Category Archives: home sweet home

Quick Easter Carrot Pretzel Treats

Need a quick Easter treat item to spruce up Easter desserts or food displays?  I used pretzel rods dipped in melting chocolate to make these fun “carrots”! I dipped 2/3 of one end in orange chocolate and waited for it to firm up.  … Continue reading

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Show your #Disneyside

You may say, “Hey Vanessa, you don’t seem to be a Disney fan, but you’re hosting a Disneyside @ Home Celebration?”  And I’d tell you both of those things are true.  I don’t *dislike* Disney, I like it just fine, but … Continue reading

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Sledding at Grandma and Grandpa’s

So now that I’m not working any more, I’ve found my weekends to be very different.  I didn’t realize how tired I was on Sundays until I started actually accomplishing things on them!  I’m taking my kids out on Saturday … Continue reading

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Sentimental

The past couple of weeks I’ve been feeling extra emotional…  I don’t know if it’s the holiday season, the anniversary of Sandy Hook, that I’m actually getting to sleep through the night 6 or so nights a week or what, … Continue reading

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Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce

Well, we made it through NaBloPoMo!!  30 days of posting on my blog – sorry about that.  But I did it, yay!  Do I get a prize?  No?  Well then. We went as a little family last night to opening night … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Eve In NYC

Just how you’d expect it. Cold. Rainy. Windy. Mostly pretty fun. (posted from the train.)

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Throwback Thursday

This is me and my sister Suzanne. 1981/82ish – In 1st and 2nd grade we’d have addition and subtraction quizzes.  If I got 100, Mom would take me to get a soda at Rugby Deli.  And my little sister insisted … Continue reading

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Run or Dye, Hartford or: Up to My Eyeballs in Tulle

All this made exactly 5 tutus and frankly after that, I am tutu’d out. That’s 2 bolts and 10 rolls for those playing along at home.  They were adorable. The early results confirm this. and we were ready for Run … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Today starts day 1 of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) – I’ve taken a few years off and I’m gonna try it again!  I’ll start with Halloween musings.  I’ve been asking the girls for weeks what they’d like to be and … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, CT

The girls spent Saturday night at my parents’ house and we met up to get them back at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT Sunday afternoon. It was a GORGEOUS (and sunny!) day! A great day for a sunflower maze!  Lyman … Continue reading

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