The countdown begins.  Tomorrow we’re hosting a big family gathering here at Connecticut Country House, and we’ll kick off the Easter Sunday festivities with our annual Easter Egg Hunt. I love it.  Love every part of it.  Love pulling together all the teeny tiny stuff that ends up as a little surprise in each garishly…

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For as far back as I can remember, my mom’s (a.k.a. Mama) stuffed cabbage has been a mainstay at all our holiday suppers growing up.  And this upcoming Easter Sunday is no exception.  I love this day.  Annually, Easter re-connects me with my Hungarian heritage in a way that is very personal and special. I…

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I am happy to report that Saturday’s photo shoot for the book went off without a hitch. Yay team! I will go further with that statement and declare it a huge success!  Last summer, here at Connecticut Country House, we kicked off the photography for our book by capturing the best of each season – inside and out. So I…

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Here we are, a week from Easter weekend, and there’s a lot to plan and do in a very short time frame.  Today I am prepping for a photo shoot that will take place tomorrow here at Connecticut Country House.  The shoot is definitely one more big thing that I am adding to my already…

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It’s a soft day today – as they would say in Ireland.   A perfect day to curl up and get cozy in a comfy chair with a hot cup of tea, a little something to nibble on, with good company or just a good read makes for a nice little Irish Tea.   Yesterday we started…

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“Out of clutter, find simplicity.  From discord, find harmony.  In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) Middle of the week –  in the middle of it all.  Feels just right. Happy Wednesday! Love, Nora

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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 white stuff. So close, yet seems so far. I have spent a good portion of my morning in spring therapy…

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O.K., so as of today, the countdown to Spring is 13 days – yahoo!  But here’s the glitch, a big part of our country is stuck in snow and slush right now – and more is on it’s way to New England – boo (as in boo-hoo)! So, for today – for (hopefully) our final…

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The instantaneous appearance of importance – oooh, the “look at me” moment – when you place literally anything on a cake stand.  The idea of the traditional cake stand utilized only for the annual birthday cake is long gone.  At least it is at Connecticut Country House. Last week as I re-organized my shelves in…

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The month of March – wow, what a chock-filled month ahead!  There are so many significant days (other than birthdays, anniversaries, etc.): St. Patrick’s day is on the 17th, Spring finally kicks in on the 20th, the 26th is the first day of Passover, and the very last day of the month – the 31st…

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