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Gift Swap 101: How to Host a Flawless Holiday Gift Exchange

The Holidays are my second favorite time of year. Sorry Santa, but I have a special place in my heart for ghosts, pumpkins and hayrides. It’s a Fall thing, especially here in Connecticut where each season has purpose.  However, the Holidays are a very close second. When December rolls in and the skies change color, the fireplace […]

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Celebrating Grandparent's Day

Celebrating Grandparent’s Day!

Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Papa, Nonna, Nonno and in my house Cha-Cha, Papa, Deedee and Grandpa Boo, are all names for our children’s favorite people…..grandparents! My husband and I are VERY lucky to have 2 sets of loving, local and supportive grandparents for our children. They are always there when we need emotional support, babysitting and of […]

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Shopping Small in Fairfield County: 10 Local Brands You Should Know

Fairfield County is home to endless local shopping destinations. Main streets and mini malls are lined with boutiques, luxury brands, chain retailers and big-box discount destinations alike. But with all these amazing choices, there is still a ton of opportunity to find unique brands, artists, designers and chefs; some of whom may not even have traditional storefronts. This […]

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3 Ways To Use A “Pinterest Registry”

From the day they’re born, kids get seemingly endless streams of gifts from generous family members and friends. People put painstaking effort into choosing the perfect toys or keepsakes. And they just want to give you something that’s perfect – and that you don’t already own. Often, they ask,”what’s on your wish list?” or “what […]

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What is Christmas?

I am a holiday purist. I firmly believe no holiday should be celebrated until the major holiday before it is over, which is why Christmas has become my yearly headache. Christmas does not start in September! It shouldn’t share the shelves with Jack-O-Lanterns, and I hope I’m not the only one who sees the irony […]

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Our Favorite Things

The Toys R Us big book of toys has already arrived, and the house is a buzz with ideas for what Santa should bring.  And just an FYI, it will never be a live horse, Miss L! Finding the right toys that they will continue to play with for more than a season isn’t easy. As […]

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Santa got the low-down on the list

The Santa List

So, we have thankfully gotten through the dreaded Thanksgiving meal (Update: Owen ate and enjoyed some plain turkey breast, along with some broccoli and a roll, while continuing to refuse mashed potatoes or anything with butter or a sauce on it. Still, I was happy.) Now, we are ready to move onto the ultimate holiday, […]

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