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Feeling the Itch to Stitch

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So last week I had to do a little sewing for an event at my kids’ daycare. I made some bunting to decorate an outdoor playhouse. That simple project got my juices flowing for sewing. I love making something useful (and beautiful)- it makes me feel like super mom. My son has quickly outgrown the […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Reach for the sky

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Eliminate the need for trapeze artist-like escapades every time you need to grab a book off that top shelf! No more standing on rolling desk  chairs or climbing on book cases. With these distressed-finish cream library steps I found at Stockbridge & Berry in Monroe, climbing just got a little easier. Or, if you have […] [Read More]
Categories: Window Shopping

Fighting the Cold with a New Heating System

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By Amy Dolego Our very old house had little to no heat on the second floor.  Since it was a summer house from 1929 onward, I suspect the furnace was installed sometime in the 1950’s simply to take off the chill in the cool evenings of spring and autumn.  There was no reason to have […] [Read More]

Color, color everywhere!

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“Days,” this abstract painting by Claire Melbourne is happiness embodied. Don’t you think? One of half a dozen or so paintings by this artist featured at Olley Court in Ridgefield, its multitude of pinks, spring green and splashes of eggplant can’t help but make one smile. $950. Olley Court, 418 Main St Ridgefield, (203) 438-1270. […] [Read More]
Categories: Window Shopping

My Favorite Meal….Today

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You know those days when you get home and don’t feel like cooking but you want something tasty and wholesome? Here’s my go-to meal – it’s my new favorite meal….OK perhaps “favorite” and “meal” aren’t quite accurate but you know what I mean. I microwave a Morningstar Garden Veggie Patty then pop it into a […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Bedrooms Become Electrified

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By Amy Dolego The attic was ready for the electrician to begin.  On Monday, I hired my handyman, Troy, and worked with him well into the evening to remove the thick fiberboard that covered the wood floors.  Although they were laid in the 1700’s, most of the wide oak boards looked to be in decent […] [Read More]

Fire it up!

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This fiery six-light Amber Art Glass Crystal Lamp is sure to make a statement to all those who see it. The pendant is 22 inches in length, with a 22-inch spread, and like all Weiss and Bilheller pieces, it’s handblown…and simply phenomenal. $5,542.50. Country Design, 150 Elm Street, New Canaan, (203) 966-9131. www.countrydesignonline.com [Read More]
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Fido Cares About the Planet Too!

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Does your love for the planet extend to your pet? It should. From food to toys to shelter, there are beaucoup options for your favorite furry friend. I love how the Wingdream organic cat bed resembles a rock…yet looks cozy at the same time! This 100% hemp canvas dog leash is adorable, no? Yes! There’s a matching […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living