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I want to let you in on a secret. One of my favorite things to do in May is to poke around and shop some of the local garden club plant sales. Usually held around
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When the sky is drab gray and the frozen ground is cloaked with a thick mantle of snow, my mantra for getting through what feels like the longest winter month in Connecticut is, “Love you
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A small, sun filled space near the entryway and right off the Family Room, is our go-to spot for keeping what we need to head out the door. Because the space is tiny, organization is
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While you may have the urge to roll up your sleeves and dig into spring cleaning, hold off on the windows. Best to wait until the trees are finished covering the world with yellow dust.
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I wish that you could smell this image! Nothing beats the bright scent of freshly cut lemons. A staple at Connecticut Country House, these beauties are incredibly useful in and outside the kitchen. Here are
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Weekends are just the best! I hope that you’re able to carve out some time for yourself and sit down with our latest issue, Seasons at Connecticut Country House. Brimming with our favorite photography and
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I’m counting the days until spring, when I can throw the windows wide open and let all the glorious fresh air inside. I’m definitely a fresh air kind of woman, but when the New England
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When the snow is covering the ground, and the plows haven’t been through, sometimes it’s the best time to get cozy, kick back and catch up on a little light reading. If you have a
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While I always see clear tubs of them in stores, I’ve never attempted to whip up a batch of Meringue Cookies. Recently I decided to give making them a whirl. Meringue Cookies Makes approximately 9
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When I was at FIT, my dear friend Erin gave me my very first LL Bean Boat and Tote bag.  With a body of creamy, natural white cotton canvas, contrasting forest green straps, and my
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It’s the simple stuff in life that gives me great joy. And the simple joy of crystal clear glasses is right up there with picking the season’s first ripe red tomato! For you folks who
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Every morning on our mini-vaca in the 1000 Islands in Canada, I reached for a glass that was neatly stacked in the kitchen cabinet of my dear friend Holly’s lakeside country house. Whether it was
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The time has come. Plants that have wintered indoors and are now in summer residence outdoors (on the other side of their  window) need a little sprucing up. All the potted topiaries got snipped. Easy
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I believe it’s the little things in life – there must be millions of them – that make all the difference. All those little things that go unnoticed for the most part, that is until
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Family Wash Day


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I can’t stand it.  Snow, snow, and more snow.  Looking out the window it’s hard to imagine that spring is right around the corner – and that all my gardens are trapped under all this
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It’s snowing.  O.K., it’s really, really coming down here in Connecticut.  I think we can now officially call it ‘The Blizzard of 2013’.  I’ve stocked up on foodstuffs – I’m certain much more so than
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Oh my gosh, if you could only take one whiff of my kitchen right now.  No, strike that.  If you could only take a whiff of my whole house right now!  It smells so good
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Connecticut Country House is all about country house living.  But this style of living is not defined by the architecture or the location; it’s all about the warmth and hospitality you find inside.  The simple
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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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What if you had a place to get away to for a few minutes everyday, a welcoming perch where you could see a fresh take on satisfying rustic nibbles and sips from my country kitchen
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