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Day Trip Destination: Adirondack Experience

The Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) explores people’s connections to the Adirondacks through interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and culturally rich collections. At the Adirondack Experience, enjoy a few hours or...

Setting Up Your Stitch Fix Pinterest Board

Pinterest is the most direct way to communicate what you are looking for to your Stitch Fix stylist, and because your stylist is working on a very limited time frame you want it to...

Meal Theme Nights to Break You Out of Your Dinner Rut

I have been using Plan to Eat for over a year now to help streamline my meal planning process. And while I love using the Meal Planning App, there has been the occasional bump...

10 Timeless Home Decor Items You Can Always Buy at Thrift Stores

These timeless decor items bring a sense of history and character to your living spaces and are almost always available at thrift shops.

Coconut Cream Poke Cake

Poke Cakes seem to hit their peak popularity in the 1970s, originally a campaign created to increase sluggish sales for Jell-O gelatin. Women’s magazines featured full-page advertisements showcasing recipes for the fun and festive...

My First Stitch Fix! A Honest Review

Have you heard of Stitch Fix? Honestly, I would be really surprised if you haven't. Bloggers and YouTubers seem to love the service, it is heavily advertised, and so many times I have complimented friends...
Small bowl of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Creole Seasoning Blend Recipe on marble background

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Creole Seasoning Blend Recipe

This Creole Seasoning Blend from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que needs to be in your pantry! Perfect for seasoning pork, steak, chicken, and seafood, and made from ingredients you probably already have.

10 Unique Upstate New York Food Festivals

From Sauerkraut to bagels, eat like a local at these 10 Unique Upstate New York Food Festivals.

Eat Like a Local! Bloggers Dish About Thier Favorite Local Restaurants Across the US

A couple weeks ago I shared a list of my favorite local restaurants for date night in the Western Finger Lakes, as a collaborative project organized by Social Fabric.  Other bloggers have created similar lists, in which they have...

Buckwheat Pancakes

Penn Yan made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for baking the world's largest pancake during the Buckwheat Festival. This Buckwheat Pancake recipe doesn't create nearly as big of a pancake, but it's definitely a winner!

The Local Dish: Best Restaurants in the Western Finger Lakes for Date Night

Our favorite tried and true dining spots in the Canandaigua and surrounding areas for date night.

12 Live! Folklife Concerts at Crandall Public Library

Live! Folklife Concerts are back this Spring with a Thursday evening series of 12 concerts during MarchApril-May, 7 to 9 pm (doors open at 6:30). The free series is produced and hosted by The Folklife...
3 girls dressed for prom smiling at camera

2018 Prom Season: Organizations That Donate FREE Prom Dresses to High School Students in...

Sky-high costs put Prom out of reach some families, but these Upstate New York groups and organizations want to help make prom dreams come true.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup is the perfect winter soup. Loaded with hearty potatoes, bacon, cheese and sour cream,  this feel-good, hearty, savory, delicious soup is comfort food of the highest level.

15 Unique Finger-Licking Good Chicken Wing Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Wings are found at nearly every super bowl party, pizza shop, and sports bar. This messy finger food is an upstate New York original. Tracing its roots back to Buffalo, in a...

Robust Pizza Seasoning

Sprinkle Robust Pizza Seasoning onto a plain jane pizza for more flavor, season ground meat with for a quick homemade sausage.

Thursday Things: The Flu, Dutch Ovens, and Grocery Pick-up

Happy Thursday Friends, This week I thought we would try something new! Each Thursday I’m gonna check in with you about some of the stuff going on in my life…musings, things I’m digging, and what...

Casual Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape

Blue-banded bistro plates, red poinsettias, French Strip table linens come together for an inexpensive Casual Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape.

Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies

No holiday cookie tray is complete without a gingerbread man! These cut-out cookies are soft and chewy, with the classic spicey gingerbread flavor. 

$5 Goodwill Challenge: Upcycled Sweater Throw Pillow and Sweater Candle Holders/Vases

After watching the different seasonal $5 Goodwill Challenge hosted by Hilary of My So-Called home for the past year, I have finally had the time to participate! I joined in for the  Christmas 2017...
Hi! I’m Jennifer – a work at home, farmer's wife, mom to 3, living life in Upstate New York! I love sharing tasty recipes, easy do it yourself projects, and little stories of life on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

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