Winter Weekend Warrior

My calendar/planner for the month of January has always been consistently packed year after year with parties, post-holiday dinners and gift exchanges, birthdays, etc., etc.- and 2023 is no exception! I’ve been going non-stop on the weekends in-between working my full-time and part-time jobs, going to the gym, and shoveling my way out of a […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: December 2022

When it came time to compile my final “Favorite Things” assortment of 2022- I knew I had to be mindful not to forget any of the products, finds, gifts and miscellaneous odds & ends that have made December- a chaotic month in general- more fun and a little more stress-free. Some of the things included […]

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“Tidings of Comfort and Joy…”

As I sit here with my cup of coffee while listening to the sounds of the dreaded “bomb cyclone” make it’s way through New England (is that a freight train? Is that just wind? Did they just set off the tornado siren?) and prepare for a short day at my full-time job before we take […]

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Countdown to Christmas…

The week leading up to Christmas and then the week in-between Christmas and New Year’s Eve are almost always a bizarre mix of both frenzied, last-minute errands and travel- and more quiet, comfortable and laid-back moments. For example, this week my full-time job has mercifully been pretty quiet and my caseload has been manageable- giving […]

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Holiday Surprises!

It’s good to be back and able to breathe out of my nose again! After a few days of some rest, medicine and a lot of freshly-pressed juice while laying across my couch and watching an abundance of Christmas movies and holiday specials- I’m on the mend and back to both work and blogging again- […]

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Taking A Few Days Off!

Well hello there! As I’m sure it is for many people this time of year- things have been pretty crazy here on my end! Between work, holiday gatherings, gift shopping/wrapping and getting ready for Christmas and the New Year- I have been going, going, going! And while I’ve never minded keeping busy- especially around the […]

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Christmas at the Estate…

If you’ve read ‘Coffee & Chiffon’ for any length of time, you probably know by now that I love touring a good ‘ol mansion or historical landmark on gloomy days or during more laid-back weekends- and New England has plenty of them (historical landmarks and gloomy weather, I mean.) It’s a calming and educational experience- […]

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Local Loves: Richardson’s Candy Kitchen

As I finish up the last of my holiday shopping (and anxiously await the arrival of things I ordered online so I can wrap and deliver them in time!) I’ve been taking a few hours here and there throughout the past couple of weeks to pick up some local odds and ends for a series […]

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