 but keeping the pantry full was a lowlight, between the amount of peanut butter sandwiches Matt consumes and boxes, yes boxes of Oreo cookies weekly; I would blink and find myself with an empty pantry. The issue wasn’t that we weren’t buying enough food, the issue was that each time we went to the…

Why You Need Renters Insurance

January 17th, 2018

Oh boy.  It’s been a while since I’ve had time to just sit down and unload the current situation Matt and I have found ourselves in. To be honest, it feels good to hit the pause button on New England content for a second and fill you all in on what has been the craziest start to 2018. Our TCC Crew jumped head first into 2018, aka our year of travel, by booking three trips in the next three months. Remember when I talked about using our vacations days and being over-ambitious in this post; well I 100% overbooked our…

Quick & Easy Holiday Appetizers with Willow Tree

December 15th, 2017

SHOP WILLOW TREE PREMIUM CHICKEN DIPS HERE  I am pretty steadfast when it comes to hosting friends and family, during the holiday season. Whether we are gathering around the TV for a Christmas movie or around a massive pile of presents for our annual Yankee swaps, no party is complete without good tidings and most importantly food. This is where the hostess comes in, am I right? Now, as I stated earlier hosting friends and family is really one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I love seeing friendly faces walk through our front door and…

Holiday Ice Cream Bar with Graeter’s

December 4th, 2017

Tis the season to throw dieting to the wind and indulge in your favorite tastes and sweets of the season. While candy canes and gingerbread men might be the typical go-to holiday items for your Christmas party, I prefer treating guests to a festive holiday ice cream bar for all to remember. Whenever I start preparing for my annual holiday ice cream bar, I always go out in search of my favorite ice cream brand, Graeter’s. I honestly can’t get enough of this family-owned ice cream brand, and if you haven’t heard of them before you might recognize their beautiful packaging from your recent trip to the grocery store.


November 10th, 2017

 Recipe & Photos by: Jamie, from Treats & Trends November is my favorite time to bundle up in layers and head outside to roast some s’mores with my youngest sister Tessa. In fact, we did exactly that this past weekend! We pulled on our holiday socks and spent over three hours outside in freezing November air, which you can see in this blog post here. However recently it’s gotten a little too cold to cozy up by the fire, so I was delighted when Jamie suggested a recipe to bring the s’mores indoors. Correct me if I’m wrong, but can we all…

Five ways to eat the apples you picked this fall!

October 25th, 2017

Kitchen Aid || Cutting Board || Apple Crisp Dish ||   Everyone can agree that once October hits, 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…

Don’t Overthink Dating

September 29th, 2017

Okay, so every week I check my google analytics to see what posts you guys are currently loving on the blog and every week I see this post from 2014 in the top ten. It was probably one of my first ever blog posts, and I almost regret linking it as the images are eh, the poses are horrid and my grammar is less than up to par, but everyone has to start somewhere right. Anyway, I felt it was time to update this post almost four years later. After re-reading the 2014 post, I realize not much…

5 Ways to Bring Autumn Inspiration into Your Home

September 27th, 2017

Shirt (size up one to two sizes!) || Plaid Skirt (old, similar linked) || Shoes ||  TCC Pumpkin Mug  I truly believe the best part of owning your own apartment, condo or home; is the opportunity you have to get creative with seasonal decor. I grew up in a home decorated to the tee, with each passing season. To say my mother was inspired by the seasons is an understatement…if only you could see our house come Christmas, it’s Spectacular inside and out.    So when it was my own turn to decorate our apartment for fall, I knew I really wanted…


September 25th, 2017

 Recipe & Photos by: Jamie, from Treats & Trends Last week, marked the official start of autumn, and I wanted to share a little seasonal inspiration with you all, in food form! Like most people, fall is Matt and I’s favorite time of year. I especially like embracing fall’s seasonal scents while Matt’s obsession with fall comes from, well do I even have to say it,…football.  This weekend we had an equal share of both. I was busy in the kitchen making these cupcakes, which…I must say I had to resist eating the frosting straight out of the piping bag….