cross country moving: tips and what we learned

As I mentioned in my last two posts, doing a cross-country move had so many unexpected challenges and stressors! No matter the distance, moving is already a really stressful thing to do. Add in 1,200+ miles of distance and the variables to manage become overwhelming really quickly. For this post I’m organizing everything we learned […]

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Sharing Some Exciting News

I’m excited to share some big news on the blog today! It’s something that Phil and I have talked about and tried to make happen for years, and now it’s finally happening. It feels surreal finally saying those words!! We’ve lived in upstate New York our entire lives. There are many wonderful things about Rochester; […]

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winter photography part II

It continues to be cold and gray in upstate New York! I’ve been surviving the winter blues with good TV and movies, crafting, and reading good books. This was the first year that I watched all of the Oscar nominated Best Picture nominees and I had a lot of fun with it. Setting out to […]

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saying goodbye to summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close! In Upstate, NY the weather is already getting colder at night and there’s a slight crisp in the air. I love Fall but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet. This summer has truly been one of my favorite summers ever. […]

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travel tips for work trips

I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling for work lately and have realized one very important thing; traveling for work and traveling for pleasure are entirely different experiences. For those of you that don’t know, I work at an advertising agency in Rochester, NY. One of my main clients is located in the financial […]

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exploring edge of the world montauk, ny

Since we were on Long Island for (my) first time, I wanted to take full advantage of it! I know Long Island isn’t necessarily viewed as a hot destination but there are some spots on the island that are really popular like the Hamptons and Montauk. Montauk has been on my bucket list for years […]

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getting inspired to travel

For anyone that has a hobby or passion like I do, we all know the reality is that we don’t get to do the thing we love all the time. In order for me/my husband to afford the travel that we do, we have to work regular 9-5 jobs like the rest of the functioning […]

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tourist in my city – memorial art gallery

Today I was a tourist in my own city and it was wonderful! I’ll admit, I often get so caught up in planning for the next adventure that I forget to focus on the here-and-now. Beyond that, I also tend to take my current city, Rochester, NY, for granted. Having been born and raised here, […]

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