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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How To Make Ice Cream Snowmen, An Easy Holiday Dessert With Graeter’s Ice Cream

December 3rd, 2018

They say this is the most wonderful time of the year, and I think my taste buds would just have to agree. Nothing is more magical than getting together with the ones you love over a potluck of appetizers, lavish meals, and decadent desserts. In fact, from now until January 1st, our calendar is jam-packed with Yankee swaps, ugly Christmas sweater shindigs, and family festivities filled with all of my favorite holiday dishes. But by the time Christmas Eve rolls around, I’d say I’m all Christmas “cookied“ out. In fact, last year on the blog, I shared why I traded in…

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Everything You Need To Know About The Hallmark Holiday Movie Filmed in Connecticut

November 23rd, 2018

It’s that time of year again, and no I’m not talking about the guy with the white beard and the big red suit; I’m talking about Hallmark holiday movie time. From now until January you’ll find the Hallmark channel running round the clock at my house. To simply put it, this is the coziest time of year to work from home; and while I don’t necessarily decorate my office for Christmas, I do embrace the season and workload that comes with it in a fun way. But before I get into that, I have to share my sweater…

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New Englander’s Guide To Black Friday 2018

November 22nd, 2018

Oh gosh, I love this season. I love the Christmas lights, music, home decor but specifically the way stores, malls, and outlets embrace the season. You already know about my obsession with walking the mall, so you can only imagine how much I love walking the mall during this time of year. It all just feels magical, from little kids visiting Santa to the smells of cinnamon buns and sugar plums; the mall is my favorite place to visit this time of year! Odd maybe, but so helpful for you guys because while I’ve been walking the mall I’ve…

Our Black Friday Holiday Tradition

November 21st, 2018
Location  •   Foxwoods Resort & Casino

Holiday traditions and traditions, in general, are important not only for families but also for businesses, friend groups, brands, and communities. Now while traditions are a great way to reconnect and come together, the reason I love traditions is that they are such a unique experience for each of us to partake in. From a business perspective, I always see traditions or the making of new traditions as a branding moment. Where year after year, your little family, crew, or friends get together and embrace an experience; but the fun part is it’s an experience you get to create…

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Our Empty House Tour, New England Fixer-Upper

November 19th, 2018
Location  •   Coventry, Connecticut

Recently Matt and I shared a HUGE announcement with you all, the purchase of our first home! We were beyond thrilled to finally share the news with all of you and just in case you missed it, you can read the announcement post here). Now since that announcement, our crew has been working endlessly on our newest Youtube series OUR HOUSE; which covers the entire restoration of our New England fixer-upper. Originally, my Mom and I toured our, now house, back in May before Matt and I had even finished the move. As soon as I stepped into the house…

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Canvas Totes for Thanksgiving Day Travel

November 12th, 2018
Location  •   Old Wethersfield, CT

Whether you’d like to admit it, or not, Thanksgiving Day is next week which means one of the BUSIEST travel days of the year is among us. Now, after living in both California and Dallas for over six years; I’ve gotten pretty good at maneuvering the airport, roadways, and trains on this upcoming holiday weekend. There is something so magical about the hustle and bustle on the road this time of year, and while some might find it stressful I’m going to share one simple way to take the stress out of your airport travel day; packing light.  …

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How To Style Headbands Into Your Twenties

November 8th, 2018
Location  •   Connecticut

You may have noticed cooler temperatures creep into New England this week and the need to grab a warm jacket or wool sweater. I mean, I’m sure you’ve noticed and when the brisk holiday weather moves into town, I often find my hair to be extremely difficult. Either it’s wicked flat, due to all the static cling or just plain staticky from being fumbled each time I pull a turtleneck over my head; either way, you could say tis the season for hair accessories. So today, I’m going to share some of my go-to hair accessories along with how…

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New Englander’s Guide To Glastonbury, Connecticut

November 5th, 2018
Location  •   Glastonbury, CT

This week, I wanted to sit down with you all and share one of my favorite towns in all of Connecticut, in fact, it’s the town where I grew up and a town I try to visit quite often Glastonbury Connecticut. With the holiday season upon us, I can’t help but reminisce on past holiday seasons and the joyful times I’ve had exploring Glastonbury Connecticut. From running, errands with my Mom, or sneaking trips in to visit Matt, this little New England town is so special to me and I always try to carve time out of my…

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We Purchased Our First Home & Giving Thanks

November 2nd, 2018
Location  •   Durham, CT

If you guys have been following along for the past few months then you know, Matt and I have been searching endlessly for our first home; and if you’ve missed all the home updates you can catch up with this post and this post. Together, Matt and I began our search for our first home back in May, and…with two VERY different visions of what we wanted in a home, our search differently had some highs and lows but it was all worth it in the end. All and all, today we are THRILLED to share the news…

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