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Harlie’s Adventures -November


{Harlie at Como park in Lancaster last week}

Its been a little while since I posted about Harlie. While she is still her rambunctious self, she is more alert and aware of her surroundings. She listens to her commands and she loves the visitors that come over. She has graduated to adult dog food too!

Making the decision to get a dog, was the best thing for me. She helps with my anxiety of living on my own and also makes me feel safe. If you or someone you know is looking to adopt or foster an animal during this time of year Diamonds in the Ruff is truly an amazing animal rescue group and I’m so happy I went with them.


{Harlie went for her first run with me at Delaware Park at the beginning of November, she did so well!}

As for what’s next with Harlie, I’m looking  forward to celebrating her first birthday next month and to see how she behaves with the Christmas decorations up, I have a feeling she is going to jump on the tree for the ornaments and pull down the stockings, boy I hope I’m wrong.

Until next time.


North Tonawanda Farmers Market

About 3 weeks ago in my search to check out more farmers markets in the area, I stopped by the North Tonawanda market on a rainy Saturday morning. I heard through some of my contacts that this was a good market to visit and they were right! Probably one of the biggest I’ve been too in the area offering a lot of options from different farmers and vendors, I was quite pleased with my drive out there.


Purchasing all of these veggies plus a mum for exactly $20 makes me need to go to farmers markets way more than the grocery store. Not only does it save a single gal living on her own with a tight budget some money, but it also is supporting the local farmers which is something I love doing.

If you haven’t been to this market check them out on Tuesdays, Thursday or Saturdays from 7-1pm.


Modern Dream Catchers with Makers & Muse


{Photo from Makers Buffalo Instagram account}

I have been wanting to take this class with Makers Buffalo for a long time and my schedule never allowed it up until a couple weeks ago when Makers Buffalo and MUSEJar came together to host a Modern Dream Catchers class at Arden Farm– a place I’ve been before and really do enjoy going to. It was a Friday night class with some food {yummy food} provided by Daily’s Catering. The class took place in the barn and you could BYOB – so clearly I brought a bottle of wine. My friend and co-worker Kelsey came along for the ride! Overall it was a fun crafty night! Every time I take a class with Makers and Muse they don’t disappoint. Not only are the classes enjoyable, you create something that’s for you and you meet some really great people as well. If you can ever take a class that fits your interest, I highly recommend it.

Below are some of my pictures from the crafty night out.

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{One of the first steps was picking your yarn and tying it to the metal circle}


{Kelsey being crafty}


{Separating the yarn to make it more wavy and full}


{Are finished products}


A Fall Favorite of Mine

Last month my Mom stopped by to help me can tomatoes – an activity I remember doing this with her, my Grandma and Aunts when I was younger. With the colder temperatures approaching I thought it was the perfect time to can some tomatoes – I’ll use them for my Mom’s homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, homemade chili and other warm winter foods.

We started out with a bushel of tomatoes that made us {me} 11 full mason jars – perfect amount for a single lady on her own! The part I remember disliking the most was when the tomatoes came out of the boiling hot water and you have to peel them right away – I remember my fingers not liking that part and they still don’t! haha.


{Step 1: Line table or counter with newspaper and get bushel of tomatoes}


{Step 2: Cut out core and prep for hot water}


{Step 3: In the water you go – just enough time to get the first layer soft enough to peel off}


{Step 4: Peel off the top layer of skin and put in mason jar – my least favorite part}



{Step 5: Clean rim of jars, seal with lids, put in hot water for 40-50 minutes to seal, store and use whenever needed}

Overall it was a nice Sunday morning/early afternoon spent with my Mom. Not only did it bring back childhood memories, its was a day where we made new memories together in my new home, which is a gift in itself.



Queen City Half Marathon


Tomorrow over 300 runners will be hitting the streets in Downtown Buffalo for the first Queen City Half Marathon. An all female race {making it the 50th all female race in the Country}. Outside of it being your typical race, what the message is behind the race is what matters…woman empowerment. Its about women supporting other women, working together and having fun while accomplishing that goal you have set forth for yourself.

I’m excited to see how the race is and the feedback that is received, its a pretty cool event, that I think will grow and be more and more successful with each year that passes. If you would like more information on the race you can go here.

Good luck to all the runners out there tomorrow!


Rochester Public Market


It seems like it has been forever since my last blog post. I’ve put blogging on the back burner because my schedule has been crazy, but I’m hoping I can be more consistent on my posts again.


A couple weeks ago I went back down the 90 to visit my friend Arica for her birthday in Rochester, while there, we had planned to go to the Rochester Public Market – it was on my end of summer bucket list and since I’d never been to that market before, I thought why not. The Market is huge and has amazing farmers and vendors to shop from!! I got avocados for $1!!! And a bundle of sun flowers for $4!


{Beautiful flowers and vegetables. These vendors do it right!}


It’s definitely worth the while to take the hour or so drive to pay a visit on a Saturday morning if you can… the market won’t disappoint you if you are a farmer market goer, it was a great suggestion from Arica!  Skip ahead to this past week where I ran into my friends from Fudge Factors and I was talking to them about this and they suggested I visit the market in North Tonawanda, saying it is a really nice one, probably the most similar to the one in Rochester. I’ll have to add that to my places to visit and compare the two.

Until next time,


{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photos}


{crowd shot}


{wine sampling}

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