Pumpkin Spice Playlist

Happy official first day of the best time of year friends! Yes today may be the first day of fall but I have been in the spirit for about 22 days now. Catch up guys. So to get you in the spirit as well, today I am sharing with you the coziest most warm and fuzzy fall vibes playlist I could think of. Appropriately named “Pumpkin Spice” which you can list to on Spotify. Go ahead and give me a follow on there since I am always creating new playlists.

So grab yourself a cup of Cinnamon Tea (or a pumpkin spice latte), curl up in a fuzzy blanket, and press play. Fall is finally here.

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xx Casey

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Bayberry Beer Hall

This weekend, thanks to some good friends, we stumbled upon the coolest new Beer Hall in the West Side of Providence. However, it definitely doesn’t feel like you are in Providence. Think Brooklyn NY with the cool industrial vibe, communal tables, and antique light fixtures. The place drew me in immediately.

Bayberry is owned by Tom and Natalie Dennen who seem like the nicest couple (with the cutest kid!) – just check out the Bayberry Instagram and follow their journey from building to opening. Their passion for doing everything local from the lighting to the signage is what makes them unique- and inspiring.

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When you enter, take a seat at one of the communal tables and mull over the menus that are placed on each table or go right up to the counter and place your order. The bartenders will serve you your drink and give you a buzzer for your food. When your food is ready you go up to the beautiful open kitchen, grab your plate, and bring it back to your table.

Now let’s get to the good stuff… GUYS. They had a ROSÉ CIDER. Right now you can order it by the .355ML bottle, however the awesome bartenders let me know that soon they will have it on tap. WHAT! We also had a house-made pretzel with mustard butter(yum!) and roasted smashed red bliss potatoes with olive oil and garlic. Everything melded together so perfectly from the food, to the drinks, to the atmosphere, to the service.

This is the place I have been looking for. A gathering place for good conversation with great friends over some killer drinks. I already can not wait to go back and bring everyone I know. Cheers!

xx Casey

A Day at Sunset Orchard

In full fall glory, today I want to share with you the cutest little farm located in North Scituate RI. We went to get some peaches before summer was “officially” over, however I am very excited to get back there for some apple picking.

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Not only are they the most cost friendly orchard that I have been to (4 lbs of peaches for $6!), they also have the friendliest staff and some awesome treats. Can you say apple butter? Yes please! They also have fresh baked pies, candied apples, and fresh pressed cider, among other things. If you are bringing the family, they also have tractor pulled wagon rides as well as a barrel train ride for the kids.

They have tons of FULL trees, which you do not always find at every orchard. Sunset Orchard is definitely my pick for apple picking this year!

xx Casey

Weekend Wrap Up: Weddings & Wildflowers

Monday’s are the worst. Well… not this Monday because tonight is the finale of Bachelor in Paradise and I have my Boom Chicka Pop and Rose lined up and ready for a cozy night in. But Monday mornings? Yes, they are indeed the worst.

Let’s reminisce about happier times (aka the weekend) shall we?

Lily 

Don’t know who Lily is? Well, she is the pregnant cat that had taken up residence on my porch for the past month. Did you know that apparently if you feed a cat in Rhode Island it legally becomes yours. I knew I needed to find this sweet baby a home and a safe place to have her babies (that wasn’t my living room). Well thank God for the amazing people at Pet Refuge here in Rhode Island. They are a non profit no kill cat shelter, and luckily they had one bed open. Dropping her off was a lot more emotional than I thought it would be, but it was the right thing to do. She is safe and will be well taken care of – and you can bet I am going to be visiting her and her babies until they find homes.

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Backyard Wedding

This Saturday we went to the wedding of one of the most amazing people I know, my friend Krista. Tucked away at her parents house in Fitchburg MA was the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen. When people say weddings are supposed to be a party… well this was a party! Amazing food, awesome band, and great people. We danced the night away celebrating the union of two people who could not be more perfect for each other.

