Kristie Stern

I’m a recent transplant to the beautiful Champlain Valley. A bona fide member of GRITS (Girls Raised In The South – Savannah, GA to be exact), my family and I have spent the last year exploring Vermont, and I can honestly say it is my new favorite state! I’m a long way from my former corporate life as a Sales Manager for a Fortune 500 company. Don’t get me wrong – I didn’t lose my management duties. My hours just increased from 50 hour weeks to 24/7 balancing between family and growing my own small business development consulting firm! I happily keep these crazy, working hours for my two wonderful children, a 12 year old boy and a 9 year old girl, and some of the small business clients I have here in Vermont. If you’d like to learn about the things that make my family happy and keep our household running smoothly, come visit us at

Shake It Up, Baby!

With Halloween over and Christmas less than six weeks away, it hit me...winter is coming FAST! Many of the Vermonters I know are optimistically anticipating the coming winter activities - skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, snowshoeing; however,...
halloween, jack o lantern, pumpkin, carved pumpkin,

Witches, Ghosts, and Goblins-Oh My! {A Roundup}

Halloween is right around the corner, so I rounded up my favorite Halloween food and decorations to share with you. We love hosting a Halloween gathering for the neighborhood kids before Trick-or-Treating starts to add...

Apple Picking-Vermont Style

They’re here – Vermont Apples! Vermont has wrapped her trees in a million hues of red, yellow, and orange. She has graced us with crisp autumn air, beautiful blue skies and, yes, round, red, juicy...