Pioneer Woman

Although it may feel like we are living in one non-stop, continuous day in these crazy times- with quarantines, working from home, social distancing, etc.- May 18th is actually a date of some significant importance to me as it marks the one year anniversary since I moved to the Pioneer Valley and began a new […]

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Local Loves: Spooner Well

While I’ve been getting by with non-essential businesses remaining closed during the ongoing COVID-19 situation (I’ve accepted my current no-hair-styling, no-professional-manicure way of life)– it’s been interesting to see how different essential businesses are operating these days. I don’t just mean in grocery stores, which have implemented directed floor layouts and checkout procedures to adhere […]

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Taste of Summer: Naked Lemon and Olive Oil Layer Cake

People mark the beginning of Summer in a variety of ways. To some, the beginning of the season falls on it’s astronomical date (June 20th this year,) while to many others- Summer officially begins during Memorial Day Weekend. For me, I consider the first day of Summer to be it’s meteorological date of June 1st- […]

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OOTD: Southern Belle Dress

I know that Mother’s Day can be challenging for a lot of different people for a lot of different and deeply personal reasons- made even more stressful and frustrating by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing protocols. I consider myself to be fortunate in that I have a strong bond with my own mother- […]

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Local Loves: Madame Sherri’s Castle

If I were to tell you that in the middle of the forest on the New Hampshire/Vermont state lines, off of a dirt road that winds around waterfalls and wildflowers- there were the stone remnants of an extravagant home that was once used for the most lavish parties for the New England theater community- you […]

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My Spring Skincare/Hair Care Routine!

Following stay-at-home and quarantine procedures may mean that I don’t get to wear makeup as often as I did when I was commuting to/from my office or actively meeting up with my friends and family on the weekends to go out for dinner, see a movie or a concert, etc., but if there’s any silver […]

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Set It and Forget It: 3-Ingredient Tuna Casserole

My mom is a very gifted woman with a lot of different talents and skills that span across a variety of things- be it art, writing or comedic timing and quick wit- but it’s especially true when it comes to the culinary arts. From elaborate cake decorating to putting together four-course meals on ridiculously short […]

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OOTD: Light and Breezy

With May officially here and the forecast finally calling for some sunshine in the days ahead- I’ve started the process of packing up my Fall/Winter clothes, shoes and accessories to put into storage for a few months while simultaneously unpacking my Spring/Summer wardrobe. It’s a fun little closet rotation and much-needed organization I get to […]

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