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Before & After – A Dramatic Living Room Redo

Have you seen the new issue of Country Living? The living room makeover featured on the cover is actually a project of mine! Last summer, when I agreed to help our good friends Jackie and Chris turn their 1960s ranch into a cute, cozy Hamptons beach house, we definitely had our work cut out for us. Or at least we…
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A Flower Arranging Workshop

After a full week of marvelous restaurants and enchanting museums, bustling farmers markets and sold out workshops, all in the company of two Kansas City candlemakers we adore, Jaithan and I are finally back home on the farm, pruning our roses, polishing new finds and, of course, catching up on posts! To start, here's a recap of the flower and…
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On Twitter Today: A Flower Arranging Workshop

Hi, everyone! Jaithan and I are here at Creative Candles in Kansas City for a series of fun, informative workshops on flower arranging. Today's event is from 11-1 CT, so follow me on Twitter to join the action as it happens. We even have a station all set up with everything you'll need! 
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Miles of Hope

Several months ago, while house hunting in upstate New York, one of the realtors we contacted to show us around the area just so happened to be a reader of ours as well. Her name is Evy Weiss, a jovial, warm-hearted woman with a laugh that lifts you instantly. Her work for Miles of Hope, a non-profit foundation providing support…
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A Vegetarian Lunch for Six

Here's a recap of the al fresco lunch we hosted here at the house this week, especially for those of you who didn't get a chance to join me on Twitter as it happened. I love greeting guests with a beautiful passed hors d'oeuvre. I think there's something so elegant about it! Good presentation, too, is in the details, so…
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Entertaining on Twitter: A Vegetarian Lunch for Six

It was January when Jaithan and I took the leap, moving north, to the country and to a vastly new way of life. Sirens turned to snowdrifts and with them came the eerie quiet of winter—and of solitude. Well, the land has long since thawed, revealing, among other things, friends and colleagues from the city, who themselves lept and landed…
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Best In Show

If you're in my neck of the woods this weekend, furry friend in tow, join me at the Harlem Valley Festival of Dogs here in Millerton, New York. There's dock diving, flyball and frisbee, together with show classes designed to fit any dog, including my own personal favorite, Twins at Heart, in which dogs will be judged on the resemblance…
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A Country Barbecue for Six

As we all ready our patios and porches for the Fourth, firing up the grill and mixing up margaritas, mojitos,  or perhaps even my no-fail sangria, here's a country barbecue I hosted at the house, hoping to inspire your own creativity this summer.      For the table, I wanted it to feel like a classic country barbecue with a…
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