Hudson Valley Winter Wonderland

Hudson Valley Winter Wonderland

The holidays can be so stressful.  Add owning a major fixer upper into the mix when your bedrooms don’t have doors, the whole family is using one small bathroom, and trying to make sure that things get finished before your entire clan arrives for the holidays.  It’s enough to make a person want to pull her hair out – especially when vessel sinks arrive shattered after waiting a couple of weeks for delivery…. ESPECIALLY when electricians can’t arrive due to an ice storm, school has snow days, your Kitchen Aid…

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Maple Sugaring and Wood Carving – Cronin’s Maple Farm featuring Chainsaw Doc John Incledon

Maple Sugaring and Wood Carving – Cronin’s Maple Farm featuring Chainsaw Doc John Incledon

The Hudson Valley is a beautiful place to live and visit, but having the ability to experience and see how things are made by the local farmers provides a wonderful learning experience. This weekend, we decided to head over to Cronin’s Maple Farm where we were first treated with watching “Chainsaw Doc” and his son create custom carvings from wood.  Chainsaw Doc is also known as John Incledon, a chiropractor who creates his artwork as a hobby. Although, I loved many pieces he created, I think my favorite piece was…

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The Alexander Hamilton House Bed and Breakfast

The Alexander Hamilton House Bed and Breakfast

The Alexander Hamilton House When people come to New York, whether it be for business or pleasure, it’s often missed that Westchester has historical places to stay that are convenient to New York City. In the quaint Village of Croton-On-Hudson on a quiet dead end street that has sweeping views of  the river, sits the grand Alexander Hamilton House Bed and Breakfast. The backyard view from the Alexander Hamilton House. Although built in 1889, the Alexander Hamilton House came into operation as a bed and breakfast in 1982 under the…

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The Cooking Channel – Making Friendships Possible

The Cooking Channel – Making Friendships Possible

One of the great things about having so many foodie friends is that New York City becomes the mecca of all things foodie.  Disagree?  That’s okay…I like to think so regardless. You can imagine how excited I was to find out that two people that I believe to be shining stars in a world full of madness informed me of an invite to the Big Apple.  Shannon Imlay, author of Shannon’s Shanonigins, and Debbie Fabre, author of Delicious Dishes by Debbie were making their mark in the big city. Debbie…

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