7 Tools To Increase Productivity While Working On Your Business

March 4th, 2019

Lately, I’m very overwhelmed. I don’t consider it a bad thing – but it’s definitely a feeling I’m adjusting to. Back in Dallas, I had a lot more free time. Flash-forward to now, I’m back in New England and I’ve never felt more burnt out. Since moving back to Connecticut, my time management skills have been challenged. I bought a house and took on the role of general contractor for the renovation; I expanded my TCC crew while staying dedicated to travel obligations and my social calendar. With all of my time booked, I’ve spent less time on…

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OUR HOUSE, THE STORY OF A NEW ENGLAND FIXER-UPPER: MASTER BATHROOM DEMOLITION

February 27th, 2019

This week we are back in action with a new OUR HOUSE series episode! We are here with another big demo project, as we take on the creation of our master ensuite.  If you refer back to our empty house tour post and video, you’ll see the bottom floor was composed of 7 total rooms: a screened-in porch, kitchen, dining room, living room, small office space, full bath, and small bedroom. In our kitchen remodel post, you followed as we created an open-layout kitchen by combining the dining, kitchen, and bathroom. With the addition of a half-bath to…

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My First Time Ice Fishing On Lake Winnipesaukee

February 24th, 2019
Location  •   Laconia, New Hampshire

‘ At the start of February, Matt and I realized we had just one weekend free until April. With work trips and our house renovation filling our leisure time – we decided to take our last free winter weekend and head to Lake Winnipesaukee.  Honestly, I’m unfamiliar with New Hampshire. But, Matt’s parents have a condo in the Lake’s Region, and not to mention, his sister, Jessica, lives in New Hampshire full-time. Thus it seemed only right for us to visit and experience winter on the lake. While in Laconia, NH, Jessica informed us she’d be ice fishing…

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5 Pancake House Restaurants Worth Visiting in New Hampshire

February 20th, 2019
Location  •   New Hampshire

Whenever Matt and I travel north to New Hampshire, we make it a priority to start our trip with an empty stomach so we have room to dine at some of our favorite places along the way or be adventurous and discover a new spot in town.  Fun fact about Matt: he LOVES pancakes. Pancakes for breakfast; pancakes for lunch; pancakes for dinner – he’ll devour them all. Since Matt’s usually the one behind the wheel on our way to New Hampshire, he decides the fare. Leaving us headed for my favorite – Chinese; or his favorite – a…

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Our House, The Story Of A New England Fixer-Upper: Kitchen Demolition Complete!

February 18th, 2019
Location  •   Connecticut

If you follow us on Youtube than you probably already know that we’ve been doing some pretty hefty kitchen demolition over the last couple of months. We probably spent all of December chopping down walls, knocking down ceilings and reframing the space. Honestly, we got sort of a slow start to our house renovation. We started by focusing on the exterior demolition, as you can see above. Our intentions were good but we probably should have been focusing on the interior first. Oh well, and less well learned. With that being said, we are now off to the…

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A New Englander’s Guide to Refreshing Your Home’s Interior

February 15th, 2019
Location  •   Litchfield, Connecticut

 February is always a busy month for us – between Super Bowl Sunday, Matt’s birthday, and Valentine’s Day – weekend activities are endless. This year is especially busy since we are wrapping up renovations on our new house. A lot of time and money has gone into making our fixer-upper a home, so Matt and I have decided Valentine’s Day this year will be a little less conventional. Instead of jewelry or a romantic getaway (like our trip to San Francisco last year) we plan to spend this heart day at home exchanging furniture as gifts!    I know, furniture…

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The Art Of Making A Decision: How My Home Renovation Has Made Me More Decisive

February 11th, 2019
Location  •   Mason, NH

Making decisions has often played a crucial role in my business. Whether it be making a design element decision or a specific brand collaboration to connect with our audience. I’ve always enjoyed making all the quick turnaround decisions. It’s often what I feel I excel at!  Yet, nothing has challenged my decisiveness more than taking on a home renovation. Over the last couple of months, I’ve had to make decisions from the moment construction starts (around at 6:00 A.M.) to the moment I go to sleep. At first, I loved it.  Now, as we head into the fourth…

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New Englander’s Guide To Packing For Ski Season

January 28th, 2019
Location  •   Vermont

Winter is here and that means it’s time to pack up your wool mittens and ski essentials, jump in the car and head up north. New Englander’s are fortunate enough to have some amazing ski mountains in our region, among other things. With that being said, I’m a professional at packing last minute and heading up north to ski for the weekend; and I felt like it was about time I share my packing tips with you all.  On that note, here is my New Englander’s Guide To Packing For Ski Season Ski Slope Staples:  Softshell Ski Pants:  If you’re looking…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About The Coastal Confidence

January 24th, 2019
Location  •   Noank, Connecticut

So much has changed since I started The Coastal Confidence way back in 2013. My blog turned into my business and with that came specific branding, strategic planning, and creative content. I only share a small bit of personal information with you all, as I’d much rather have the focus be on what New England can offer you, than what Aubrey has been up to. In fact, I actually hate talking about myself, and I like to think of The Coastal Confidence as a New England lifestyle blog instead of a personal one. Yet, I always want to…

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Sherpa Coats To Bundle Up In This Winter

January 18th, 2019
Location  •   Noank, Connecticut

For a while there I thought we were going to get through this winter without even a scatter of a storm. However, it looks like that’s going to change this week, as we hunker down for an estimated 18 inches of snow. Prior to the unanticipated blizzard, my Mom and I decided to play hooky on Thursday and head down to the shoreline, Noank to be exact, to grab some seafood, fresh air and enjoy the mild weather; before getting snowed in. With that being said, I always dress for warmth and alterability during New England winters, which is…

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