200th Post!

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We’ve made it to a milestone on our blog again, and we’re even prouder than before! At 100 we linked back to some of our favorite posts, and we’re doin’ it again! In these past few months we’ve managed to create much more original content. Documenting trips, making recipes, and giving some tips & and we’re so glad you all love reading about it!

Here are some of our personal faves from this spring and summer…

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Did you guys see that we made it onto Food 52’s Food Blog Links We Love? Such an honor!

 

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How to Survive and Thrive at a Flea Marketgm_brimfield_8

 

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Sweet Beats // August 2014

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been a bit of a stress-case these days. Maybe it’s my end-of-summer melancholia? Whatever the reason, soothing folk/indie kind of music just has a way of easing my nerves and bringing me back to reality. Few things make me happier than a long walk in late summer with warm sounds ringing in my ears.

Hope you all find this month’s playlist equally tension relieving.

01. northern sky // nick drake

02. gentle moon // sun kil moon

03. humiliation // the national

04. watching the wheels // john lennon

05. all the king’s horses // robert plant and the strange sensation

06. photograph // ringo starr

07. keep me in your heart // warren zevon

08. wide world // blessed feathers

09. loved/dark // alison may

10. the light (her hands her leaves) // alexi murdoch

11. that stable song // gregory alan isakov

12. one red thread // blind pilot

13. ghost // jeremy messersmith

14. blood // the middle east

Etsy Round Up // Vol 10

As usual, the color scheme of these Etsy Round Up’s tend to fit with the season (accidentally!), and since we’re nearing the end of summer, my items have a little less color to them. But don’t worry, they’re just as exciting and fun as items with more vibrancy! I can definitely say I was on a vintage kick with this round up…

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This necklace is so gorgeous!

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Also you might have noticed it happened to be a little school theme (oops!), I’m just happy I’m not heading back to school…

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1 Item, 3 Ways // The Oxford

As open-toed shoe season draws near to a close, we can begin to embrace in the beauty of a good oxford. This versatile little staple has stood the test of time, and has quite literally been around for centuries. Let’s get all 18th century chic, shall we?

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With a dress or skirt… ring // necklace // dress // tote // oxfords

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With a good pair of shorts… shorts // white tank // blazer // crossbody bag // readers // oxfords

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With some jeans or slacks… boyfriend jeans // nude blowsy top // panama hat // long necklace // clutch // oxfords

 

Happy Weekend!

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Happy Friday, friends! How is everyone liking this cooler New England weather? I think it’s pretty great! Reg is hanging with fam today, and I’m excited to head to the New Britain Museum of American Art‘s summer party tonight – Museum After Dark. Doing anything fun this weekend? xo G&M

cct // We’ve been big fans of KT Smail’s artwork for awhile now, and she just opened up a new shop – make sure to check it out!

rkv // Oh Joy’s fall line is so adorable

cct // Learn to relax a bit! 

rkv // It was tomato week at The Kitchn, and this stuffed tomato recipe looks like some surrious savory goodness

cct // How to cook like you’re in Europe, yes please! 

rkv // How to leave a party – goodbye vs ghost

cct // The Everygirl does it again, this article about fueling confidence in the workplace is so important to me! Be confident girls – get what you want and be happy!

rkv // 14 fruit hacks

We Heart Braids

We’re pretty much braid people year-round, but something about the end of summer/yearning for fall amplifies our love of braids. Reg knows her way around a crown braid, and one of these days we’ll do a tutorial, but today we’ll just admire other people’s hair genius.

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Good Ol’ Blueberry Pancakes

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While we have a few weeks of summer left, take full advantage of your summer fruits and lazy weekends! Blueberry pancakes are where it’s at. When Reg and I were in New Hampshire a few weekends ago, we woke up early to pick some fresh blueberries and had pancakes on the mind – it was quick, easy and delicious. This recipe has the perfect amount of fluff, while maintaing a little density.

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// Ingredients {makes between 8-10 pancakes}

Nonstick Spray (or butter for the pan)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, this is how to make it easily at home)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cooking oil
pinch of salt
blueberries (or any fruit you’d like!)

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// Instructions

01. Preheat a skillet over medium-low heat. Use nonstick spray or butter to grease up the pan.

* At this point if you’re making the buttermilk, do so now so it has a few minutes to sit.

02. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder & salt into a medium sized bowl.

03. In a large bowl, whisk your milk, oil, and egg together.

04. Add dry ingredients slowly to the wet, whisking until well mixed and there are no chunks.

05. Pour your desired sized pancake into the skillet

06. Sprinkle in your desired fruit (as many as you’d like!)

07. Flip when edges are bubbling/appearing to harden. They should be golden brown.

08. Cook until the pancakes seem cooked all the way through and the bottom is golden, about another 2-3 minutes.

09. Repeat!

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Garnish with powdered sugar and extra fruit if you’d like! It makes them extra cute!

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And most importantly - enjoy!

 

Fall Style ’14 // Gap

We’re not quite ready for fall, but alas, we have succumbed to the fashion world. Gap is one of the many brands who is on point this upcoming season — with slouchy fits, warm neutrals, and lots of texture. It’s hard to say so-long to summer, but the prospect of trendy layers makes the transition a little smoother.

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^ Christa just bought this jacket, she’s pumped

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Collarless Chambray // Plaid Shirtdress // Suede Booties // Sexy Boyfriend Jeans // Olive Military Jacket // Gray Track Pants // Olive Leather Tote // Neutral Leather Satchel // Sun washed Tank // Sweater Hoodie // Indigo Shift Dress // Striped Scarves // Black Skinny Cords // Mesh-Stitch Cardigan 

Have you guys noticed any brands who are owning fall? Let us know!

Happy Weekend!

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Reg and I are both planning on hitting the beach this weekend and are pumped about it (get that summer glow!). Doing anything fun? Have a great few days off! xo G&M

cct // A potentially awesome project for you ambitious DIYers out there

rkv // Intrigued by the idea of making my own headboard

cct // Those French ladies do it right

rkv // Cappuccino? Are you serious? Gross.

cct // Two things that need to get in my belly right now – Turkey Santa Fe Zucchini Boats & S’mores Popcorn

rkv // 10 words to know when talking about beer

cct // For all you Gone Girl fans out there, did you see this connection? (PS – pretty self explanatory, but don’t click until you’ve read and finished the book!!)

rkv // Contouring basics