Category Archives: Granite State Style

Remember the Shel Silverstein story “The Giving Tree?” It’s about a tree who loves a boy. Through the years, the tree gives the boy everything she has so that he can make a new life for himself and be happy. After years of striving, empty handed and old, the boy at last finds rest simply by being with her, […]

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Little late this morning! Well, I’m back from vacation and totally not rested at all, but very happy nonetheless! We made great memories and were in beautiful places with lots of family everywhere — York in Maine, Squam and White Lakes in New Hampshire. But we certainly weren’t in the lap of luxury. I will […]

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No — local realtors are not paying me for this post. 🙂 Ever read Country Living or Martha Stewart’s Living magazines and dream of getting away from it all? Lots of people do. That’s why half of Vermont is owned by New Yorkers (they drive right up I-91) and has some absolutely picture-perfect little vacation towns in between […]

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Oh, how I hate to end phrases with prepositions!! But a headline just isn’t nearly as catchy (or as Google searchable) had I written “The Best Furniture Company of Which You May Never Have Heard.” Oh well. My 10th grade English teacher laments. Anwho! Today, I’m here to bring you that behind-the-scenes tour with one of America’s […]

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It’s pretty sad, I guess, that my handsome husband and I sometimes look forward to his retirement, the kids being grown, and downsizing. Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, love our family and our life; it’s more than we ever hoped for. But the husband’s job can be a pretty big emotional drain, kids […]

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