What We’re Baking For Easter This Spring

March 4th, 2021
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but this past week has been unusually warm for us here in New England! With temperatures reaching the 50s and melting what’s left of the snow, I can’t help but see spring on the horizon. With warmer days in sight, my Mom and I decided to test out some springtime cake and cupcake decorating – just in time for Easter! My parents are hosting Easter in mid-March when my siblings come home from college. So, we recently decided to get a headstart…

How Matt Popped The Question, And I Said, “Yes!”

March 3rd, 2021

Proposal stories are some of my favorites to read! The other day I realized I never shared the story of exactly how Matt proposed to me back in October 2020. Since Fall is such an exciting and hectic time for both Matt and me, I didn’t get a chance to sit down and share the details – until now! I’m a big believer in better late than never. That’s why today I’m sharing with you how Matt popped the question and I (of course) said, “yes!” THE WEEKEND OF: The weekend of Matt’s proposal he decided to take…

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2020 Year End Review

January 2nd, 2021

Before I sit down to write my year-end reviews, I always like to look back on what I wrote the year prior, which you can view here. It’s so insightful to see what I loved about the year prior and what I was hung up on or yearning to change with the coming of the new year. Looking back at what I wrote in 2019 has me feeling like hindsight is 2020, literally. 2019 was an extremely overwhelming year for me that had me aspiring for stillness and simplification in 2020. Ironically 2020 brought me more stillness and…

25 Holiday Movies To Watch While Wrapping Holiday Gifts

December 12th, 2020
Location  •   New England

Thank you Christmas Tree Shops andThat! for sponsoring this post. This year more than any other year in the past, I knocked out a majority of my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving. One-stop I was excited to revisit this year is my Mom and I’s annual trip to Christmas Tree Shops andThat! You can see our trip from last year in this blog post. With more time being spent at home this holiday season, there’s no excuse for having a gift unwrapped or a gift bag untagged. So, my mom and I made sure to stock up on wrapping paper, ribbons,…

3 Christmas Tree Farms To Visit In New England This Holiday Season

December 2nd, 2020
Location  •   New England

Thank you to New England Dairy for sponsoring this post. Thanksgiving falls later than usual this season, which means come this week, I have one thing on my shopping list: picking out the perfect Christmas tree! Traditionally, Matt and I are so busy with year-end events and holiday festivities that we often visit local farmstands for a pre-cut tree – the simplest way for us to get a fresh fir during the hustle and bustle of the season. But, this year between working from home and having weekends free of events we finally have the time to visit a tree…

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Home For The Holidays With Scotties Facial Tissues

November 29th, 2020
Location  •   Connecticut

Thank you Scotties Facial Tissues for sponsoring this post. It’s that time of year, going home for the holidays – where holiday traditions both new and old are brought to life! For many of us ‘home for the holidays’ this season has a different meaning. As temperatures drop and travel may not be an option for some of us this winter, each of our holidays may look unique and a little less busy from years past. Yet, there’s still so much to be grateful for. My mom always makes being home for the holidays extremely special. From her homemade holiday…

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Antique Trail Part 3: Northern Connecticut’s Litchfield County

November 19th, 2020
Location  •   Litchfield, Connecticut

The holiday season is within reach! If you’re looking for a unique adventure with a picturesque view, we suggest antiquing in Litchfield County! Below we are sharing some of our favorite antique shops in Litchfield County. Please be sure to check each shop for up-to-date hours before visiting. Connecticut is home to numerous antique shops. Whether you’re looking for a specific moderately-priced piece or a high-end find the New England state has it. Litchfield County antique shops offer everything from colonial artwork to youthful furniture with a modern vibe. Generally, the first sites of fall foliage and snow…

QUINTESSENTIAL PUMPKIN PATCHES TO VISIT IN NEW ENGLAND

October 29th, 2020

WILSON FARM – LEXINGTON, MA Not only is Wilson Farm’s the most photogenic place to pick a pumpkin, but it’s also one of the longest-standing patches here in New England – with operation starting in 1884. Whether you’re a tourist or local, Wilson Farm offers everything you’d ever want a farmstand to have during the fall season. With fresh cider donuts, caramel apples, or apple cider you’ll certainly get a taste of fall in every bite and sip. And Wilson Farm doesn’t stop there – they sell a large variety of meats and are home to a cheese…

5 APPLE ORCHARDS TO VISIT DURING NEW ENGLAND FALL – PART 2

October 15th, 2020

Apple picking is an annual tradition for my family and I come fall, and it’s a tradition I was so grateful to get to continue this year when so much has been uncertain. For me, apple picking is a great excuse to get outside, enjoy the crisp fall air, and connect with the seasonality of nature. Not to mention getting to bake up some cozy apple dishes with the apples we picked – for apple recipe ideas check out this post here. This year Matt and I ventured to New Hampshire last weekend to check out Mack’s Apples…

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Mums: Autumn Hues Inside & Outside Your Home

October 6th, 2020

When New England greenery takes a dive into shades of red, orange, and yellow – everyone knows fall has arrived. Add autumn hues to your outdoor aesthetic or bring pops of foliage inside with the perfect perennial: mums! If you’re like me and decorate your home for each season, the best way to let your space speak for itself is with a pop of in-season color! My favorite way to add autumn hues to my home is with both real mums outdoors and faux mums indoors. This time of year, farm stands are a great place to purchase…

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