It’s New Year’s Eve, and we’re keeping it simple.  This month has been a blur – a real emotional doozy!  And as far as I’m concerned – it’s out with the old (oh – the door is hitting you on the butt 2012 – oh well, good riddance) and in with the new.  Welcome beautiful…

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The lyrics of this song have always been uplifting.  And just the melody by itself – well it’s one of those tunes that gets stuck in my head and I find myself humming.  Last week, when I was thinking about what I was going to write about for Christmas – I was a little stuck.…

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It’s the night before Christmas, and on the old stonewall in front of the house, not a creature was stirring – just the twinkling of twenty-six candle filled mason jars. Christmas Eve Candles for Sandy Hook When: Monday, December 24th at 5:00 P.M. Where: Your home Please join me in lighting a candle tomorrow night,…

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What a tough week.  Mega understatement.  Here in Newtown, everything has changed.  But the overwhelming outpouring of love and good will on our little community has been, and continues to be, of the utmost importance to all of us.  Honestly, it’s probably the glue that is helping to hold it and us together. I personally…

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Late Monday I shared a posting that took a long time to compose and took a lot out of me.  I was hoping it would be a cathartic moment.  And as much as I wish it were, it wasn’t.  I was so hoping it would make me feel better – it didn’t.  I guess I…

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Hello my dear readers. I write today’s posting with a very heavy heart.  Here I sit staring at my monitor, writing, re-writing, staring some more, and wondering if this 245-year old country house has ever been hit with such profound sadness – maybe, maybe not – maybe not since the Revolutionary War. I think I’m…

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For all my friends in the midst of celebrating a joyous week of Hanukkah – Happy Hanukkah! This elegant little cookie my Hungarian cousin, Judith, taught me to make earlier this year on Homemaker2words.com. is a play on the classic Linzer Cookie recipe and has become one of my all time favorites – my go-to cookie recipe – that…

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I know we’re all in more of a holiday frame of mind, and I do hate to bum out the holly jolly vibe, but just for a moment, I need to get an urgent message out to all my gardening buds – don’t forget to plant your spring bulbs!  I think this may be our…

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