Great Book: Today Will Be Different

Maria Semple’s most recent novel, Today Will Be Different, is hot off the presses and almost as good as her last book I read. I fell head over heels in love with Maria Semple’s last book, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and love that Semple in both books chooses a protagonist who is quirky, funny, and slightly teetering… 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

Fabulous Food: Fjord Fish Market

Since moving back to Greenwich, Fjord Fish Market has become my go-to spot for buying seafood. And when I am at their Greenwich location I regularly pick up fresh produce, bread, and sauces too. Fjord is located in a shopping area that is now known as “The Hub” in Cos Cob on East Putnam Avenue. With Greenwich… read more

Designer to Watch: Carmiña Roth

With so many illnesses and disasters happening in our world, it is all too easy for us to turn a blind eye to one epidemic while focusing on another. When I was in my teens and twenties the HIV/AIDS epidemic was regularly in the news. While the disease remains a very real issue in our… 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}  

Would you bring a coyote into your home?

I had no intention of blogging tonight but I stumbled upon this unbelievable text prank on Facebook. As I read it I literally was laughing out loud with tears rolling down my cheeks. Maybe it’s because I have done some slightly crazy animal stuff in my day, or that I just LOVE pranks, but this… read more

Holiday Decor

It’s early December, and in our house that means it’s time to decorate! Kris Kringle over at our place (aka my husband) wastes no time in getting the tree up. The weekend after Thanksgiving we headed to Jones Family Farm to chop down our own Christmas tree (they really do stay alive longer when you… read more

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 Read: Nobody’s Fool

This is the first of Richard Russo’s books I have read and it did not disappoint. As I read Nobody’s Fool a few people saw me reading and asked me what it was about. The best way to describe it is by saying it’s a detailed look into a sleepy little town that is down on… read more

Opinion: How to be Happy During the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving dear readers. This holiday is one of my favorites. No gifts, no decorating – just good food with those we love (and sometimes drive us crazy) and thankfulness. Lots of thankfulness. For good health. For good friends. For a roof over our heads. For fresh air to breathe. For sunrises and sunsets. And all… read more