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Cyber Monday Deals on the Hottest Toys

Cyber Monday Deals on the Hottest Toys

It's CYBER MONDAY! Today is yet another day to take advantage of some major savings in time for the holidays. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas or another special occasion, December is the month of giving. I've already published two gift guides (click...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Top Gifts for Her

Holiday Gift Guide: Top Gifts for Her

So you have to picture this. I'm all snuggled up on this rainy day in Connecticut. I've got my cozy clothes on, a cup of delicious coffee in one hand and my laptop in the other. I've been carefully researching and picking, choosing and linking up all the items that I...

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Treasured Things at Lattice House

Treasured Things at Lattice House

When I was in my twenties, I went to Italy with a girlfriend from work. Although we hadn't known each other long, we became quick friends and I jumped at the chance to tour Rome, Lake Como, Florence and Venice. We spent about 7-8 days hopping from city to city on the...

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It Feels Like One of Those Years Today

It Feels Like One of Those Years Today

I do almost all my writing at night. Like now. Except, instead of publishing this evening, I'll schedule it to fly after midnight so it posts on the next day. While many of us are still sleeping, I have readers that live over the Pond (Hello London) that are waking up...

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I Thought I Was Fine

I Thought I Was Fine

Today was the first day of Kindergarten for Catherine. I thought I was fine. More accurately, I should say that I thought I was going to be fine. It started with me registering her for school this spring. I am sure that I was one of the very first parents to drive to...

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There is only one side

There is only one side

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become...

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Essential Beach Packing Tips

Essential Beach Packing Tips

Essential Beach Packing Tips | typical beach gear | We have our sights set on enjoying a few more lazy weeks of summer before school starts. If you follow my blog, you'll know that one of our favorite places to go to is the beach. We feel so fortunate to live on the...

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Favorite Things

Favorite Things

Happy Friday! Looking back on this week and coming to the definite conclusion that it was a blissfully lazy. Kerry left on Monday for a business trip to Chicago and instructed us all to have fun - but not too much. We spent time at the beach and the kiddos caught (and...

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30 Must Read Books This Summer

30 Must Read Books This Summer

Happy first day of summer! In honor of today being the official start of summer (when I hope that things can slow down) I am sharing my top picks for the best summer reads. I wanted a list of what look like unputdownable books, so I did a lot of research. I reviewed...

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Top 10 Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love

Top 10 Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love

  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10   The count down to Father's Day has begun and I am excited about this year's gift guide! For starters, clothes are always an appreciated gift. We are big fans of the unTUCKIT brand, so you'll see a trendy gingham...

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it and I wanted to put together a Mother's Day Gift Guide so you could start shopping now. If you wait until next week, you run the risk of not getting an item in time - and I would hate for that to happen.  I'm really excited...

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Thirteen Years and 30 Days

Thirteen Years and 30 Days

It's been 30 days since Jackson became a teenager. A teenager. I'm slowly getting use to saying that word. Honestly, it still makes me feel a little sick to my stomach. I wrote one of my most heartfelt blogs about his birthday. I usually try to keep everything light...

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Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids

Easter Basket Stuffers for Kids

I have very fond memories of waking up on Easter Sunday to a beautiful basket filled with all sorts of goodies. My siblings and I would hold the baskets and stare through the plastic to see what was inside before we opened it. My mother outdid herself on every...

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Charleston in Three Days

Charleston in Three Days

Charleston in Three Days | morning bike ride in the historic district | This blog post is bittersweet for me. I'm back from my girlfriend's getaway in Charleston (boo!) but I couldn't wait to blog about it (yay!). I've had so much fun going through all the images of...

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Links You’ll Love

Links You’ll Love

Links you'll love It has been a really long time since I blogged about "links you'll love." I need to share these more often. 50 Life Lessons that are worth living by (i.e. when playing games with children, let them win). Learn why punctuation marks such as period,...

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My Favorite Spring Flower

My Favorite Spring Flower

My Favorite Spring Flower   In 20 days, it will be spring! I thoroughly enjoy every season, but start getting a little stir crazy when we are in month four of the same weather. Are you with me on this? I start feeling blah because I am bored with the season and...

