Taking the Amtrak train to Lake Placid, NY

Taking the Amtrak train to Lake Placid, NY

13 Nov 2017 0 Comments

Amtrak actually does go all the way up to Lake Placid, NY! It’s notably one of the most amazing and beautiful train rides in the country. It goes all the way up the Hudson River and then through Albany and Saratoga. You can catch it every day at 8:15am at Penn Station, NYC and arrive
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Happy Halloween!

30 Oct 2017 0 Comments

It’s finally time for a Happy Halloween! Who doesn’t love the spooky night that jumpstarts the holiday season? Whether you’re staying in to give out treats or planning some tricks for your costume party, you’re bound to have a fun time. What are some of your favorite Halloween traditions? I love dressing up and eating lots
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When Leaves Are Falling All Around… Fall Is Here!

09 Oct 2017 0 Comments

It’s time I was on my way. “Ramble On,” Led Zeppelin’s amazing hit song always comes to my mind when fall arrives. All the leaves turn amazing colors, frost is in the air, and colors of brown, yellow, red, orange and green surround us. Halloween is fast approaching. It’s a time for thoughtfulness and contemplating
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Don’t you just love a wooden shed?

18 Sep 2017 0 Comments

Don’t you just love a wooden shed? I do! This is a pet project we’ve been wanting to do for YEARS! So we are finally building one. And let me tell you something – building a shed is almost as time consuming as building a house! But the good news is that you don’t need
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Listen to your dog, they know more than you do!

30 May 2017 0 Comments

We recently got a puppy! Her name is Lulu and she is our first dog as adults. I found her one day on Waggy Tail Rescue, a New York City based animal rescue charity run by a wonderful, sweet women named Holly DeRito. I have known Holly for many years and looked at her website every so
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Setting Up Your Flower Boxes For Planting

31 May 2016 0 Comments

Now that the flower boxes are done, we’re ready to set them up for planting. To preserve the boxes, I like to put foil inside them. When you’re doing this, there are a few things to be conscious of. Make sure to use thick foil since it will be in the boxes for a very long time.
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How to Make Handmade Flower Boxes

16 May 2016 0 Comments

As a celebration for buying GO-Cottage many years ago, we decided it was time to remove our old, broken down flower boxes and build new handmade ones. After 80 years or more, the boxes were literally falling off the cottage! There was no way I was going to plant fresh flowers in them another year. Being DIY-ers
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There’s no place like bed (with great bed linens!)

02 May 2016 0 Comments

There’s no better place than your own bed! And one of the most essential aspects of a good night’s sleep is the right bed linens. Both Crate and Barrel and Ikea have great sheets for less. For inexpensive, soft bed linens, I love Ikea’s Dvala line. If you’re looking for more expensive luxury, try Pottery
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The Best Organic Cleaning Products

18 Apr 2016 0 Comments

Now that it’s spring cleaning time, it’s important to use the best organic cleaning products! I look for products that are hypoallergenic, organic, and good for the environment. They clean just as well! I love Method, Greenworks, Meyers, and Seventh Generation. One of my favorite earth-friendly products is Seventh Generation’s laundry detergent, which doesn’t contain any
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It’s Spring Cleaning time!

05 Apr 2016 0 Comments

April means… spring cleaning time! When you own and manage a vacation home rental, you better make sure you love cleaning. You do a lot of it, even if you have great housekeepers like we do. Nobody sees what you see. Personally, I love cleaning and the immediate gratification it gives you. It’s also great
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