Category Archives: Graphic Design

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HappyHolidays

The holiday snow has arrived in Upstate New York and with it a proper atmosphere befitting of the season. The rooftops, pine trees and streets are dusted with a fine layer of powered sugar that sparkles in the sunlight making everything look just a little more magical. So here is to the year that has passed and wishing you all a wonderful holiday season filled with love and happiness.

With Love,
ILoveUSny

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Beauty in the Details

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The weather on Thanksgiving was certainly something to be thankful for – 60° and brilliantly sunny is a always a good start to a November day. We wanted to take some time to appreciate the small things this year, so in an effort to stop and smell the roses we would like to share with you all of the beauty we discovered in the details, as we embraced what may be the last balmy day of 2012 in Upstate New York. We hope you found some unexpected beauty this holiday as well. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to all of yours!
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I Love US – An Upstate Wedding

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It is with great excitement that I am finally able to share this post summing up the past few months which are the culmination of a decade of laughter, tears, dreams, adventures and love. On September 2, Scottie and I were married high above Upstate New York in the tiny wicker basket of a hot air balloon. We sailed though the skies above the Thousand Islands and exchanged vows as the air cooled and the leaves began to change.

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Hot Air Balloon Wedding Over the Thousand Islands from I Love Upstate New York on Vimeo.

Nearly two months later, we celebrated our marriage at the Flower Memorial Library with 30 of our closest friends and family. The library has been special to us since we featured it here, on iloveusny. We would like to thank you all for reading, following and supporting us through this, and our many great adventures here in Upstate New York.

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2012 Beekman Harvest Fest

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2012 Harvest Fest in Sharon Springs

A little over an hour east of Utica, sits a small quaint town in the center of New York State that is featured in its very own reality television show. “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” is set in the town of Sharon Springs, New York and follows the lives of two city boys who have moved to the country to reinvent themselves as farmers and entrepreneurs. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge have created the lifestyle brand Beekman 1802 which they slap on everything from cookbooks to goat’s milk soap. Over the weekend, Scott and I and a couple of great friends traveled down to Sharon Springs to partake in the town’s annual Harvest Fest. The festival featured vendors selling everything from pickles and pumpkins to clothing and jewelry, not to mention celebrity appearances by the Fabulous Beekman Boys themselves. Every inch of the town was dripping with pumpkins, mums and cornstalks, it was truly a visual delight. Highlights of our day included chatting with the locals, seeing the live birds of prey at the bird rescue exhibit and ending the day with a glass of wine at the gorgeous American Hotel. Here are some of our favorite shots from the day, and a clip from the popular show “The Fabulous Beekman Boys”. For a visual treat, check out the Beekman Boys’ website: http://beekman1802.com/.TheBeekmanBoys

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Josh of the Fabulous Beekman Boys. Whoever is doing their graphic design and marketing is just a genius. We are in love with every last detail.

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The American Hotel in Sharon Springs

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Black Cat Bakery all decked out for Harvest Fest in Sharon Springs.

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Pickles, produce and funky journals for sale at the 2012 Sharon Springs Harvest Fest.

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Bird Rescue at the 2012 Sharon Spring Harvest Fest
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Let There Be Downloads

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Farms on the Tug Hill – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

Hooray! We are officially one year old! What a journey it has been. We have been from Rochester to the Adirondack Park and back. We have had a number of new experiences in many new places, but since there are too many to list, we thought we would share some other numbers with you.

121 posts have seen

12,943 views from

93 different countries.

That is a lot of countries! We could never have imagined that so many of you (443 to be exact) would care enough about our adventures to follow along. To celebrate one year of blogging, exploring and photographing in Upstate New York we decided to turn some of our favorite shots into Facebook Cover Photos. All you have to do is click on the image, save it to your desktop and then upload it to your Facebook page. Click, save, upload & enjoy! Thanks for making this a great year in Upstate New York!

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Syracuse Balloon Fest in Jamesville, New York – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Syracuse Balloon Fest in Jamesville, New York – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Butterfly in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Fireflies in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Deer grazing in the field in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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The Butterfly Garden at The NYS Zoo At Thompson Park – Watertown., NY. Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Flower Macro in the Adirondack Park – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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A stray kitten peeks out from his hiding place in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Syracuse Balloon Fest in Jamesville, New York – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Ives Hill Country Club in Watertown – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Lighthouse near Henderson Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Fireworks during the CanAm festival in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

Harborfest in Oswego, New York – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Oswego Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

Night Boating in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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The Oswego Harbor at night – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Fireworks during the Independence Day celebration in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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A white rose in Sandy Creek – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Evening in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Sandy Creek – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Henderson Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

Thompson Park in Watertown – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Rainy Watertown – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Waterfalls at Whitaker Park – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Evening in Sackets Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Thompson Park in Watertown – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Raspberries at Tug Hill Vineyards – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Tug Hill Vineyards – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Thousand Islands Sunset – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Super Moon over Association Island in Henderson Harbor – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Silver Moon – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo
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Waterfalls at Whitaker Park – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Tug Hill Vineyards – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Sunny Watertown – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo

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Windmills on the Tug Hill – Upstate New York Facebook Cover Photo


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