Category: Life

Local: Torrington’s Main Street Marketplace Returns, New Location and Name

Main Street Market Place collage

Torrington, Connecticut’s Main Street Marketplace returns on Thursday, July 9, 2015, for a new season of fun, food, and friends…with a new name. Redubbed “The Marketplace,” it has moved to Franklin Street this year, an area that was recently blocked off to vehicular traffic from the Main Street side. Parking will be available in the …

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How To Throw A Memorable Birthday Party

Tie Dye Cupcakes are a fun way to celebrate a birthday! Made easily using boxed cake mix, they wow without a lot of effort!

Our kids never had birthday parties.

Let me rephrase that, for they’ve had more than their fair share, to be honest. But they were between our different sides of the family, combined with cousins or not, and even packaged up with holiday picnics. My kids don’t suffer a lack of fanfare; but we haven’t thrown …

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Giveaway: Tickets to The Desultory Theatre Club’s “Taste of Temptation” Burlesque & Variety Show

Time and time again, I’ve shared my love for the amazing talent that is Keith Paul and all that he does with his creation, The Desultory Theatre Club.

Der Vorfuhreffekt Theatre’s Three Kinds of Wildness was amazing tonight! Thank you @desultorytheatreclub & @theartsdesire for bringing them to …

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Local: Robot Dance Off 2015

The Desultory Theatre Club presents Robot Dance Off 2015

You know how everyone is always complaining that there’s nothing to do? They want to get together but, after racking their brains, they come up empty? Saturday night will not be one of those nights!

The Desultory Theatre Club Presents… Robot Dance Off 2015

In their words, a night so nice, we’re doing it thrice! …

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A Garden Grows in Torrington!

a little water for thirsty tomato plants, utilizing OXO's outdoor pour and store watering can

Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy. ~Terri Guillemets

Nearly every year for the past 4 years, I’ve operated under the delusion that I am capable of growing a garden. In a near-manic state, I raid the local greenhouse of anything I think may be tasty (sometimes encouraged to buy more than …

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Slow Down Saturday: Graffiti

Graffiti - Poet in the Pantry

New York offers an abundance of street art viewing opportunities. Some of my favorites can be found down on East Houston Street around 1st-3rd Avenues (where there are amazing elaborate works of art as you walk down the street). But I didn’t have time to dwell in that area on my latest trip. Instead, I …

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Slow Down Saturday: Central Park

street performers in Central Park, New York - Poet in the Pantry

It’s been a really long time since I’ve written a Slow Down Saturday post, but I’ve realized that this is becoming more of my life these days–stealing snippets of time to just live in the moment and enjoy all there is to see. Some stop to smell the roses… I stop to watch the people. …

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Love Yourself. Love Others.

Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti - a little kindness goes a long way

The world is a beautiful place…

Yesterday morning, I weighed myself for the first time in 6 months. I ceased the bi-weekly practice of checking on my digits because I was tired of having my day dictated by a stupid number that doesn’t mean a whole lot. It’s just a number: why does it have …

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Organizing My Kitchen with OXO

A kitchen sink is a great place to start with re-organizing your kitchen--and OXO has just what you need to get it done! #OXOSpringCleaning

I received free products from OXO to write about in this post. All opinions remain my own.

Full disclosure here: I hate cleaning.

Like super duper, absoposotively-lutely, without a doubt, hate cleaning. I didn’t used to mind it so much, back in the days when what I tidied would remain that way for some time. …

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Review: eShakti Is The Answer

Poet in the Pantry reviews eShakti - once you go customized, you'll never go back!

I’ve sung the praises of eShakti to my friends many times before–now it’s time I tell you all about my (not so well-kept) secret. Because a dress that fits well makes a world of difference. Thank you, eShakti, for sending me this dress for review purposes. As always, all opinions remain my own.

Fashion is …

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