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Day-Trip: Cosmic Nature New York Botanical Gardens

Experience the beauty of art in nature at the New York Botanical Garden. A week ago I had a lovely day exploring the beauty of modern art in nature with colleagues from work. I went to the New York Botanical Garden and viewed the outdoor exhibit Cosmic Nature by Yayoi Kusama. It was beautiful weather. […]

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Things We Love: The Peach Truck

Peaches galore, the ideal spring and summer gift for foodies. Knowing that peach season is nearly over I probably should have posted this earlier. But I wanted to wait until my second season and 4th box of peaches arrived. Hands down the peaches from the peach truck are the best peaches I have ever had. […]

Things We Love: Aldi Pink Roses

Life’s simple pleasures… beautiful flowers make my day! I love roses. I love reasonable roses. I love Aldi roses. I was so fortunate to grow up in a family that valued creativity, nature and beauty. My mom opened her own cheese, wine and gift shop in the mid 1970’s. She was wildly successful, and later […]

Things We Love: Salt Water Taffy

There is nothing like the sweet taste of salt water taffy to remind me of New England Beaches in the summer. Salt water taffy is something I remember from my childhood. I get nostalgic when I think of how my brother and I would beg my mother to go to the taffy and fudge shop […]

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Clean Beauty Wrap Up

What clean beauty items we are keeping in our makeup bag and our favorite products. Clean beauty has been around for a while. Many of us have been dabbling with some of the brands. I would say my bag is 85% clean. Lipstick is the one category I tend to mix because I have go-to […]

Things We Love: Cool Dog Toys

We love supporting small businesses and this online pet accessories store is great. Some of us have pets, some of us watch pets, others get to spoil our friends pets. Whether you are staying with someone for the weekend or watching a friend’s dog while they are away this summer, a great dog toy can […]

Mrs. B.’s Ditalini Pasta Salad

A chilled pasta salad is perfect for summer picnics and BBQ’s. Pasta salads are one of the most popular summer side dishes. Easy to make ahead and they tend to pack well. Summer composed salads such as this are a natural accompaniment to grilled entrees. They’re an especially  perfect pairing of hand-held favorites such as hamburgers, […]

Getaways: Manchester, Vermont

A weekend getaway with all the trimmings of a nice hotel, cute town, short drive, golf and relaxation Memorial Day is never hot in New York City. On the rare occasion it will be warm, but never hot. It’s a great time to drive or fly somewhere rather close so you can get out of […]

Things We Love: Indian Curry Meatballs

My Indian Curry Meatballs are a fabulous weeknight meal. Who does not love an easy to make weeknight dinner that is savory and easy. Everything does not need to be made from scratch. I am a huge fan of frozen meatballs, frozen chicken breasts and frozen vegetables. Youtube has been a great pandemic resource for […]

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The Best Hot Fudge Sundae

Homemade sweet treats, ice cream and hot fudge sundaes are easy desserts & great for backyard gatherings. I needed a quick and easy dessert when Scott’s friend Colin came for dinner. I asked Liz for a suggestion. She dsaid “make my hot fudge sauce, its easy and delicious”. Now, I have to admit I have […]

Things We Love: Mata Traders

I started buying Mata Traders clothing a decade ago. I lived in Madison, Wisconsin for almost two decades. State Street is the main pedestrian and bus street that connects the Wisconsin Capitol to the University of Wisconsin. I walked up and down State Street all through college and law school. I could not help but […]

Things We Love: Tutto Bene Beach Tote

A handmade, natural jute, beach tote that will bring joy all summer long. I know it’s early to be thinking or dreaming about hot weather and the beach. But with the current weather forecast rain or snow every week I need something to look forward to. I am also hopeful that we be able to […]

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Things We Love: Yeti Wine Tumblers

Yeti is a company that is known for quality drinkware, but the wine tumblers are the best summer find. Leave it to YETI to make a wine glass, that could basically put all plastic outdoor drinkware out of business. A few months ago I was trying to use up some of my left over credit […]