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Planning a Wedding? Here’s Where to Start

One of my best girlfriends got engaged and as we were excitedly chatting on the phone, I got to thinking: what advice can I give regarding wedding planning? We only started our wedding planning process back in January and I was definitely overwhelmed and scattered. Most days I still feel that way. A few things, however, helped me get into a rhythm and I know now that it certainly would have helped to take steps…
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Planning Our Wedding, Part 4

Confession- I’m create this post to keep myself organized. Will probably use it as an active “to do” list and add things here and there. Being a “type A” kind of person, this part of wedding planning is the hardest. It’s all the little things that need to get done at this point and it’s hard for me to do it bit by bit. August still seems like a lifetime away. I keep saying, it’s…
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Planning Our Wedding, Part 3

Slowly but surely… it’s all coming along! We had a lot of fun with this round of tasks. Taking our engagements photos was great (and cold!) and I’m so excited for the NH based honeymoon we’ve booked. Plus, things are coming along with our venue which is making me feel better. Starting to work on a seating chart was a huge step forward. One thing I want to share if any future or current brides-to-be…
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Wedding Dresses I Love (But Didn’t Buy)

A week after we officially started wedding planning, I found my dream dress. I had seen it online and once I tried it on in person, I knew it was the one. It was perfect. It checked all the boxes. I didn’t realize how many different things needed to be considered when picking a wedding dress. Sure, there are styles and fabrics you might like more than others, but if those don’t match your theme…
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Planning Our Wedding, Part 2

I’m not going to lie.. wedding planning is tough. Right now, I’m struggling primarily with timing. How early is too early? What needs to be done now? What can wait? September still feels like a lifetime away and I’ll have a bit more free time right before then due to summer break, but there’s still an urgency now. Furthermore, Ryan and I are caught up in a lot of “should do” and “it’s tradition” in…
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Planning Our Wedding, Part 1

Ohhhh boy, are we about to have some fun. As my best friend’s mom put it, I’ve been training for this my entire life! In all seriousness though, I know planning a wedding is not going be an easy feat. We’ve made it a week so far and due to an (unfortunate) quarantine requirement, I was out of school for four days. A blessing in disguise, as it would turn out! The ten tasks I…
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PUPdate: 8 Weeks Old

We adopted a land shark. Really though, Cody is in his puppy-biting-everything phase. I have the scars on my hands to prove it. Treats were a massive savior this week. I gave treats for everything and low and behold, Cody can sit now! He also “comes” about 65% of the time. That’s progress! Potty training is Cody’s strong suit. In two weeks, he has had only a handful of accidents and he actually goes to…
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PUPdate: 7 Weeks Old

We brought home our little nugget at 7 weeks old and for all the preparation we did, we still weren’t ready. It’s definitely one of those situations where someone can tell you something a million times but you never really understand until you’re in it. Our first week with Cody was nuts, to say the least. It was great to have a long weekend to launch our puppy-parent-ship. However, it was anything but restful. Having…
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PUPdate: The First Night

I’m typing this as Cody naps. Man, oh man, do puppies sleep a lot. Otherwise it’s poop, play, and snuggle. Kind of a reasonable lifestyle if you ask me! Yesterday we picked up Cody in Hardwick, Vermont. We said thank you to our lovely breeder Harold and drove the hour to Ryan’s parent’s place in Chelsea. Cody showed a bit of distress in the car, but the moment we arrived, he was full of joy…
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Making Money Moves This Year

Maybe it’s just tax season, but around this time of year, I always start looking at my finances and really honing in on how I want to succeed financially in the months to come. While I’ve been blessed to escape the last year financially sound, I know many who haven’t. This got me thinking about the critical first steps I took, financially, when starting out. I’m sharing everything today in the hope that if someone…
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Best Free At Home Workouts

If you’re like me, you hate working out at home. I’m an obliger which means I need someone to hold me accountable for habits I create and working out is no different. At home, this is tough. I miss the class experience or having a coach motivating me forward. However, I also don’t feel comfortable working out in a gym yet so, here we are. Over the past few months I’ve compiled a list of…
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Staying Warm at Home This Winter

Ryan says my love language is “being warm” and I can’t help but agree. Is there anything better than being bundled up and cozy? Whatever heat source we’ve got in the house, that’s where you’ll find me. We put in a wood stove this past fall and I think I spend most of my time there these days. Knowing that many of you out there are facing a cold, cold New England winter like me,…
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Start Today Review

I’ve been a fan of (reading, following, listening to) Rachel Hollis for a long time. However, I only recently bit the bullet and ordered from her Start Today collection. Everything was on major sale around the holidays which was opportune. I wanted to come on and share a totally honest review of the two products I purchased: the Start Today journal and the Priority Planner. The Start Today Journal Hollis is a marketing queen. I…
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52 Books in 52 Weeks Review

One of my goals in 2020 was to read more, so I made it a goal to read one book a week. I was doing really well, until school started in September. Then I found myself playing a bit of catch-up here and there. That being said, I ended the year with 52 books logged and reviewed. Today, I’m sharing my top 5. 5. The Energy Bus I loved “The Energy Bus” for its messages,…
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Book 52: Someone We Know

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. My last book of the year is a finely crafted thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end! I read another by Lapena at the beginning…
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Book 51: The Bulletproof Diet

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. I rented “The Bulletproof Diet” after listening to Dave Asprey speak on Rachel Hollis’ podcast a few weeks ago. I found their conversation incredibly engaging, but this book..…
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Book 50: The Glass Hotel

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. I thoroughly enjoyed “The Glass Hotel.” First, Mandel is an incredible writer. Her text flows and engages the reader like few others do. Second, the multiple characters and…
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Book 49: The 5 Second Rule

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. When the alarm went off this morning, Ryan joked that we needed to count to five and get out of bed. I reminded him that according to the…
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Book 48: One Word That Will Change Your Life

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. This is a quick read and as we move towards the new year, very appropriate. If you had to pick one word to encompass your life and actions,…
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Book 47: Conversations With Friends

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations. “Conversations With Friends” was a very interesting story. The characters were intricate and detailed and I never felt like I could necessarily predict the plot which is often…

Born in Rhode Island and at home in New Hampshire, Caitlin shares New England life, travel, and style.

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