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 you come upon an unexpected moment that makes you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel it just a little differently,…

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Happy Birthday to ConnecticutCountryHouse.com -1 year old today! The day I launched this simple little blog site, I had no idea how encouraging and fulfilling your feedback would be.  Whether you posted a comment on-line, Liked  and connected on facebook, sent an e-mail, re-pinned on Pinterest, or talked in person – you’ve been great! You’ve…

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In honor of Earth Day, I’m honoring 5 of my favorite gardening books.  Truthfully, I have a lot of favorites, but for one reason or another these top 5 tend to always be close at hand (a little dog-eared and filled with lots of sticky notes) whether I’m digging for practical info or merely in…

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I think I’ll pay up now.  Last year I waited too long to clean out the rose beds nearest to the house. By the time I got in there – tearing out overgrown vines and bundles of stubborn weeds – I kept getting caught in the prickly rosey bramble.  That clean-up effort took much too…

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Next time you’re walking by that flat of pansies – more specifically those cute little faced ‘Johnny Jump Ups’ – not so fast, they’re the key to your next dessert! These little guys are not just a pretty little face for the garden – they’re a pretty and very unexpected topping for your next –…

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“Style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you live.” – Lilly Pulitzer (1931-2013) Love, Nora

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Easter is a great motivator for the gardener in me.  Having just received beautiful spring plants, not to mention the slew I ended up buying and decorated with – yesterday I hauled out the old clay pot collection from the cellar and started re-potting.  Such a great feeling. Then there’s the stack of paper egg…

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