Fall in New Hampshire

Fall-New Hampshire
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From Travel to Design – Salzburg, Austria Part 2


After our travels to Salzburg, it’s now time to translate that visual journey to our home design. Notice the various colors in our travel/design palette.  There are many colors represented here but all are “toned’ down, note the pinks and yellows are not too bright but the greens seem to stand out. Gold is a […]

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Recipe for the Month – Sacher Torte – Austrian


Why not try your hand at making the Original Sacher Torte! Ingredients Cake ¾ cup (170 g) butter; 6 ½ oz (180 g) semi-sweet chocolate; ¾ cup (170 g) sugar; 8 egg yolks; 1 cup (120 g) flour; 10 egg whites, stiffly beaten; 2 tbs. apricot jam; Icing 1 cup (225 g) sugar; ⅓ cup […]

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2 Days in Salzburg, Austria


You can really cover a lot of ground in 2 days in Salzburg, Austria.  This town is small enough for you to feel like you’re a local, but big enough for you to be a tourist. Let’s visit some sites! Accommodations in Salzburg can be pricey, so we stayed a short distance down the road […]

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Inspirational Quote for the Week

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Photo for the Week – Garden of the Gods Park

'Garden of the Gods Park'

Photo By Janet Franz Nelson www.pathwaysandpatinas.com

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Travel Tips – Rubber Bands


Hey Friends!  This is my first post for tips for traveling, so I decided to go with my favorite “go to” item. Every since studying abroad I have brought rubber bands with me.  I take about 10, just in case. Here are 3 ideas for using rubber bands while you travel. 1) If you tend […]

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Photo of the week – Highclere Castle, England

Downton Abbey

 The anticipation for the Downton Abbey movie in the US is spreading. The premiere is Friday, September 20th.  Add this place to your bucket list!   Check out one of my past blogs about this wonderful place.

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Kezar Lake – Part 2 Loon Decor

Kezar Lake Loon

After travels my to Maine on Kezar Lake, I must confess that incorporating the color palette for our home design from this “Visual Journey” was a tricky one. The loon has 2 colors black and white, and the design on the bird’s back is like that of a checkerboard.      So, I decided to think outside […]

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Kezar Lake – The Call of the Loon

Kezar Lake Kayaking

After traveling overseas for the last 2 years on family vacations, we chose to stay in the states and visit our family roots in the New England Area.  After living my summers as a kid in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesauke, we decided to find a smaller lake nearby for our holiday.  We chose Kezar […]

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