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Sebastian and I got to hang out today. We had fun in Central Park watching the squirrels, birds, and dogs. I always love spending time with this little one.
#erinexplores #life in #nyc #centralpark #saturdays


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Some mornings he just can’t, so he gets up and puts on his bathrobe and slippers and does the Saturday morning shuffle to #Starbucks for his first cup of joe. Oh the bliss of that first sip while sitting on an iron fence in NYC.
#erinexplores #life in #nyc #themorningshuffle #musthavecoffee #theunexpectedlife


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Peppermint Pattie and Dark Chocolate deliciousness, a special treat from #amplehills #astoria.
#erinexplores #life #summertime #icecream #theunexpectedlife #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Salzburg: Moody Beauty
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TBWednesday to when I could run up the mountain behind my house for this view. The sky tonight looked like this - wishing I was up there now. .
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#fortress #festung #letsgooutside #moodybeauty #moodysky #europeanbeauty #mountaintopview #castle #europeancastle #ilovesalzburg #beautifulclouds #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #viewfromabove #erinexplores #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #postcardfromtheworld #mountainlifestyle


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I really look forward to our weekly Summer discipling group study. I get to try new recipes for healthy grain salads and feed them to some amazing people while we study The Psalms. This week I went with Thai salads, one vegan and one made with pork.
#erinexplores #life #lovepeople #feedthemgreatfood #osny #midtown #churchinnyc


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When a friend goes on a vacation and brings you back a little bit of #home it fills the hole in your heart that comes from missing it. @aforgione6 you are the best, thank you!
#erinexplores #life #alittlebitofhome #oregon #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Heading North to White Plains for BBQ and time with friends. #ridingthetrain #northboundadventure #erinexplores #life #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Salzburg: The Future Looks Positive
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This was a very meaningful couple of days. I was honored to work with the forward-thinking entrepreneurs in the @europeanyouthaward development program as a pitch coach, and today I sat on the jury to select the Social Impact award winners.
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As the EYA says, digital technologies are today’s most powerful instrument to tackle the social challenges we are facing today.
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I was excited to see the great ideas presented in today’s final pitch session, super happy to see some badass female engineers doing important, impactful work, and I can’t wait to see how they all go out & make the world a better place!
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#europeanyouthaward #eya2018 #pitchcoach #businesspitchcoach #startuppitch #presentationcoach #appcamp #siliconcastles #socialimpact #socialimpacttech #newtechnology #startupaccelerator #hackathon #startupbootcamp #makingadifference #madeineurope #brilliantminds #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #startuplife #startupsuccess #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #creativelife##creativity#postcardfromtheworld


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Tonight I had a meeting so I made both a gluten free pasta salad and a lemon thyme cake for it. It was a lot of fun to use recipes from the cooking classes I have been taking.
#erinexplores #life in #nyc #cookingclasses #sharingfood #feedingfriends #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Lausanne: Boating Bliss
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Take me back to this moment.
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It’s chilly and rainy in Salzburg & my eyes are crossing from non-stop video and photo editing. But I can always conjure up the feeling of this moment in time.
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Sun, breeze, warmth, freedom, brilliant colors, natural beauty all around, best college friend right next to me... life is best when punctuated by days like these.
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Where are you transported when you close your eyes and breathe?
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#lausanne #switzerland #visitswitzerland #mylausanne #swissriviera #lakegeneva #rechargingbatteries #unplugging #digitaldetox #justbreathe #summerstyle #travelinspo #outdoorlifestyle #everydayluxury #imonaboat #adventuretime #preppychic #sailinglife #austrianblogger #expatblogger #salzburgblogger #erinexplores #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #adventurelife #postcardfromtheworld #alpinelake #swissalps


