Lake George Getaway

Friday, August 30, 2013


Pardon the posting hiatus, I have been busy dragging myself out of bed every morning in a post-vacation fog feebly attempting to get back into a regular routine and catch up on one million emails. But it was worth it. Our first trip to Lake George was ridiculously amazing and definitely won't be our last. We stayed in a tiny little cabin at the Shore Meadows Motel in the campy, touristy part of the lake called The Village. It was cheap, comfortable and had a great little private beach with a cozy fire pit for the lake's chilly summer nights. 


I don't feel like our snapshots capture just how peaceful and beautiful a trip it was, but they get pretty darn close.

The Art of the Staycation

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

As a young working couple, it has been pretty impossible to find the time for a legit week-long vacation that works out for both of our schedules. To get to that elusive compromise place, we decided to do a long weekend away at Lake George so that Nick could get back to it on Monday and I could resume my time off with a little staycation (more on amazing Lake George to come). 



With my cheesy tourist tee on and a little coffee in hand, I present to you the art of the staycation:

DIY Pretty Pinecone Object


On our trip to scenic Lake George over the weekend, Nick and I got in some serious quality time with the great outdoors. Throughout our adventures, I found a few free souvenirs and brought them home with me to spruce up our bookshelf. 

One such souvenir was a perfect little pine cone that I envisioned living on the cover of some vintage books wearing a generous coat of gold spray paint.

Our bags are packed...

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Nick and I are off! We're headed to a tiny cabin on Lake George for our first real vacation vacation. While we've traveled many times since living up here, we've never taken a trip just us the two of us to do just about nothing. 

Here's to bathing suits and bad reception. And whiskey. And wine and beer. 

xoxo,
Amanda

Monday's Mantra

Monday, August 5, 2013

Now into the month before my biggest event of the year, there are about one million cooks in the proverbial kitchen and even more opinions. It can be tempting to take on the role of the compliant one, giving in to outside pressure and giving up on your own opinions just to move things along. But I'm challenging myself this week to stand behind my gut feelings. 

Care enough to put yourself out there today and take a risk - you could be wrong, or you could come up with something completely original and great. 

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Till next time,
Amanda