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“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.” — Sitting Bull Happy first day of spring!
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I welcome March with open arms. It’ll be a busy, busy month for me, but it’s all good. As last year’s Hall of Fame recipient, I’ll be traveling to Los Angeles, CA next week to
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Winter is a bit tough on this gardener, so I try and do as much as I can, as early as I can. As WFSB-3’s Better Living Lifestyle contributor, I spent a great afternoon in
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One of the ways that I satisfy my craving for spring, is by forcing arching branches of forsythia to bloom indoors. At Connecticut Country House, towards the end of February, is when I venture outside
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I’ve found at least a dozen different beautiful ways to look at and enjoy a dozen cut tulips. Placed in a simple glass vase, the look is uncomplicated and elegant. Sometimes all it takes to
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Showing those that you love how much you love them couldn’t be simpler, as I showed Scot Haney of WFSB-3’s Better Connecticut when he visited me at Connecticut Country House. Whether store bought treats are
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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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My friend Valerie makes these beautiful mittens! She starts with well-loved sweaters that are, in her words, “looking for a second chance.” Valerie washes, fluffs, and grooms them (“like a rescue pet”) and then sets
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I’m thrilled to announce that Nora Murphy Country House Style, Winter 2017 is here! Within its pages, take a tour of my dear friend’s, Valerie and Tim’s, wonderful, woodsy Adirondack-style country house. Shot over two
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