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Mexican Sugar Skull and Day of the Dead Tradition

History of Day of the Dead ~ Día de los Muertos Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this [...]

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Mohawk Valley Wine Festival 2016

Today I got to take part in Utica, New York's very first grape stomp festival at Mohawk Valley Winery.  This was really the most fun wine tasting event I have ever attended and I have been to quite a few.  The level of competitiveness was so exciting to watch, and the costumes were so creative [...]

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Protect Dogs in Hot Cars this Summer

The last thing you want to see on a hot day is a dog trapped in someone's car. The suffering of precious pets is unbearable to witness, but what can we do? It is important to learn your states laws. We should all play a role as guardians of our furry friends!Here [...]

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Bretagne the 9/11 Rescue Dog

Today I would like to take a moment to pay respects and send out a thank you prayer for the service of a wonderful soul, Bretagne.Bretagne passed away today, she was experiencing kidney problems and is finally laid to rest at age 16 years.Bretagne is the oldest living 9/11 rescue dog who helped search and [...]

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Wine in the Wilderness at the Utica Zoo

Thank you Utica Zoo! The Wine in the Wilderness was a blast and we met a lot of awesome people there!  It was so relaxing to have a glass of wine, listen to fantastic live music and check out some of your beautiful animals! Here are a couple pictures of our tables.  Next [...]

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Grape Blossom Festival at Thousand Islands Winery

If you missed the Grape Blossom Festival this year, you better mark your calendar for next year!  We had a fantastic time!  The music was awesome, the people were so fun, and the scenery is just breathtaking!  I made sure to take some photos and video to share a little of our experience. Right at the [...]

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Dance Teacher Hand Painted Gift

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a teacher you hold dear to your heart, who has taken extra time to develop a beautiful talent her students lock inside, you have found your gift!  Hand painted, personalized gifts from the heart!  This one of a kind gift is the perfect way to give [...]

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Coyote Moon Vineyards Alpaca Fight

Never a dull moment! This past Saturday we went to Coyote Moon's "May Days Festival". It was quite an experience! This year was the first year they experienced rain, but the destructive force were those strong winds! My sister Ashley and I held on to the poles of our tent for [...]

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How to "Reverse Paint" our Sugar Skull Hand Painted Wine Glass Gift

We thought you might enjoy learning how we can pant inside the glass with out actually having any paint inside the glass!  This is the Sugar Skull design, click here to view the gift and order yours!Step 1: Make sure you have glass paint.  Paint all your text backwards to make it appear inside the [...]

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St. Gertrude's Day Patron Saint of Cats

March 17th is known as St. Patrick's Day, a day where all people are Irish and embrace the traditions of the Irish.  What most people don't know is that it is also St. Gertrude's Day, a time to show love, affection, and offer kindness to our feline friends!  St. Gertrude was known as the Patron [...]

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