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Thursday Things:
Live Minimally

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The older I get, the more I do my best to live minimally and with intention. 

Also, the more I realize I’d rather take several shorter trips vs. a few long ones, and these 10 hip hotels in upstate New York look like a great place to start. 

Every overnight success story is 10 years in the making.

Dill and cucumbers were a match made in heaven, especially when you combine them to make pickles in your fridge

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of booze (especially bourbon), but this time of year I’m more likely to reach for a different spirit

How stinking cute are these Peach Bakewell Tarts though? As soon as it cools down a bit I’ll be fixing up a batch or two of these to enjoy myself. 

If I wasn’t headed to India in September (more details on that to come next week!) then I’d definitely be headed up north for Pinch of Yum’s food photography workshop, cause that shit is hard AF y’all. 

I’ve yet to jump on the popsicle bandwagon, but these Summer Fruit Pops may be enough to push me over the edge. 

Speaking of fruit, I love bananas. Especially when they’re combined with chocolate and baked into a cake.

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Thursday Things:
Go Freely

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As we head into the second half of 2016 remember that you always have the freedom to go freely into what lies ahead, without fear or trepidation, because the only limits placed on life are the ones you place on yourself. 

Hotels with history are always a personal favorite, especially when they’re over 100 years old.

Instead of heading to NYC next week, I’m actually boarding a plan and headed out West, but at least I have these photos of the city during golden hour to hold me over till next time.

Speaking of NYC, ever wondered how to get into NYFW? Well, wonder no more – thanks Cathy!

This time of year we’re all trying to spend as much time on patios as possible, which means it’s time to give yours some new life

I really want to be like Molly when I grow and be able to decorate cakes like she does. Oh, and write a cookbook

Until then, I’ll stick to mastering making ice cream cookie sandwiches at home and leave the tiered cakes to the ladies. 

Key to creating an online presence that’s authentic and stands the test of time? Listen to your intuition and gut instinct. 

And while it may be easier to focus on garnering high numbers and followers I’m a firm believer in focusing on quality content over selling out for a paycheck. 

Image c/o The Fresh Exchange

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