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Recycle That! Baby Food Jars

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Now that Mr. Man has added baby food to his diet (Me: Yay, he’ll finally sleep through the night!  Him: waaaaaah, I don’t think so), I’ve got quite a few empty jars piling up …well, actually I recycle the jars now, but I really want to do some project with them. I’ll probably make a few pairs […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Beauty Sleep

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Though they may not closely resemble the “blossoms of snow” of which Captain Von Trapp sang, the pink and yellow flowers depicted on this “Edelweiss Crewel Coco Duvet Cover” by Pine Cone Hill are just as splendid as their namesakes. The wool embroidery flowers virtually leap off the handsome brown cotton background. Full/Queen is $418. […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping

Heating Up

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Family gets creative to add outdoor living space By Larissa Lytwyn Problem: The owners of this Sherman home lacked adequate recreation space because of their large, prominent driveway. Solution: Shayne Newman, owner of YardApes Inc. of New Milford, transformed the end of the driveway into a cozy paradise, including a fire pit. “Fire pits can […] [Read More]
Categories: Problem: solved

Vacation Plans Include Renovations

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By Amy Dolego I’m looking forward to taking a vacation next week with my husband, Dennis.  It will be a working vacation.  We’re planning on spending our time improving the house and gardens.  Although that may not sound particularly appealing, it will be a pleasure to have an uninterrupted block of time to get things […] [Read More]

Casual seating

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Sit on it. Lie on it. Lounge. However you or your children prefer to use it, the super-comfy “fatboy” lounge-bag is perfect to send to college with a student, or provide extra seating for a child’s room, game room or even family room or office. Designed in 1998 by Jukka Setala of Finland, the piece […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping

My Shim-ply Gorgeous Mirror!

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Tee hee. So I finally finished the mirror I promised I would make for my sister for her birthday (which was in, ahem, July). She had sent me a link to a DIY starburst mirror made from wood shims. Yes shims! I loved the mirror and was excited to make it. Once you have all the […] [Read More]
Categories: Refurnished Living

Cabana Boy Not Included

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Privacy, please. Tucked into the corner of a patio, deck, garden or waterside locale, this Tuuci Exuma Cabana from Design Within Reach in Westport can function as pool storage, a private changing room at the beach, an outdoor shower, a simple respite from the sun or rain, or even a kids’ playroom. How versatile can […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Window Shopping

No Survivors

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By Amy Dolego It was early spring when we first saw our house listed for sale and, by the end of summer, we purchased it.  Old-fashioned screens hung on the outside of the windows.  They were the kind that needed to be removed every autumn and replaced with storm windows during the winter months.  We […] [Read More]