A Gemini Birthday Gift Guide

May 22nd, 2020
Location  •   Connecticut

Gemini season has arrived and being a Gemini myself I figured why not pull together a list of birthday gift ideas for the Gemini in your lives! Overall, you’ll find an array of products for any type of Gemini in your life -at an array of different price ranges to fit your budget. I’d highly recommend snagging a birthday gift for your Gemini this weekend because Memorial Day Sales are back and better than ever this weekend! On that note, enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday. Double Wall Coffee Glasses Whether you’re shopping…

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What To Look For In Antique Transferware & A Look At Our Colonial Collection

May 21st, 2020
Location  •   Connecticut

A few of the things I see most frequently in my Instagram DMs are questions and comments concerning my transferware collection -specifically the pieces you all saw in our kitchen reveal post. So with all this time spent at home, I decided to finally sit down and share my tips on what to look for in antique transferware & a look at our colonial collection. When I first started collecting transferware – my obsession came out of nowhere. Ironically enough my love for colonial transferware really came from my time spent in Texas. If you’re new around here,…

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New Englander’s Guide To An Efficient Beauty Routine

May 17th, 2020
Location  •   New England

Over these past couple of months, a lot has changed especially when it comes to our routines – both big and small. While our work and social lifestyles did a full 180 as we continue to stay at home, a lot of the day-to-day rituals I would do at home like cooking, cleaning, and skincare got impacted too! I found myself really evaluating each routine and improving on it – in a simplifying way. The first routine I really tackled was my beauty routine. I tossed out any old or expired makeup in those first weeks of quarantine and replaced what I threw out with skincare products to better plump, hydrate, and nurture my skin. All and all, I’ve loved this less is more approach with makeup and hope to continue using this efficient beauty routine, plus or minus a dozen red lipstick colors, from here on out.

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A New Season & A New Outlook During Quarantine

May 13th, 2020
Location  •   Connecticut

I have to admit – it’s been a while! In all honestly, I’ve been avoiding writing this post. But, as New England starts to welcome spring weather I find myself – like the new spring leaves – ready to open up. Before we dive into a new season and a new outlook, I want to stress that I know these are challenging times for everyone. My goal is to shed some light on where I’ve been and my hopes for what’s to come. In the past, I’ve shared a mid-year recap on my birthday in early June. But…

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3 Ways To Make Pizza At Home During Your Next Date Night In

May 6th, 2020
Location  •   New England

Today I’m partnering with New England Dairy to share my favorite way to use dairy (especially cheese!) and showcase how dairy farmers provide sustainable nutrition to our population and implement renewable energy practices on their farms. Personally, while remaining at home the last several weeks my attention has pivoted to more sustainable activities like gardening and cooking. Previously I felt too preoccupied to sit down to cook a meal after a day’s work – nevermind plant or harvest anything with the intention of using it in a recipe. But, today I feel completely different! In fact, I’ve finally…

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New Englander’s Guide To Preparing The Yard For Spring

May 4th, 2020
Location  •   New England

This past weekend was the warmest we’ve seen so far and with so much time spent at home Matt and I couldn’t help put to take on a few extra projects around the yard. From planting a herb garden in these cooper planters to a hedge of boxwoods by our back patio – we were quite busy this weekend but enjoyed every moment of it. Honestly, I use to hate gardening and maintaining our yard but with so much time being spent there these days, gardening has certainly grown on me. What also has seemed to grow on…

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Local Connecticut Restaurants Open For Takeout During COVID-19

March 25th, 2020

The Coastal Confidence first began with my goal to share the charm and tradition of the New England lifestyle with you all. Over the years, we have maintained that goal by highlighting the style of New England, home decor, our historic towns and the small businesses that make each of them so unique. While I’m not one to discuss National or International Events on my solely New England-themed platform: I believe it’s important for The Coastal Confidence to address COVID-19. COVID-19 is affecting everyone around the world. Healthcare providers, first responders, and essential workers are all selfless heroes…

Everything You Need To Know About Hunting For Antique Rugs, With District Loom

March 19th, 2020
Location  •   Connecticut

With so much going on this week, and with both Matt and I working from home – you could say my time online and at home has skyrocketed. Now while most of us are practicing social distancing, it’s more important than ever to reach out in support of local businesses in whatever means you can. Whether you can purchasing a gift card, share a business you love on social media or make a purchase – small business owners are so essential to not only our economy but also our communities. Last week, I had the opportunity to interview…

Springtime Easter Baskets: What You’ll Need

March 7th, 2020
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops and That! for sponsoring this post. With Easter hopping closer and closer – it’s time to pack up the winter decor and start preparing our homes and hopes for springtime in New England! I have fond fun memories of growing up during the spring season. From our annual neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt to my grandfather’s bright Easter sweaters – Easter was always filled with chocolate bunnies, colorful chick decor, and daffodil buds peeping up. Since 2020 is mine and Matt’s first Easter Season in our new home, I wanted to add spring decor and slightly…