November gratitude: week 3

Listening now….

I am grateful for songs like this that bring tears to my eyes and have so much meaning of gratitude in them.

“I don’t care if the house is packed
Or the strings of light are broken
I don’t care if the gifts are wrapped
Or there’s nothing here to open
Love is not a toy, and no paper will conceal it
Love is simply joy that I’m home
I don’t care if the carpet’s stained we’ve got food upon our table
I don’t care if it’s gonna rain, our little room is warm and stable
Love is who we are, and no season can contain it
Love would never fall for that”


We usually don’t listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving, but this year I caved!

Monday has come again and I  enjoyed a Sunday night snuggled up with a glass of wine and my computer on my lap to blog our 3rd week of November gratitude!I sat in the cozy living room with mama watching the Christmas lights around me twinkle and smelling the pine scented candles mom had lit. Tidings of comfort and joy… Puppies snoring behind me, too. I enjoyed every bit our last moment of peace and serenity before another busy week…


Week 3 gratitude:


angel I am grateful for the change of the seasons and the opportunity to embrace all that they have to offer. This weekend, that meant a holiday farmer’s market (in 65 degrees and sunny) and decorating for the holiday. 




I bought this…and one with curly fries on it!




angel I am grateful for food in my belly and a holiday to celebrate one of my favorite things, eating.

Just kidding, it’s about being thankful…

And eating.Lots of eating!



Pumpkin cheesecake, anyone?


These were so delicious…I may have already finished this entire packet.




angelI am grateful for the ability to express myself through my sense of style and through blogging.

And for a patient mama who can take pictures of me for my blog. Good thing she’s a blogger too so she gets it!

Here’s what I wore to the Holiday market! #OOTD

I am like a walking ad for H&M. The pants, shirt, and duster are all from there!

(Not planned)


I wanted these shoes all summer. I finally found them for $7 on sale at Target at the end of the season!


A not so typical 65 and sunny day in late November on the mountain top…

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Someone else wanted to pose too….


angelI am grateful for our first big snowfall, my cozy home, and family traditions for Christmas. 

(By the way- this was Saturday night into Sunday- right after our 65 and sunny day!)

We decorated on Saturday with the warm weather and felt lucky to wake up to snow and be able to enjoy our Christmas decorations with the snow falling outside.


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Guess who was helping!




With Thanksgiving upcoming, what are you grateful for?



Holiday market; Farm and Flea!

xmas tree bullet♫    Listening now: My sister watching Sons of Anarchy-I love their theme song:

In my last post, A country Christmas, I talked about how I was heading to the holiday farmer’s market and another flea market. I felt so lucky that I got to do two markets in one day!

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Holiday market version of our bi-weekly farmer’s market that we have been attending since summer. This will be the last one until spring!

                                                                     So many markets, so little time! 

My sister, at “The Gathering Wall” at our local market


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West Kill Brewery, set to open next fall, graced us with their presence, and my sister and I were both thrilled to see beer tasting at the farmer’s market for the first time!The beer we tasted was fruity with hints of maple and so delicious! Perfect for a cold mountain night. Visit them here:

                                “On a dead end road, in the heart of the Catskills… 
                                                             something is brewing.”


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This is the first farmer’s market that had a band!

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That concludes our bi-weekly farmer’s market…until next season… see you after a long winter! [sigh]


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Now, come along this way…to the Basilica Farm & Flea, in the same town as my previous post in Sisters and Sunsets post

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basilicia puppets

Little puppets!


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My love, waiting outside to get in

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The farm and flea took place in a big warehouse and the decorations were amazing!

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It looked stunning at night, too

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Vintage finds, food, and drinks-oh my!

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basil doll

This doll reminded me of American Horror Story: Freakshow

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basil food

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madeinny“Based in NYC and Saratoga Springs, travels throughout New York to uncover what might captivate and delight you across a range of interests – from delectable foods made with locally-grown ingredients to selected works and products by artists, designers and craftsmen in and from the State. ” Such an awesome way to unite local small businesses in NY!basil wall

Until the next market,

Thanks for reading! Xoxo