OOTD: Festive Frock

Wearing red and green, even around the holidays- can often be a risky fashion move given that the color combination walks a thin line between festive and chic and “ugly Christmas sweater” territory. It’s one of the main reasons I mix things like red and gold or green and silver, instead- so I can feel […]

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A Month to Remember: November 2022

My goodness- where does the time go?! When I sat down to write this annual end-of-the-month recap, it suddenly hit me that we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas and New Years! It feels like it was only yesterday that I was passing out Halloween candy to Trick-or-Treaters and debating on what to bring […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: November 2022

I hope everyone who celebrated had a phenomenal Thanksgiving holiday last week! It’s nice to be back after taking a few days off from work and unplugging for a bit to enjoy great food, time with family, and getting some semi-early Christmas shopping and decorating done over the course of the long weekend. I feel […]

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Thank You, Thank You!

While I’ve always “self-checked” myself to make sure I am staying humble and remaining grateful for the good in my life, especially on days where I may be feeling a little run down, or sad, or self-pitying for whatever trivial reason arises- it was the first appearance of COVID in early 2020 that really made […]

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Local Loves: The Christmas Barn

One of my favorite areas to drive through when visiting my mom or running any errands near my hometown is Woodstock, Connecticut. Among the picturesque views and historical homes are small shops and hole-in-the-wall eateries that make incredible food. Earlier this year I had shared one of the best antique shops in the area– but […]

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The Holiday Prep…

After the very strange and “unconventional” (and even that’s putting it mildly) holiday seasons we had in 2020 and 2021- this year feels like a much-needed reprieve and return to some time-honored and beloved traditions for both Thanksgiving and Christmastime. We can relax a little on the social distancing so I can hug my extended […]

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Cozy Comforts: Chicken Tortellini Soup

As of this week, we’ve officially had the first snowfall of the season here in New England- which means that Winter has pretty much arrived and it’s time to prepare accordingly! In-between packing up my Fall dΓ©cor and looking for my favorite pair of snow boots- I also felt it was time to prepare one […]

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No Problems Here, Houston…

Travel days, specifically the days spent getting to/from a location by means of planes, trains or automobiles- can be excruciatingly long. Add some delays and flight cancellations due to an approaching hurricane to the mix and you’ve got yourself a recipe for exhaustion and absolutely no productivity. Such was the case last Friday, after a […]

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