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Our version of Summer Living is to incorporate Hygge in the garden ~ twinkle lights, candles, scents of amazing flowers, a fire in the chiminea, and amazing atmosphere! Hygee may be the term for secrets for happy living in Scandinavian countries, but here in the states we practice some of the same principles, and because…

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 –…

We have very big news here at Crabtree Cottage. We are closing after nineteen years as a B&B. Although we do not know what the next adventure will be, we are excited about it. We have loved this little business with all of our heart and souls, and that is because we had such amazing…

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…

  “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” – Henry David Thoreau Our window boxes are my favorite garden feature of summer! Here is one at the beginning of summer and then at the end! Scenes from around the Crabtree Cottage Garden       A new gardening…

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….

Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way. – Dr. Seuss Yay! Spring has arrived. Although it has been a bit cold, it still has beautiful signs of new life everywhere you look. The grass is green, the gardens are popping up, and we have things to do before the official…

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…

“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make….

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