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  • An Afternoon in Sugar Loaf, NY

    Dena October 8, 2020

    On Sunday afternoon, I spent the day with my sister, exploring one of our favorite places, Sugar Loaf, NY. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile then you’ve seen it before. I’ve been visiting Sugar Loaf since I was a child. It is a quaint little village, bustling with shops full of handmade arts & crafts, antiques, candles, herbs, magic potions, and more. I try to get there at…

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  • Ice Cream is Always a Good Idea

    Dena May 25, 2018

    It’s Friday and Memorial Day Weekend is kicking off! Despite what the calendar says, around here Memorial Day Weekend means summer is beginning! It is such a fun & exciting time of the year for us. With summer on the horizon, the magic of warm…

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  • Aquarium Birthday Adventure // Marina Grace is Two!

    Dena March 23, 2017

    Marina Grace turned two-years-old on Monday. My goodness. Ya’ll already know how I feel about my babies growing up and time passing too quickly, so I’m not going to get into it… again. Instead I’ll share these photographs that I snapped at the aquarium the…

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  • A Trip to the County Fair

    Dena August 9, 2016

    The county fair has been one of my favorite summertime traditions since forever. There is something absolutely magical about it. From the delicious food, to the adorable animals, to the fun shows — I love it all. Yesterday we made the annual drive out to…

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  • Family Apple Picking // 2015

    Dena September 28, 2015

    Over the weekend, we celebrated the Harvest Moon and went apple picking. It’s one of our favorite family traditions and a perfect way to kick off autumn. Although there are lots of orchards nearby, I spent awhile searching for an organic one. It turns out…

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  • NY Renaissance Faire // 2015

    Dena September 21, 2015

    Over the weekend, I made my annual trip to the NY Renaissance Faire. It’s one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been going with my best friend since we were little girls. It’s pretty incredible to be attending with my own little babies…

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  • Family Camping // Labor Day Weekend 2015

    Dena September 9, 2015

    We spent Labor Day weekend camping with my sister and her family. This is our second year camping at this campground. (You can see last year’s trip here and my tips for camping with toddlers here.) Last year’s trip was amazing — one of our…

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  • The Sunflower Maze

    Dena August 31, 2015

    Over the weekend, we took a trip to one of the sunflower farms in our area. A lot of people don’t realize just what a beautiful state New Jersey is. There is so much to see & do here, especially in Northern New Jersey where…

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  • Apple Picking

    Dena September 30, 2013

    On Saturday morning we woke up bright & early to go apple picking! It was the most gorgeous autumn day. We met up with my cousins and their beautiful families. It was so much fun. After apple picking we headed over to my cousin’s house…

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