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One of my favorite pastimes is cooking for friends and family. Tonight I got to try out three Moroccan Salad recipes and attend our Church’s Summer in The Psalms series. What a great way to spend the evening eating food with friends and learning and discussing The Psalms with them.
#erinexplores #life in #nyc #sharingfood #sharingfaith #osny #midtown #churchinnyc #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Puch: Startup Executive Academy 2018
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Wowowow these past 10 days were an intensely inspiring blur! I was so proud to be surrounded by 20 of Europe’s brightest entrepreneurial minds, Stanford GSB’s (@stanfordgsb) top educators, and some of Silicon Valley’s brilliant thought leaders. As the Senior Media Advisor for Silicon Castles, I got to experience it all - and create the videos, photos, and interviews that bring it to life for you!
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Ever since my time at Groupon’s HQ during its heady heyday, I’ve been fascinated by startups - the culture, the minds, the pace, the potential, the way they begin & how they scale. I’m thrilled to be part of this groundbreaking network that is encouraging globally-minded entrepreneurship right here in the heart of the heart of Europe.
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Check out the Silicon Castles’ Startup Executive Academy page (link in bio) for all the videos and info. I’ll post more here as the week goes on!
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#SEA2018 #startupsxecutiveacademy #siliconcastles #stanfordgsb #stanford #siliconvalley #startupaccelerator #brilliantminds #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #startuplife #startupsuccess #gotomarket #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #mediadirector #creativity#postcardfromtheworld


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This guy is pretty awesome. He took me on a Ferry Boat ride and on a Ferris Wheel. It was a fun date day. Love ya to bits @erik.l.johnson.
#erinexplores #life and #love in #nyc #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Salzburg: Fortress on Fire
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Sunset scene from this evening’s run. I’m back from an unintended hiatus. So much has been happening these days & views like this + a good sweat session bring it all into focus.
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These past 10 days have been insane. Early morning till very late at night - I just didn’t stop. I have so much to share in the next days! Still wrapping my head around the incredible stuff that has happened in such a short time. I cleared my head today with a Netflix binge, catching up with friends, & a long run. Fixes everything.
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#momentofzen #inhaleexhale #letsgooutside #downshifting #fireinthesky #pinksky #inspirationalview #whyirun #longrunsunday #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #justbreathe #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #beautifuleveningsky


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The view while we wait for the ferry. #erinexplores #sundaysinnyc


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Even though it was pouring #osny #regopark still held VBS. Parents braved the downpour and walked to our little church, their children danced, sang, heard bible stories, made seashell crafts, and played games. What an awesome night.
#erinexplores #life in #NYC #osny #regopark #churchinnyc #loveyourneighbor


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When your morning commute involves transporting your husband's bass in an #uber and the driver is listening to some of the most beautiful tenor arias that you have ever heard... that is winning.
#erinexplores #life in #NYC and #astoria #morningcommute #tenorarias #theunexpectedlife #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Lausanne: Riviera Sunsets
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The colors. The calm. The warmth. The fresh Alpine mountain & lake breeze.
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Feeling recharged & ready for a huge week ahead. Moments like this make it all possible.
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How did you recharge this weekend? .
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#lausanne #switzerland #visitswitzerland #mylausanne #swissriviera #lakegeneva #rechargingbatteries #unplugging #digitaldetox #sunsetlove #stunning_view #travelinspo #outdoorlifestyle #everydayluxury #silhouette_solo #adventuretime #austrianblogger #expatblogger #salzburgblogger #erinexplores #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #adventurelife #postcardfromtheworld #alpinelake #swissalps


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Postcards from the Swiss Riviera: Forever Friends making Forever Memories
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This is what you do when your best friend since day 1 of college becomes a badass International Policy PhD & professor with an expense budget and an extra bed in her lake view room in Lausanne. You accept her invitation, drop everything, and get yourself there STAT for all the hiking, wine, cheese, chocolate, boating, swimming, and catching up you can fit into a very short time.
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So so many more photos to come!! .
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#lausanne #switzerland #visitswitzerland #visitlausanne #swissriviera #lakegeneva #vineyardadventures #stunning_view #inspirationalview #lifelongfriends#stsavournin #adventuretime #digitaldetox #austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #erinexplores #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #adventurelife #postcardfromtheworld #alpinelake #swissalps


