Tour the Home of Distinction, See Comcast XFinity in Action

We were invited to tour the Home of Distinction in North Haven, Connecticut last week and also learn what Comcast XFinity has to offer in Connecticut. The Home of Distinction features state-of-the-art construction, top of the line materials, an amazing open floor plan, marble countertops, and high end appliances. It also features Comcast’s XFinity line of products including Read More

Do YOU Have What it Takes to be a Master Gardener?

The UCONN Master Gardener program is probably the best kept secret in the state! Did you know that anyone can take the course and become a certified Master Gardener? But wait – exactly what is a Master Gardener? Folks who love to garden and learn about our environment are perfect candidates for the program. Master Read More

Shop Fair Trade Home Decor for the Fall Season

It’s time to changeover to Fall décor and we have some decorating ideas from Ten Thousand Villages to spruce up your home for the new season. One of the world’s largest fair trade organizations and a founding member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Ten Thousand Villages strives to improve the livelihood of tens Read More

Buy Amish Merchandise in Connecticut at Homecraft Country Store

Since moving to East Lyme, we  had to get used to the town and find the best places to eat and shop. We have our favorite restaurants, beauty salon, grocery store, and now home decor store. If you have ever been to Saybrook Country Barn in Old Saybrook, you will love Homecraft Country Store in East Read More

How to Grow Vegetables in the Shade

Shade-tolerant vegetables are a viable option if you’re looking to grow veggies, but don’t have a very sunny garden. Perhaps you live in an environment that’s not sunny enough for most plants. Here are some tips for growing vegetables that are shade-tolerant, too. Do you want to grow vegetables, but don’t have a sunny garden? Read More

Grill Smarter with the iGrill Bluetooth Thermometer

Grill smarter by tracking the grilling process on your smartphone with an iGrill. iGrill is an innovative smart product that works with the food on your grill and your smartphone or tablet. iDevices, the company behind the iGrill, makes both a single iGrill (mini) and large iGrill 2 smart device for grilling. The iGrill mini Read More

What’s Bugging You In the Garden

It’s been a long hard fight, but by now most of us have managed to get our vegetable plants in the ground, our flower beds landscaped and planted, and maybe even designed a patio pot or two. But the battle isn’t over. The insects this year seem to be hungrier and in greater numbers than Read More

Natural Solutions for Repelling Bugs in the Garden

The simplest, safest and cleanest methods of repelling bugs in the garden are with natural DIY repellents you can make with common household products. There are so many products and methods used by gardeners to repel bugs in the garden. Just like us, bugs hate common scents, textures and liquids, which can all act as Read More

Composting Tips for City and Apartment Dwellers

Just because you live in an apartment building doesn’t mean you can’t turn your table scraps into earth-friendly compost. You’ll be doing the planet a big favor: food that rots in plastic bags in landfills produces methane, a harmful greenhouse gas and significant contributor to global warming. Urban composting can reduce these dangerous emissions as Read More

Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Review

The Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Opener is another “smart” home product you can install to help you protect and monitor your home when you aren’t at home. The Chamberlain MyQ unit works with your existing garage door opener. In the box you will find the Wifi Hub unit, AC adapter, the Door Sensor unit, brackets, adhesive strips Read More