Monday, July 8, 2013


As I was outside picking a few weeds, I noticed how gorgeous the flowers and perennials were and decided to photograph their beauty.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Trip to Beekman 1802

My sister-in-law and I took a trip to Beekman 1802 in Sharon Springs, New York yesterday. Though it was cold and rainy, not the typical weather for Memorial weekend, it was still a nice drive out.

I was looking forward to trying the Cajeta Goat Milk Caramel as seen on their tv show, the Fabulous Beekman Boys. I was saddened to hear they were out of stock, however they got a shipment of their new ice cream the evening before and of course I had to try the caramel flavor. It is made with goats milk and was really delicious!

I also purchased their Blaak Drizzle – Balsamic, Fig & Elderberry Sauce, along with their Chipotle Creamed Honey (I like spicy food). For dinner last night, I drizzled a bit of the honey on top of fried chicken – and let me tell you, that was yummy!

My sister-in-law picked up some items as well, including Goat Milk Soaps and their new Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Pasta Sauce – 25% of the pasta sauce profits goes back to farmers. How cool is that? View the pasta story here.

One more thing, we met Josh and Brent – didn't expect that! They were wonderful as well as their sales staff. We will definitely be baak (play on words).


We also took a trek to Schoharie to check out a store that opened a few weeks earlier, called Hive. The proprietor is a friend of my sister-in-law's. The shop is located on Main Street in an old house that was hit by Hurricane Irene in 2011. The main floor has been renovated and Theresa and her husband are in the process of renovating the upstairs.

As soon as I walked in I fell in love with all of the vintage wear and jewelry. I didn't walk out empty handed, I bought a few antique blue mason jars, vintage mill spools and jewelry (can never have enough mason jars and jewelry!). Plus, I nibbled on a few of their organic cookie samples from Holiday Farm Biscuit Company.

Below are two necklaces I purchased – can't wait to wear them. I also purchased earrings to match, they are shaped similar to a whisk on a Kitchen Aid mixer. Maybe that's why I liked them – reminded me of baking!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Springing to Easter

With the temperature in the mid 50s today and the melting of the snow, I cannot wait for Spring! And with Easter just around the corner, I wanted something colorful for our front door.

I gathered different Easter and Spring related craft items this morning, not knowing what I was going to make. After exploring a few different ideas, I finally came up with eggs in the basket.

By replacing the ribbon hangers on the glittered Easter eggs with bamboo skewers, and adding paper grass to the inside of the basket, it was easy to arrange the eggs. The hanger is made from vintage ribbon I had for some time, never knowing what to use it for – I think it is perfect for this Easter arrangement!