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Postcards from my Desk: A Pretty Little Reminder
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I keep this lovely card from my dear friend & extraordinarily talented designer @sandraktg on my desk, propped up among my pens & pencils (many of which used to be hers), as a lovely reminder that I have all the potential inside of me.
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It’s my job to foster the best environment to allow myself to be creative.
To keep experimenting.
To keep learning & honing my skills.
To be kind to myself when things aren’t turning out quite how I imagined, like I would be kind to my friends.
To push myself when I need a nudge.
To walk away when my tank is running on empty.
To surround myself with a tribe of supportive friends and colleagues so we can lift each other up when we stumble or hit a wall.
To play.
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You have the potential, too. What are you doing this weekend to live it?
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#creativity #createeveryday #createeverydamnday #keepcreating #creativepotential #creativityforlife #inspirationalquoteoftheday #creativeinspiration #creativityquote #maker #makersgonnamake #designquote #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #makerquote #erinexplores #quotable #travelblogger#travelwriter #contentcreator #lovemytribe #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #dailyreminder#postcardfromtheworld


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An amazing reception after a lovely flute concert by the amazing Sara Mahn. I can highly recommend hearing Sara play if you have a chance to. I can also recommend the sublime flavors of the cocktail French 75 at the Capital Grille. A perfect summer drink.
#erinexplores #life in #NYC #theunexpectedlife #livethelifeyouhave #lovethelifeyoulive


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Believe it. Every one of us is a living breathing work of art. Thank you @gregoryscoffee for the reminder. #erinexplores #life in #NYC #coffeenotes #theunexpectedlife #livethelifeyouhave #lovethelifeyoulive #believeit


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Postcards from Salzburg - Disturbing the Peace
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It was a lovely post-meeting Moment of Zen... until the Sound of Music bicycle tour rode up behind me, blasting "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria" and then a giant bus unloaded with a bunch more tourists who surrounded my bench and stood in front of me.
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Oh well. It was a nice couple of minutes beforehand. #OnlyInSalzburg
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#ughtourists #momentofzen #inhaleexhale #letsgooutside #downshifting #instalandscape #schloss #leopoldskron #inspirationalview #meditationtime #meditation #soundofmusic #soundofmusictour #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #justbreathe


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This is Rueben, he is 2 years old and incredibly sweet and cuddly. He needs a home in #nyc. Give the ACC a call to find out more.
#erinexplores #life in #NYC #lowereastside #theunexpectedlife #rabbits4adoption #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Straßwalchen - this land
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I ventured out of town today to one of the very best media studio locations I've ever experienced. A peaceful 20 min walk from the train, tucked away down a long, private drive, through an old timber barn, into the back courtyard... is the 400-year old grain storage barn - turned editing suite & production offices of one of Austria's most prolific director/producers.
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I soaked up so much invaluable knowledge during today's editing session of a new program for @servustv . I'm grateful to be able to learn from, and to work alongside colleagues whose work and approach I respect.
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I took a moment to appreciate the land & the view as I navigated my way to the hidden studio. What a country this is. .
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#momentofzen #gratitude #letsgooutside #mediaproducer #contentproducer #getreide #wheatfield #bauernhof #bauernhofleben #farmhouselove #farmlove #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger #travelwriter#creativelife#creativelifehappylife #justbreathe #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #countrysidelovers


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Apparently it is National Dairy Goat week and it appears that our local grocery has gone all out.
#erinexplores #life in #NYC and #astoria #theunexpectedlife #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave #goats


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Postcards from the Gaisberg: Picking Holunderblüten
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Here's another one of my favorites from the Hollersaft-making adventure with @viclamar. The clean mountain air makes these elderflower blossoms perfect for steeping into syrup. No city pollution up here!
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And it's so 💚 so 💚 GREEN everywhere! I wish I lived where these flowers do. But I'm definitely happy that I get to visit. .
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#hollersaft #holundersaft #hollersirup #holundersirup #elderflower #elderberry #elderflowersyrup #mountainlife #bergauf #cookingrecipe #outdoorgirl #cookingtutorial #everydayelegance #lemonelderflower #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #bergwandern #travelblogger#travelwriter #foodblogger #backtobasics #creativelifehappylife #rezept #postcardfromtheworld #salzburgerland #behindthescenes


