Category archive: julia keenan designs

and I think to myself, what a wonderful world… I have been drinking a bit of turmeric tea lately. I make it a few different ways depending on my mood.  One is called weight loss tea from The Earth Diet: 2-inch piece of ginger- diced, a dash of cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder &…

“In our hurried world too little value is attached to the part of the connoisseur and dilettante.”   ~ Edith Wharton How to survive winter is a topic we love to talk about. It hasn’t been much of winter here lately, until recently. I happen to like winter for the most part, and sometimes –…

A New Adventure at Crabtree Cottage!

  “And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart We have just ended our nineteenth year as a B&B here at Crabtree Cottage and we are closing our doors and starting something new!   “I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my…

How beautiful is it to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. After a very busy spring, I think this quote sums up what the rest of our plan is for summer!  With most gardening and house projects behind us for the season, it is time to enjoy all of the Berkshire splendor and beauty….

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ~ Helen Keller This new year started off with a major change in our lives. Our beautiful daughter, our one and only, moved to California! Any one of you with children who…

  We are getting ready for some cozy living here at Crabtree Cottage.  The gardens are ready to be put to bed, there are leaves waiting to be raked up and soup to be served in front of the fire.   It has been a glorious late summer and autumn season here at Crabtree Cottage….

      I am lucky that I really get to do what I love.  I love keeping house! I also love setting the stage for my guests’ arrival, especially repeat guests. I anticipate catching up with them and sharing time together.  Planning breakfast menus,  tending to my garden and decorating my house fill me with…

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