How to Care for and Plant a Living Christmas Tree

Making the decision to buy a live tree instead of a cut tree or an artificial tree is can be a great option, especially if you are going to plant it in your yard to enjoy year after year. But, without some preparation, the things can go wrong in the process. “There are a lot Read More

Clean Summer Fun in the Backyard with TIKI Clean Burn Firepieces

We love spending time in the backyard having cookouts and just sitting around the table enjoying the Summer nights. It takes so long to get warm in Connecticut that we don’t waste a moment of warm weather. We put out candles and torches to light the night and help keep the bugs away. Traditional tiki Read More

12 DIY Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts to Make for Mom

Some of the best gifts are actually the ones that are homemade and come from the heart and since you’re making them for mom, she will appreciate the time and effort that went into these gifts. This Mother’s Day why not make a gift mom will love and a gift she can use in her Read More

The Connecticut Garden in Early Spring

Though we are seriously tired of looking at all this snow, the promise of spring is just around the corner as the mountains of white begin to melt. Gardeners are itching to get out and dig around, see what’s coming up, start making plans. What do you think they’ll find? Though it seems hard to Read More

How to Create a Succulent Garden Wreath

Make your very own Succulent Garden Wreath with these easy-to-follow instructions. There are 5 simple steps to creating your custom succulents wreath that makes the perfect garden touch to spruce up your doorway, your living room or excite your office and give you a touch of the great outdoors. This is a great project for garden clubs, classrooms, and individuals to make Read More

Portable Power with The Weego Jump Starter Battery+

Weego’s Jump Starter Battery+ is a compact and a convenient way to jump start a dead battery in your car, boat, ATV, garden tractor, and more. It starts your engine, charges your phone, and fits in your pocket! With this portable battery you no longer need to carry long jumper cables that get tangled or Read More

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