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Postcards from the Gaisberg: Berghollersaft in the Making
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A few weeks ago, my dear friend Victoria @viclamar & I spent a long weekend at her family's gorgeous, historic home on the Gaisberg, creating the most quintessential of Austrian springtime heirloom recipes: Hollersaft.
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You may know it as Elderflower syrup, Hollersirup, or Holundersirup. No matter what you call it, the sweet, brightly citrus, softly floral syrup captures the essence of springtime in the Alps and preserves it beautifully throughout the year. I love to pour it into sparkling water during the day, and it makes the perfect addition to Prosecco at brunch or a gin cocktail at night.
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I've been working hard to create a little video to show you the process. Just a few more final touches & I'll post it here. In the meantime, here's the first of my favorite photos from that day. These flowers are impossibly beautiful! I can't get enough! .
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#hollersaft #holundersaft #hollersirup #holundersirup #elderflower #elderflowersyrup #sunshineinabottle #springtimeinabottle #cookingrecipe #cookingtutorial #elegantliving #everydayelegance #lemonelderflower #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #alm #erinexplores #bergwandern #travelblogger#travelwriter #foodblogger #heirloomrecipe#creativelifehappylife #rezept #postcardfromtheworld #salzburgerland #behindthescenes


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When your Third Day VIP experience includes personalized M&Ms it makes you smile. With @erik.l.johnson
#erinexplores #life in #NYC @thirdday #farewelltour #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave #beacontheatre


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Well this was an exciting thing to wake up to! The program that I co-produced & directed for WVIA / PBS won the 2018 Judges' Award for Excellence in Broadcasting from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters!
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Pretty damn awesome - I had no idea it was even up for anything. And not too bad for the first thing out of the gate for each of us! 😊😊
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Huge thanks to our amazing team for being the best in EVERY way. Cheers & beers all around!
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(And to answer a couple questions: it was a concert & on-location documentary filmed in Germany, Austria, & the US that traced the close historical connection between The Reformation and the development of music & musical traditions. The concert was programmed & conducted by our Exec Producer, Dr. David Steinau, & performed by his wonderful musicians at Susquehanna University.)
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#producerlife #tvproducer #tvdirector #contentcreator #pbs #broadcastingaward #artsandculture #kunstundkultur #fernsehpreis #augsburg #filminglife #creativityunleashed #austria #inspirecreateshare #createyourdreamlife #erinexplores #livingmydreams #travelwriter #mediaproducer #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #creativity #womendirectors #womeninspiringwomen #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #creativity #classicalmusic @wviaofficial @pbs @susquehannau


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Cooking class at @surlatable #nyc tonight. We learned how to make a simple but appetizing backyard meal. Great class and wonderful cooking partners. Best Christmas gift ever from @erik.l.johnson
#erinexplores #life in #NYC and #astoria #cooking #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Salzburg: Tending to the Roses
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Lots of intense work these days. Rolling up my sleeves, getting my hands dirty, working my way through my mile long, very detailed to-do list.
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Also remembering to take a moment to go outside, take a breath of fresh air, let my eyes uncross & look at something fully analog, and gain some perspective.
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I'm taking inspiration from these beauties. The hard work is already producing some pretty fantastic results. .
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#momentofzen #letsgooutside #downshifting #rosegarden #climbingroses #tendingtotheroses #creativecultivation #cultivatingsuccess #cultivating #inspirationwalk #meditationtime #meditation #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #spaziergang #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #justbreathe #mindfullife #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #slowdown


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Postcard from Augsburg, Germany: TBT - PBS
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One year ago I wrapped the PBS shoot that earned me my first real-deal TV Producer & Director credits. The project combined music, culture, history, and travel - some of my favorite things in the world. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and it solidified my love for this stuff. Plus, I got to hire and work with the best team on the planet & couldn't have done it without them.
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I love what cool opportunities have developed since then, and I'm constantly inspired to keep creating new ones. Here's to CREATING in all forms: ideas, your dream life, art, music, businesses, products, opportunities... everything! #NeverStopCreating
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#producerlife #pbs #wvia #createeveryday #createthelifeyouwant #dreamitanddoit #creativeinspiration #nothingisstoppingme #livingmybestlife #tvproducer #scriptwriter #mediadirector #contentproducer #classicalmusic #jumpforjoy #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburgblogger #expatwoman #womeninspiringwomen #girlboss #erinexplores #visualstoryteller #travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #creativity#postcardfromtheworld


