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Getting to the ROOT of Change

Sacred Adventures

Finding a connectedness to the people and places around the world. Travel opens your mind to new ways of thinking as you explore new cultures ad traditions. It provides a needed time to slow down and learn something new about yourself and the world around you. Travel refreshes us and provides a venue for self-care and personal growth.

Vacation Transformation – Travel And The Road To Self Discovery

As we settle into the dog days of summer and refresh ourselves with the adventure of travel, let’s not forget to pack a spirit of discovery along with that sunscreen. This week I’m blogging over at, talking about the magic that can happen when you travel. Click here and join in the conversation.   …

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Sugar on Snow

Sugar on Snow – Winter’s Sweet Treat

A favorite tradition here in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York State is our Maple Sugar Festivals. Sugar houses open their doors and show the public how maple syrup is collected and made, as well as tasting the assortment of treats made with the sweet stuff. March 19-20 is the official Maple Sugar Weekend …

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Flower and Garden Show

I Cannot Tell A Lie

Happy President’s Day! This famous line comes from one of our founding forefathers – George Washington. Not sure this is a motto our modern day candidates resonate with, but this post isn’t about politics, so let’s leave that one alone! I cannot tell a lie – I have been loving this very mild winter we’ve …

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Valley Adventure – The Stonecrop Gardens

 Yesterday, we spent a wonderful afternoon in yet another Hudson Valley gem – the Stonecrop Gardens; one of my 2015 Summer Bucket list items – exploring secret gardens. Stonecrop was the home of Anne & Frank Cabot and became a public garden in 1992.  It is located in the Mid-Hudson valley region, in the town …

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Spring Is For Strawberries

Have you been pickin’ yet?  Strawberries have a short season here in the Hudson Valley, so we’re in the final weeks where you can pick-your-own or find a roadside farmer’s markets to gather these sweet red beauties.  Last year I missed out, so this year my daughter and I, during our birthday week road trip, …

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Country Living In The Hudson Valley

 This past weekend, my girls and I took to the back roads of the Hudson Valley to attend the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, N.Y. This was our first time at this event and my only regret is that I didn’t buy the three day pass.  What a relaxing day, filled with shabby chic vendors, …

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Maple Sugaring in the Hudson Valley

The Dutchess County Parks Department is holding a Pancake Breakfast (9:30am-12pm) /Maple Open House (12pm-4pm) on March 22, 2015 at: Bowdoin Park 5 Eagle Lane Poughkeepsie, NY 12590 Pavillion 5 The Pancake Breakfast will be from 9:30am to 12pm – Cost will be $5.00 per person/Children 6 and under are free!  Download the event flyer (.pdf) …

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Boscobel River View

Boscobel House and Gardens

This weekend, my kids and I took a trip to Cold Spring, NY to attend a local Farmer’s Market (one of my favorite summer pastimes).  The Cold Spring Farmer’s Market is located on the grounds of the Boscobel House and Gardens from May-November. Historic Boscobel sits on the banks of the Hudson River, and is …

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Cold Spring Farmer’s Market

One of my favorite things to do here in the Hudson Valley is to shop the Farmer’s Markets.  There are so many to choose from and each has something unique to offer.  Although you can find a Farmer’s Market almost any day of the week, I generally choose the weekends so I can go with …

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