Cold November Rain…

It’s been an absolutely crazy couple of weeks- and I’m not just talking about the lead-up to the election and the election results. It seems that the planets just aligned in recent days and brought me an abundance of surprises and opportunities- which has felt like such a rarity in 2020- and is something I […]

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“Vacation, All I Ever Wanted…”

Ever since I launched “Coffee & Chiffon” back in January (and it’s been a wild and unexpected journey ever since!) I’ve been posting consistently three times a week- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays- during the good times, bad times and especially during the ongoing pandemic where generating content has been admittedly tricky but manageable during stay-at-home […]

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Summer- As Seen From the Archives…

The “On This Day” and archive features on social media are such interesting things- moreso in this ongoing age of COVID-19 and especially during the Summer. Although plenty of things I’d posted upwards to 10+ years ago are cringe-inducing- it’s bittersweet to look back on recent Summers before forced quarantines, social distancing and mandated masks […]

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“And I followed you, Big River, when you called…”

I have a few bad memories associated with Brattleboro, Vermont. About four years ago I was unwittingly dragged into a dramatic-turned-traumatic series of events involving my longtime friend and another woman my friend had been casually dating at the time. It interrupted my life, invaded my privacy, caused me unnecessary grief and subsequent health issues […]

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2020 Resolutions Check-In

Although the halfway point of 2020 isn’t until the very beginning of July, around this time I like to pause and take a moment to reflect on the first half of the year thus far- and revisit the resolutions I had set for myself to better track my progress with obtaining my goals as we […]

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A Month to Remember: May 2020

To me, the end of May also marks the end of Spring, which means- of course- that the beginning of June is the unofficial beginning of Summer. Usually I like to celebrate the transition of the seasons this time of year with a trip to a greenhouse to pick up some flowers for my kitchen […]

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A Few of My Favorite Things: May 2020

With May nearly over and Summer just around the corner- it’s about that time for me to share my monthly favorites from the past few weeks before I reflect on how I made it through another month of quarantine and prepare myself for June. May was all about self-care in terms of the products I […]

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A Month to Remember: April 2020

I know that the days and the weeks have started to blend into one long, “Groundhog Day”-esque loop as of late- especially for those of us who are presently working or teaching from home and have grown accustomed to the same routine every single day from the confines of our bedrooms, living rooms and/or home […]

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