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Postcards from my desk: New Month, New Season, New Page in the Bullet Journal
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I'm getting a slow start to June, thanks to the last of the 497 holidays in May which turned this into another long weekend. ☀️🏔️🏖️ But today started early, bright, and with intention. Lots of editing, planning, organizing, practicing, singing, shooting, designing, and writing on my plate this month. I'm excited to get to it!
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But first... a few Monday morning moments of quiet preparation. The Big Brain Dump - it's so important. Catching all of the ideas that have been simmering & giving them a place to land on the page. Writing them down turns them into something concrete and actionable. Looking objectively at the big stuff makes it possible to see the small steps I need to take to make it all happen.
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There are no stupid ideas. Write it down now - organize & make decisions afterwards. The clarity will come.
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What did you discover when you got it out of your head and onto the page?
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#bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bulletjournalist #bujo #bujomonthly #leuchtturm1917 #gelpen #frixion #creativeprocess #createeveryday #organizationideas #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #makersgonnamake #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #withintention #producerlife #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #creativebrain #brainstorming


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Postcards from Golling: The birth of something spectacular
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It all starts from somewhere. A small pool of water emerges from a vine-draped cave. So peaceful. Until the bottom drops out, gravity suddenly takes over, and there's no way for the water - or anything else along for the ride - to resist.
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The results? Powerful. Unexpected. Spectacular.
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Another life metaphor? .
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#golling #wasserfall #waterfall #thetaoofnature #momentofzen #letsgooutside #wandern #hiking #hikingadventure #alpinehiking #gowiththeflow #lifemetaphor #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #hikingboots#travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #adventuretime #bergwandern #postcardfromtheworld #salzburgerland #salzkammergut


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Annie Spence is my hero, she writes letters to the books she loves, has grown out of, dislikes, or has to weed out as part of her job as a librarian. I find myself laughing, tearing up, sighing, or a combination of all three as I read this little gem.
#erinexplores #life in #NYC and #astoria #booksaremylife #theunexpectedlife #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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A bit of Fantasia along 57th Street in New York City.
#erinexplores #life in #NYC and #astoria #summerinthecity #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave #theunexpectedlife


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I was able to use one of the recipes from my cooking classes @surlatable #nyc . My guinea pigs proclaimed it a success!
#erinexplores #life in #NYC and #astoria #lovepeople #feedthemgoodfood #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave #memorialday #goodfriends


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...And then we have Fen who believes the best way to help me watch the #Royalwedding2018 is to eat every crumb he can from the scone plate. He definitely would not be invited to Windsor Castle!
#erinexplores #life in #NYC and #astoria #weddings #fencat #troublemaker #catsofinstagram


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English Breakfast Tea and scones for #Royalwedding2018 watching. Thankful for @teaandsympathynyc for their excellent teas and my #walkersshortbread tin and #bakebritish scones!
#erinexplores #life in #nyc #weddings #earlymorning #whittardofchelsea #petiterose


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Postcards from Salzburg: New Herr in Town
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A proper Melange; freshly baked, flaky Butterring; Truffle-egg-topped dark, dense bread; a little prosecco for a Prost? The newest addition to the Salzburg coffee house scene hits all the right notes.
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The beauty is in the details, and the team behind Herr Leopold (@herrleopold.salzburg) has clearly put a great deal of time and effort into their entire concept. The jaunty little bow ties, the coolest looking knives, the menus presented like newspapers, the vintage-style ovens... it's the best of an old world Viennese coffee house presented with a chic modern flair, and I'm a big fan.
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Can't wait to visit in the morning for one of those warm pastries!
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#herrleopold #kaffeehaus #wienerkaffeehaus #viennesecoffee #coffeehouse #viennese#austria#austrianblogger #salzburg
#visitsalzburg #öesterreich #salzburgerin #detailsdetails #everydayelegance #gutesessen #europeancafe #köstlich #culinaryadventures #foodblogger#travelblogger#travelwriter #foodie #instadelicious #erinexplores #viennesestyle #flatlayoftheday #truffleeverything #aufstrich #proseccotime


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Postcards from The Side of a Mountain: Running into the Storm
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There wasn't another choice. Down was too far, the storm was too close. The only way to go was into the dark clouds.
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Nervous? Yes. Did I want to turn around? Heck yes. We just had to breathe and trust we would make it.
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Life metaphor? I'd say so. .
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#intothestorm #letsgooutside #mountaintopview #wandern #hiking #hikingadventure #alpinehiking #mountainexplorer #stormysky #lifemetaphor #lifeinspo #breatheintoit #visualstorytelling #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #hikingboots #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #adventuretime #bergwandern #postcardfromtheworld #bergliebe #salzburgerland #salzkammergut


