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This past weekend, I got away from the craziness of the city and enjoyed the foliage of New Hampshire. I was able to enjoy a beautiful scenic train ride with lunch, shopping, and plenty of beautiful photos!

Fall is my favorite time of year, so this getaway was much needed for me! It was the perfect weather. If you have not visited New Hampshire, definitely take time to do so! It is so beautiful during the fall and winter months!

We were able to shop at Zebb’s, visit Nestlenook for the beautiful scenery, and more! I couldn’t have asked for a better time! Definitely a perfect place for couples and families!

I definitely plan on visiting again soon, and I hope you get to too!

-XOXO Courtney

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If anyone knows me, they know I love a good farmer’s market. It’s my chance to scope out the fresh produce and flowers and look stylish at the same time! Below is a recap of my outfit and day at the Portland Farmer’s Market!

Top: Forever 21      Sunglasses: Loft     Necklace: Pretty Poppy (Similar)

Backpack: Steve Madden (Similar)     Shorts (Not Shown): Gap (Similar)

On this day, my boyfriend and I were really interested to see what the Portland Farmer’s Market had to offer. They were one of the bigger ones that I have gone to and had so much to buy. From pickles, to fresh fruits and veggies, and the giant sunflowers (my favorite), there was so much to look at.

That day, I wore a simple white off-the-shoulder top with chambray shorts, sunglasses, my little backpack, and a dainty necklace! It was the easiest outfit to sport on a hot day, especially while looking at all the yummy food!

I definitely recommend checking out a local farmer’s market! It’s a great way to spend the day and spot some delicious treats!

-XOXO Courtney

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Last Wednesday was my 22nd birthday, and it was the best one yet! I spent the week enjoying time with friends and family and doing some pretty exciting things! Below is a recap of my birth week!

I enjoyed a Red Sox game on a beautiful night, tasted local wines at Nashoba Valley Winery, sipped on rose at my birthday dinner at Yvonne’s in Boston, created a masterpiece at Muse Paint Bar, and got my game on at Dave and Busters!

The entire week was filled with such fun and love, and I couldn’t ask for anything more!  Stay tuned for more on my Instagram and an exciting trip that I will be going on soon!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

-XOXO Courtney

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I am OBSESSED with everything mermaid! When I was younger, I used to pretend that I was a mermaid swimming in the ocean. Now that I’m much older, I channel my love for the creature in a different way.

Off Duty Tee– Stylegirl Boutique     Mermaid Tail Pool Float       Mermaid Tea Towel

Mermaid Card        Mermaid Bikini– Dress Lily (Similar here)      Mermaid Essentials Bag

These goodies above are a cute and simple way to incorporate your love for mermaids into your home, heart, and life! Sport a shell shaped bikini on the beach, or send out thank you cards with a detailed fin on the paper. These items make great gifts for your friends or yourself!

-XOXO Courtney

 

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This past weekend, I spent some time in Cape Cod with my family. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate as we would have liked, it was still so fun and great time spent away!

We stayed at a quaint Airbnb in Eastham near a beach. There was a beautiful roof view from our cottage of the ocean. I was able to get some sun in between the clouds, but the best day was on Sunday, when we visited Provincetown. I fell in love with the shops, the food, and of course the drinks! I definitely recommend visiting the area. The best food we had was from Arnold’s! The crab cakes are to die for! I could go for them all the time!

I also wanted to announce that my sister is raising money a second year in a row for Plummer Youth Promise. Since last summer, she paddles to raise money for the organization! Click here to support and donate. Every little amount helps!

For more adventures this summer, stay tuned!

-XOXO Courtney

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Palm leaf is a new, must-have trend for spring and summer. Whether it is worn on a dress, bikini, or your iPhone case, the print is versatile and adds a cool, clean touch to any piece in your closet or home.

1. Stone Fox Hermosa One-Piece

2. Martinique Cosmetic Travel Bag

3. Palm Leaf Maxi Beach Dress

4. Outdoor Palm Leaf Pillow Cover

5. Adidas Cloudfoam Ultra Slide Sandal

6. Leaf Print Bikini

7. Tropical Pattern iPhone Case

The pattern will make any item look like it came from a tropical island!

