cross country moving: tips and what we learned

As I mentioned in my last two posts, doing a cross-country move had so many unexpected challenges and stressors! No matter the distance, moving is already a really stressful thing to do. Add in 1,200+ miles of distance and the variables to manage become overwhelming really quickly. For this post I’m organizing everything we learned […]

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Officially residents of tampa, FL

It feels surreal to say that we are now official residents of Tampa, FL! We made the trek down last Monday and wow was it overwhelming. I always tend to get anxious when there is a lot of build-up around a specific event. My head spins in hundreds of directions of wanting to be prepared, […]

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Sharing Some Exciting News

I’m excited to share some big news on the blog today! It’s something that Phil and I have talked about and tried to make happen for years, and now it’s finally happening. It feels surreal finally saying those words!! We’ve lived in upstate New York our entire lives. There are many wonderful things about Rochester; […]

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a pit stop in boston and new hampshire

During our New England road trip our goal quickly became to see and do as much as possible. After being confined to our home because of the pandemic; being out and exploring was so refreshing. Of course our trip looked different than any of our trips in the past but we made the most of […]

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little victories

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end! I know I’m not alone when saying that this summer wasn’t at all what I imagined it would be. Although we are living in an overwhelming world, I’ve found a lot of comfort and little victories in smaller places I might have otherwise overlooked. […]

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Driving up the coast of maine

A big part of our trip to Maine was simply getting out of our house and seeing something new after being at home for most of the year due to the pandemic. Maine is the perfect place for you to unwind, slow down, and connect with nature. During our time in Maine we made quite […]

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nantucket, ma

Wow what a week it has been! The subsequent week following a trip is always a challenging one and last week was no different after getting back from our New England road trip. But, now that we have a new Taylor Swift album and are finally getting through our many loads of laundry, we’re starting […]

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summer reading list

Lately it seems that the world is changing daily but one thing is certain – I absolutely can’t wait until we visit New England in July! It is almost hard to believe that we’ve spent most of 2020 right in our home. I actually love our townhome which has a nice outdoor space where I […]

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what our 2020 travel plans are looking like

It’s been a little while since I’ve written a post! If I’m being honest, I’ve been struggling to find creative inspiration lately. When I started this blog it was so I could have a space to share the things that really inspire me like traveling, nature, and reading. This blog was a way to give […]

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what the pandemic has taught me about planning travel

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two months since our lives flipped upside down due to the Coronavirus outbreak. My last day in the office was on March 13th and since then I’ve been working from home, getting groceries delivered, and haven’t come within six feet of someone other than my husband! Although […]

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