Happy Weekend!


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What’s goin’ on this weekend? We don’t really have a whole lot planned, and we are totally okay with that. Making some dinner, watching a movie (or three), and just embracing some down-time sounds great. We’re not huge sports people, but we’ll likely find a way to get some game-viewing (and chip eating) time in there.

Have a happy weekend! xo

cct // Getting super excited for our Denver trip in early March! These Free People tips sound amazing, any other info/places we should know about??

rkv // Slow-cooker lasagna for those lazy weeknight dinner ladies

cct // We’re so excited to announce that we’re going to be doing a monthly contributing series (coming soon!) on the CT Eats Out site! We’ve been hooked on their glorious instagram for quiet awhile now, and we really fell hard for them after I attended one of their featured Oink x Caseus events. So check them out, and keep an eye out for our collaboration!

rkv // Resting b*tch face is a thing among all the sexes, so we should probably come up with a term for the male equivalent, right?

cct // Umm, why am I not surprised by this?? Cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs

rkv // 15 must-watch arts & culture documentaries

cct // This Cup of Jo post, Valentine’s Day Three Ways is spot on – Dive Bar Dress-up, Pizza & a Movie, and Netflix & Actually Chill.

rkv // 3 ways to ensure that you will never travel (so guilty of this)

Valentine/Galentine Cards

We love how holidays have pretty much just become an ode to specialty cards with adorable puns on them, and Valentine’s Day seems to be at the top of that pack.

The holiday has become less about buying each other fancy-shmancy gifts, and more about who can find the funnier food, Netflix, or animal-related card, that somehow also has to do with love. And you know what? We don’t hate it.



Images 1-7 via Paper Source, 8-11 via HelloLucky, 12 via Triangle Trees, 13-14 via Amy Heitman, 15 via Urban Outfitters



Babes for Bernie

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While we don’t usually get political here on the blog, my highly anticipated “Babes for Bernie” sweatshirt came in late this week and I was super excited about it! I had stumbled upon Print Liberation awhile back and had been waiting to buy something good, and when I saw this sweatshirt I knew it was time. It’s cozy, cute & let’s people know where I’m at this election season. If you’re not a Bernie fan, you can grab a Hillary top, or if you’re not into politics, feel tree to grab one of my favorite shirts – more pizza & more whiskey :)

Outfit: Anorak, Target (similar), Babes for Bernie Sweatshirt, Jeans, Gap (similar), Sunnies, Urban Outfitters (similar), New Balance Sneakers, DSW (similar – actually, I really want these!), Purse, thrifted/vintage


Happy Weekend

Image courtesy of Alanna Taylor Tobin | The Bojon Gourmet

Image & Recipe via The Bojon Gourmet

Fridayyyyy we love youuuu! We’re amped, obviously. Time to sleep in, lounge, and be all things lazy. What’re you guys up to? Gonna be sloths like us? We highly recommend it :)

cct // 12 Ridiculously Clever Ways To Use Extra Takeout Condiments

rkv // I ordered 3 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies from my coworker’s niece last week, and can’t wait to put these pairings to the test

cct // How To Do Bohemian the Scandinavian Way, yassss

rkv // So does this mean that our daughters may a have realistic perception of body image???

cct // Which “Parks And Recreation” Character Are You?

rkv // Loved this quick Ted Talk about this 75-year-old study on happiness, and it was filmed right down the street from my house!

cct // Fun story about David Bowie’s legendary mugshot

rkv // Snow-yoga inspiration photos to get you off of the couch and into that side-crow


Copy Cat


Little Miss Liz over at Sequins & Stripes totally feels our pain when it comes to living in cold and windy cities. We love checking out her posts for winter outfit inspiration, because she’s out of Chicago, where things ain’t warm this time of year! (We’re looking at you, SoCal bloggers…)

We’re in love with this look for it’s simplicity and versatility — I mean how many times do you think she’s worn each and every item in that outfit? We’re gonna guess a bagillion.  They’re all wardrobe staples that can be mixed up with other ensembles endlessly, which we totally appreciate when these winters feel like they may last forever.

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Our Take:

Mini Satchel
Cable Knit Sweater
Shaping Jeans
Black Pea-Coat
Geo-Print Scarf
Suede Booties

G&M in Boston // Jan 2016

While the flurries came down in New England this weekend, we enjoyed a girl’s weekend in Boston, filled with movies, vino, and of course… food! Because it’s never too cold to make gourmet donuts happen :)


First stop of the weekend: Union Square Donuts, aka heaven on earth.

Our faves? The Hazelnut Brown Butter Crunch, classic Vanilla Bean, Sea-Salt Bourbon Caramel, and the most surprising of all? A freaking Pizza Donut. We took a chance with that savory treat, and it totally blew our minds.