-XOXO Courtney

 

 

 

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This past weekend, I took my first “ski” trip up to New Hampshire.

Living in New England, I’ve never skied before, nor have I liked the winter, but I wanted to give it a try and surprisingly loved it! Even though I moaned and complained because the ski boots hurt like a b*#@$, I felt so at peace with the mountains and quaint downtown.

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If you ever have the chance to visit the quaint area, check out North Conway’s downtown where the shops are the cutest and you can get some local goods. I’m obsessing over the raw honey I purchased and an almond oatmeal mask I got (which has been so amazing on my skin!!).

The weekend was so relaxing and lovely! I am already planning my next trip! Any suggestions?

-XOXO Courtney

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Since the holidays have been over, I’ve been dying to give my place a fresher look. I’ve been rapidly burning all of my Christmas candles and switching from snowmen to vases and flowers. However, it can get tricky trying to decide what to switch out and even find the items you are looking for, but I have the solution for you!

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When it comes to freshening up your space for a new season, I am all about switching up home décor and certain furnishings to add a new feel. Decorative pillows and blankets are an easy way to make a space feel fresh and like a new home. They are fairly inexpensive and can be changed as you go. I also will go and buy fresh lavender candles in bulk because the scent is so clean and will go perfectly at any time (even if it still looks like winter out.) Add a fresh new rug with vibrant colors or soft neutrals, a few large glass pieces, new bedding, and even accent tables, and your home will feel brand new!

The only problem is that I can never find everything in one place. I always have to travel all over to find exactly what I am looking for, but now I have finally found the solution. Furniture.com offers you the ability to find everything you need to spruce up your home for the new season in one place. Browse the type of room you’re looking to decorate, the mattress tab, and even my favorite, the home décor tab, to find items that you’ll need. Furniture.com will redirect you to the website to place your order, and you are on your way!

If you are looking for a bargain, like I always am, their new find local sales finder will locate stores in your area that are currently having a sale in what you’re looking for! It’s an easy and fast way to purchase everything you need to redecorate in one place and at home from the comfort of your own couch!

I have already found pieces of wall décor and decorative pillows I am ready to purchase, so I can make my apartment feel like spring, even if it is only mid-winter.

Check out Furniture.com today to find items and sales that you have been looking for!

Happy home shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

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Venus Et Fleur Custom Arrangement

Nordstrom At Home Faux Fur Border Knit Throw

Keurig® 2.0 K200 Coffee Maker Brewing System

Kate Spade New York All in Good Taste 2.5 qt. Tea Kettle in Dots

3-Wick Bath and Body Works Candles 

Tom Ford Coffee Table Book

In need of a last minute gift? Does he or she love home decor? Above are some easy gifts to pick up (or get delivered) for that special person in your life! With the holidays starting this weekend, these picks are guaranteed to make them happy this jolly season! They all range in price, but you are sure to find something in your budget!

-XOXO Courtney

 

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For many of you who have gotten to know me thus far, I am obsessed with home decor! My passion started just several months ago. Some days I will spend hours in Marshalls, Target, or Homegoods browsing the decor, bedding, or furniture, getting ideas for my room and apartment. Since the holidays are coming up very soon, I wanted to share some of my decor with you!

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This was the first year I decorated with a tree! I decided to take the plunge and get a tree, not for the specific holiday or religious purpose, but because I love the warmth and look that they give the entire room. The holidays scream family, and what is better than decorating and getting a tree with your family?!

I got a great deal on a 6ft. tree from Target for $13.50. My theme was gold and bronze to stay neutral and go with the rest of my decor. I got a pack of fifty shatter-proof ornaments. I added on some glitter snowflakes, a few glass individual ones, and some meaningful ornaments like the Eiffel Tower and the “Our First Christmas Ornament” for me and my boyfriend. Instead of lights, I opted to add reflective garland and gold beads from Michael’s craft store, and topped the tree off with a gold, glitter ribbon.

I went on to purchase the white, fuzzy tree skirt from Marshalls, as well as the gold, scented reindeer. Candles have also been a must. If you are looking for reasonable, yet great quality candles, Marshalls and Homegoods will be your place to check out.

I hope this post gave you some decor inspiration!

-XOXO Courtney

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