When Lance and I have a lot going on usually last minute we’ll decide to go on a date night or hang out with our friends. I tend to put on something pretty casual. My go-to is always jeans and a t-shirt, but I paired this look with black mules and a grey duster to make it a little more chic instead of an everyday jean and tee style.

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Last week my friend and I headed to Pure Placid to attend a Flower Arrangement Workshop taught by Linda D’Arco, owner of Little Farmhouse Flowers. I was so excited for this event simply because having fresh flowers on my kitchen table makes me so happy. Flowers add so much life to an environment by creating joy, adding interest and making everyday special. Not to mention, a fresh bouquet of flowers is a great way to re-fresh for spring. Last year I saw Little Farmhouse Flowers at our local Farmers Market in Keene Valley with the most beautiful bouquets, so I was thrilled when I saw Pure Placid was hosting this event for their Wellness Wednesday’s series.

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and I hope this weekend brings you beautiful weather, special memories and plenty of time to spend with your mom. It’s been a long time since I actually got a chance to spend Mother’s Day with my mom, so there isn’t really a tradition we have. No matter the distance between my mom and me, we always make the most of it by catching up and talking everyday on the phone. If your lucky enough to be with your mom this weekend and want to whip something up for her, I’m sharing 20 satisfying Mother’s Day recipes I know she’ll love!

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Mother’s Day is a little over a week away (Sunday, May 13th), and I though I’d share ways to celebrate this special day if you live near or far from your mom. I’m sharing what my sister’s and I are doing for our mom for Mother’s Day, plus including 10 other amazing ideas on how you can celebrate this special occasion!

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I’m so excited for everything I have coming up this month! There’s a lot of local events like a flower arrangement workshop, restaurant week and a book recommendation gathering I’m attending. It feels good to get out of the house an enjoy some fresh air, friends and local food!

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Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie?! I’ve never had one I didn’t like, but everyone has their favorite recipe, right? Mine is this one. A perfectly golden, crispy edge with a gooey, soft middle that just melts in your mouth. The trick I’ve learned is letting the dough rest overnight in the fridge. It really makes all the difference in the world. It’s a little hard to wait that long especially if you’re like me and want chocolate chip cookies right away, but it’s totally worth it. I promise! The ingredients have a chance to blend together making the cookies more flavorful. Also I used mini chocolate chips, instead of the regular size. I think using mini chips gives you that chocolatey bite in every mouthful (which I love!). I’ve made a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes each always a little different, but after making this one I finally found a recipe that’s here to stay!

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Spring has arrived and it’s woken me up from this funk I was in for a while. The weather was getting a bit depressing to be honest. I’m a winter person through and through (it’s my favorite season), but spring couldn’t come fast enough this year! In the Adirondacks we label spring as ‘mud season’, which is true, but there’s so much more to spring than rain, mud and mild temps. Spring brings a new season, fresh beginnings, outdoor hikes, preparing the gardens, grilling, fresh bouquets of flowers and so much more. Here’s my list for my top 10 ways to refresh for spring.

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Stripes are usually my go-to pattern, but there’s something about wearing gingham in the spring and summer that I absolutely love.This off the shoulder gingham top is so cute, and I’m loving the tiered ruffles on the sleeves. How different, right?! I love this top because it’s such a fun shirt to wear. I’m also a big fan of the long sleeves, yet it’s still lightweight enough to wear through summer. I like tucking it into the front of my jeans to make it a little more structured, which I normally do this with most of my shirts. Gingham is very in for this season, but it’s been a favorite of mine for a long time! Are you loving the gingham pattern this season too?

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Lance and I have been having so much fun doing our Sunday night cooking series! We’ve had some pretty amazing dinners, and I really want to share what I thought of each recipe with you guys. If your not familiar, Lance and I pick out a recipe to make on Sunday nights, either one we’ve made before or one that’s new to us. We video the process of us prepping dinner, and then I post it on social media. We do this as a way to get more of the recipes we love out to everyone. Lance and I cook a lot, and I wish I could post every recipe on the blog, so the videos are another fun way to show more of the recipes we make.

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Happy Friday friends! I hope everyone had a great week. I couldn’t wait to share this blog post with you today! I’ve been loving tassel earrings lately, and every time I get on Instagram I always see at least a couple of people wearing the cutest ones! Grace from thestripe.com has a really easy tutorial on her blog on how to make your own DIY Tassel Earrings which is what I used making mine.

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