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Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

| Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches | When my siblings and I were all still living at home, my mom would buy Oreo Cookies - but only once every month or so. She wasn't big on having sweets in the house and now that I am a parent I appreciate this - but not so much so...

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The ultimate destination guide to all the coolest places to Eat, Shop, and Play along Connecitcut’s coastline. Sarah has scouted all the best restaurants, stores, and attractions and carefully curated each category to bring you the finest Connecticut has to offer. Whether you’re a native Nutmegger, a new resident, or just visiting, this guide provides everyone with the keys to experience authentic East Coast style. The Guide keeps growing, so be sure to check back often!

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EAT

We’re home to the #1 pizza in the nation for a reason. Here’s a trusted list of Connecticut’s most highly reviewed restaurants in every category, from Coffee Bars to “Lobsta” Rolls to Fine Dining. Yum!

SHOP

Whether you are in search of a trendy hostess gift, a wardrobe refresh, or some new home decor, these delightful shops have something for everyone. Just add to cart.

PLAY

Ready for some real fun? Here’s a list of interesting attractions and seasonal events for the kiddos, family, and grownups. Caution – could cause immense joy!

The Day Amanda Died

The Day Amanda Died

The Day Amanda Died | The O'Brien women: Sarah, Marlene and Amanda | Behind every strong person is a story that gave them no choice. September 24th, 2021 "She looks beautiful" my niece said. I glanced at my unconscious sister whose almost black hair contrasted starkly...

Amanda O’Brien Obituary

Amanda O’Brien Obituary

Amanda O'Brien Obituary | Amanda and her daughter, Devon | It has been a month since Amanda died and I feel physically sick with grief. The week that I knew she was going to die, I got an EKG. My chest hurt so bad. The doctor said my heart was fine for something that...

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How to Get the Farmhouse Look

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How to get the Farmhouse Look One of the most read blog posts on Connecticut in Style, is "Key Characteristics of Modern Farmhouse Homes." Not only have I had over 47,000 views for this specific post on my blogsite, it ranks Number 1 on Google's First Page. When I...

Front Porch Makeover

Front Porch Makeover

Front Porch Makeover Hey guys! I am so excited to finally be able to reveal a winter front porch makeover that I did for my customer, Jenn. She and her family live in Westport, CT in a charming, closely knit neighborhood that is brimming with activity. When Jenn...

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How to Style Denim Shorts

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! The temps finally got into the 80's and we had a hot and sunny weekend. We got a great start on our summer bucket list with a day at the beach, ice cream and a good old fashioned water hose down at home. It's safe to say that...

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Slime

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Slime

With Halloween around the corner, I wanted to share a recipe for the coolest glow-in-the-dark slime. Instead of adding glow-in-the-dark paint to the basic recipe, I wanted to add glow in the dark objects to clear slime to see what would happen. I found candy skulls...

And then there is Amanda

And then there is Amanda

| Amanda O'Brien | Even though it has been 10 days since my sister died, the scent of burnt sage still lingers in my nose. I would have imagined by now that it would have dissipated, but every time I inhale I get a whiff of smoke. It’s smoke mixed with other things,...

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