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Postcards from The Side of a Mountain: All Hail Broke Loose
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We heard the thunder, we checked the radar, we saw the ominous clouds, we asked fellow hikers. Roughly 30 minutes up to some sort of shelter or 1+ hours down to the town below... we trudged ahead. And then started running straight uphill.
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The outline of the Mittlestation came into focus just as the skies opened up, the temperature plummeted, and the heavens started throwing sharp hailstones at us. We ran faster - totally out of breath but so happy to be steps away from being warm and dry... until we realized the Hütte was CLOSED! 😩😩😩
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So we flattened ourselves against the side of the Almhütte under the tiny overhang, quickly threw on ALL the layers we brought with us, and shivered our way through the worst of the storm.
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A little scary, a little hilarious. Toffee popcorn 🍿 made it like watching nature's cinema.
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Here's to being prepared for anything. .
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#hailstorm #hagel #mountaintop #skylovers_clouds #adventuresinnature #bergwandern #bergliebe #letsgooutside#mountaintopview #wandern #hiking #hikingadventure #alpinehiking#austria#austrianblogger#salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #hikingboots #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #adventuretime #postcardfromtheworld #salzburgerland#salzkammergut #bestmountainartists #nature_seekers @erika_soprano @salzkammergut_austria @ig_salzkammergut @salzburgerland @bergwelten


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Good Friends, Great Food, and just the prescription I needed, Dr. Ruth is calling. #erinexplores #life in #NYC #chinatown #dimsum #drinkchemistry #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Salzburg: Balance and Juxtaposition.
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Sweeping views and technicolor landscapes (and so many of life's other wonders) are best appreciated - and retain their Wow Factor - when balanced with simplicity.
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After the weather turned & before her flight took off, I took my friend, Erika, on a morning sightseeing Spatziergang around the city. Of course we went to admire one of my favorite church ceilings.
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Amidst the gilded, florid, Baroque & Rococo extravagance of the dozens of other churches in Salzburg, stands the stillness and simplicity of the Franziskanerkirche. The Romanesque, Gothic, & Neo-Gothic architecture makes it clear that it's one of the oldest churches in Salzburg. (After a devastating fire, it was rebuilt in 1208.)
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I love the sweeping grandeur of the Salzburger Dom and the Haydn & Mozart history of St. Peter, but the Franziskanerkirche is just so calming. I could stare at the optical illusion of the arched ceiling for ages.
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More natural wonder to come. For now, a moment of man-made beauty & simplicity. .
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#momentofzen #lookupmoments #franziskanerkirche #franziskaner #downshifting #symmetry #symmetrylovers #churchesoftheworld #churchceiling #meditationtime #meditation #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #kirche #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #justbreathe #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #neogothicarchitecture #romanesquearchitecture #patterninspiration


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I'm a fan of #radiolab #podcast. Tonight I was able to attend a recording of an upcoming show with a friend. I laughed through the beginning, was uncomfortable for some of it, and walked away with a lot of thoughts to ponder and share. I may not agree with all that was said but I am glad I went... there was something to learn both about the subject and about myself. Plus it was hosted by Molly Webster! Afterwards my friend and I enjoyed the comfort food of Olive Garden. 😊
#erinexplores #life in #NYC #radiolab #podcast #recordedlive #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from the Austrian Lake District: Water Colors
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It's raining here in Salzburg & I'm reminiscing about dipping my toes in Caribbean-blue, crystal clear alpine lakes over the weekend.
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I remember seeing the turquoise water for the first time at Fuschlsee and thinking it was impossible that water this clear and this bright existed anywhere outside of places with palm trees 🏝️ I'm glad that I was proven wrong. .
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#alpinelake #alpinelakes #letsgooutside #turquoisewaters #wolfgangsee #austrianalps #clearbluewater #lakelifeisthebestlife #inspirationalview #wandern#bergwandern #schwimmen #bestmountainartists #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #erinexplores #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #salzburgerland #salzkammergut #bestofaustria #colorofthedayblue #explorewithme


