golden hour

One of the biggest advantages of moving to Tampa, FL has been the weather and it’s one of the biggest reasons why we moved! We still follow some of the local news stations on social media and one meteorologist in Rochester said that there had only been 3 days of partly-sunny weather in Rochester within […]

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welcoming 2021

I know I’m not alone in being thankful for a new year for a fresh start. There’s no need in lamenting on the hardships we all faced in 2020 but I can confidently say that it’s been the most unprecedented and overwhelming year I’ve ever experienced. Looking ahead to 2021 I am cautiously optimistic for […]

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our first month living in tampa

We’ve officially been residents of Tampa, FL for over a month now! Time has truly flown. Reflecting on what this first month has been like, I can say with absolute clarity that moving here has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Yes, it’s been exhausting and challenging at times but it’s been […]

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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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