Happy Weekend!

HappyWeekend
{img via}


Wow, it’s Friday again! We’ve been dealing with some pretty nasty New England heat & humidity, so we’re thinking we’ll be moving at a snails pace this weekend. But that’s no problem, because we are A-okay with lazy summer days.

See ya Monday!


cct // Get ready to cry, people – this touching and gorgeous video makes me want to get a dog asap (not that I don’t already have doggy fever!)

rkv // If you don’t know what your dream job is, this may make you feel a little better about it

cct // So many delicious summery recipes I need to try!

rkv // Why is it that compliments often make us cringe?

cct // Because, duh! Which ’90s Leading Lady Are You?

rkv // DIY pressed flower wall art

cct // Ugh, summer hair – frizz.

rkv // Why hello, berry cheesecake ice pops


 

Happy {Long} Weekend!

glass-menagerie-exterior copy.jpg
{img via}


It’s the Friday of a long weekend, what is better than that?! Luckily this week flew by and we’re in for some chill time. Reg will have a new household arrangement this weekend with a new roomie moving in and an old roomie moving out – ah life changes! And Christa will be up at the Farm helping with some spring cleaning (closets here I come!) and hopefully taking a dip in the pond if it actually ends up being 93 degrees – eek! Doing anything fun for Memorial Day?

*ps – incase you need some Memorial Day outfit help or a recipe for an awesome pie to bring to a picnic 🙂


cct // We’re almost into humid hair territory (ugh). This tutorial for getting the perfectly tussled waves is spot on 👌(plus the other ‘dos are pretty awesome)

rkv // How to have a healthy and happy Memorial Day Weekend

cct // A very real and helpful diary of giving up diary & sugar for a month by the lovely Annie Reeves.

rkv // While we’re total thrift junkies, there are some things that just shouldn’t be second-hand

cct // A more natural teeth whitening regime that I might have to look into…

rkv // What actually happens when you drink a gallon of water per day

cct // Real talk – You’ll Probably Never Get Your High School Body Back, And That’s Totally OK.

rkv // Because I’m in a bit of a style rut – questions a personal stylist would ask you about your wardrobe


Happy Weekend!

happy
image via


This weekend is going to be glorious! Great weather and fun times ahead. Reg is celebrating her roomie Liz’s birthday, and Christa is going to be in NYC visiting her college gal pal, Brit.

What do you all have planned? Hope it’s a good one! xo G&M


cct // Because, duh! Here’s Where to Find all the Cool Stuff from the Shosh in Japan Episode of Girls

rkv // Sweet & savory midnight snacks

cct // Raindrop cake!! If we actually head into Brooklyn on Sunday for the flea market and Smorgasbord – I might be tempted…

rkv // Treat-yo-self rewards that aren’t food or shopping

cct // When to Travel This Year, Based on Your Astrological Sign

rkv // And now that you’ve figured out where to go, here’s how to get there

cct // Adorable

rkv // 7 ways to dress up your boring Ikea frames


 

Happy Weekend!

happyweekend.jpg

{Image via}


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)


Happy Weekend!

happyweekend_Donuts{image via}


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


 

Happy Weekend!

happyweekend{image via}

Hello, all! What’s everyone up to this weekend? We’ve been LOVING this weather lately. Bright & sunny with a little chill in the air — perfect for a morning jog, afternoon bike rides, or apple picking. Too many adorable options to choose from (*cough, cough* basic b*itches?? Yup). Hope you all get a chance to enjoy these next couple of days, see you on Monday!

cct // What Should Your Old-Timey Name Be?

rkv // Oh scarf season, how we’ve missed you so — 20 scarves under $20 

cct // Guys, are any of you as excited as I am for Emily Henderson’s new book?? Love that lady

rkv // For those of you who are like me and constantly switch up things in their living spaces — 15 stylist secrets to transform a room

cct // Free People’s guide to New England Fall Road Trips (Also Flatbread made the list, woot woot!)

