Archive for January, 2013

How ’bout a new way to get the party started?  I’m thinking about changing it up with a pre-game pasta party on Sunday.  On game day, the bottom line on the eats has got to be
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I love to really look at things in a different way; from a whole new point of view.   I don’t know why I do this other than loving a challenge, and feeling that inner
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Throw pillows, like shoes, I can never have enough of.  And very much like my eclectic shoe collection, I’ve got my favorites.  My pillows run the gamut – from richly colored and patterned Turkish kilim
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With Valentine’s Day being right around the corner, and my beloved Newtown being the recipient of so much love from around the world, I’m inspired (and thought it would be fun to change it up
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Love for and from Newtown


Connecticut Country House

Today is January 14th – the one month anniversary of Newtown’s darkest day.  In one way it’s hard to believe it’s already been one month, and on the other hand, I can’t believe it’s only
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It’s Friday – must be pizza night


Connecticut Country House

Friday nights at Connecticut Country House, it’s all about pizza – homemade pizza that is.  First and foremost, I love the freshness and lightness of homemade dough.  Not to mention the same goes for all
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The crispness of starched vintage linens, mossed pots of Paperwhites, and old craggy chunks of coral.  The creaminess of fuzzy woolen cable-knit sweaters, freshly baked vanilla meringues, and a big bunch of full-blown roses.  And,
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I’m a nut for flowers.  All year, no matter what the season, I rely on flowers to add a little “pretty and happy” to the space I’m living or working in.  Right now, my mass planting
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A new year – a time for new traditions and habits.  This tradition, or habit, grew out of necessity – the necessity to help clear stuff off the kitchen island. I love our big work
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My New Year kicked off with sweet surprises. One – Every weekend we have a fire going in the big cooking fireplace in the dining room, but yesterday Rick changed it up and had a
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