Quick photoshoot outside Bloc 11 after waiting 20 minutes for a forgotten egg sandwich! But the focaccia made it worth it!

{Clockwise from left: Brittany, Reg, Christa, Xiao}

We had planned on going to The Publick House on Saturday night, but due to the insane snow, we stayed in Coolidge Corner and ended up at Otto Pizza (we weren’t upset about it!)

Brittany got the Butternut Squash, Cranberry & Ricotta pie, and Reg and I split an Apple, Bacon & Red Onion and a Spinach, White Bean & Roasted Garlic. All winners!

No visit to Coolidge Corner is complete without a stop into Paper Source, where Christa picked up a lovely calendar & some Galentine’s Day cards ;)

Always fun for some much needed girl time, and we’ll be doing it again soon when the snow won’t hinder dinner plans!

{Photos 5, 7 & 9 provided by Brittany Gauthier}

Happy Weekend!

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Yay, it’s Friday! We’re counting down the hours until our G&M weekend in Boston! Our friend Brittany (last seen here), will be joining us, and we literally can’t stop talking about how excited we are to get Union Square Donuts, ha! Christa cut out treats for the month of January, but obviously this is the 1 exception, and how sweet it will be!

For all of you out there getting hit with the massive snow storm, stay warm and safe! We’re a little sad we won’t be getting much (or any) snow, but our time will come. Cheers to a fabulous weekend! xo G&M

cct // How is it almost Valentine’s Day already?! Get prepped with 3 cocktails for your sweetheart

rkv // Quinoa and chai? Yes, please

cct // I’ve always been an advocate for leggings as pants, IF they are styled well. This girl knows what I’m talking about…

rkv // Calculate how many hours you will spend on this winter’s shows

cct // Gotta love a good decoupaged chair

rkv // Is Katy Perry behind this?

cct // This little blurb about a bison who was stuck by lightning from the WNPR science blog, The Beaker, is just adorable. I know, it sounds weird, but it’s great! *Also, spoiler alert, in case you were worried about him, he’s doing great!

rkv // The best beer gardens in America


For the Love of Cafés


We’re probably all feeling the same way these days when it comes to cozy-ing up on the weekends and being shamelessly mellowed out. Something about the middle of January just does that to us, huh? Lately all we’ve been wanting to do is curl up at local cafés, kindle in hand, latte on the table, and just unwind. How divine to these spaces look? Makes you want to design a little corner/oasis right in your apartment, doesn’t it?

We’re hoping that this New England snow storm is just mild enough that we can still meet up in Boston, but wintery enough that we can wander out and search for a cozy café like these…



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And if you’re looking for some local cozy love – check out these lovely cafés in the Hartford area & Brookline/Boston…

In Conn., Dom’s Coffee, J.Rene Coffee Roasters, Sarah’s Coffee House, Tisane & Hartford Baking Company

In Boston, Tatte, Pavement, Thinking Cup & Caffé Nero

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Etsy Round Up // Vol 21

Happy chilly, windy Monday morning, friends! We’re back at it this week, and I thought some beautiful handmade goodies would cheer you right up! Check out these gorgeous items that will hopefully inspire you – or make you want to spend some of that holiday money…


^ Now that I have 1 camera and 2 lenses, I’m finding it hard to pack them safely in the bags I own. I can understand why people spend big bucks to keep their gear in protective cases, and I can see the rise of cute AND functioning bags for us ladies out there tryin to look good while casually taking photos.


^ Although I have far too many blankets for this awesome blanket holder, it is just so beautifully made and constructed that I would be happy to pick my best 2 throws to display on this!


^ Dainty gold earrings are my weakness…


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Happy Weekend!

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Wow, did that week go by fast, or what? We’re not complainin. Now we’re one week closer to a G&M (+ friends) hang out in Boston next weekend! On a different note, Christa successfully made a cauliflower pizza crust on her 1st try – what, what! And Reg made it through her 2nd week of work at her new job! What a week it’s been :) Have a great weekend, and if you’re off on Monday, enjoy that time as well! xo

cct // This video of Jessica Alba doing her hair stylists make up is adorable, and now I want everything from her beauty line!

rkv // And speaking of makeup, 20 makeup mistakes you may be making

cct // Golden Globes dresses and beautiful baked goods? Yes, please!

rkv // Likely one of the most simple cake recipes in existence, yet it sounds so amazing!

cct // …And again with the fashion, food mashup – Love Wine? These Hair Colors Are for You

rkv // 26 tiny things to do for yourself

cct // Guys, the video clips this week are off the charts! Have you watched the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Obama? Or the Conan tribute to Bowie? Or the Adele Carpool Karaoke?? Or Saoirse Ronan teaching Colbert how to pronounce Irish names??

rkv // I absolutely love myself a pretty pendant necklace. This DIY has my name all over it.