Searching For Spring…

It’s been a while since I’ve ventured out onto the Mohawk Trail and The Berkshires- months, really- which is actually a bit crazy because it’s one of the most beautiful and peaceful parts of Massachusetts. My previous schedule made it a little difficult to find the time or occasion- but now that I’m spending pretty […]

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Local Loves: Wayside Furniture

Whenever I’m driving back to the Valley from Boston, I like to take either Route 2 or 2A (which can be confusing to those who aren’t from New England since they essentially run parallel to each other.) Either option takes me through scenic back roads, historical neighborhoods and by unusual shops and oddities in towns […]

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“It’s all ash and dust…”

There is a 3-minute-long snippet of a documentary I’ve been thinking about in recent days for a few different reasons- one being that it depicts heartache and loss, and the other being that it depicts putting on a “game face” during the aforementioned heartache and loss to do your job and be a beacon of […]

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A Month to Remember: January 2020

Another blogging tradition I’ve tried to keep alive and well over the years is reflecting on the month that was as it draws to a conclusion. With tomorrow marking the beginning of February (and Valentine Season-) I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit the past few weeks. I know we’re only in the very […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: January 2020

When the end of the month approaches, I like to take a little bit of time to share some of the things I particularly liked and enjoyed over the previous weeks. This can range anywhere from products I discovered, random things I purchased, gifts I received- to music, games or television shows I got hooked […]

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Birthday Wishes…

Having a birthday in the middle of a work week, in the middle of Winter- in the middle of New England- and right smack in the middle of adulthood can seem a bit unceremonious. Sure, I could have taken a full day off from the office this past Wednesday and slept in- but then what? […]

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Local Loves: The Garden

Although I’ve been living in The Pioneer Valley since May of 2019, I still find myself getting acclimated to my new(ish) community and surroundings. There are so many performance spaces/venues, art galleries, museums, restaurants, shops and oddities to discover around every corner- and I thought that every once in a while it would be fun […]

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OOTD: The Teddy Bear Coat…

For as long as I can remember, wool peacoats have been my default outerwear every Winter. Growing up in Massachusetts, they just seemed to be the most sensible thing to put on- heavy, durable, and able to wear over even the puffiest of sweaters without busting the buttons. I’ve owned them in nearly every color […]

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