Glastonbury, Connecticut: Relaxing Fall Day Trip

Glastonbury, Connecticut: Relaxing Fall Day Trip

Glastonbury, Connecticut is smack-dab in the middle of the state. This was my first time visiting. A famed Korean café brought us up here. Raon Jena Coffee and Dessert is the name of the café. They had really good desserts. I love a good French macaron and the ones they sell are gigantic. Their macarons are fresh. The ones I had definitely were not frozen. I ordered taro, crème brûlée and a third flavor that I don’t remember. Raon Jena…

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Hiking at Indian Well State Park

Hiking at Indian Well State Park

Hiking is a great social distanced fall activity! I went to the Indian Well State Park to go hiking with some friends. This state park is located in Shelton, Connecticut. I talked a little bit about it in my Fairfield County staycation post. The location is great. There is a beach. There are hiking trails. But this trip wasn’t about the beach. It was about getting back into hiking. The Beach That’s it for the beach pics. After I left…

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Staycation Postcards: St. Mary’s by the Sea- Black Rock

Staycation Postcards: St. Mary’s by the Sea- Black Rock

St. Mary’s by the Sea is located in the Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Would I really consider it an actual park? No. Was it the perfect place for an afternoon walk in late August? Definitely! The Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, Connecticut is on the border of the city of Bridgeport and the town of Fairfield. It offers great views of Long Island Sound. Scout the wildlife such as birds and fish. Many people visit the park to…

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Support the Travel Industry from Your Sofa

Support the Travel Industry from Your Sofa

The travel industry is suffering right now. We all know it. Borders are closed and countries can’t welcome the tourists that help support them. There is something we can do to help right now! Purchase products from local sellers online. Nigeria These candles and other scented products from Claire Marcus really caught my eye. Each product is handcrafted in Lagos, Nigeria. We need things to make us relax, now more then ever. Greece What do you think of when you…

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DIY: Sew a Pillow/Cushion and Envelope Cover

DIY: Sew a Pillow/Cushion and Envelope Cover

You know those pillow and cushion covers on interior design websites. Want to sew your own? Learn how to make a pillow insert and then also make your own cover for it. Supplies sewing machine sewing pins scissors fabric for pillow (two) 18 x 13″ (45.72 x 33.02 cm) rectangles fabric for pillow cover (two) 20 x 15″ (50.8 x 38.1 cm) rectangles fiber fill (8 oz. / 226 g bag) Sewing Machine Used Singer Heavy Duty 4423 The fabric…

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Fairfield County, Connecticut Fall Staycation Itinerary

Fairfield County, Connecticut Fall Staycation Itinerary

Fairfield County, Connecticut is located in the southwest part of the state. It borders the Long Island Sound. This means there are great beaches but Long Island shields the area from the rough Atlantic Ocean waters. It’s a great place to visit in the fall for so many reasons. Keep reading to see what to do and where to go in Fairfield County. Where to Stay in Fairfield County I live in Fairfield County, so I’m going of off recommendations…

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Staycation Postcards: Seaside Park in Connecticut

Staycation Postcards: Seaside Park in Connecticut

I visited Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut. We had one warm day before all the cold fall days came. I’m so glad I went. The weather was beautiful and I wasn’t the only one who thought so. Start to drive through Seaside Park and you’ll see the bandshell (below). The design resembles a fish in its shape and scale-like texture. It’s a very unique element. The park is on your right and the beach area continues on your left. The…

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A-Dong International Supermarket Tour

A-Dong International Supermarket Tour

2020 has been rough on everyone. We all just want to travel far away. International supermarket trips make great staycations even better. Feel like you’re in another country. Imagine the sights, sounds and tastes of a faraway land. International supermarkets truly transport you to another country. The A-Dong Supermarket is located in Hartford, Connecticut. It made me feel like I was traveling to Asia. It was a wonderful feeling. Keep reading for what I saw on that trip. There were…

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DIY: Kids Art Projects -Occupy and Educate Them

DIY: Kids Art Projects -Occupy and Educate Them

Kids Art Projects are key right now. Summer has basically ended. Some children are physically going back to school. Others are remote learning. Regardless of how they do school, keep your children occupied and educated when they’re home. I took an elective in college called Teaching Children Art. So I’m here to share some projects that you can do at home with your children. Block Printing Many traditional fabrics use block printing to achieve their designs. There are lots of…

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Staycation Postcards: Captain’s Cove Seaport in Connecticut

Staycation Postcards: Captain’s Cove Seaport in Connecticut

A staycation or road trip is the best ways to travel right now.  Last week I made my way over to a great local spot in Connecticut called Captain’s Cove Seaport. My dad used to take me there a lot when I was younger. I even went to school not far from there. It’s always the perfect “end of summer” place to go. Captain’s Cove Seaport is located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Explore the little shops located in what look like…

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