Being Prepared: The Hostess Pantry

I was reading an old issue of House Beautiful, and stumbled upon this article written by “entertainologist” Lulu Powers. She offered up a fabulous list of things to always keep on hand so that you can whip up delicious treats any time a friend pops by. The white truffle and sea salt potato chips sounded… read more

Owning a Dog: The Best Dog Gear

It’s hard to believe “Milly Girl”, as we affectionately call her, has been a part of our family for 6 months!!! She arrived weighing in at 10 lbs – and now tips the scales at 55 lbs. Wowzers! It has been such a joy to watch her become a part of the family. She is… read more

Great Gadget: Handheld Spiralizer

Every so often a new gadget makes its way into our kitchen drawers. (Said drawers have been recently filled with drawer organizers and they are looking mighty nice!) This OXO Handheld Spiralizer is our newest addition and I am slightly obsessed. Tonight I used this contraption to “spiralize” 3 zucchinis. It took about 5 minutes to spin the… read more

Parenting: Teaching Kids to Ski

My husband and I both grew up skiing. We actually had our third date at Bromley Mountain up in Manchester, Vermont. Skiing is by far one of our favorite things to do together. When we had kids we knew we wanted them to love skiing as much as we did. When John said he wanted… read more

Gift Guide: For Little Girls

For that sweet little someone in  your life. Here are a few of our favorites! The patches are fabulous for sticking on pants pockets or back-packs. And “Ada Twist” is the newest in one of our best-loved book series about innovative young people. And don’t let that Zara sweatshirt fool you. The sequins are reversible and… read more

Gift Guide: Little Boys

For that special little man in your life. Here are a few of our favorite things! {Toy T-Rex, Ride-On John Deere Tractor, Carter’s Zip Up Jacket, Black & Decker Workbench, JCrew Shearling Slipper, Magnatiles, Chi Universe Kids Yoga Mat, Kids Cleaning Trolley}  

Gift Guide: One-of-a-Kind Gifts

You know that person. The one who seems to have everything. And always gives the best gifts. Well, here is a list of a few special things that are sure to knock the socks off of even the hardest to shop for. The best gifts aren’t always the biggest or most expensive. They are the… read more

Great Brand: Bombas

If you know and like brands like Tom’s and Warby Parker, then you should get to know Bombas. It is a relatively new brand that focuses on being socially conscious. While Toms gives away shoes to those in need, and Warby Parker gives glasses and eye exams, Bombas gives socks. You don’t think about it… read more

Best Buys: Green Mountain Coffee

Like Goldilocks I am always on the hunt for a coffee that is just right. Not too weak, but not too bold… This summer I have been totally digging Green Mountain Coffee‘s “breakfast blend”. The company was founded by Robert Stiller, who was vacationing in VT 30 years ago and wandered into a mom and pop… read more

Best Gifts: Snap Circuits Jr.

From time to time I get a text from a friend asking what I think are the best gifts for kids – age 6, 7, 8, 10, etc. This gift, Snap Circuits Jr., was sent to us by Emma’s (my 8 year old) godmother. It has provided us with hours of fun. JT (my 19… read more