4th of July Edit – My FAVORITE Sweatshirts/Sweaters are on Sale!

Hi all – just a super quick post to let you know that KJP is having a 4th of July sale! Kiel James Patrick sells the loveliest American-made clothes. They also happen to be located in my favorite place – Newport, Rhode Island and while I’ve never actually been in their store, I only discovered…

4th of July Edit – Everything We Bought from West Elm is on Sale!

Hi all! I know that I’ve already shared The Apartment Edit – Living and Dining Room and I have another edit scheduled: The Apartment Edit – Our Bedroom, but I wanted to share EVERYTHING we bought from West Elm in one place, especially since they’re currently doing a 20% off furniture and 25% off everything…

My Experience with Grief

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my thoughts lately and feeling a bit apprehensive about sharing them – I think about when I started my blog – the same day I started my experience with grief. My mom and dad were going to the first of what would become endless doctors appointments and…

& Other Stories Haul – Summer to Fall

Hi everyone! Just popping up a quick round-up of some of my favorite, wearable, splurges; also wanted to mention that & Other Stories is having a huge sale right now, so if you haven’t checked them out – now is the time! It took me 27.5 years to discover the color green – and now…

Gifts That Say “I’m Thinking of You”

Hey all, you know that gift guides are just about my favorite thing to post and today I was brainstorming the perfect gift to get someone to let them know that you’re thinking of them – maybe you don’t get to celebrate a friend’s birthday in person, or maybe their special event got postponed, or…

stephanielecain .com – An Overdue Introduction

Hi there! It’s recently come to my attention that I’m getting some new traffic on here and I thought an introduction was in order and honestly, a bit overdue! I’m Stephanie, a bubbly, blonde, bookish 27 year old, who loves words and dogs. My parents were going to name me Pavlina Stefania after a Czech…

My Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

Hi all – happy Sunday! It seems that people are taking up bread baking as of late, which inspired me to do the same, except I’m leaving the sourdough to the pros and trying my hand at some of my mom’s most famous recipes – to start, her pumpkin bread! There are people I went…

everything I know about love

Dolly Alderton’s everything I know about parties, dates, friends, jobs, life, love is the memoir that every twenty-something, thirty-something needs. Dolly documents the years leading up to her 30th birthday – the relationships, the friendships, the moments she’ll never forget and the nights she wishes she could. I laughed, I cried, and I found myself…

Dreams About My Dad

When my dad passed away in November – my life changed forever – I remember writing about it once, how my life would always be separated into two parts, the time before and the time after my dad died – I’m now living in the part after my dad died. Grief is an emotion that’s…

In the Past 365 Days

In the past 365 days, I finished my first semester of graduate school, I got in an accident that totaled my car, I got a new car, I got a new job, I left an old job, I lost my dog, I lost a parent, I gained a friend, I moved to a new town,…