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10,000 Suns & The Providence Flea

Sunday was a GORGEOUS day so after sleeping in a bit it was time to get out and spend the day exploring the city I call home. On our way to the Providence Flea, which is a Flea Market full of some incredible local vendors and amazing food trucks we stumbled upon 10,0000 suns, a living art installation consisting of 10,000 sunflowers. It is gorgeous, and it is things like this that make Providence so wonderful.

But let’s get back to the incredible vendors at the Providence Flea. One that I thought was absolutely incredible (and one of the best ideas) is the Wildflower flower truck. An old Volkswagen bus was converted into a flower truck, which you can either buy single flowers from or create your own bouquet.

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Another busy week is here, but Monday means we are one step closer to Friday right? I will see you back here again then friends.

xx Casey

 

Falling Back Into It

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Good Morning Friends! I hate to keep saying it has been a while, but.. it’s been a while hasn’t it?

It has been almost a year now since I wrote my first post here on My Nine Lives and began a new chapter in my blogging journey. Right out the gate I was posting four times a week throughout the winter and spring, and then when summer approached and my schedule began filling up I just could not keep up. But you know this already.

There are three big reasons why I keep coming back to blogging. One is because I love connecting with people who have similar passions as I do. Two is because I love to create, and blogging gives me an outlet to do so. Three is because it makes me excited. Which is most important. Because if something doesn’t make you excited then why are you doing it?

So here I am, not promising to be the most consistent blogger in the world. But with the change of seasons comes a whole new sense of inspiration and I am really excited to share with you some awesome content two days a week beginning today. So you will be getting a little My Nine Lives every Monday and Friday. However, if I get a wave of inspiration who is to say I won’t post more? This is a journey. And I am so grateful that you have been on this ride with me for the past year.

I have another busy weekend coming up which I will tell you all about in Monday’s post. But until then, have a wonderful weekend friends! My favorite time of year is upon us.

xx Casey

The Simple Habit of Meditation

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I have said it once and I am saying it again – this summer has been a whirlwind. It has been full of graduations, concerts, parties, weddings, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, baby showers, vacations…  this list goes on. It has been so much fun but to say I have not had a moment to breath would be an under statement. Besides all the exciting things in my personal life, this summer at work has been unseasonably busy as well. Which is amazing! But it is easy to get burnt out, which means stress and anxiety are pretty common outcomes.

I have talked about meditation and essential oils as aids in stressful times in the past. with that being said, I am definitely not an expert. I am just sharing what works best for me. Recently I have discovered an amazing app called Simple Habit. This app has a ton of free guided meditations to assist with a variety of different situations. Whether you need immediate anxiety relief, assistance sleeping, finding happiness, or just a simple morning meditation to start your day off right this app has it all. There are also even more meditations available to you if you sign up for their membership, but it is not required. I have been loving the Simple Habit Starter guided meditation by Cory Muscara which is a 7 day introductory course in mindful meditation. It really focuses on your breathing and is perfect for beginners or people trying to get back into meditation. These quick five minute meditations are the perfect way to get your mind back on track even in your busiest or most stressful moments.

I am in no way a wellness blogger, but I hope you are liking these tips and trips to a healthier and happier being. These are things that work for me and are not a cure all for each and every person. If you like these types of posts let me know! This is something that I have been slowly growing a passion for and would love to continue this journey of learning more and sharing with you all.

xx Casey

Vacation Wrap Up, Orlando FL

Good Morning and Happy Friday friends! What a crazy week it has been! I just got back from a little week long vacation in the very hot and very sunny city of Orlando Florida. I went down for one of my good friend’s weddings and then finished the trip off with a couple days in Disney.

The trip was crazy, stressful at times (oh the stories I could share!), but most of all fun. So today I wanted to share with you just a few of the highlights from my trip.

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This weekend there is no down time because I am heading down to Jersey for two BIG things – one of my good friends bridal showers, and the meeting of my cousins adorable twins! It is going to be a weekend full of a lot of love and I can’t wait!

On to the next adventure!

xx Casey