My Florida Escape – and Dream Vacation Giveaway!

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  I had such an amazing time in our stunning home on Anna Maria Island! It's truly paradise. Diane, Karah, Carrie, Beth, Roeshel and I had our very own Girls Gone Wild - island style. We vowed that what happens on Anna Maria Island, stays on Anna Maria Island ... but we can share these photos of Sirenia Cove - the most … [Read more...]

                 

The Time I Spoke at the Country Living Fair – and the Day in Pictures!

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  It was just me, Denise and a few sheep (cardboard cutouts that is) on stage at the Country Living Fair last weekend. The audience was glued to their seats in anticipation of what amazing ideas we would present ...   actually, I may have seen one or two people nodding off and  a few of them were most likely just there to … [Read more...]

                 

Vintage Lover’s Paradise in an Old Barn!

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  I love a good road trip ... especially when I get to head out on the open road with Denise in her Crafty Camper ... and even more especially when the destination is an old barn overflowing with vintage goodness. Destination:  Sweet Clover in Frederick, MD run by my friend Cassie and Sarah and filled with tons of amazing … [Read more...]

                 

A Day at the Country Living Fair

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  Hey y'all! Yes, I've been countrified - that's what spending a day at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY does to a girl. So button up your britches and get yourself an ice cold glass of sweet tea for this visual overload.   If this doesn't scream country, I'll be a cow's uncle. I was lucky to have a … [Read more...]

                 

I’m Heading to the Country Living Fair!

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  I'm packing up my car with my flea market essentials and heading out early this morning for my two hour drive to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY. I'm bursting at the seams to ... Meet Sarah Gray Miller - the editor-in-chief of Country Living magazine Get a behind the scenes tour from Cari Cucksey of HGTV's Cash & … [Read more...]

                 

A Day at Duke Farms

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  It's not called the Garden State for nothing. Smack dab in the middle of New Jersey, on the Raritan River, lies Duke Farms. The former home of James Buchanan Duke, and then his daughter Doris Duke, who left the 2,700 acre estate to the people as well as to be a place for conservation research.  (That pic above - it's the old horse … [Read more...]

                 

I’m Heading to Brimfield – the Country’s Biggest Flea Market!

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I was all ready to head to Brimfield ... until I got sick.  Sniffling, sneezing, sore throat, up all night sick. So if I feel better in the morning, I'll pack my dorky cart and have my Flea Market prep list all checked off to head to Brimfield again for America's biggest flea market (over 5,000 dealers)! Remember my last trip to … [Read more...]

                 

The Roxbury – a Catskills Destination (and an announcement)!

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Hop over to the FOLK blog today where I'm sharing my adventure at The Roxbury - an over the top, kitschy, crazy, themed room motel in the Catskills of upstate NY. We stayed in the Amadeus Bride suite ... but my girls decided we should stay in the Coconut Cream Pie room next time. 28 themed rooms and one amazing cottage with a bedroom where … [Read more...]

                 

Communing with Nature – in New Jersey?!

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I'm sure you've heard all the stereotypes about New Jersey. I mean, we've got Snooki so I understand completely! But there's another side to Jersey ... Within 1/2 hour, I can ski, be in the thick of things in NYC, collect shells on a beautiful beach or commune with nature. Which is just what I did this … [Read more...]

                 

Asheville NC, The Paris of the South

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We saw excess ... where gargoyles stood guard. Reflections at Biltmore ... where we spied a greenhouse ... and entered through an ancient door... where we were surrounded by nature... and a perfectly framed view. We spied a living rooftop... and a quilt of many colors. Was it worth the 12 hour journey? Definitely … [Read more...]