Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Cinnamon Pear Balsamic from F. Oliver’s

Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Cinnamon Pear Balsamic from F. Oliver's

I am so excited to have a guest blogger on my blog! Please welcome Cortni! Cortni is a Finger Lakes native but she has traveled the world doing all kinds of fun and interesting things. Thanks for posting here, Cortni! Hello everyone! I’m Cortni, I blog over at I am so excited to be […]

3… 2… 1… LAUNCH! Finger Lakes Photo Calendar NOW FOR SALE!

I used to chair a committee that organized a fundraising event called the Cookie Walk. Every year, the Saturday before Christmas, a couple hundred people line up to buy beautiful cookies (sold by the pound). It was fun and it was (still is) profitable, but it was the Saturday. Before. Christmas. Doesn’t it seem like […]

Do YOU know where this building is? Because I don’t…

Do YOU know where this building is? -

UPDATE: Mystery Solved! I got lots of responses (like here), and the photo is in fact an old school house. It’s on on Gallagher Road. Back in 2009 I took a random drive around Keuka Lake with my camera on a February day. With no particular place to be, and nothing in particular to see, I […]

Dry Creek Cemetery – Moravia, NY

Last month, we went for a hike at Fillmore Glen State Park where we drove through a waterfall. But the real reason we even went there, was to find the Revolutionary War cemetery that my husband remembered visiting as a kid on school field trips. Since Veteran’s Day is in just a few days, I thought […]

Design Reveal – Finger Lakes Photo Calendar [2015]

It’s starting to get real you guys. I even did a little recon mission today but first I can’t wait to show you the mockup. I polled you over the last couple weeks and asked what style calendar to do and the results are clear… You’d rather have a wall calendar! Here’s a mockup I put […]

Take A Drive With Me… and watch as my GoPro flies off my car

Take a Ride with me in the Finger Lakes

It was a great idea in theory. I have a super suction-y suction cup mount for my GoPro camera. I have a sun roof. It’s a beautiful time of year here in the Finger Lakes. I’d stick the GoPro on there and let er’ rip on my gorgeous morning drive to work. It worked wonderful. […]

7 Things you Probably Don’t know about Hot Air Ballooning in the Finger Lakes

Hot Air Ballooning in the Finger Lakes

I am a little bit fascinated with hot air balloons. I don’t know- maybe it’s the vibrant colors, or maybe it’s the whole defying the laws of gravity thing. They’re just mesmerizing. And also a little bit terrifying. I’ve ridden in a tethered balloon before, but that’s it. If you follow me on social, you […]

We Drove through a Waterfall at Fillmore Glen State Park

Confession: For me, blogging is an excuse to go out and do fun stuff, explore my “backyard”, and play with my camera. I am intentional about exploring the Finger Lakes because I regret not exploring more of the other amazing places I have lived. I always procrastinated and thought “I’ll go do that sometime… but […]

My Unexpected Grape Harvest Adventure

Grape Harvest 2014 - (FF 25% Just Changing) -

If you follow me on Instagram (or Facebook, or Twitter), you know I posted a photo from a grape harvester on Saturday. If that sounds random to you, it totally was. Harvesting (anything) is not usually in my weekend plans, and riding on a harvester isn’t even on my bucket list (it is now, just […]