The Art of Shoveling Snow

09 Feb 2015 0 Comments

I have to admit, I just love shoveling snow! It’s peaceful, it’s an excellent workout, and you can really get creative with it. I like creating cool little meandering pathways. And it doesn’t take much – I use a $10 shovel from Aubuchon Hardware. On the property we have two decks and a 25 yard
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Lake Placid Loppet

26 Jan 2015 0 Comments

The Lake Placid Loppet is coming up this weekend, February 27 – March 1! Can’t wait to see everyone there. The Loppet at Mount Van Hoevenberg is one of the biggest events in Lake Placid, and a personal favorite of mine and Todd’s. It’s a cross-country skiing tournament that takes place every year, drawing people
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Biathlon and the Mount Van Hoevenberg Range

12 Jan 2015 0 Comments

One of my other favorite winter sports (which is no surprise because it includes cross country skiing) is biathlon. It’s one of the biggest sports in Europe, getting more attention than any other sport of its kind, but it’s relatively unknown in the US. For biathlon, you race on cross country skis and then drop
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Cross Country Skiing at Mount Van Hoevenberg!

29 Dec 2014 0 Comments

My favorite winter sport is cross country skiing at the beautiful Mount Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, NY. We have been visiting Lake Placid since the mid-nineties. We first came to visit because one of my girl friends lived in LP for years and always talked about its beauty. Once we came for our first
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Decorating the Cottage for the Holidays

08 Dec 2014 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again! I love decorating our cottage for the holidays. To set the scene, I make our front porch Christmas ready with a festive, less-is-more approach. We already have two sconces that light the snow beautifully. We also planted two cute little Christmas trees on the porch several years ago. One
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

24 Nov 2014 0 Comments

Who’s excited for their Thanksgiving feast?       Our Turkey Day tradition includes the classics plus a lot of wine and pumpkin pie. First thing’s first: I always get a 20-pound organic turkey. You want a big turkey so you can have leftovers and Turkey soup. Then there’s the homemade stuffing that only takes
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Two Bedroom Renovation

17 Nov 2014 0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I love waking up to an airy bedroom surrounded by light.  It makes me feel relaxed, comfortable and happy!  When we purchased the two bedroom cottage, the bedrooms were not inviting for long naps or lazy mornings. In fact they were downright scary!   The walls were covered in dark
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