Category Archives: Live Lovely Manifesto

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Create Your Own Adventure Bag

It happened all too often; I would leave for work under a grey sky with a forecast of rain lasting all day long to beView full post »

Live Lovely | A Little Flower Power

Never underestimate a little flower power in your home. The hippies had it right; plants not only clean and purify theView full post »

Why Saving Up For My Wedding Taught Me That I Can Do Anything

I have just proven to myself that I can do anything. The thought struck me the day after we met with a potential catererView full post »

Camera Review of the Fujifilm X100 T | Wedding Photographer Camera Review

After a year of wishing and debating, I finally purchased the Fujifilm X100 T! I love Fujifilm as a brand. Their camerasView full post »

My Unplugged Travel Philosophy

It is no secret that I love to take photographs. I love sharing the photos almost as much as I enjoy taking them. ButView full post »

Her Life Changed The Moment She Let It

One of my weaknesses: journals with inspiring covers. Oh how I love them. A nice crisp page waiting to be written onView full post »

I Quit A Toxic Job to Pursue My Dream Life

I quit my job; reliable paycheck and incredible benefits along with it. And it feels amazing! I had always hoped IView full post »

Happy Holidays | It’s A Wonderful Life

No matter what holiday you celebrate this year, I hope that it is a wonderful one! Merry Christmas from Matthew and I.View full post »

In Defense of the “Big Wedding”

When we got engaged the advice started to pour in. “Save yourself the stress and elope.” “Spend the money on aView full post »

Our Engagement Party | August 7, 2016 | Bethlehem, CT

August 7th feels so far away now that it is nearing the end of October. I have been very occupied with editing clientView full post »

Why You Have More Vacation Days Than You Thought

I am saving up for a wedding with the man that I love and a European honeymoon trip. It is amazing to look forward to (View full post »

Welcoming In Simplicity

Welcoming in Simplicity. Life is not simple. We navigate this complex world through school, careers, and relationships.View full post »