Category Archives: Live Lovely

Three Simple Ways To Add Some Wow To Your Engagement Shoot

The engagement shoot is often the only time a couple is ever professionally photographed outside of their wedding day.View full post »

My Top 5 New England Based Classic Christmas Films

In 2015, I started to remake classic Christmas movie posters into my annual Christmas cards. We had just moved toView full post »

The Roost Candle Co. | Sandy Hook | Connecticut Charm

I met the lovely owner of the Roost Candle Co., Dana, at a local networking event for entrepreneurs a couple weeks agoView full post »

Twenty-Five Ways To Find Joy This Holiday Season

When I hear people claim that they dread the holiday season, it makes my heart heavy. This time of year is all aboutView full post »

Tackling Holiday Gift Giving Stress Once And For All

If holiday budgets and shopping blues get you down year after year, then it is time to tackle the holiday shoppingView full post »

A Year of Living Lovely | Starting January First 2018

A year ago today my heart felt heavy. I didn’t want to get up in the mornings, go to work, or do much of anythingView full post »

An Alternative Way To Spend Black Friday | Thankfulness November

The pressure to shop is strong this year with advertising for Black Friday making it our way since before Halloween.View full post »

Why I Boycott Black Friday | Thankfulness November

Right after Thanksgiving comes the day of the year I dread the most in the United States. I never understood how theView full post »

Five Ways To Give Back This Thanksgiving | Thankfulness November

I can hardly believe it, Thanksgiving is almost here! Like many Americans, I look forward to spending the day with myView full post »

Winter Fashion | Shop Your Closet | Thankfulness November

Winter fashion in New England sometimes stresses me out. When you venture out of your own home to face the coldView full post »

A Canoe View | Adventures in Vermont | Lovely Travel

On our recent Vermont cabin retreat we awoke early to take in the sunrise from the view of a canoe. I’m the sunnyView full post »

A Cozy Cabin Retreat In Vermont | Live Lovely Travel

After a full wedding season this Autumn and a packed social calendar, Matthew and I decided on a cozy weekend retreat inView full post »

How To Have A No-Spend November | Thankfulness November

In my opinion, nothing puts money into perspective quite like a no-spend November, or even just a week or two withoutView full post »

Why Daylight Saving Is Good For Your Book Shelf | Thankfulness November | Live Lovely

Happy Daylight Saving! Monday will be the first day for many of us to drive home from work in the complete dark. WeView full post »

My Top Twenty-Five New England Autumn Check List

Autumn is pure magic in New England. Since the morning after Halloween, I have watched as the Christmas decorations haveView full post »

Ten Simple Ways To Practice Thankfulness This November

Thankfulness November is just beginning. Every year I do my best to ban busyness, slow down, practice appreciation, andView full post »

Five Reasons Why You Need A Thankfulness November | Live Lovely

All month long I will be participating in a Thankfulness November; a month of appreciation for all the good things in myView full post »

Tuesday Tea | Slowing Down The Fall

Maybe this Autumn I am not the best example of slowing down to take in the Fall. I have been working during the weekView full post »

Top 25 Movies To Watch this Halloween

Every October I have Halloween movie marathons much like most people have holiday movie marathons for Christmastime.View full post »

Why You Need To Travel For The Moment, Not The Photograph

This is going to sound hypocritical coming from a professional photographer, but don’t live, travel, or exploreView full post »

Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival | Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England | Connecticut Charm

You may have seen the incredible hot air balloon photos that have been trending online recently. Far off places, openView full post »

How To Spend More Time Enjoying Autumn In New England | Live Lovely

Autumn in New England is nearly as busy as summer in New England. We run around for family gatherings, weddings, work,View full post »

Turkish Towels by Mon Castle | Live Lovely

My new towels came in the mail and I could not be more excited. For a while now I have been wanting to upgrade my oldView full post »

Tuesday Tea | How The Simplicity of Limiting Your Cell Phone Time Impacts Your Life

This post is a little late today, but hey, I drink tea all day long. To me, it is a lovely morning ritual, but it isView full post »

Duvets & Other Cozy Things | Live Lovely

Minimalism has been on my mind frequently this year, especially since moving into our smaller loft apartment. PairingView full post »

Say Yes To Adventure | Leap Fest | Rhode Island

As summer is ending and fall is just beginning, I want to encourage you to be open to adventure. The kids are back toView full post »

Mini Travel Guide | How To Spend A Day With Lady Liberty | New York City

This summer has been a spectacular experience of checking off life goals on my “live lovely list.” Some mayView full post »

Look For The Helpers

Two nights ago Matthew and I were walking home to our apartment in the small village of Beacon Falls. We were surprisedView full post »

How To Be True To Your Travel Style | Live Lovely

My idea of great travel might be completely different than your definition of a dream trip. And that right there isView full post »

Get Back To Nature | Tuesday Tea

Good morning. I hope that you have had time to get outside recently, that you have gone for a walk, went for a swim, orView full post »

Thoughts On Blogging In A World That Needs Fixing

Today I want to speak out and encourage you to do the same. On Live Lovely I focus on positivity and living a happy andView full post »

Live Lovely | Essential & Beauty Oils

Essential oils have been making a wave in the health and wellness industry lately and I thought it was time that IView full post »

How Blogging Has Changed My Life | Live Lovely

In such a short period of time, blogging has changed my life and improved it in so many ways. I started this blogView full post »

Live Lovely | When Dreams Take Flight

Last summer I knew that I was going to fly a plane. I knew I would start a blog, become a full-time photographer, writeView full post »

Tuesday Tea | How to Fly

Today, I fly. It is late morning, almost noon, as I sip my tea and write this after pouring over my book, “TheView full post »

A Lovely Life | Birthday Road Trip | Twenty-seven Years Old

Today I am twenty-seven. I use every birthday similar to the way most people use New Years; with reflection andView full post »