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Happy Friday! It's been waaaaay too long since I posted my weekly series, Favorite Things. Today is June 1st and it's time to get back in the groove. If you have been wondering why the posts have been sporadic it is because I opened a floral design studio...

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Happy Friday from Sedona! We're wrapping up our last couple of days of our spring break vacation. We've been blessed with amazing weather this week. It's been chilly in the mornings, but warms up to the 80's during the day. We are enjoying these typical desert-like...

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Happy Friday! What a roller coaster week it has been. It begin with a snow day on Monday, April 2nd. School was cancelled yet AGAIN. I've heard vicious rumors that more snow is headed our way this weekend. At this point, it really doesn't matter anymore. We're all...

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Favorite Things Happy Friday! After the Tuesday morning announcement of the Fresh Flower Bar, my new floral design studio, I felt like I could finally catch my breath. If you only knew how many obstacles were thrown in front of me over the past two weeks (aka crunch...

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It's been one of those weeks when I have felt completely overwhelmed. Just looking ahead to what I needed to get accomplished made my chest hurt. Not in a "I better see a doctor" more like "I can't get it done" and the stress makes it hard to breathe normally. I'd...

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Wow. What a week. The East Coast got pounded by Winter Storm Elsa. As most parents know, Elsa is also the name of the Ice Queen in the Disney movie, Frozen. The irony is delicious isn't it? Just as in the movie, "storm" Elsa unleashed her power and created a frozen...

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Happy Friday! We're having a Nor'easter today. It started raining and then snowing. Whatever it is doing, it is doing it sideways. So typical of Connecticut to have these insane weather fluctuations. I am praying to the weather gods that we will get a break this...

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Happy Friday! Did you have a lovely Valentine's Day? I hope so! It was a fun and busy week with celebrating 100 Days of School, a Galentine's Night Out and a Valentine's Day party for Catherine's Kindergarten Class. As we head into the weekend, we are especially...

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Happy Friday! And Brrr....Baby it's COLD outside! And that works for me. After a very fun Super Bowl get together last Sunday, we are all looking forward to a quiet weekend. As my husband walked out the door this morning, I gave him a heads up that the only place he...

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Happy Friday everyone! Do you feel like January has flown by? I love all the seasons, but I have to be honest and say that I'm happy that this month has gone by so quickly. Because of S.I.N.G.L.E. D.I.G.I.T.S. It's been a really cold winter. The cold weather didn't...

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Happy Friday! It's been a weirdly productive week. The kiddos were off from school on Monday, Wednesday and are again today. We had Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, a snow day and today is professional development for the teaching staff. Despite having to keep them...

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Happy Friday! This is my first "Favorite Things" weekly series of 2018 and a lot happened this week. Most notably, we said "See ya" to 2017 and started a new year on Monday. No sooner than the kids were back to school we got hit with a monster storm. We are on day TWO...

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Happy Friday! It feels surreal that this is my last Favorite Things of 2017. Of all my series, this is the one that I look forward to writing the most. It's a sweet reminder of what has happened and an online diary of sorts that I hope my children will enjoy reading...

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Happy Friday! This morning, Kerry and I attended Catherine's winter Sing-a-long performance at her school. Honestly, is there anything better than watching a bunch of five-year olds sing with unbridled enthusiasm? It was the cutest way to start off our day....

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Sweet Baby Jesus, thank God it's Friday. I think I can catch my breath now. I've been feeling very overwhelmed and I brought it on myself. I naively signed up for a 25-Day Holiday Bucket List Challenge. This challenge requires me to do one holiday themed activity a...

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Happy Friday and Welcome to December! If you don't follow Connecticut in Style on Instagram (click HERE to see my IG feed), I want to use this blog post to clue you in on my 25-Day Advent Calendar Challenge. Starting today and for the next 24 days until Christmas, I...

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Happy Friday my friends! I'm elated because today feels like it is the beginning of a vacation. After this weekend, we basically have two normal days of work and school and then we'll be back into vacation mode. The kids have early dismissal on Wednesday, and then...

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Happy Friday! I love this autumn sunset that a friend posted on Facebook because it reminded me of how important it is to pause. In less than two weeks, we'll be gathering with friends and family to celebrate Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving or a combination of the two....

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Happy Friday! I hope that you all enjoyed Halloween. Regardless of which end of the candy bowl you are on, it's one of those holidays that's fun for all ages. Both my kiddos hauled in a lot of treats and we are trying really hard to limit them to just 2-3 pieces a...

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Happy Friday! Are you guys feeling ready for Halloween? Only 5 more days to go and I can hardly wait! I've included links to my favorite Halloween cocktail, a Halloween Playlist that is guaranteed to get you in the mood, and the most adorable Bat Bite Desserts. I...

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Happy Friday! It's so wonderful to have a Kindergartener in school again. With Jackson in middle school, there's not as many visiting opportunities as there are in elementary school. I've already been to surprise her as the "mystery reader" and to make applesauce with...

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My blog posts are drama-free because that's how I prefer to live my life and thankfully, there's little to report. However, it has been an emotional week with an unusual amount of highs and lows. I've had to step out of my comfort zone three times this week to deal...

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Happy Fri-yay! My bags are packed and I'm ready for an adventure that starts today! Can you guys guess where I am going? That tiny island is Block Island, and six girlfriends and I are going there for the weekend. The last time I went to Block Island was when Kerry...

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Happy Friday! And what's with this indian summer? It was so hot this week that I actually went to the beach with Catherine and we both swam. I can't remember ever doing this at the end of September - and I'm definitely not complaining. The glorious weather created the...

