Happy Weekend!

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Yay, it’s Friday! Reg is off on her work ski trip, and Christa is getting ready to spend the weekend tackling some wedding stuff. What are y’all up to? xo


cct // Oh because you know, he had so much extra time to casually read?! #amazing Every book Barack Obama has recommended during his presidency

rkv // A case for the can

cct // Amazing video of how they used to make marbled paper! *swoon*

rkv // Because I’m travel illiterate – traveling on a budget

cct // Some handy tips and tricks from Cupcakes & Cashmere on How to Do Your Own Makeup for a Fancy Event

rkv // Why being alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely #AllTheSingleLadies

cct // Guys, there is going to be a Britney Spears Lifetime Original movie – have you seen the trailer?!

rkv // “I am generally displeased with the current state of affairs”… and other amazingly British signs from the Women’s March


 

Happy Weekend!

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Friday again, my friends, TGIF. Even with a short week, things have been cray cray. Christa is heading to NYC tomorrow for another Trashion Fashion event on the High Line at 3pm, and hoping desperately to not be too tired to go to Brimfield on Sunday. And Reg is planning on popping around town, enjoying the last bit of summer in the city. xo.

cct // Cool story about creating a new tradition of women in Japan making sushi. Speaking of sushi, have you ever seen the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi? I think it’s still on Netflix!!

rkv // 2016 hair crimping 

cct // I love screen printing, but it’s such a process – this is such a fun little DIY!

rkv // Traveling more, even with a full time job

cct // These pups (and sometimes kitties!) are living large! #jelly!

rkv // Holy crap breakfast boats

cct // lols. Can We All Just Admit That Smoothie Bowls Are Big Fat Lies?

rkv // The art of tuning out

Our Favorite Instagram Accounts

We love Instagram, like love love Instagram. Although we’re a little bummed out about the new algorithm, we’re still obsessed with scrolling through and seeing gorgeous pictures of food, history, flowers & much, much more. We’re always in the mood to look at the curated posts of bloggers, restaurants & cafes, magazines, adventurers and friends. We’re into it all! And if you haven’t found us on instagram yet – you can see Gardenias & Mint here, Christa here & Regina here. xo


Tatte Bakery

This beautiful little bakery has been blowing up all over the Boston scene. The interior of the cafes are stunning, and the food & coffee equally impressive!

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Wild Folk Studio

Insanely romantic, ethereal, and dreamy floral arrangements and photography from yet another Boston local.

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National Geographic

We love seeing these scenes from around the world – letting us feel slightly connected to places across the globe. 

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The EveryGirl

Travel photos, business advice, DIY – you name it, The EveryGirl has it! Their eye catching photos send us over to their blog all.the.time. Social media at it’s finest!

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Local Wanderers 

A gorgeously curated travel blog that focuses on the West Coast (at the moment I believe!) These two friends try to showcase the local food & retail spots that are beautiful and unique. #Jelly

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70s Babes

Just your daily dose of babe & inspiration ✌🏽️

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Rachleta

I was lucky enough to meet this lovely lady at Designer Vaca last year, and her instagram is a minimal dream. Clean lines, stark walls & inspirational all over the place.

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Lucy Mail 

Cute, quirky and bright! A little treat for every post.

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Molly Yeh

This gal has got the comfort food game locked down. Her photos are gorgeous and I want to make everything she posts!

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Happy Weekend!

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Happy almost weekend, loves! Christa had her Connecticut Art Directors Club annual awards show last night and had a fantastic time mingling with the other CT Creatives. She’ll be stepping up as vice president next season, so big things ahead! What we’re both excited about this weekend is chillin chillin. Busy busy weeks this week, so lounging is on the top of the list this weekend. What are y’all up? xo G&M


cct // This video about Glen Canyon before it was filled for a dam, is just stunning.

rkv // Halloumi is having a moment

cct // I worked on an Asian skin care line once for a design project and have been interested in Asian products since – this list seems super intriguing! I would love to try this and this.

rkv // With it officially being summer and all – 14 summery champagne cocktails

cct // Two amazing posts from Cup of Jo this week – this gorgeous house tour, and this fantastic looking Halloumi, Peach and Cherry Salad!

rkv // 8 ambient noise sites to keep you from getting distracted in an open-air office

cct // I’m trying to get better about lunches (they’ve always been a struggle for me), and this collection of stories of different people’s experiences with eating the same thing for lunch everyday is super interesting!

rkv // Some quick ways to relieve stress while still at your desk

Happy Weekend!

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Got anything fun going on this weekend? If you have a long weekend for President’s Day, you lucky dog, you. If not, no worries! You can still eat lots of candy and arrange pretty flowers in honor of Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day! Hope you all have a lovely couple of days, see you on Monday!


cct // 12 Successful People & Their Best Productivity Hacks

rkv // I’ve recently come to terms with the fact that I think I may have a very real sugar addiction. Once I get a craving, I physically and emotionally cannot say no. After looking into some book options, this guy and this guy seem like they could be helpful reads!

cct // Just in case you wanted to know the real reason behind that tiny pocket on your jeans!

rkv // I had no idea that I’m left brained

cct // Any CT friends interested in going to any of these glorious flower workshops?! I have been dying to go!

rkv // All the single ladies

cct // Missing our old little old 1 bedroom right about now, is that weird?

rkv // I’m newly obsessed with caramelized onions, and the look of this made my mouth water


 

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)


Happy Weekend!

