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Favorite Things | a sneak peek into what I'll be packing for my Charleston getaway | We woke up this morning to the prettiest snow fall. Even though we aren't going to get too much of the fluffy white stuff, it was enough to cancel school. Everyone is pretty excited,...

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Favorite Things | destination this month, the Dewberry Hotel in Charleston, S.C. | I'm thrilled that my Friday series, Favorite Things, wraps up a week that was bookended by February and March! I'm so ready for spring time. Here's an interesting tidbit. Did you know...

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Favorite Things | Cali bubbly in preparation for Oscar Sunday, like I need any excuse to pop a bottle | Happy Friday! The absolute highlight of my week was celebrating our daughter's 5th birthday. She kicked off her birthday with a much-anticipated sleep over at her...

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Favorite Things | this little angel turns five | Happy Friday! I'm shaking off the lazy haze after a very relaxing girlfriend trip to Boston, MA. Upon arrival, my wonderful friends treated me to a delicious birthday lunch at Myers + Chang  followed by a...

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Favorite Things | Let It Snow | Happy Friday! Mark Twain is credited with this quote “If you don't like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” It was true when he was alive and it is true today. The temperature on Wednesday afternoon was in the 60's...

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Favorite Things | Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has the best ties | I've been absent this week. I've been struggling mightily about what to blog about. A Valentine's Day Gift Guide seems pretty trivial in light of the super charged political climate in this...

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Favorite Things | sweet little heart-shaped tray for my wedding band | Happy Friday! Does anyone else feel like this month has flown by, or is it just me? I have not felt like I was in-the-moment this month because there are too many things on the horizon. My...

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Favorite Things | my friend, Sonal, gave me this bottle stopper to save unfinished wine, I hope I never have to use it | Happy Friday! How is it possible that it's January 13th already? I'm trying to stay rooted in January but it's hard not to think ahead when you see...

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Favorite Things | cutest gift tag | TGIF! It has been a long time since I have wanted a Friday to arrive this badly. It's the eve of Christmas Eve. Even though both the kiddos have half days from school, I'm keeping them home with me. Our holiday break starts this...

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Favorite Things | on the way to the post office with our holiday cards | Happy Fri-yay! I'm so happy to begin this weekend because it means that we are getting closer and closer to Christmas. Our children are literally counting off the days with the sweet help of...

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Favorite Things | our holiday mantle in pink, cream and mint | Happy Friday! My BFF and I went on our annual pilgrimage to Michael's craft store to purchase ribbons and baubles to adorn our wreaths. I wasn't sure which way to go as far as my theme until I was in the...

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Favorite Things | adorable Christmas Light Cupcakes | Happy Friday! I hope that you had a great week and have fun plans for the weekend. We're getting our tree this weekend and I will be putting the finishing touches on my holiday gift guides starting on Monday. It is...

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Favorite Things | how adorable are these little bookends from Lattice House | Happy Friday! I'm counting the days until next week when I can chill and spend time with family and friends. I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but I signed up to bring dessert and side...

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Favorite Things | a photo of me with dia de los muertos embellishments | Happy Friday! What a week of celebration we've had: Halloween, Dia de los muertos and the World Series all within the space of three days. Timing is everything because we have very little plans...

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Favorite Things | my standard attire for this time of year | Happy Friday! What's with the weather y'all? This week in Connecticut, we've seen highs in the 80's. Of course this warm weather arrives only minutes after I have switched out my spring/summer clothes for...

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Favorite Things | weekend plans include Birchbox and finishing The History of Love | Happy Friday! If there was one theme for this week - it was catch-up. After two very busy months, I was finally able to dedicate a good portion of the week to getting re-organized. I...

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Favorite Things | pink, white and gold | Happy Fri-yay! Now that our summer vacations and girl's getaway weekends are behind me, I can feel myself settling in for the new fall season. Part of me is nesting and dreaming about circling up by our fireplace and the other...

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Favorite ThingsHappy Fri-Yay! In the Northeast, we've seen and felt the first hint of autumn. Leaves are slowly swirling to the ground and I've found myself heading back into the house for a light jacket to insulate myself from the morning chill. I've said it before...

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Favorite Things Happy Friday! I'm feeling especially grateful on this Friday as my mind sorts through the highlights from this past week. I'm still so chill from a much needed girl's getaway last weekend. Those four days in Miami Beach were therapeutic. My lovely...

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Happy Friday! Today, I'm writing this blog post from Miami Beach. The photo above captures the luxurious nature of the boutique hotel we are staying at. A few friends and I are on a destination birthday getaway at the Miami Beach Edition. The hotel is outstanding and...

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Favorite Things   Happy Friyay! I'm getting the impression that Connecticut is among some of the states that start school far into the summer (otherwise known as LATE). The children of some of my friends and colleagues that live in other parts of the U.S. have...

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Favorite Things | one of the photos I took of my beautiful children during our holiday in OBX | Happy Friday! A little over two months ago, Jackson dropped his backpack in the mudroom and hasn't touched it since. Today ends the last full week off before school begins...

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Favorite Things | Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, N.C. | We arrived home from our wonderful OBX vacay on Sunday afternoon, tanned and happy. Eight days of quality time with my family left me feeling so grateful and fulfilled. My emotional tank was topped off. Next week, I...

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Favorite Things | my Mom's Birthday Cake with rosette icing decorations | Love this cake? Learn how to make this buttercream rose decoration! Click here for a short video tutorial.  Favorite Things We had lots to celebrate this week. In addition to my Mom's Birthday,...

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Favorite Things | Catherine splashing in the ocean | Happy Friday! What is with me lately? I am becoming so verbose and I feel badly that you just wanted to come for a quick 2.5 minute visit and get on with your day. But, nooooo. Today I want to talk about waste. And...

