These cuties might just be man's next best friend!

I recently traveled back to where my roots were originally planted in Washington County, NY. The majority of my family still lives there and my husband and I have made it a priority to make sure our children grow up experiencing all that the area has to offer. This time we all fell in love... with a beautiful bunch of Alpacas at Quarry Ridge Alpacas.


They saw us coming and greeted us warmly...they clearly had no idea what kind of crazy was about to enter their peaceful barn!


Oh yeah...this is a whole lot of crazy. Good crazy, but no doubt, CRAZY!


Mirror, Mirror on the Wall....Who is the fairest of them all?


I think that's a smile!


We were so lucky to meet Vixen- the new baby at Quarry Ridge


A proud Momma and her Baby- only 3 weeks old! I would like to take both of them home to Buffalo!


Walking Back to Pop and Mema's house after our visit at Quarry Ridge. Take me home, country roads.

Thank you, Perkins family, for inviting us to visit you and your awesome alpacas! Quarry Ridge

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We are Debbie and Kelly...two friends enjoying living in this Tight-Knit community in Buffalo, NY. Learn more

Stetson Salad as a feel better dinner.#homemaderanchdressing #couscous the food so nice they named it twice #farmersmarketflowers #farmersandartisans #feelgoodfriday #realsimple

Favorite Recipes


In an attempt to maintain (or more honestly, establish) a healthy lifestyle, I have found that lunch is where I tend to fall apart. Perhaps handful of grapes (truth: pretzels), or maybe a ready-made protein shake (truth: Starbucks Vanilla Latte), or possibly a yogurt with a sprinkling of granola (truth: trail mix with a spoonful of Ben & Jerry's) leave me guilt-ridden and hungry a short time later. The truth is, we all want to be healthy, but we need a little help. This morning I got up a little earlier than usual and pulled out some of our finds from the Farmer's Market this past...


Could these unassuming avocados possibly bring forth the deliciousness of chocolate pudding? Why yes they could...There are many recipes out there for avocado pudding, but this has proven to be my favorite. It's so simple and quick.


As mentioned earlier this week on Today, freshly made bread is one of the simple things that make people feel great. No carbs?? No Gluten?? It's okay- the smell of it baking is just as rewarding. Donate the bread and you make someone else's day, too!

Simple things make us happiest


Now it's more than just a flower on your husband's tropical shirt.