24 People Who Applied For The World’s Hardest Job Were Quite Surprised!

I thought I would share this insightful clip. At least it’s a rewarding job!


Brenda’s Place

Oh pies galore! Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin, Peach, Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Banana cream, Pineapple, Chocolate and Coconut creams, Apple raspberry, Apple walnut, Peach pecan, Pecan, Raspberry, Blackberry, Raspberry Blackberry pies, Fruit pies with crumble top, Italian pie… Not to mention pumpkin rolls, cookie trays, quick breads, 20 flavors of jams and jellies and pickles and relishes.

Brenda’s Place, out of Pulaski, makes all of these and more! Her stand carries local maple syrup and honey. She grows fruits and vegetables which she sells at her stand and the Pulaski farmers market. She can bake to order, so don’t be afraid to ask! She does gift baskets and gift certificates. These are wonderful to bring for a party, give as gifts, or just get some delicious local food for yourself!

Brenda’s Place is located at 3757 US rt 11 in Pulaski. Brenda can be reached at 298-9996 or 399-0421.


Brenda’s facebook page: http://facebook.com/brendasplacefarmstand
Brenda’s website: http://www.wix.com/bakeratheart123/brendasplace

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 Hans Storsberg

If you want a taste of the music in Central New York, an excellent choice is Hans Storsberg. He plays beautifully composed melodies on his acoustic guitar that will leave you genuinely moved. His music needs no extra embellishments- an acoustic guitar with Hans’ vocals that create touch of a jazzy feel fused with latin, folk, and funk that’s all that the listener needs.

My personal favorites, oh too many! I love the haunted quality that “Divine” has, it left me so relaxed (hear it on his website!). “Ghost” is a beautiful song that is more up tempo but still has that haunted feeling that Hans’ voice can bring. For a more upbeat song, I connected with “Will She or Won’t She”. Both “Ghost” and “Will She or Won’t She” are on his Who’s Les Blah CD found at the site below.

Hans also plays locally frequently. Friday February 24th he’ll be playing at Ophelia’s Place in Liverpool, then on Saturday April 14th he’ll be at The Tramontane Cafe in Utica followed by April 20th at Taste The World Coffee in Oswego. Find his other dates on his website.

Hans’ website: www.hansstorsberg.com

To listen to samples of songs/buy songs or the cd: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hansstorsberg

Trudy Burns


Trudy Burns

 It’s that time of year- the time when there is all that snow and it’s so cold out! So what better to feature than a crafter who makes awesome hats and scarves (among other things)?

Trudy Burns makes beautiful, unique hats. From Ninja Turtles to owls to chicks to crazy dinosaurs, the kids in your life will look unique and keep warm. The color combinations she has on her “sleepy owl” hats are awesome, from retro orange and brown to girly purple and white, Trudy shows how her creations can be for anyone- hipster to traditionalist!

 Trudy’s other creations are just as beautiful- blankets and booties and purse sets, headbands to ponchos or sweaters and of course mittens and scarves! All look very warm and her in Central New York, that is what we need! Be sure to check out her facebook page for what she currently has for sale! You can also call Trudy at 315-678-2317 or email her at: gert523@aim.com

Trudy’s facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=100000498650951&sk=info


Ryan Susan Greenfield

From beautiful earrings and bracelets to tailoring and fabric repair, dog bed slip covers to makeup and dice bags, whatever your need the chances are pretty goog that Ryan Susan Greenfield makes it! Ryan is the owner/creator of Ever Wylde Creations. She does commissioned work if asked and has an Etsy page if you just want to browse what she has pre-made.
Her dice bags are beautifully embroidered- celtic knots, dragons, and unicorns. For those of you who are frequent game players or love to dress up for the Renaissance faire, these are beautiful. Her white and silver marble dangles are not only one of my favorites of her work, but are also very beautiful, as is the rest of her work! To top it off, her creations are very affordable and would make great gifts!
If you’d like to contact Ryan about a project, don’t hesitate to email Ryan at: EverWyldeCreations@gmail.com .

Her blog: http://www.everwyldecreations.com/blogweb/index.php

EverWylde’s facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EverWyldeCreations#!/EverWyldeCreations?sk=wall

Ever Wylde’s Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/everwyldecreations

Body Art

Cheyenne Manford

Body art- a timeless tradition. If you are looking for some beautiful body art but aren’t ready to commit to a tattoo, or if you’re like me and just like to constantly change it up, henna is a great route to take. Henna lasts about 1-3 weeks and is completely gorgeous.

An awesome local vendor for henna is The Art of Henna by Cheyenne, based out of Fulton. She does designs with mica, lasting 1-3 days, henna with glitter or gems, jagua art, and every size design you can imagine! From vines and flowers to birds and butterflies, words and Chinese symbols, traditional paisley or fearful skulls, Cheyenne’s designs are unique and beautiful. From your toes to your fingers, Cheyenne will do a design on almost any part of your body. Her work is intricate and extremely reasonably priced!

Cheyenne also does henna kits, crafts with henna, or gift certificates, all of which would be perfect gifts for loved ones.
To contact Cheyenne, call her at (315)751-8887 or email her at: cheyennemanford@yahoo.com

Cheyenne’s facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Henna-by-Cheyenne/175063712571064