rkv // Some workout moves for us ladies with weak knees

cct // Cup of Jo with the perfect fall wardrobe 

rkv // 15 Halloween recipes inspired by monsters

Happy Weekend, and July 4th!

gm_HappyWeekend_4thofJuly
{image via – also the image is from a post with a fun 4th of July playlist}

Hello lovies! Are you lucky enough to have today off?! It’s a glorious day to celebrate our nation, especially with tomorrow’s weather not looking quite as nice. Enjoy the outdoors, hang with friends and wear as much red, white and blue as possible!

p.s. – and if you like fireworks, check to see if your city is on this best place to watch fireworks list.
p.p.s – also the sales are out of control this weekend, if tomorrow’s weather doesn’t look to great, hit the mall!

cct // Oh snacks from the 90s, you were so good to us…

rkv // Simply adorable scalloped planter diy

cct // This period ad is hilarious 

rkv // 20 summer-staple side dishes

cct // How amazing is this 4th of July cheese plate?!

rkv // 12 summer outfit ideas for people who don’t like shorts

cct // Secrets From The O.C., Gossip Girl, and More Favorite Shows From Executive Producer Stephanie Savage

rkv // I know Christa will like this one — how to tone up using nothing up a soccer ball

Five Ways to Make Your New Place Feel Like Home

IMG_0589 copy
{image via}

As we’ve been mentioning, Christa and Curtis just moved into a new place, and Reg and her roomies will be relocating at the beginning of June. There are some seriously exciting and NOT exciting parts of moving, but the biggest challenge will be making your new place feel like home. To help, we’ve gathered some tips that will definitely be useful in our nesting process.

 

01. Get cookin’

10-in-20-lunch-bowls-7

Before we get started here — how good does this look?? This will be made on our end in the very near future (find the link below!). Ok now, back to business.

One thing that’s sure to make your place feel like your own is to get that kitchen fired up. It may be the furthest thing from your mind when your stuff is all a jumble, but eating take-out for two weeks straight is not going to help your well-being, or your wallet. Once you’re done with your move, start unpacking that kitchen pronto. You don’t have to make beef burgundy or anything, just a simple 20-minute-meal will do. It’ll help you get a sense of the new storage, so you can make things more efficient over time. You can also get a sense of what your new place is missing, so you can get a list going of what to pick up next time you’re home shopping.

 

02. Figuring out the right fit for your furniture

bf53a35c6d75f1036b557a7f20ab030b

When Curtis and I moved into our new place we couldn’t wait to see all of our beloved furniture in the open space – we wanted to change the positioning and order of our living room, try new pictures on the wall, reinvent our rooms. And what happened was just that. BUT not exactly on our terms. Our living room is oddly shaped, and we can’t use most of the furniture we originally had in there. At first I was bummed and was trying really hard to fit these pieces in, but now I’ve accepted that those items have to live somewhere else. In our case that doesn’t mean we have to get rid of it (we have other rooms to transfer them to), but in some cases, letting go of the items might be the right thing to do.

If you’re planning on staying somewhere for a while, and a piece of furniture you love doesn’t have a home in your new space but you couldn’t possibly give it away, see if someone you love can make use of it, or rent a storage unit — but think hard on these pieces and try to let go if they’re not right for your new home. Think of the joy someone at goodwill (or on craigslist) will have when they stumble upon your awesome piece.

 

03. Find all items a real home

75734334d22df082c72f611511ce3fd5

While this photo above is beautiful and those paintings are clearly living there, if that isn’t your style and you’re just propping them up until you find the time, or the energy, or the man-power to put them up, find whatever you need and get the deed done. Your place will feel like a real home once you arrange your favorite pieces exactly where you want them! And even if you put it in a spot and then change your mind, that’s ok – how would you know it’s not the right place until you try? Get the boxes out of the way, find homes for those random piles you’ve got laying around, and start gettin’ things organized!

