We stumbled upon Manchester, Vermont by accident. As we mapped out our road trip through Vermont and New Hampshire, we discovered that there was a Vineyard Vines Outlet on the way to the Green Mountains. We decided to take the short detour in order to take advantage of decent restrooms and grab a bite to eat, with hopes of procuring a few new VV pieces at discounted prices (which we did, duh). We expected a commercialized exit with chain resturants and gas stations. As we neared the small town surrounded by mountains, we started passing old, charming homes with lush landscaping and quaint details. Hannah's eyes grew bigger and I noticed her nose nearly pressed against the window gawking at the "quaintness." This town took us by surprise, and may be the cutest small town we have ever visited. Pictures do not do it justice.
Ty and I have been discussing adding a fashion segment to the blog for some time. Fashion is another form of creative expression. I certainly like connecting with other bloggers, friends, etc., on the subject. Here's to a new blog segment, not rooted in vanity, but creative connection. (This post includes white shorts...let me remind you that Labor day is NOT over yet, so I'm not breaking any rules, thank you).
Just an hour north of Saratoga Springs, NY, lies the foothills of the Adirondacks and Lake George. Miles of lush mountainscape accented by crystal clear fresh water lakes. I suggest heading to Prospect Mountain trail. If you are short on time, you can drive to the top, while stopping at several beautiful vistas of the lake and mountains. If you are looking for a workout, you can park at the bottom and enjoy a 3 mile hike to the summit.
As I scoured the web for a place to stay between Niagara and Lake George, NY, I decided upon Saratoga. What a pleasant surprise! Saratoga Springs is truly an underrated gem! Saratoga is quaint, yet robust with amenities, eateries, and places to shop and walk. We look back at out trip and recognize this town as one of our all time faves.
Welcome to Volume 1 of our North East mini series! Over the next few weeks, we've written specific posts about each of our East coast stops! First stop? Niagara Falls. One of the seven wonders of the world, located at the border of Canada and the United States near Buffalo, NY, is one of the most spectacular phenomenon one can ever see. Niagara served as the first stop on our 10 day tour of the Northeast. While Niagara Falls basically speaks for itself, here are a few tips to make your experience go more smoothly.
Every year, my mom and I look forward to attending the Grand Rapids Parade of Homes, where local builders show off some of their latest projects. This year, I found myself drooling over one of the homes designed by the talented KLH Custom Homes. If you don't follow them on Instagram, you must. I'm always inspired by their progressive, intricate designs. Unforutnely, I only had my phone for photos, so I apologize for some blurriness!
Ever fall in love with a new purchase more and more every time you use it? And then, said purchase changes your life forever? Maybe it's a kitchen gadget that has simplified your routine, a podcast you can't stop thinking about, or just something that smells really, really good. You can't help but share your new found love with your friends and family. Friday faves consist of random, recently purchased items that deserve to be shared with the world, many of which I have purchased based off recommendations from fellow bloggers. Welcome to volume one. Who says money can't buy happiness?