I welcome March with open arms. It’ll be a busy, busy month for me, but it’s all good. As last year’s Hall of Fame recipient, I’ll be traveling to Los Angeles, CA next week to the 2017 Design Bloggers Conference, where I’ll have the honor of presenting the award for Best Overall Design Blog to…

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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 in Connecticut is, “Love you February.” This is the time of year when a quick stop into the grocery store not only yields the milk…

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New year, new Nora Murphy Country House desktop calendars! They’re free! Click here to download. If you like the dreamy frothy goodness featured for January’s calendar (and you’re in the mood for something a little sweet and don’t want to venture out to the market), whip up a batch of Merengue Cookies with simple pantry…

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Autumn leaves still clinging to their branches, offer a golden cast to the trees as the sun dips down earlier and earlier each night. The kitchen garden, after giving us her blessed all, is a work in progress in getting her cleaned up and finally put to bed. Evenings, I now crave soul-satisfying comfort foods like…

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One of the many things that I love about living in Connecticut, are the noticeable month-to-month changes. Plants that were set and seeds that were planted, seemingly like it was yesterday, are now supplying us with a gratifying abundance of fresh produce. A step outside on a hot, humid August day and I’m greeted by…

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At Connecticut Country House there’s so much to do, to celebrate, to be grateful for during the month of July. Welcoming the warm weather. Picking perfectly ripe, juicy, flavorful berries right off the plants – two for me, one for the basket. Creating big beautiful bouquets from a bounty of blooms from the garden. Fourth…

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