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Best Photos from the Women’s March

Best Photos from the Women’s March

Best Photos from the Women's March | Catherine made this paper heart and I sewed it onto my shirt |   * UPDATED * After publishing this post, a friend posted a link to a response written for the women who don't understand why other women marched. It put into...

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150 Things to Throw Away

150 Things to Throw Away

150 Things to Throw Away I'm on a bender. I sent my husband, Kerry, to the local dump with a car filled with black garbage bags. I am not sure that he was street safe. He could not see through any window other than the windshield. Even the passenger seat had a bag to...

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Christmas Continues

Christmas Continues

Christmas Continues I've heard a lot of debate as to when to take down your Christmas tree. In our home, we traditionally put up our Christmas tree on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. By the time January 1st rolls around, we've enjoyed its sparkling glory for over a...

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Happy Birthday Connecticut in Style!

Happy Birthday Connecticut in Style!

Happy Birthday Connecticut in Style! Traditionally, Fridays are reserved for Favorite Things. But this Friday is a special day. It's Connecticut in Style's second birthday. I'm shaking things up today and doing something a little different. Let's kick off the birthday...

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year | our 2016 holiday card | We took down all our holiday decorations yesterday. I don't know why it pained me, but it did. I held the Christmas tree light plug in my hand and for a moment, I hesitated. We plugged in the lights the...

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Make Things Happen

Make Things Happen

Make Things Happen MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. It's a new year filled with possibilities and beginnings. My motto for two thousand seventeen is make things happen. Better yet, it is my mantra. I will be saying make things happen several times a day to remind me to achieve my...

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J. CREW NECKLACE GIVEAWAY!

J. CREW NECKLACE GIVEAWAY!

J. CREW NECKLACE GIVEAWAY! Like you, I want to look my prettiest and most sparkling self this holiday. So, I went shopping on J. Crew because I absolutely love their jewelry and can always find something that seems one of a kind, even though I know it's not. I came...

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The Best Online Framing Store

The Best Online Framing Store

The Best Online Framing Store | Catherine and Jackson | One of the many things that I look forward to during the holiday season is receiving Christmas cards in the mail. The moment they arrive, I open them because I can't wait to see the photos. Recently, my friend...

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Favorite Things

Favorite Things

Favorite Things | here is a man who thinks that his little girl will make an excellent president | It is so much fun to produce content that I hope will keep you coming back everyday to read my blog. I've worked really hard at blogging about a wide variety of topics...

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The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation A great experience is one of the motives for blogging. This one is about the art of conversation. I recently hosted an impromptu lunch for the mom of one of Catherine's friends from preschool. It is important to know that this mom and I are...

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My Halloween Fright

My Halloween Fright

My Halloween Fright | my sweet little witch with a rat in one hand and my cauldron in the other | It happened to me. Every parent's worse fear. On Sunday, the day before Halloween, I was helping my 4-year old, Catherine, get ready for a Halloween event where she would...

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YOU HAD ME AT “HELLO”

Yay! It's finally here. This is the day that my hubby and I have been waiting for since December 25th, 2015! On Christmas morning last year, I surprised Kerry with tickets to see Adele in concert at Madison Square Garden. Okay, I know what you thinking. The gift was...

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The Importance of Girl Time

The Importance of Girl Time

The Importance of Girl Time   By the time most of you read this, I will be 30,000 feet above sea level. I'm headed to Miami this morning with three incredibly wonderful girl friends to celebrate a birthday. The birthday girl wanted a destination to celebrate her...

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The Sagamore Resort

The Sagamore Resort

The Sagamore Resort | view from the back lawn | Hi everyone! I hope that you had an awesome Labor Day weekend. We rolled in last night after spending a long and wonderful weekend in Lake George, NY. Once again, we stayed at the Sagamore Resort, which is in a...

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Ombré Balayage Hair

Ombré Balayage Hair

Ombré Balayage Hair | my new Ombré Balayage hair | Welcome to September! I've been looking forward to this month since December 25th, 2015. Because on Christmas morning, I presented my husband with two tickets to see Adele on opening night at Madison Garden on...

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Outer Banks, NC

Outer Banks, NC

Outer Banks, NC | taken with my iPhone | Hi everyone! I'm taking a week off blogging for a summer vacay in OBX with my family. I'll be back on Monday, August 15th 2016. See you then. xo, Sarah

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