 

04. Freshen up

citrus

Let’s be real, there’s nothing grosser than a former tenant’s dust and crumbs. This past week Reg and her roommates were doing a sweep of their new place before they officially move in so they can see what needs to be done beforehand. They opened the fridge, kitchen cabinets, etc… and let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. One major way to make your place feel like your own is to give that bad boy a good scrubbing. If your landlord lets you, try to get in a day or two early to throw some elbow grease into it. Clean the baseboards, windows (and their sills!), bathtub, toilet, the works. Hardwood floors? Polish them! Carpet? Rent a carpet cleaner! This will make things feel so much nicer once you start to bring all of your furniture in.

Once you’re settled, keep the momentum going! Get some potted herbs for your kitchen window, hang some plants in the living room, and put some flowers in the entry way. One of our favorite tricks is to simmer some citrus peels and spices over the stovetop. It’ll make your place smell so fresh. *A nice springy option is lemon rinds and rosemary.

 

05. Start exploring your new neighborhood & community 

77895686cdedc220948791b217f4e1a8

While this chunk of advice doesn’t have anything to do with decorating (boo), it is an important part of a move. Start exploring your new neighborhood, take walks around the block, find a new jogging route – once you’ve become more familiar with your new area, you’ll start to feel at home in your new place. If you move into an apartment building, start paying attention to familiar faces, or if you’ve moved into a split family house, chat with your neighbor whenever you both have a minute. The more comfortable you are in your new zone, the sooner your new apartment or house will feel like home!

 

What do you guys like to do to make your home cozy? Let us know!

 

images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

Happy Weekend!

happyweekend
{image via}

Is it really Friday already? Not that we’re complaining, but man did this week fly by. Busy bees I guess! I moved into my new place, and Reg is getting into moving mode herself. This weekend is Cinco De Mayo weekend AND the Kentucky Derby, are you attending any parties? Drink a delicious mint julep or margarita, on us!

cct // So emo lol – 23 Perfect Words for Emotions You Never Realized Anyone Else Felt 

rkv // Since we’ll be losing some storage space in our new apartment, my roommates and I keene on the idea of finding an inexpensive way to mount our bikes on the wall

cct // Now with more space in the new apartment, I want more greenery in my life! This mason jar herb garden DIY is the perfect start!

rkv // So true — behind the scenes of vingette styling

cct // Are you throwing out perfectly good food?

rkv // A simple & pretty way to jazz your nails up this spring

cct // Matcha is trending hardcore right now, have you tried it? I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes for popsicles, smoothies & lattes!

rkv // Hilary Duff is on Tinder. Why, not? Take a crazy chance.

Happy Friday!

happyweekend

{image via}

Don’t those fresh flowers look amazing? This image seriously makes us giddy for spring, and are so happy that it’s right around the corner. After looking at this, we’re contemplating popping into a flower shop just to get a good whiff. Perhaps this weekend we can make a mini resolution to ourselves do something fresh? Go for a long walk to breathe in the clean air, eat something bright and from the earth, try some hot yoga to feel revived, start a new book — anything! Hope you all have a lovely couple of days, see you on Monday!

cct // Have you heard the catchy new Marina and The Diamonds tune?

rkv // So last night I heard this sad yet inspiring tale of the Duchsund who lost 40 lbs. You go, pup, you go!

cct //  9 Reasons To Bring Back Cocktail Parties – Yes please!! (insert cocktail emoji here)

rkv // Since you’ll be throwing a party, you’ll need recipes! 15 tropical cocktails that will make you forget those end-of-winter blues

cct // Do you have siblings? Check out this article on birth order and health, happiness & success – do you find any truth to it? I’m definitely a first born daughter, ha.

rkv // Ya know? A night of some DIY spa treatments sounds pretty good right about now, and this homemade skin-clearing face mist works right into that!

cct // We don’t have a dishwasher and it’s been a real struggle…but I’m hoping these benefits will outweigh the long hours scrubbing??

rkv // Just because it’s trendy now, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a past — the history of ombré