Category Archives: Live Lovely

Vicki Barr & The Adventure Girls | Vintage Book Reviews

By this point, I don’t believe that it is a secret that I love planes. But one thing you might not know is my loveView full post »

Retirement Savings For Absolute Beginners | Year of Living Lovely

The first thing I am going to tell you is that I am not a financial adviser and this blog post is simply my opinion,View full post »

Tips To Participate In Your Own No Spend Month | Year of Living Lovely

Last week I shared my idea for a no-spend month because February is my month to focus on using money wisely, in thisView full post »

Looking Out The Window Syndrome | Thoughts on Shattering Conditioned Acceptance

Most of us learn at a very young age that “sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do,” fromView full post »

No Spend Month | A Year Of Living Lovely

When I first began my simple living (what I call lovely living) journey a little over a year ago I read about no-spendView full post »

The Value of Time | Year of Living Lovely

Time is valuable. Last year I read a book by Vicki Robins, Your Money Or Your Life. It was not my first introduction toView full post »

February Goals | Use Money Wisely | Year of Living Lovely

For the month of February I will be focusing on using money wisely for my Year of Living Lovely project. The key wordView full post »

Tuesday Tea | Say No More Often

Last night I was supposed to meet with a friend for dinner, but she sent me a message in the morning saying she couldView full post »

Quality of Life | Live Lovely

I was reading the introduction of “The Little Book of Lykke” (pronounced loo-ka) on a Jetblue plane to TexasView full post »

Make Your Own Salt Cave | Live Lovely

I was desperate for allergy relief when I discovered the local salt cave near my work when searching for treatmentView full post »

Rental Bathroom Mirror Renovation | DIY Mirror Frame | Live Lovely

One of my pet peeves about renting are apartment bathrooms. From the lights to the tiles to the fixtures, they’reView full post »

Make Home Sweet | January Goals | A Year of Living Lovely

There are so many things I want as a part of my lifestyle. I believe that most of us have a dream version of ourselvesView full post »

Create Your Own Space | A Year Of Living Lovely

Never underestimate the power of a personal space. I love living in a loft apartment and I am happy in small spaces,View full post »

My Favorite Blog Posts Of 2017

2017 was the year that I truly branched out into the blogosphere. For years I have been sharing my photography andView full post »

2017 In Review: Travel & Living Lovely

I am going to start at the very beginning. 2017 was a big year for my fiance and I. We both changed jobs, moved to a newView full post »

Creative New Year Resolutions You Will Love To Keep

Goal making and lists are a fun past time of mine (admit it, you know you love a good goal list too!), but they’reView full post »

New Years Day 2018 | A Year of Living Lovely

Happy New Year, friends!        I hope that your New Year is off to a lovely start. I adore theView full post »

Our 2017 Christmas Card!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Matthew and I!  We are excited to reveal our 2017 Holiday card; a remake ofView full post »

The Macy’s Day Parade | A Life Goal Adventure In NYC

I wanted to make sure I posted our Macy’s Day Parade adventures on the blog before Christmas. This year MatthewView full post »

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 »