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Hotel Vermont + Farmer’s Dinner = Unforgettable!

So there’s this place in town called Hotel Vermont.  Have you been there yet?  Oh my goodness, get your date clothes on and get over there!  Forgive me for being a little late to the game, I don’t know what took me so long to step foot into that beautiful and delicious place. Last week […]

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Daddy Dates

So you’ve agreed to give your wife an afternoon away from the house.  You can handle this.  As Daddy, finding something fun to do should be easy… except it’s the middle of the winter and your video pals from Hulu and Amazon only take you so far.  Think about it: don’t you want to make […]

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13 Places for Indoor Play In and Around Burlington

Winters in Vermont can be long and hard. Whenever late January rolls around I feel myself longing for spring as all of us in our house are feeling just a tad stir-crazy (OK, “a tad” might be an understatement). So where can you go with the kiddos when you just NEED to get out for […]

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Discovery Dynamos: Snowboarding for young kids

My son Aden got the bug for snowboarding last year when his grandmother bought him one of those cheap plastic snowboards from Target.  We only used it a few times last year but that was enough to plant a seed.  This year that plastic snowboard was the first thing he wanted to pull out of […]

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Family Friendly Holiday Guide to Burlington

Confession: I’ve been playing Christmas music since November 1st. I can’t help it. I love Christmas and the Holidays. I love everything about it. Even the cold, and that’s saying something! (After New Years, though, I’m done and ready for spring.) So even though it’s a bit early, I wanted to write a roundup of […]

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The Treehouse at Oakledge Park

Oakledge Park, located at the end of Flynn Avenue in the South End of Burlington, has many wonderful features.  There are beaches, bike paths, walking paths, pavilions, playgrounds, picnic tables, and plenty of natural beauty.  But the one thing we never miss when we visit Oakledge is the secret treehouse. Okay, the treehouse isn’t really […]

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Fall Fantastic:: Burlington’s Top Fall Activities!

It’s here, and none too soon!  It was a great summer but truth be told I’m ready to say goodbye to the humidity and pack away the bathing suits.  It’s time to shake out the jeans, pull out the light sweaters from the cedar chest and dust off the crockpot for some cool air cooking. […]

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Topnotch Resort and Spa: Rest and Relaxation for the Weary Momma

It’s been a busy summer for the Sutphen household. Between adding a baby to the family, living in the newborn haze, and a jam packed schedule at my husband’s work, we have had little time to just “be” together. So when Topnotch Resort and Spa offered for my husband and I to come check out […]

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Stalking Cristy Swain:: Cucina Antica Giveaway :: Closed

You  may have guessed by now that I love food. Although I do enjoy cooking and baking it’s the eating part that I like best. I’m also passionate about all things local. So when good food + local marry each other, I’m on cloud 9. I have a confession to make. I’ve been stalking someone. Her […]

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Burlington Staycation Destination: Ben and Jerry’s

Last week was hot, wasn’t it? Hot hot hot. And look, this California girl just isn’t used to heat without central air conditioning. HOT. After spending a few days hovered around our tiny little window AC unit and sweating profusely when we had to leave the living room, my husband and I decided to pack […]

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