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Happy Friday! I know that the word "hate" is really strong. So I won't use it. Instead, I will say that I intensely dislike the first three weeks of September. The sheer amount of stuff that comes flying at you when you are a mom, wife, friend, and blogger in the...

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Happy Friday! Today I'm blogging from the gorgeous Sagamore Resort in Lake George, New York. The photo above was taken at about 6:30am this morning. Not a bad view to wake up to. After such a busy and very emotional week, it feels so amazing to escape to this little...

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Happy Friday! Gulp. This is it. The last weekend before school starts. Preparation-wise, we're ready. Summer school work is completed. All school supplies have been purchased, back-to-school clothes are washed, folded and put away. School lunches have been tested and...

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I needed some retail therapy this week and I feel like a new woman. We're headed to The Sagamore Resort at the end of August to celebrate Kerry's birthday and I've been thinking that it would be nice to wear something special for his celebration dinner. I got lucky at...

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Happy Friday! It's been such a great week - the kind that summers are made for. Both Jackson and Catherine got a lot of quality time with their grandmother, something that's very hard to do during the school year. Visits with grandma are a challenge when school is in...

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| nothing says summer like a Lilly and a straw bag with pink pom poms | Happy Friday! I can't remember a weekend that I looked forward to more than this one. Between blogging and baseball, we've been unusually busy the past couple of weeks. Frankly, I'm wiped out....

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| jellyfish installation at the National Aquarium, Inner Harbor, MD | Happy Friday, or should I say FRY-day? The heat index is somewhere between OMG and WTF. Connecticut usually doesn't get too hot in the summer, we'll have a handful of days in the 90's but for the...

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Happy Friday! I'm staring at the calendar in semi-disbelief that it is the middle of July already. The next two weeks are going to fly by because they are packed with activities ranging from summer camps, travel baseball and lots of exciting blog posts. One of which...

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Even though the official start of summer was a couple of weeks ago, July 4th is a mental marker for me that summer is in full swing. We'll get our first spikes of really hot weather that will warm up our neighborhood swimming pond and Connecticut's own natural...

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Happy Friday! Can you tell that summer is officially here? I sure can. The tell-tale sign that we are in summer mode is the beach sand in our mudroom. It's actually too small to be called a "room" it's more like a closet-lined hallway from the garage to the dining...

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Happy Friday! I can't believe it is here. The last day of school was on Tuesday. You'd think that I'd want to move swiftly into summer celebrations, but I don't feel like a vacation can really start until Monday. This has always been a weird week for me because I feel...

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Happy Friday! Summer is so close I can practically smell the suntan lotion. Jackson came home from school yesterday and said "My academics are done for the year." Translation: he and his classmates are coasting through the last days of school. He'll be cleaning out...

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Happy Friday! It feels so amazing to be starting the weekend today. I'm writing to you from our sunroom with a Cosmopolitan cocktail next to me. I feel like celebrating a little because this week was so productive! We continued to make progress with cleaning up our...

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Happy Friday! We welcomed the month of June this week. I'm ready for warm sun, cold beer, and summer reading. Don't forget that Father's Day is quickly approaching and I have some fun blog posts with ideas and inspiration to celebrate that special Dad in your life. A...

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| Spiced Strawberry Margarita | Happy Friday! As we head into the holiday weekend, we are all watching the forecast. Again. This will be the fourth weekend in five weeks that calls for rain. Argh! What is up with this weather? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we'll...

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TGIF! Kerry is back home after an intensive week-long strategic planning workshop at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Even though we missed him all week, I plan to send him right back out the door to play golf so he can decompress. Golf used to...

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Happy Friday everyone! I'm a little late to the blogging party today. But, let me begin by saying that I wish every weekend could start this way. My day kicked off with breakfast at a local Country Club followed by the Near and Far Aid Designer House Tour. My friends...

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I'm not a weather nerd. But enough already with this rain! We've had maybe two sunny days this week and starting today we have seven more rainy or overcast days on the forecast. It is putting a damper in my plans for celebrating Cinco de Mayo outside at Geronimo, one...

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Happy Friday! To all those mamas and papas out there, do your kiddos have spring fever? It's hit our household big time. Both my kids seem out of sorts and I'm blaming Mother Nature. It's been rain, followed by rain, followed by more rain. I am looking on the bright...

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Happy Friday! I hope that you had a great week. For many of us, it was back to school after being off for spring break. We had a full agenda for our vacation down south, however, one of the best experiences we had was completely unplanned. We went to Monticello...

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| the cutest Easter Egg Hunt Kit from Target for only $3.00 | Happy Friday! We rolled in last night after an 8-hour long road trip from spring break. We unpacked the car, ate a quick dinner and crashed. I think that we were all blissfully asleep by 9:30pm. We had such...

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This is a really happy Friday! Starting today, Kerry and I have the kids to ourselves for an entire ten days! Between our jobs and school, we have been flat-out since the beginning of the year. We are sooooo ready for spring break y'all. Did you notice my southern...

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Happy Friday! What a whirlwind week it has been. I feel a little hung over, mostly from sleep deprivation. It started with a delayed flight out of Charleston on Sunday evening that turned into Monday morning. Our flight eventually took off a little after midnight and...

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Favorite Things | have passport, will travel | Happy Friday everyone. I'm actually blogging from sunny Charleston, S.C. today! A few of my girlfriends and I arrived yesterday for a weekend getaway. After checking into our hotel and grabbing a quick lunch, we wasted no...

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Favorite Things | IMAGE VIA | Happy Fri-yay! I'm feeling pretty lucky that it is Friday and St. Patrick's Day! Being of Irish descent, St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that I always look forward to. Today's blog post is all about celebrating St. Patrick's Day. I've...

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