Archive for September, 2015

I love to dress both the front and back entryway doors at Connecticut Country House, to reflect the beauty of each changing season. Taking my cue from the still flowering (yay!), potted lavenders that have
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“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”  – Lauren DeStefano, Wither It started
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“There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton Either way, it’s a great visual to help kick-off the week… Wishing you a
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The cucumbers in the kitchen garden are growing out of control! So you know what I’m doing this weekend…cranking out jars of Jack’s Pickles. I’ve shared this recipe before, but with each scoop of spices
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Like every American, I remember exactly where I was on that clear, bright blue morning of Tuesday, September, 11, 2001. I will never forget. My heart, thoughts, and prayers, go out to all the dear
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The season is changing, and the blooming is beginning to wind down in the gardens of Connecticut Country House. Instead of relying on flowers for an arrangement, I often will gravitate towards using the rich
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Wow. That was quick! While not the official, official end of the season, Labor Day signifies a close to a lot of activities that I associate with the carefree style that the warm weather and
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I’ve been dreading this week for some time now. My boy, my one and only, beautiful, sweet boy, is leaving the nest to head off to college. This rite of passage is a tough one.
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I looked at my calendar today and just stared. Holy moly. It’s September 1st! When did that happen? It shouldn’t have come as a surprise. I’ve been following school buses for a week and scrambling
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