Frost on the Vine

Heather Serra

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I currently live in Upstate New York where I manage a luxury townhome community. I love Fridays, the Sunday paper, and having breakfast for dinner. I have a passion for being outdoors and an incurable case of wanderlust.

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Nectar of the Gods by Poet Lee Edwards

Nectar of the Gods by Poet Lee Edwards

Aug 1, 2015 | No Comments

  I am so honored to welcome Lee Edwards of Land O’Lakes Florida back to The Arts Are Alive stage. His work was showcased here back in April and in case you missed it, you can check it out here. Check out his bio below and be sure to follow him on twitter @Backpackertrail. *If you would […]

We Got A Puppy!

We Got A Puppy!

Jul 30, 2015 | 8 Comments

Hi all! Sorry for my absence lately! I’ve been so busy with moving, interviewing, and getting ready for the lady who will be taking over my position at work. Ai ya ya! So much happening all at once. I feel like I haven’t written in forever. This past weekend I was in Virginia visiting my boyfriend […]

Photographer Jessica Lewis

Photographer Jessica Lewis

Jul 25, 2015 | 4 Comments

When I first created FrostontheVine.com, one of my missions was to create a place to showcase  artists and their great talent. I met Jessica Lewis through twitter. I was thoroughly impressed by her work and asked her if she would volunteer a few pieces for The Arts Are Alive. Between full-time school and work, Jessica stays […]

The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania

The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2015 | 34 Comments

Ever since coming back east four years ago, I’ve wanted to visit Pine Creek Gorge, aka The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. It’s less than 2.5 hours from where I live in Upstate New York, but just something I’d never gotten around to doing…until last weekend… I was just a few hours from finishing up work […]

My Time as a Leasing Manager

My Time as a Leasing Manager

Jul 16, 2015 | 20 Comments

4 years ago my engagement dissolved. I was living in California, clear across the country, 3,000 miles from my friends, family, and the town I was proud to be from. When people think of living in California, they think $$$, and they’re right. There was no way I could’ve made it out there on my […]

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Jul 14, 2015 | 12 Comments

I am excited to announce that I have received the Liebster award. It’s an award that is passed around to recognize other bloggers within the blogging community. I want to thank Frugal Expedition for the nomination. It is an awesome blog where you can find tons of amazing offers and tips for living a debt free life. You […]

Assateague Island; Where the Wild Horses Run Free

Assateague Island; Where the Wild Horses Run Free

Jul 13, 2015 | 18 Comments

One of my favorite go-to vacation spots is Assateague Island in Berlin, MD. These “wild” horses are actually descendants of domesticated horses who found their way here when a ship, traveling from Spain in the 1600’s capsized just miles off the coast of Virginia…according to folklore at least… The most plausible explanation of how these horses […]

Campfires in Summertime

Campfires in Summertime

Jul 9, 2015 | 44 Comments

Yup…this Thankful Thursday, I’m celebrating something very simple, but something that brings me a lot of joy. It’s just not summertime without a good campfire… Where else can you make the world’s best s’more? A microwave? Pfff….please. Campfires are for building bonds…for telling tall tales and ghost stories. Scary & Silly Campfire Stories: Fifteen Tales […]

The Madonna Inn

The Madonna Inn

Jul 5, 2015 | 14 Comments

One of our many awesome stops during our highway 1 road trip was the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. If it’s not on your bucket list, you need to add it now. Every room is a different theme. We stayed in the Daisy Mae room which is one of their rock waterfall rooms. Regretfully, […]

Caring for Succulents

Caring for Succulents

Jul 3, 2015 | 22 Comments

I recently took a trip to the pacific coast where I noticed succulents everywhere. I loved it! I grew up on the east coast, so for me it like was discovering a rare and exotic beauty…laugh if you want to, but damn! Succulents, where have you been all my life??! I promised myself that when […]

Proud to be American

Proud to be American

Jul 2, 2015 | 34 Comments

With the 4th of July coming up this weekend, I thought I would express how grateful I am to be American. I am so blessed to live in a land full of opportunity. From small towns to big cities, this land is full of dreamers and believers. There is so much majesty between the Atlantic […]

31 Day Reboot Challenge

31 Day Reboot Challenge

Jun 30, 2015 | 36 Comments

*”Why are you trying to punish yourself?” **”Are you crazy?” ***”Why the hell are you doing that?” These are the reactions I got when I told my friends and coworkers that I’m  giving up sugar, bread, alcohol…and what the heck…just about anything that comes in a package, for the month of July. *I am NOT […]

