The Most Boring Gift Guide Ever

Gang, here goes. I know this is THE most boring gift guide ever, but I am telling you, you won’t be sad when this arrives for Mother’s Day. I’ve been drinking Bulletproof coffee on a friend’s recommendation for almost 2 years. (More on that later!) I was dangerously using a “bullet” which is not recommended… read more

Beautycounter for Men

Anyone who knows my chainsaw wielding man, knows that he is far from a metrosexual. For most of our relationship his toiletry kit contained toothpaste, deodorant, and a razor – and washing his face meant a brisk splash of water before bed. Two years ago I discreetly placed a stand up container of face wash… read more

Game On

If it’s winter, then you can expect to find our family hunkering down at home most nights of the weekend. I used to dread this cold season, but in the last few years I have really learned to embrace the slower pace and less hectic schedule. We have a handful of great games in constant… read more

Favorite Place: Christ Church Books and Gifts

Tucked away under the main building at Christ Church on the Post Road is Christ Church Books and Gifts. I stumbled upon it one day, and to say that it was more than I expected is an understatement. Becky Ford, who has run the store for the last four years, is spectacular. Knowledgable, charming, and pure… read more

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}