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Hello, dearies — hope you all had a lovely week, and have an even lovelier couple of days ahead of you. We’re stunned that next week is Thanksgiving. How did that happen??? It feels like as we get older, time goes by so much quicker. Are any of you all feeling similarly?

This past week our small home town in CT experienced some devastating news about a young mother, a member of our graduating class, who suddenly passed. In combination of learning this, of the troubling news in Paris, as well as world-wide current events  — it’s definitely resulting in some self-reflection. This week we’re feeling especially grateful for our friends, family, and the wonderful community that we were raised in.

While we have mushy hearts this week, we also still have our care-free nature about us. We’ve rounded up our weekly links for you all, hope you enjoy, and we’ll see you on Monday 🙂


cct // Embroidery with sprinkles, say whaaa?

rkv // Don’t hold yourself back! How to ask for a raise

cct // I’ve just been lovin’ the half up/half down looks these days!

rkv // Last weekend I lopped off about 7 inches of hair, and this tutorial has been my everything ever since

cct // Why Do We Romanticize Stress?

rkv // 15 bizarre, yet amazing, hotels — #6!

cct // So I learned this smiling trick a while back (the last one on the list), and I really do think it helps! Give it a try this weekend while you’re takin selfies with your ladies before going out 😉

rkv // And the best article-title-ever award goes to…. How to Ron Swanson Your Life


Happy Weekend!

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Happy Friday, loves. How has everyone’s week been? Has your personal clock settled into daylight savings yet? While I really don’t look forward to the darker evenings, I will admit that waking up to a brighter morning has been nice. I’ve been rising before my alarm on most mornings, which is so much more pleasant than the sound of an alarm. It also helps me to get a little more done earlier in the day on the weekends. I’m going to try to get to a morning spin class tomorrow. Considering I much prefer working out in the evenings, we’ll see how that goes! Hope you all have a beautiful weekend ahead of you. See you on Monday!

cct // A great way to make your flowers look pertty every time!

rkv // I can just never get enough chocolate chip cookie recipes, and this vegan one looks heavenly

cct // Can You Identify These Books By Their Covers?

rkv // When it comes to gym workouts, I want them to be quick and challenging (get me out of here!), so I appreciate this 2-minute ab routine

cct // Apparently yesterday was National Donut Day (wah, I didn’t get a donut!) – do you agree with your state’s “best donut shop”? I’ve never been, but I see a road trip happening soon! Also I can vouch for Glazed in Confused in Denver, SO good!

rkv // 31 songs from the early 00’s no woman will ever forget

cct // Need something interesting to do? What about participating in National Novel Writing Month? It seems like it could be a cool way to open up, think differently and give yourself some structure yet freedom with a new hobby. I just might have to give it a try…

rkv // 9 natural ways for a better night’s sleep

Happy Weekend!

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Happy Friday, all! Hope all of your weeks are winding down nicely, and you can all take the next couple of days to restore. I for one (Reg) have been feeling a little wrung-out lately, and am really looking forward to bringing myself back up to speed. I’m hoping to just hang in and catch up with friends, maybe do a little cleaning/organizing, and perhaps some window shopping here & there. Have a lovely weekend, see ya on Monday!

cct // 10 Reasons Being A ’90s Kids Made You A Better Boyfriend Or Girlfriend

rkv // An easy horseshoe braid

cct // I love reading about how people get their businesses off the ground – especially if it means living abroad! Taking notes… (Also, those embroideries are to die for!)

rkv // I’ve been living with at least 3 rotating roommates for the past 5 years, and can vouch that these tips are all effective!

cct // We as artists go through this, and as bloggers as well – the “burnout.” This article hits every nail on the head and we need to prioritize self care! Cheers to staying creative, healthy and happy!

rkv // Gotta love some Halloween themed cocktails

cct // I’m always trying to add more vegetarian meals into my routine – these all look great!

rkv // 45 life lessons, written by a 90 year old

 

Happy Weekend!

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Hey all, and happy almost summer! We’re just two short days (well, long days, according to the Earth’s rotation), away from one of our favorite seasons. And what better way to kick it off but with a day where you get to show your Dad a little extra appreciation?? This weekend is full of all sorts of goodness, hope you enjoy it!

cct // 50 States of Doughnuts: The Best Shops in America, YES PLEASE! I will say tho — I’m not impressed by Connecticut’s donut shop…I’m not a fan of Luke’s, and I’ve been seeing some great CT donut shops on the CTEatsOut instagram

rkv // I don’t know about you guys, but my mama raised me to have a healthy appetite. Because of that, I always have snacks readily available (mainly to avoid getting h-angry 🙂 ) So I was very happy to see this list of 10 high-protein snacks to keep you hungry… and the first one has chocolate!

cct // Amy Schumer is amazing, and this couple is so beautiful – all around a solid post (insert the A-Ok emoji here)

rkv // I’m deeply in love with summer, but the insects? Not so much. Here are some ways to get rid of household pests

cct // I love when exercises are broken down in GIFs rather than still shots or video, and I need to start doing these moves asap!

rkv // As much as I appreciate a tasty burger or dog, I also love myself some seasonal veggies in the summer. Here’s a way to get the best of both worlds!

cct // 10 Summer Fashion Trends We Can’t Wait to Wear from The Everygirl

rkv // Looking for a little inspiration this summer? Check out these 5 TED Talks to get you going!