Happy Thanksgiving! It’s time for turkey, baked treats, and fellowship. Britin from All Good Bakers in Albany, is a master in the kitchen. She and her husband run the co-op kitchen, and farm-to-table dinning is their specialty. Everything they serve is baked from scratch. I loved being in their restaurant. I can still remember how tasty the baking pumpkins smelled.
Check out their website here for more information.
Who doesn’t love a woman who’s skilled with power tools? Meet Julia, the Technical Director at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. She’s been in the tech business for 5 years, behind the scenes building sets for theatrical productions. It’s not often that you find a 23 year-old in her position. Julia’s shop is located in The Egg, one of the most interesting buildings I’ve ever seen. Way to go, girl! It’s always good to see young people with their dream jobs.
The photos above were taken on a little river I discovered in my wanderings around Albany, New York. It was so relaxing to sit on the bank of the riverbed and listen to the water swirl by, soaking up as much fall as possible. I love taking hints from my surroundings and adding them into my outfits. This secluded section of peacefulness was filled with inspiration. That’s when I came up with the idea of a scarf made of leaves. It’s not too hard to do, all you need is some spare fabric and thread. The Carhartt Women’s Artisan Jacket has been one of my favorites this season, and it goes perfectly with my new scarf.
Check out these hilarious videos of some of the new Carhartt products. The Artisan Jacket is featured in the women’s outerwear video.
I must admit that I got very lost on my way out to Peaceful Acres in Albany last week. It was scenic, so I didn’t mind too much. Every turn darted around one gorgeous hillside to another. Nanci and Stacy, the mother-daughter duo that run the farm, took me up to the highest point on the grounds to feed the horses. When we reached the peak, I felt as though someone knocked the wind out of me. We were completely surrounded in the most beautiful countryside, entirely colored by fall and sprinkled with horses. I don’t mean to be trite, but Peaceful Acres is appropriately named.
Nanci started the non-profit organization as a sanctuary for horses and people. The horses are rescued from abandonment, neglect, and abuse, then rehabilitated emotionally and physically. Once healed, the horses in turn help out people who have faced their own adversities in life. A large portion of the programs focus on women recovering from breast cancer and other emotional and physical hurdles such as domestic abuse, anxiety disorders, and depression.
I was so moved, not just by the scenery, but by the effort and love Nanci and Stacy pour into Peaceful Acres. Their lives are devoted to helping people and horses alike. It was empowering to see these awesome women make the most of what life has dealt them and use what they learned to help others find their own path to peace.
Visit Peaceful Acres’s website here to see how you can help out.