Planter’s Punch Recipe

Planter’s Punch Recipe

CT in Style - A Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. Planter's Punch Recipe With the kiddos getting out of school this week, the unofficial start of summer is finally here!  The weather is warming up and as soon as it gets above 80° I know it is time to get into beach...

Fade to Black

Fade to Black

| My mother and me in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica | This is the third of three posts about being the daughter of a narcissistic mother. The first post is HERE, the second post is HERE. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A Play in Three Acts by Sarah O’Brien. Act Three:...

Life Is Not Linear

Life Is Not Linear

This is the second of three posts about being the daughter of a narcissistic mother. The first post is HERE. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A Play in Three Acts by Sarah O’Brien. Act Two: The Bad | Mother's Day 2009, New York City | My mother died two years ago and...

Marlene O’Brien, Jamaica Beauty Queen, Dies at 83

Marlene O’Brien, Jamaica Beauty Queen, Dies at 83

Marlene O'Brien, Jamaica Beauty Queen, Dies at 83 Prologue: I am writing this post in the hours before my mother, Marlene Milnes-Fenton O'Brien, has died. Her death is eminent and I need to get my words out. She has been ill with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

Easter Table Decorating Ideas

Easter Table Decorating Ideas

Easter Table Decorating Ideas Hi guys! I want to kick off the week by sharing my Easter Table from a few years ago. We are not hosting Easter Brunch this year, but I still love this tablescape I designed and hope that it will provide you with some inspiration if you...

Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Best Irish Soda Bread Recipe Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I want to share my favorite and totally foolproof recipe for delicious Irish Soda Bread. It is so yummy that it would be a shame to enjoy it only once a year. This easy to make bread is ideal for Sunday...

DIY Lavender Linen Spray

DIY Lavender Linen Spray

DIY Lavender Linen Spray | Lavender Linen Spray | Ready for a super easy DIY project that will leave your home smelling incredible? Today I am sharing how to make a simple lavender room spray that will linger for days and bring a sense of calm into your home. I...

My Covid Survival Kit

My Covid Survival Kit

2020 has been a year. Amirite? Yeah I am. Dealing with COVID-19 has forced me to scrutinize almost every aspect of my life. I've paused and pondered about how to safely and effectively manage every aspect of our lives, our home, and our livelihoods. Some decisions...

Best Books of 2020

Best Books of 2020

The Best Books of 2020! It is time to start shopping for yourself or for someone on your gift-giving list. This blog post is dedicated to my fellow book lovers with whom I share a passion to read. Today, I want to share a list of the best books of 2020 in each of the...

10 Insanely Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescapes

10 Insanely Beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescapes

With Thanksgiving soon approaching I am dreaming about what my Thanksgiving Tablescape could look like. Here is a link to the tablescape that I did last year in my home. I wanted something that glittered! I've rounded up 10 insanely beautiful Thanksgiving Tablescapes...

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