Below is a curated collection of items that I have used or have seen and liked.  Most of the photos are NEFL's unless otherwise noted. Please note that many of the product links are those I have partnered with, but I only show products or brands that I myself use, would use, or purchase. 

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 When I posted this picture of my cookie cutters inside of the cookie jar I was pleasantly surprised at how many asked where I purchased the jar (and the whale).  The whale was a one off from an artist, but the  Anchor Hocking 2 Gallon cookie jar is available here . There is also a 1 gallon size available. 

When I posted this picture of my cookie cutters inside of the cookie jar I was pleasantly surprised at how many asked where I purchased the jar (and the whale).  The whale was a one off from an artist, but the Anchor Hocking 2 Gallon cookie jar is available here. There is also a 1 gallon size available. 

 Call me crazy, but I was excited when I got this Scotts Mower as a gift from my husband. It is perfect for some of the smaller lawn areas of our yard. 

Call me crazy, but I was excited when I got this Scotts Mower as a gift from my husband. It is perfect for some of the smaller lawn areas of our yard. 

 On day four of our moving in, I set out to find fabric red, white, and blue patriotic Bunting for our new home and fence.  I could not be more pleased with the quality of this bunting that is made in the usa. 

On day four of our moving in, I set out to find fabric red, white, and blue patriotic Bunting for our new home and fence.  I could not be more pleased with the quality of this bunting that is made in the usa. 

 Out golfing with the M.r at mingo loop in rangeley, Maine. My michele watch is telling me it's time to head into town for dinner and a cocktail. 

Out golfing with the M.r at mingo loop in rangeley, Maine. My michele watch is telling me it's time to head into town for dinner and a cocktail. 

fountain pen  faber and note cards

Let's revive the lost art of writing a  thank you note! It can be as simple as "I had the best time!" 

 Simon Pearce glass pumpkin - Hand blown product and A New England Brand 

Simon Pearce glass pumpkin - Hand blown product and A New England Brand 

 During a shopping excursion to William Sonoma, I fell in love with these Bat Plates and black and white Table Setting

During a shopping excursion to William Sonoma, I fell in love with these Bat Plates and black and white Table Setting

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Photo source unknown 


  During lunch on the porch at  Twin Farms , Vermont

During lunch on the porch at Twin Farms, Vermont

A gourmet dining experience on the porch

 During a meal at the  Rangeley Inn , in Rangeley, ME, I loved how the french fries were presented on my husband's meal.  It took a burger and fries from ho hum to something a little extra special. I found a bowl from Sur La Table, that looks the same (it could even be the same bowl).  

During a meal at the Rangeley Inn, in Rangeley, ME, I loved how the french fries were presented on my husband's meal.  It took a burger and fries from ho hum to something a little extra special. I found a bowl from Sur La Table, that looks the same (it could even be the same bowl).  

 Playing chess is something my husband and I like to do on a rainy night or when we just want to relax.  Having played chess all over the world during our travels, I have to admit, playing with  this glass chess set  was a lot of fun since I am used to using wood, plastic, or metal. 

Playing chess is something my husband and I like to do on a rainy night or when we just want to relax.  Having played chess all over the world during our travels, I have to admit, playing with this glass chess set was a lot of fun since I am used to using wood, plastic, or metal. 

 Taking a break by the band stand after an early morning bike ride. My  white skechers  are used to walking, but I think biking is going to be happening a lot more! 

Taking a break by the band stand after an early morning bike ride. My white skechers are used to walking, but I think biking is going to be happening a lot more! 

 For two years in a row, I have purchased Yankee candle's autumn wreath candle to burn in my kitchen. It is strong enough to make you think of fall, but not too strong to make you go running out of the room.  I will be purchasing it each fall that's for sure, especially since it is a New England brand.

For two years in a row, I have purchased Yankee candle's autumn wreath candle to burn in my kitchen. It is strong enough to make you think of fall, but not too strong to make you go running out of the room.  I will be purchasing it each fall that's for sure, especially since it is a New England brand.

  A salad created for our summer 2015 issue by the chef at  Simon Pearce .  Photo sent to us by Simon Pearce.

A salad created for our summer 2015 issue by the chef at Simon Pearce.  Photo sent to us by Simon Pearce.

A strawberry summer salad at Simon Pearce Restaurant.

 During a winter visit to the Breakers, one of the mansions in Newport, RI, I was inspired to find out a bit more about cooking with copper pots.  A few notes on the benefits of cooking with copper can be found on my blog.  

During a winter visit to the Breakers, one of the mansions in Newport, RI, I was inspired to find out a bit more about cooking with copper pots.  A few notes on the benefits of cooking with copper can be found on my blog.  

 Look out King, here comes your Queen! I found this giant chess set while on our honeymoon in Nevis.  Here is a similar set.   A similar halter top  here  and a comfy looking pair of Palazzo pants, similar to mine,  here     

Look out King, here comes your Queen! I found this giant chess set while on our honeymoon in Nevis. Here is a similar set.  A similar halter top here and a comfy looking pair of Palazzo pants, similar to mine, here

 

 This black fence has been so effective in keeping out larger yard critters.  You can read more about it  h  ere  on my blog or if you would like to find out more about the size and product information,  click  here  to be taken to one of our affiliate sites.

This black fence has been so effective in keeping out larger yard critters.  You can read more about it here on my blog or if you would like to find out more about the size and product information,  click here to be taken to one of our affiliate sites.

 Apple Pie With Leaf Pie Crust - I found these leaf cookie cutters at a little shop in Vermont, but for those not close to a store,  I did find the exact leave cookie cutter for you.  Another usa made product! This  Apple Pie recipe  is one that I have been making for as long as I can remember. 

Apple Pie With Leaf Pie Crust - I found these leaf cookie cutters at a little shop in Vermont, but for those not close to a store,  I did find the exact leave cookie cutter for you.  Another usa made product! This Apple Pie recipe is one that I have been making for as long as I can remember. 

 Such a memorable evening. Sitting in leather chairs, by the fire at The Charlotte Inn, in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard with my husband. The Charlotte Inn is a stunning relais chateaux property and historic home / inn full of antiques and collections from the owners own travels and collections.  While supplies last, I was able to find the boot I have, but in black, and another style that is similar. 

Such a memorable evening. Sitting in leather chairs, by the fire at The Charlotte Inn, in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard with my husband. The Charlotte Inn is a stunning relais chateaux property and historic home / inn full of antiques and collections from the owners own travels and collections.  While supplies last, I was able to find the boot I have, but in black, and another style that is similar.