New England Ornament Collection

November 29th, 2017
Location  •   Simsbury, CT


I’ve been known for premature Christmas decorating, and Matt’s pretty relaxed about the whole thing until I tried to sneak a Christmas tree in the house…on November 15th. You could say he put his foot down, but now that it is officially, well almost, December you bet my tree is up and rocking. 

This year Matt and I compromised and picked out a Charlie Brown Christmas tree since we are…

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What Our Crew is Purchasing This Cyber Monday

November 27th, 2017

Happy Holidays TCC Readers!I am so happy to be writing this week’s letter and share with you the best deals ever! As you know Aubrey is crazy busy and asked her crew for some help. We cannot wait to share with you our wishlist for this Christmas! So whether you are shopping for the special people in your life or treating yourself– there is something for everyone!

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November 24th, 2017
Location  •   Foxwoods, CT

If you follow my Instagram, then you already know that my siblings and I have been taking advantage of the pre-Black Friday sales, all week long. On Wednesday, we headed to The Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods and scored some amazing prices at: J.Crew Factory, Vineyard Vines, Sunglass Hut, and Kate Spade.  To be honest, a lot of the Black Friday sales have been here all week and will probably extend through next, but all the good stuff has been selling out fast, so…

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Last Moment Apple Cider Sangria

November 22nd, 2017
Location  •   West Hartford, CT

Pitcher || Beverage Dispenser Base || Glasses || Wine || Original Recipe Found Here

With Thanksgiving being exactly one day away, our crew wanted to step in and share a last moment sangria recipe with you all. Thanksgiving is all about coming together, sharing the delicious seasonal food and giving thanks; so I knew I wanted to incorporate a drink that would satisfy all ages while embraces the seasonal tastes of New…

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7 New England Holiday Traditions

November 20th, 2017
Location  •   Old Cider Mill, CT

What an exciting and busy week ahead for all of us. If you follow me over on Instagram, then you already know I’m currently flying home for Thanksgiving. This week can be slightly hectic, to say the least, so I wanted to sit down and whip up a mindful blog post for you all.

I know most of you are probably en route to friend’s or family’s houses and running around like crazy getting last minute items for your own Thanksgiving day feast. This is a jam-packed week, we have Thanksgiving Day, not to mention Thanksgiving Day football along with Black Friday shopping and traveling to boot. All in all, I wanted to take a second and write down 7 New England Holiday Traditions I’m Thankful For,

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Thanksgiving Travel Tips

November 17th, 2017
Location  •   Litchfield County, CT

Elba Sweater (runs large, size down) || Black Pants || Leopard Shoes[] || Purse (old, similar linked) || Sunglasses (on sale!) 

I’m heading home for the holidays and I couldn’t be more excited! While Matt will be staying behind in Dallas, I’m spending this weekend packing and checking my list twice before heading home to CT for a little over two weeks. My sister Tessie and I have a few fun videos we’ll…

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In-Flight Travel Essentials

November 14th, 2017
Location  •   Logan Airport, MA

Packing use to be something I honestly dreaded, but now it seems like a monthly chore. Since graduating college, almost two years ago, I’ve become quite the little traveler. I split my time between New England (for work) and Dallas (for Matt), which means a lot of late night flights and drives to the airport. I’ve actually been to the Dallas airport six times this month, so sometimes it feels like my second office. 

Now that I’m traveling more and more I’ve put a packing system in place that…

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Sunset Meadow Vineyards Wine Tasting

November 13th, 2017
Location  •   Goshen, CT

Vineyard Vines Dress c/o || Leopard Flats || 

After visiting Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates my Mom and I drove over to Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen, CT to see what it was all about. Since we had already fit in two hours of blog shooting prior, we spent our time at the vineyard relaxing before venturing inside for some wine tasting. 

When we arrived at the tasting room, we were overwhelmed with…

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November 10th, 2017
Location  •   Kitchen

 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,…

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Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates

November 7th, 2017
Location  •   Thorncrest Farm, Goshen CT

Last week, I woke up to an unusually warm November day and called up my Mom to see if she wanted to hit the road to explore. She agreed and we took about an hour ride up to Goshen, CT. In the past, I had heard wonderful things about the little town of Goshen, but most importantly, I heard word of a farm and chocolate factory that I had to see with my own two eyes. 

So yes, I drove an hour for artistry chocolate and yes it was worth every…

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