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Friday Favorites – New Hampshire Edition

January 6, 2017

Good morning, friends!

I’m going to try to be better about blogging more often. It’s a goal this year, but I’ve said that before. Let’s just see how it goes? My life has changed so drastically in the last six months – from full-time working mom to stay-at-home freelance writing mom. Not to mention, moving from one coast to the other. I’m still sorting out routines and priorities and what’s going to happen next.

As a place to begin, because it is Friday, here are some of my favorite things that I’ve grown attached to recently.


Bogs Boots

Reviews on these are apparently mixed, but I love being able ot just step into them on my way out the door to walk the dog or meet the bus. Who has time for laces? With black leggings, they are almost classy. They are SO warm, my toes are never cold. Which is a thing. Cold toes. Who knew?

The Packable Puffer Coat

With the consistency and weight of tissue paper, one would not imagine this could possibly keep a body warm in freezing temperatures but oddly, it does. So much more convenient for getting in and out of the car – I can literally stuff it in my bag when it gets warm indoors. I despise the bulk and weight of heavy coats, especially while driving or running errands. This is one of my favorite winter purchases, ever.


Cloche Hats

I have never, in my life, been one for hats. They don’t suit me, and a knitted beanies even less so. Maybe it’s the short hair, or the long neck, I don’t know. I never really needed to. In CA, I skiied in a headband. It was California! But these, I can wear, and my ears stay warm. Which is a thing. Cold ears. Who knew?


Sweater Fleece

It’s a sweater. It’s a fleece. It’s warm, and perfect for days when a coat is too much, but a sweatshirt is too little. And the long length – keeping my backside warm is now also a thing. Who knew?



Since I no longer work in an office, I’ve very few occasions to wear flats or heels anymore. When it’s not a slushy mess outside, I’m in clogs or sneakers. My pretty point-toed darlings are lined up in the closet sadly gathering dust, but my sneaker collection continues to grow. These are my latest purchase, thanks to end-of-the-year discounts and a nice gift card from friends. Cons look rididulous on my wide feet, but these are just as cute. Without the clown-effect.


Warm Boots

When the occasion demands more than Bogs or sneakers, these are my absolute favorite purchase of last winter. They are warm, they are waterproof, they have a lug sole. Which is a very high priority in shoes, these days. Flat soles are disastrous on ice and snow.

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This afternoon we are off to a most charming outdoor skating rink (and for me, one of the best places on earth) at Strawbery Banke, a marvelous musceum of colonial and early American homes clustered together in a corner of Portsmouth.

And puhleeeeeeze, if you are out there, and still reading, leave a comment, won’t you? Let me know you were here!



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9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2017 7:36 am

    LOVE those Bogs Boots.

  2. Sharon Hames permalink
    January 6, 2017 8:34 am

    Keep writing, Adelle. I love your posts.

  3. January 6, 2017 10:53 am

    Ummm – love your writing – wish you were here. Are you sure you really like it there?

  4. January 6, 2017 2:47 pm

    I always enjoy your writing Adelle!

  5. Sandy Dawson permalink
    January 6, 2017 3:08 pm

    Love hearing about your new adventures! And, love seeing the all important winter attire. Makes me wish I was living in a colder place because I would purchase everything you suggested. Stay warm and keep having wonderful adventures with the family.

  6. Nancy Gallardo permalink
    January 6, 2017 3:35 pm

    Love the boots. It gets pretty cold here in Texas, so I can totally relate to some of your faves! Plus my office is pretty casual, so I’ve started stocking up on sneakers too.

  7. Donna permalink
    January 7, 2017 10:09 am

    I’ve missed your blogs and as always, you had me at “hello, shoes!” (or cute boots, jackets, hats, whatever!

  8. Catherine permalink
    January 7, 2017 3:16 pm

    I’d love to know the makers of your favorite things so I know what to search for when shopping!! That packable puffy coat might be in my future!!

  9. Sharon Ink permalink
    January 24, 2017 11:19 pm

    So delighted that you are going to start blogging more frequently again. I love to read whatever you write. The only thing missing from this blog is a picture of YOU dressed in your new “favorite things!”

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