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Postcards from Salzburger Land: Wandern Without Filters
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4 hikes in 5 days, all while sleeping in my own bed at night. This is one of my favorite things about living here, and having adventurous friends visit me.
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Thanks to Erika for traveling all the way here & being up for anything. Even being stuck on the mountain in the middle of a hailstorm was all part of the adventure! (Cold, wet, rather uncomfortable, a little scary, but preparation + good attitudes made it kinda funny.) ___
Stretching & reminiscing about this fantastic weekend while the rain falls all week in the city. Lots more photos to come :) .
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#momentofzen #letsgooutside #mountaintopview #wandern #hiking #hikingadventure #alpinehiking #inspirationalview #onaclearday #meditationtime #meditation #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #viewfromabove #erinexplores #hikingboots #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #adventuretime #bergwandern #postcardfromtheworld #alpinelake #salzburgerland #salzkammergut @erika_soprano


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This is one of my favorite photos of my Mom. It speaks to the loving mother she was and continues to be. When I think back to childhood I am reminded of a mother who managed to raise 4 children who were at most 18 months apart in age, loved us fiercely, encouraged us, cuddled us when we were ill or hurt, spent countless hours teaching us to read and to drive, taught us life skills to live in this world, and continues to be there for us when we need her the most. I am not a Mom but I believe if I was I would model being a mother after her. In my heart and soul I know my Mom is my hero. Love you, Mom... Happy Mother's Day!
#erinexplores #life #mothersday2018 #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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Postcards from Hof bei Salzburg: Field of Dreams
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Sometimes Austria looks like it was created in Technicolor. I love being surrounded by so much natural beauty. I dreamed about living in a place like this, and now it's my reality.
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I post these photos because they make me happy. When the going gets rough, I love looking back at them & reminding myself why I've worked so hard, made so many tough & scary decisions, and kept my eye on my own personal North Star.
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It makes me feel so warm & fuzzy to get messages from you guys - many of whom I've never met in person - that these posts inspire you to travel & to find your way toward your own meaningful dream life.
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Let's keep on aiming for beauty, inside & out. ⭐️ Who's with me?
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#momentofzen #gratefulness #gratitudeadventure #letsgooutside #downshifting #wildflowers #wiesenumen #inspirationalwords #schloss #inspirationalview #northstar#meditationtime #technicolordreams #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #technicolorworld #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #wiesen #salzburgerland


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Postcards from Hof bei Salzburg: The Right Choice
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I had a lot to do today. Even though it was a national holiday, I had a stack of things on my to-do list, and I felt like I needed to power through every minute of the day to finish them. But I could tell that today, muscle wasn't going to help the creative process that I needed for most of these projects. In fact, it was derailing me.
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So I stood up, walked away from the computer, and made a decision. It was time to go outside.
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I'm a better writer/producer/designer/maker/singer/friend/human when I take a constructive time-out. And a much more productive version of myself afterwards, too. Case in point, I finished my list in half the time when I returned home this evening.
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I've already received messages that these posts & stories inspired a few of you to take a short break & get some exercise. Hoping there are more of you out there .
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#momentofzen #inhaleexhalerelease #letsgooutside #downshifting #forestwalk #wiesenblumen #bergwandern #hikingingday #mountainhikes #wildflowerpicking #meditationtime #creativityunleashed #howwecreate #creativeprocess #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #salzburgerland #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #justbreathe #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #ospreypacks


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Postcards from Salzburg: Midweek Holiday Hike
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It's another Catholic holiday in this very Catholic country, which means the church bells in the city were (and still are) tolling every hour for 15-30 minutes each time. My noise cancelling headphones allowed me to get a bit of work done, but I finally gave in and did what I think an Austrian would do... I escaped to the mountains.
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20 minutes later, I was climbing straight up to get this view. Then down again for the second view. I picked flowers, ran into people I know on the trail, breathed deeply, took a few moments to meditate 🙏🏻, and thought about how lucky I am to live here.
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How did you escape the draw of your computer today? . .
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#momentofzen#inhaleexhale #letsgooutside #downshifting #sunshine #sonnenschein#mountaintopview #schloss #inspirationalview #schlossfuschl#meditationtime #meditation #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #viewfromabove #erinexplores #mindfulnessmatters #travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #justbreathe #creativity#postcardfromtheworld #alpinelake #salzburgerland


