2021 Resolutions Check-In

It’s about that time for me to do a bit of an early check-in now that the year is nearly halfway over, and revisit the goals I had set for myself around New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day to see if I’ve accomplished any, or- at the very least- come anywhere close to accomplishing them. Some […]

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Adventures in Vaccinations – Part II

I’m in the home stretch, y’all! In two weeks I’ll officially be fully vaccinated for COVID-19- having received my second shot of Pfizer this past weekend and giving myself the mandatory 14-day period for it to kick in. To say I’m excited and elated is an understatement for sure- I could do backflips right now- […]

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A Month to Remember: April 2021

April showers bring May flowers- but what do April snowstorms, thunderstorms, and hot-then-cold-then-hot-again days bring? A case of the sniffles and some crazy allergies, it turns out- but also the chance to see some beautiful blooming flowers/trees and plenty of time to plan for warmer, sunnier days ahead! Sure, the weather this past month may […]

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Adventures in Vaccinations…

Last Spring, when we were at the height of COVID-19 uncertainty- with lockdowns, quarantines, and mass cancellations/closures- it didn’t seem like there was an end in sight. Everything looked and felt grim, and it was hard to see the bright side of pretty much anything given how much we’d lost and were continuing to lose- […]

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“Despite the Forecast, Live Like it’s Spring…”

When I started “Coffee & Chiffon” back at the start of 2020, one of the things I was most excited for was being able to write about and share some of my favorite local shops, restaurants and beloved attractions in and around my current home in the Pioneer Valley- particularly places I love(d) visiting in […]

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Food Comas and Chocolate Bunnies…

Do food comas typically last 48 hours? If you’ve ever spent a holiday at my mom’s house with my family- you’ll see that they most certainly can and often do. After last year’s Easter dinner- a beloved tradition for my brothers and I for as long as I can remember- was canceled due to the […]

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A Year to Remember: 2020

JUMANJI! When I launched “Coffee & Chiffon” on New Year’s Day this past January, I had the best of intentions and the most ambitious of goals. This year was the start of both a new decade and a new chapter in my life that I was excited to document on a brand new blog. I […]

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Ten Favorite Photos From 2020

With 2021 only a few days away, this is the time of year I typically reflect on the year that was- the ups, downs (of which there were many) and revisit the photos I’ve taken over these past months of quarantine, social distancing, and uncertainty. In previous, similar compilations- my “Top 10 Photos” usually consisted […]

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