A Month to Remember: September 2020

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” That’s a quote I’ve been thinking about quite often throughout this past month- although I honestly have no idea who originally said it and Google has provided little to no help whatsoever with my attempts to track down the author. I’ve found that when […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: September 2020

I’m sure when people who have known me for a while and/or know me well think of my favorite things for the month of September every year- Pumpkin Spice Lattes and chunky scarves come to mind almost immediately- and they’re not wrong. But September 2020 had so much more than that. Like most of this […]

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Paying Respects to Mercy Brown…

It might not be October yet (but it’s close!) and we may still be a few weeks away from Halloween- but that doesn’t mean I can’t discover/visit and share some of the more creepy, macabre things around the Northeast. Along with being undeniably beautiful and picturesque- New England is also reportedly one of the most […]

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Local Loves: Red Apple Farm

Out of all the local places I typically visit every September/October- Red Apple Farm in Phillipston is the one I discovered only fairly recently- with my first trip there taking place last Fall when I went to a Harvest Festival with a couple of my friends who were out my way for an extended weekend. […]

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Game Day Eats: Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Usually around this time every year, I’d be taking a day trip to The Big E with my friends to do a little impulse shopping, hop on some potentially dangerous carnival rides- and indulge in deep fried Oreos, French fries and gourmet macaroni and cheese. Of course, COVID-19 had other plans, and much like everything […]

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My Little Cozy Corner…

When I moved to the Pioneer Valley a little over a year ago, I sacrificed a couple of things *other than* my being within a short driving distance from my immediate family, longtime friends and my jobs. I also sacrificed space- having significantly reduced my square footage from my previous residence in the name of […]

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Traditions and Gardens…

During the first Fall after my father passed away, I remember one particularly gloomy and rainy weekend in late September/early October. I’d lost him in the middle of the Summer that year- and the weeks that followed were spent making arrangements, tying up loose ends he hadn’t gotten to before he’d died, helping my mother […]

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OOTD: Flannel and Football…

Early September in New England is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is perfect- not too hot but not too cold- Fall festivities are open and underway (like farmers markets, pumpkin patches, apple picking, etc.) and football season kicks off- even if there’s an ongoing global pandemic still happening. So this past […]

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