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Hi! I’m excited to say that I’ve made the decision to move my blog over to Squarespace! Hello From Molly can now be found at http://www.hellofrommolly.com. Please visit and subscribe!

Thanks so much!

xo Molly

Persephone Bakery

In Jackson, my sister and I fell in love with a little bakery. We had seen it on one of our favorite blogger’s Instagram account and knew that we had to go so as soon as we got to Jackson we made it our mission to go to Persephone Bakery. It was literally SO cute and the food and drinks were delish! We went to the bakery three times in roughly twenty four hours (whoops!) but it was so worth it! The first time I got an iced chai latte, the second I got a hot chai and a earl gray scone, and the third I got their delicious iced tea which was fruity and gingery at the same time. If I opened a little bakery I would want it to look just like Persephone!

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They had the absolute cutest cups, silverware, and plates. I already ordered a little teapot like the one shown in the last pictures (its by Falcon Enamelware which is available on Amazon!). I just cannot wait to go back to Persephone Bakery one day!

xo Molly

The Wild West

Since we arrived in Wyoming a few days ago, we have really been soaking up the western vibes. We are staying in Wilson, which is a town with a population of 201 people (what!?!). Wilson is about a ten minute drive from Jackson, a super cute, but super touristy, western town. We’ve done and seen so many things, including a trail ride on a horse, which was terrifying at first but then became really fun! We went to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar last night that had saddles as bar stools, we all looked like fools sitting on the saddles. My sister is so tiny that my brother legitimately had to pick her up off the stool. We’ve seen hot air balloons out of our window every morning! We did a treacherous three mile hike to Inspiration Point in the Grand Tetons and saw a moose in the woods! And we visited a really old church and general store, both of which were still functioning! The church had the most amazing view of the mountains just over the pulpit. I was able to document most of it. Here are my favorites:

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I really enjoy being here. The people seem super relaxed, unlike most people back home, who always seem to be in a rush. I could totally take a page or two out of their books…

xo Molly

Old Faithful & The Grand Tetons

On Sunday we had a long drive from Montana to where we were staying in Wyoming. On the way we hit a few essential spots in Yellowstone including some hot springs, geysers, and Old Faithful!

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The landscape started to change a bit as we left Yellowstone and headed towards the Grand Tetons (we saw a grizzly bear on the side of the road! Yikes!). When I first saw the Grand Tetons I didn’t even think that they were real, they are so perfect and beautiful that they look like a painted on backdrop! We have nothing like that back home in Connecticut so I was really blown away.

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Even looking at these pictures I still don’t think they are real! So beautiful.

xo Molly

 

 

Cabin Style

Even though I definitely consider myself more of a city girl, I enjoy escaping into the country every once in a while. I secretly dream of living on a huge farm and having animals and a massive garden. But then again the thought of living in a remote place is also not appealing to me. Maybe one day I can figure out a way to have both! Having a respite in the mountains was really nice. The service on my phone barely worked so I kept it shut off most of the time. I spent a lot of time reading, drinking tea, and editing pictures for the blog! Here are some of my faves:

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Missing this cabin right now but our house in Wyoming is no less amazing!

xo Molly

Montana & Yellowstone

After a long day of traveling on Friday, we finally arrived at our little cottage in the mountains in Gardiner, Montana. Saturday morning we had a big family breakfast before we headed into Yellowstone National Park to do some exploring. We saw so many things including bison, deer, elk, antelope, hot springs, and waterfalls. The hikes got pretty intense. I thought I was in pretty good shape but they had me huffing and puffing (let’s hope it’s mostly because of the significant change in altitude).

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We were all exhausted by the end of our adventures so we headed back to our cabin and basically laid around for the rest of the night to prepare for the next day. I couldn’t believe that we have already seen all of this wildlife in just one day! Stay tuned for more…

xo Molly

Summer Sangria

Over the weekend was one of my good friend’s 25th birthday, as well as Memorial Day! A few of us had a little girls night to celebrate both of these joyous occasions. I decided to make sangria which is by far my favorite drink. I rarely drink alcohol but when I do, I make sure it tastes really good. I’ve been experimenting with making sangria for a while now, and wanted to share one of my creations here. It’s seriously so easy.

Here’s what you need:

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Wine (I used two mini bottles of White Zinfandel)

Some sort of flavored seltzer (Who can resist Watermelon Margarita?)

Fruit (I chose lemon, strawberries and blueberries).

The first step is to cut the lemon and strawberries into thin slices and put them into a pitcher.

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Next, pour in the wine. After this step I usually let it sit for at least an hour (unless I’m in a rush) so that the wine and fruit can really blend together and taste amazing.

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Finally! After it’s done sitting for a while, I pour in the seltzer. You don’t want to do this too early because then it will go flat, which is the worst! Then, I added the blueberries and lots of ice! I like my sangria super cold.

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Now it’s ready to serve! Yum. Adding a cute jar and straw never hurts either.

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I will definitely have this recipe on repeat over the summer. It was so yummy that I’ll probably make it without the wine too…

xo Molly