February Love

When the sky is drab gray and the frozen ground is cloaked with a thick mantle of snow, my mantra for getting through what feels like the longest winter month…

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My Coat Nook Look

A small, sun filled space near the entryway and right off the Family Room, is our go-to spot for keeping what we need to head out the door. Because the…

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Nature’s Fairy Dust

While you may have the urge to roll up your sleeves and dig into spring cleaning, hold off on the windows. Best to wait until the trees are finished covering…

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5 Lemony Snippets

I wish that you could smell this image! Nothing beats the bright scent of freshly cut lemons. A staple at Connecticut Country House, these beauties are incredibly useful in and…

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A Little Light Reading

Weekends are just the best! I hope that you’re able to carve out some time for yourself and sit down with our latest issue, Seasons at Connecticut Country House. Brimming…

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Open Up & Say Ahhh!

I’m counting the days until spring, when I can throw the windows wide open and let all the glorious fresh air inside. I’m definitely a fresh air kind of woman,…

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Whip It. Whip It Good.

While I always see clear tubs of them in stores, I’ve never attempted to whip up a batch of Meringue Cookies. Recently I decided to give making them a whirl.…

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Matched Set

When I was at FIT, my dear friend Erin gave me my very first LL Bean Boat and Tote bag.  With a body of creamy, natural white cotton canvas, contrasting…

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Simple Stuff: Spotless glasses

It’s the simple stuff in life that gives me great joy. And the simple joy of crystal clear glasses is right up there with picking the season’s first ripe red…

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Sweet recycling

Every morning on our mini-vaca in the 1000 Islands in Canada, I reached for a glass that was neatly stacked in the kitchen cabinet of my dear friend Holly’s lakeside…

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A good summer haircut

The time has come. Plants that have wintered indoors and are now in summer residence outdoors (on the other side of their  window) need a little sprucing up. All the…

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Family Wash Day

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…

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Making a fire 101

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…

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Scentsational!

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…

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Warm and fuzzy

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…

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Embrace change

A new year – a time for new traditions and habits.  This tradition, or habit, grew out of necessity – the necessity to help clear stuff off the kitchen island.…

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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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