| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Every year, we host a big backyard party, in honor of both of our boys' birthdays which are four days apart. I smile when I think back on all of our "themes". The "Fabulous Fair" featured a cotton candy machine, a small petting zoo and booths of games. ...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:07 AM
When the boys were both born, we were the proud owners of a small, yellow Cape on a quiet road near Fairfield University. We bought the house when we got engaged...choosing this large yet welcoming town because I was working in Hartford, my husband in...
| May 17, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Savvy car buyers often avoid buying a brand-new because of the immediate depreciation.
The same principle can apply to wedding gowns. If you buy a gently used bridal frock, you can easily save 20 percent or more.
Even better, if you can simply borrow...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Today we watched Spring appear.
Our packed red Suburban carried us 937 miles from north to south over the past two days, and we saw actual green grass, then buds, then leaves appear. Click right here to read why on earth we’re doing this.
| Jan 26, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Some days come down to this: the perfect mixture of autumnal sunlight and crispness, the throaty renditions of a jazz quartet, the elegance of dining under a tent - and the backdrop of a red house brimming with historical significance.
For Joan Thorne...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 9:03 AM
Far from home while deployed in the army in Afghanistan, Wesley McCracken was nevertheless able to prepare for his return home while still abroad.In need of transportation, he browsed the Internet looking for a car. He found a 2006 Pontiac GTO at Parsons...
| May 26, 2011
| 12:23 PM
Few venues offer more rustic, natural beauty than vineyards. With rolling green lawns and knotty vines heavy with fruit, they offer gorgeous backdrops for photos and unique spaces for you to customize your ideal event. If you're a food and wine lover, it'...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 11:40 AM
Public transportation, anyone?
Live or work in New York? Be prepared to pay up for parking.
New Yorkers pay the most in the nation to park their cars, on average a staggering $533 a month in downtown Manhattan and $541 midtown, according to Colliers...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Indulging in a post-I Do's dream trip doesn't mean you have to start your marriage off deep in debt. Here's how to have your honeymoon and afford it too..
Near - Home is Where the Heart Is
Airfare alone for traveling overseas can put a healthy dent in...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 7:54 AM
In one word: binder. It does not have to be fancy, pretty or designer. It does have to be sturdy and high capacity! You can find pre-made planners, but they are generic and you'll end up changing things around anyway to suit your specific needs. So...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Tipping vendors and wedding service providers can be tricky. Here’s guide to whom to tip, how much, and when during the wedding day to do so.
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist
How Much: 15 to 25 percent; 30 percent if work done on-site When: Time of...