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Officially New Homeowners

Jake and I are officially first time homeowners! This has been a long two year endeavor full of complications that many of you looking to buy a home have dealt with too. As I sit here writing this I think about all the tears, and houses I thought were “the one”. What makes my heart the happiest reflecting on all of the heartache is to know if we had proceeded with any of the previous houses, we wouldn’t be living…

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Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

15 Entertaining Essentials For Hosting Gatherings At Home

round serving boards on wolf stove kitchen backsplash

With all the gatherings of the holiday season it was a good time to take inventory of what serving pieces I was lacking in my kitchen. I am not very detail oriented so I always end up hosting parties and figuring out what I need whilst in the midst of things. I’ve hosted enough that I’ve learned what I do and don’t use so I figured my list of essentials may help some of you a bit newer to hosting.…

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Outfits,Uncategorized

Athleisure to Kick Off the New Year

Anyone else feel like they’ve been shopping athleisure much more lately? Athleisure has definitely had a glow up the past couple years and I am not complaining! For Christmas Marissa got her and I a package to a local yoga studio so I’ve had my eye on a couple pieces to make me feel a little more confident. I’m about as flexible as metal and I figure a cute outfit improves my skills, right?! Nordstrom has some awesome athleisure stuff…

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Home Interior,Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

Tips For Picking Neutral Pillow Covers For Your Sofa

neutral pillow cover pairings for a sofa

After a few months of waiting (which is relatively short with current supply chain issues) our sectional sofa is scheduled to arrive this Friday. I have been holding off on shopping pillows until I had somewhere to put them so this weekend I hopped on the task. I wanted to start with neutral pillows and as we get closer to spring I will add in some blue accent pillows. I thought I would share some tips for picking pillow covers…

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Clothes,Outfits,Spring Outfits,Workwear

Spring Business Casual Outfit Ideas

business casual spring outfit ideas 2022

While Connecticut is forecasting snow today our Florida move is treating us to mid 60’s and sunny in the afternoons. Since spring is inevitable at some point for all of us I wanted to start sharing some workwear ideas because Express got in so many great new pieces that will help you get excited for spring no matter what your current temps are! Express has long been one of my go-to retailers for stylish and well fitting workwear. First this…

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Marissa’s Journey on The Bean Protocol

the bean protocol before and after photos

Beans, never something I thought would be the medicine to my cystic acne and hormonal issues. Since going off birth control in 2019 it’s been a rollercoaster trying to balance my hormones, regulate my menstrual cycle and clear my cystic acne. At 30 years old, these were issues I had never dealt with. Where I heard about The Bean Protocol With this issue top of mind, I saw a food and wellness blogger I follow on Instagram, Juli Bauer, share…

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Clothes,Outfits,Winter

Winter Outfits with Leather Leggings

After just traveling back to chilly Connecticut I’m sure there I am not alone in looking for warm yet chic winter outfit ideas. Today I’m partnering with tjmaxx.com to share two winter outfit ideas with these amazing (in price and quality) faux leather leggings. If you know the treasure hunt of a TJ Maxx store, now you can find those gems online too! For a snow chic look I first paired the leggings with this chunky neck poncho sweater. Can…

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Home Interior,Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

Can You Refinish Engineered Hardwood Floors

can you refinish engineered hardwood floors

When I made a wishlist of things I wanted in my dream house, light oak, wide plank floors were one of the first things I added. Fast forward to finding our new home. When we first walked in, the floors jumped out to me. They were a gray engineered hardwood (made locally by Seashore Floor Co.) which was not the look I was going for. The house checked almost every box for me, but not the floors. Thankfully there were…

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Clothes,Outfits

Best of Pinteresting Plans – 2021 Recap

fashion blogger bestsellers 2021

Top 10 Most Popular Posts from 2021 This wrap cardigan is cozy, cozy! Wearing it in the color ‘driftwood’. The Adidas sneakers are on sale right now! This area rug is also on sale! The wall color is Benjamin Moore CALM. Sofa color is “taft cement”. I have a review of it – here). The #1 bestselling collage of 2021! This pullover was a hit (I have it shown on a few pics below). It’s been sold out, but saw…

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Holiday Shop,Home Interior,Lifestyle (Home, Travel, Family)

How to Make a Holiday Charcuterie Table Spread

holiday charcuterie spread across dining table

I love hosting for the holidays and charcuterie boards are the perfect way to display finger foods in a fun and festive way. Instead of a board, I wanted to scale it up to an entire table. I found the most gorgeous decor at TJ Maxx so I thought I would share how I set up my charcuterie table for the holidays in just a few easy steps. 1. Place Large Decor & Dipping Bowls I like to start off…

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