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Favorite Things | Jackson at bat, you can barely make out the ball in the top right | Happy Friday! The highlight this week was that my son's hard work and dedication to the game of baseball resulted in a home run. Yay! It was a little bittersweet for me because...

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Favorite Things | me and pumpkin pie | Happy Fri-yay! One of the very best parts of my week was getting an unexpected text with a gorgeous photo of my friend, Cara, and her daughter taken with the floral crown Snapchat filter. The image conveys so much about the...

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Favorite Things | what are the chances of a red, white and blue sunset before the July 4th fireworks? | Happy Friday! This was a big week for Connecticut in Style guys! After wrapping up a week long series dedicated to fun and festive July 4th ideas, I was invited to...

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Favorite Things | beach moon | Happy Friday! I'm so ready for this week to end. Monday didn't start off very well due to a mishap with a kitchen knife that resulted in a tetanus shot and stitches at the emergency walk-in clinic. In a colossal lapse of judgement, I...

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Favorite Things | Kerry holding a week-old Jackson in his home office | Okay guys, I'm feeling very mushy about Father's Day. In this post, I want to share a little insight into my experience with the father of my kiddos. My very first glimpse into Kerry's...

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Favorite Things | my first pair of Converse All-Stars, I thought I should take a photo of them while they are still this electric white | Happy Fri-yay! This is a special Friday for us because it is the last day of the school year for our son, Jackson. He came home,...

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Favorite Things | the first peony from the garden | This week has felt a bit surreal. I hit the floor running on Tuesday morning and haven't come up for air until now. I've had a long "to do list" that has been nagging at me for months. "The list" has been on my...

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| over Lake Michigan as we descend into O'Hare | Happy Friday guys! I was in Chicago for the entire week, and it was the longest time that I've been away from my kiddos (Boo!). Despite the fact that I knew that they were in the excellent care of their father, I still...

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Favorite Things | a gift from an aspiring painter that complements the pillows in our livingroom | Happy Friday! It's been one of those weeks where everything has felt "charged." Baseball season is in full swing, the kiddos are excited about the end of the school year...

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Favorite Things | my heart | This Friday's Favorite Things is extra special to me. I'm posting photos of our family trip to Orlando, FL. We did the whole Disney and Universal Studios thing and it was so wonderful to get away and have my family together 24/7. I...

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Favorite Things | pure joy | 767. That's the number of photos I took while we were on holiday last week. We went to Orlando and did the "theme park thang" with the kiddos. We'd taken Jackson about five years ago and Catherine, being 4, is a great age for her first...

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Favorite Things {fallen in love all over again with these tortoise and turquoise earrings from Ralph Lauren} Favorite Things You've probably noticed the fashion blog posts (here and here) about Styled by James, THE TOUR taking place at South Moon Under in Westport,...

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{DIY blue bead bracelet from a workshop that I hosted} Happy Friday! Last night, a new class of Junior League Provisionals came to my home. It was an opportunity for us to get to know each other better, and celebrate the year which ends with our Annual Dinner in May....

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Favorite Things {my new square business cards from Moo - this photo is of me throwing confetti at The Confetti Bar, photo by Jess} Happy Friday! This was one of those weeks where I felt like I was playing catch-up all the time, it has been busy but very productive and...

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{Crème brûlée from BG Restaurant in Bergdorf Goodman} Happy Friday! It's been a busy, but very fun week. A dear friend from Iowa and her family came to the city to spend their spring break with family. We met in the city at BG in Bergdorf Goodman's for lunch. It...

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{gorgeous white roses} Happy Friday! I took a quick business trip this week to Washington, D.C. and I am posting this just moments before I board the airplane to head back to Connecticut. As wonderful as it is to be involved in an exciting new project, I missed my...

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Happy Birthday sweet Catherine Fridays are the day that I like to do a roundup of my favorite moments from the week. However, today is an exception. It's Catherine's 4th Birthday today and I am dedicating this post entirely to her. Like most parents, I could totally...

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{a photo of Catherine from last summer that we are using in the newly updated kitchen} Happy snowy Friday! We lost power today, so this post is a tad late. All the heavy wet snow was too much and brought down a branch at the end of our road which in turn fell on...

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Happy Friday! It's been a very productive week with my kitchen make-over project going at light speed. The other highlights from the week included a book club dinner meeting. This month's book was The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown it was my pick and I lead...

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{gearing up for Valentine's Day content with this darling glitter heart tag} Happy Friday! I'm back in the saddle after taking my first real break from blogging last week, and I have to say that I missed it! Not blogging felt like I was holding my breath. I take in so...

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{General Electric's Holiday Tree in gold and white this year - so pretty!} Happy Friday! As we head into the last weekend before Christmas I am reminded about how much I love the Holiday Season. Catherine's Nursery School is officially on recess until the first of the...

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A home at night with mini lights in the boxwoods, and coordinating bows. Simple and elegant. Happy Friday...and where the heck did this week go? It flew by! It must be the time of year, everyone is bustling about getting ready for the Holidays and it feels a bit like...

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by Jenn, a first time wreath maker - a coastal wreath with starfish, pine cones and a hint of glitter Happy Friday! My dining room is covered in broken ornaments, pine needles and glitter. And it makes me so happy. It is the aftermath of a really fun party where a...

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{fresh eggs from a neighbor's modest, but productive hen house} Happy Friday! This weekend in New England and other parts of the U.S. we are watching the weather channel. Hurricane Joaquin is headed our way and we are in for a rainy and windy next few days. I'm...

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{love coral pink and blue combo} Tonight, I'm going to the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County's 2015 Kick-Off Party. We celebrate a remarkable 95 years of service in Fairfield County, Connecticut! As past President of the Junior League, I am always honored to...

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