Yucky and yummy.  The two words that best sum up this past weekend. The weather here in Connecticut was cold and raw, rainy and (anticipating) snowy, so obviously this was the yucky part.  The yummy part – the unbelievably yummy part – comes in the form of a classic comfort food – the ultimate in…

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“Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – H. Thurman (1899-1981) Just go do it. Love, Nora

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Go ahead – have another.  That’s my motto these days when it comes to dark chocolate.  Right about 3 p.m. I break out my dark chocolate stash for a little mid-afternoon boost – beats coffee. For the holidays my friend Stacy (of Meadowsweet Mercantile in Philly – you can also check out her cool finds…

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We love a good read.  And by the length of today’s posting – I hope you do to!  When it comes to good books, here at Connecticut Country House we’re all over the map in subject matter of what we love to read. Murph is all about delving into the history of people, places and…

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If you forgot about St. Valentine’s Day – or wish the idea of the day could stick around a little longer – no worries.  In my book, love notes are always a good idea.  Any day. I’ll give you a little peek into my world  – the places where many of these love notes live.…

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My Valentine’s gift to you my dear friends and my beloved Newtown – 4 beautiful minutes of peace.  Please sit back and close your eyes. With all my love, Nora          

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I believe that spreading a little more kindness starts with our family at home.  But for some of us, we also have a secondary home and family at work – the home away from home crew – the folks we probably spend more time with during the weekdays than our own flesh and blood. Well,…

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I have an idea. I know full well that St.Valentine’s Day is this week – Thursday to be exact – and that here in New England we’re dog tired from all the digging out from the whopper of a blizzard this past weekend. So how about we cut ourselves a little slack and agree that…

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We were psyching ourselves up to suit up, grab our shovels, and get going; unfortunately, twenty inches of snow is just not going to move itself (bone-chilling winds or no winds)!  But before heading out (and maybe a good procrastination ploy) – how about a quick hot lunch to give us some energy?  Yeah, good…

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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 I needed to. Hey, you never know. Murph (a.k.a. Rick) has got a fabulous fire going in the cooking fireplace.…

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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 – so gloriously fresh and clean – with a little woodsy hint.  What am I up to?  Well, my home’s…

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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 things in life make all the difference. One simple thing is stacking a collection of folded woolen blankets on an…

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