Upside Down House; Niagara Falls, Canada

Upside Down House; Niagara Falls, Canada

Jun 27, 2015 | 14 Comments

Earlier in May, I brought my niece to Niagara Falls. It was her Christmas gift. She had a choice between seeing the falls or build-a-bear…she has a ton of stuffed animals. When she chose Niagara Falls, I was so proud. Never lose your sense of wonder, little one. There is so much to tell about […]

Big Sur, CA 2015

Big Sur, CA 2015

Jun 25, 2015 | 42 Comments

I am so very grateful to have driven from San Deigo to San Fransisco in an orange convertible, with my sweetheart. I’ll be posting about my entire trip to the California coast soon! “Big Sur is the California that men dreamed of years ago, this is the Pacific that Balboa looked at from the Peak of […]

My Cousin Nicole

My Cousin Nicole

Jun 19, 2015 | 12 Comments

I’m a day late for Thankful Thursday and that’s because I was busy being fabulous in California and was wicked jet lagged yesterday…I’ll tell you more about CA next week most likely, but I just want to say how lucky I am to have my cousin Nicole. Nicole, I’ll always remember you as a rug […]

17 Swoon-Worthy Proposal Stories

17 Swoon-Worthy Proposal Stories

Jun 9, 2015 | 26 Comments

Proposal stories are awesome. Getting engaged is a life changing moment to be cherished for years. With spring in the air and wedding invites coming in the mail, there is romance all around… Make sure your sound is on! My husband went all out for it before “going all out” was a thing. He proposed as […]

Sunday Flea Markets With My Mom

Sunday Flea Markets With My Mom

Jun 9, 2015 | 17 Comments

I am so thankful for the Sunday mornings my mom and I spend at the flea market. It’s great! We take our time, talk to the people selling, admire the crazy hair styles…I saw a purple mullet this past Sunday…It was spectacular. Afterward, we always grab lunch and talk about what we bought. This is […]

A Letter to My Daughter; by Guest Blogger Olivia Youngs

A Letter to My Daughter; by Guest Blogger Olivia Youngs

Jun 7, 2015 | 19 Comments

It is my pleasure to introduce host blogger, Olivia Youngs, who is expecting her second baby very soon. She wrote this beautiful letter to her daughter and I wanted to share it with all of you. Please be sure to check out her bio below. Hi sweet girl, I know, this might be one of those […]

Date Night With My Niece

Date Night With My Niece

Jun 4, 2015 | 20 Comments

 I AM THE LUCKIEST AUNT IN THE WORLD! Last week someone gave me two tickets to The United States Air Force  Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble at Binghamton University. I thought it would be a great cultural experience for my 9 yr old niece and not only did she agree to go, but she was […]

Six Summer Cocktails

Six Summer Cocktails

Jun 3, 2015 | 20 Comments

It’s sitting-on-the-porch season. Time for BBQ’s, good music and a game of horseshoe. Whether you’re laying pool side catching rays or toasting friends on a summer night, here are six cocktails you must try this summer…   1) Orange Mojitos LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mojitos. This is so good, you can make it by the pitcher. Get the […]

An Important Lesson I Learned From Dating My Boyfriend

An Important Lesson I Learned From Dating My Boyfriend

May 29, 2015 | 70 Comments

He’s a little bit country…I’m a little bit rock n’ roll… We couldn’t be more different… We’ll be together almost two years now and I’ve learned that it isn’t how much we have in common… It’s finding common ground. I’ve learned a lot from dating someone with interests so different from mine. He’s introduced me […]

The Power of Intention

The Power of Intention

May 20, 2015 | 32 Comments

As I was pulling out of work today, I noticed a little league game going on down the street from my office. I got to thinking that if I ever have a kid in little league, I’d want a really comfy lawn chair with a cup holder for my koozie, and oh! I’d really like it […]

Finding a Summer Scent

Finding a Summer Scent

May 15, 2015 | 24 Comments

I love wearing perfume, especially in the summer time. The heat, humidity and open pores really have a way of accentuating a scent. Calvin Klien’s Euphoria has been my go to for years. I always get compliments on it, but I wanted a change. Last summer I bought the eau de toilette version of Very […]

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

May 10, 2015 | 2 Comments

Thanks for being a good mom… And taking care of me & my brother’s…though at times, I think you should have stopped at me! 😉 And thanks for hanging up my shitty artwork all over the cupboards. And coming to that baseballs game with me in the freezing cold…even though it was May. Remember when […]

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