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A weekend retreat to slow down. A time filled with laughter, good people, comfort food, and worship. The final campfire and stars in the sky, grateful for a weekend that renews me.
#erinexplores #lifeinpennsylvania #sprucelakeretreat #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave #osny #springretreat2018


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I've accepted a challenge from Pam Clark Meister to post the cover of 7 books I have loved: no explanation, no review, just the covers. Each time I post, I'll ask a friend to take up the challenge as well. For day 6 I challenge my husband Erik Johnson ( @erik.l.johnson ) who loves books as much as I do. Erik and I share a love of CS Lewis
#erinexplores #loveofreading #sevendaysofbooks


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"A Night in Tuscany", great class with an awesome chef and fun people. The food was amazing.
#erinexplores #cookingclass #surlatablecookingclass #midtown #nyc #lovethelifeyoulive #livethelifeyouhave


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I've accepted a challenge from Pam Clark Meister to post the cover of 7 books I have loved: no explanation, no review, just the covers. Each time I post, I'll ask a friend to take up the challenge as well. For day 5 I challenge Kristina Deusch ( @deusch ) who loves books as much or perhaps even more than I do. This was the book that I used to get to know Kristina by lending it to her. I thank God every day that I followed through with my impulse to share it with her.
#erinexplores #loveofreading #sevendaysofbooks


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I've accepted a challenge from Pam Clark Meister to post the cover of 7 books I have loved: no explanation, no review, just the covers. Each time I post, I'll ask a friend to take up the challenge as well. For day 4, I challenge my Mom, Connie Findley, who spent countless moments teaching me to read, listening to me read, and helping me to discover new books to read.
#erinexplores #loveofreading #sevendaysofbooks


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I've accepted a challenge from Pam Clark Meister to post the cover of 7 books I have loved: no explanation, no review, just the covers. Each time I post, I'll ask a friend to take up the challenge as well. For day 3, I challenge Kate King (@katepking ) who loves books and is passing that love down to her children. Kate and I share a love for Atticus, Scout, and Jim.
#erinexplores #loveofreading #sevendaysofbooks


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Postcards from Salzburg: Neighborhood establishments.
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The flavor of last week's company-worthy (but shhh - so easy!) mid-week meal is still on my mind. I'm definitely an omnivore & there are very few things that I definitely DO NOT like to eat, but most meals are full of colorful veggies, whole grains, and ingredients I can pronounce.
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When I do eat meat, I like to visit my local butcher or the families who run my favorite market stands. Price-wise, it's comparable to what I would pay in a grocery store. The quality of every kind of food in Austria is one of the highest in the world, so I know I'll make good choices no matter where I go. But I know I can trust my local establishments to source locally & they always help me to navigate the rather confusing realm of German & Austrian butcher cuts.
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Besides, who could resist going to such a lovely, historic shop with a couple of special homemade daily Kuchen (cakes) & Strudel? Worth the trip around the mountain into Nonntal, for sure. .
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#metzget #butcher #locavore #locallysourced #bezirk #nonntal #frischvombauern #farmfresh #smallbusiness #europeanlife #bestofaustria#europeancooking #creativityunleashed#austria#austrianblogger#salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #myaustria #erinexplores #feinkost #foodblogger#travelblogger#travelwriter#creativelife#creativelifehappylife#visitaustria#creativity#postcardfromtheworld #foodie


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Postcards from Salzburg: In Bloom
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About 10 days ago, I caught the last of the gorgeous but fleeting time that the magnolia trees on Makartplatz were in full bloom. We went from chilly but sunny to summery bikini weather to a proper window-rattling thunderstorm, now back to blue skies and fluffy clouds. Sounds like spring in Salzburg!. .
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#frülingsgefühle #frühling #letsgooutside #springtime #magnoliablossom #magnoliatree #beautifulflowers #springflowers #colorofthedaypink #colormepink #bestofaustria #inbloom #creativityunleashed #austria#austrianblogger #salzburg#salzburgblogger #öesterreich #theviewfromhere #erinexplores #momentofzen #foodblogger#travelblogger#travelwriter #creativelife#creativelifehappylife #visitaustria#creativity#postcardfromtheworld #soschön


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