Travel // Wethersfield, CT

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day!  
I had some family visiting from out of state for the week and part of the weekend and we were searching for some last minute things to do in area.  We happened to come across a festival happening in Wethersfield, CT.  I had never been to this charming town before but with some quick googling found that it is famous for being the “Ye Most Ancient Towne” in Connecticut founded 1633-1634.  
It just happened to be the "Wethersfield Heritage Weekend" which included a Revolutionary War Encampment and Revolutionary War re-enactments, so of course we jumped in our car and headed there for the day.
The encampment and re-enactment sure didn't disappoint.  We even got to walk around and speak to the "red coats", dentists and doctors of the camp.
  The doctor above was explaining in detail how he amputated limbs.
We also decided to walk around the block and check out all the homes still lived in from the 
1700's and 1800's.  
So if you are looking for a historic charming town to visit in Connecticut, check out Wethersfield!


Weekend Casuals

The weather in Connecticut is finally getting to the point where it is consistently nice. The windows are open, the shorts and dresses have been pulled out of storage. It's been a long winter and this weather is much appreciated.  
Today we are showing you my current weekend wear.  I have been wearing a variation of this outfit almost every weekend for the past couple of weeks.  It's just so comfortable and a versatile.  The shorts were boyfriend jeans that were just a little too big and not very flattering.  I was thinking about tossing them and then had the idea to cut them into shorts, inspired by Madewell's current spring/summer catalog. Well, it turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. These shorts are so comfortable. I love them paired with my white converse.  It's still transitioning into shorts and t-shirt weather, so I've been wearing long sleeve shirts and sweaters with the shorts when it's a little cooler. 
One thing I love about Connecticut is the woods. I grew up running around and playing in the woods and it was such a fun childhood. I still feel a bit like a kid jumping from rock to rock when I spend time out there.
Outfit Details
shorts - cut from H&M boyfriend jeans
sweater - Target
necklace - Madewell
shoes - Converse

Photos - Erin // Author - Amanda


DIY: Crocus Flower Crown

It's finally starting to warm up around our parts here in Connecticut.  Flowers are out in bloom and what a perfect time of year to make some flower crowns.  I will show you how we made our Crocus flower crowns for this photo shoot but you can use any flowers in bloom near you.
What You Need:
Floral Tape
Floral Wire
Fresh Flowers/Greens

For our crowns we used Crocus flowers (for Crocus specifically, don't cut the leaves, they need those to grow next year) and some evergreen leaves.
Start by measuring your head using the floral wire and cut to length.  We went around twice with the wire so it was sturdy and then twisted the ends together.

Find the center of your crown and place your first flower and attach it with the floral tape.  Continue by placing the next flower or evergreen behind the first and tape it to the wire.  Do this until that side of the crown is complete.

Once the first side is complete, repeat the same process on the other side by starting in the middle and facing the two sides together.

Finish by wrapping the remaining exposed wire with floral tape.
Photo above shows the crowns half completed.
And there you have it! 
 Beautiful flower crowns to use for your photo shoots or other spring event.