Mitten Season

On such a snowy and icy day, it only makes sense to talk “mittens”. And I’m not just talking about any old ordinary mittens. The mittens I wish to tell…

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Set a Holiday Tartan Table

Calling all tartan lovers! This latest Better Connecticut Lifestyle segment is dedicated to you! I wish I was able to get this uploaded in time for Christmas, but the more…

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Make Holiday Hampers!

When it comes to gift giving, I feel that it’s important to listen to your heart and try to gift something that truly reflects the receivers personality as well as…

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A Game Day Tailgate!

My sister Judy from Charleston, SC is visiting us, and I am so happy that she’s here! We’ve got a lot planned for her short stay, and today is very…

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Fall Doors At Connecticut Country House

All seasons, my style and decorating starts at my doors. Better Connecticut’s Scot Haney stopped by Connecticut Country House to ‘talk fall door decor’ and help me put the finishing…

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Spring Cleaning In The Gardens

Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut joined me in the garden at Connecticut Country House for some spring cleaning. I explained the importance of cleaning your garden beds in the…

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Oh June!

“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” – Al Bernstein   Please be sure to download your free June calendar for your desktop! https://noramurphycountryhouse.com/magazine/winter-2015/calendar/   Enjoy! Love,…

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Kicking back

Moving furniture around at Connecticut Country House is an indoor and outdoor activity. Depending on what’s going on in the various gardens around the house, the whitewashed Adirondack-style chairs get…

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Hodge Podge

…Lodge – my term for “a mess”. My hanging spice shelf embodied that term big time! You know, it’s one of those spots in the kitchen that truly ends up…

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Getting Hammered

There’s a relay race going on right now at Connecticut Country House, with one (or 2 or 3) woody-stemmed shrubs blooming at the same time. Their volume, color, and scents…

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Good Enough To Serve

Collecting woven serving trays is a great idea. Anything you serve on one instantly says naturally casual. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles, colors, materials, and sizes. Nesting…

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The Understated Filler

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla Mollis) is one of my favorite perennial cottage garden plants. These low maintenance plants are a perfect solution for edging your garden in a full sun to…

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A New Day

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take…

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The taste of a good life

What if you had a place to get away to for a few minutes everyday, a welcoming perch where you could see a fresh take on satisfying rustic nibbles and…

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