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an autumn anniversary picnic

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I’m finally getting around to posting photos from our 21st wedding anniversary picnic. We’ve always said that fall is “our” time of year. This year we celebrated all month. First with the picnic, and then a play (Much Ado About Nothing) at the Sheldon Theatre here in Red Wing. We took a little road trip…

tipsy amaretto caramel cake

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Tipsy Amaretto Caramel Cake is one of my absolute favorite desserts, which is why I only make it for special occasions. It’s one of those desserts that’s a bit dangerous to have around. It calls your name every time you pour yourself a glass of milk or iced tea… or brew a pot of coffee…

minnesota renaissance festival ~ 2016

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We found out that this will be the last year that the Minnesota Renaissance Festival will be held in Shakopee, Minnesota. What the what? Next year they’re relocating, and they have yet to announce where. I’ve read a few newspaper articles that allude to it still being in the same general area. We already drive…

scenes from lake superior 2016 ~ part 4

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Fianlly, I’m getting around to sharing part 4 of our little “up north” travel journal. I can’t believe it was a month ago already! We spent a whole week in one of our favorite places… Starting every morning with tea on our balcony overlooking Lake Sueprior, and ending every day with a dip in our…

scenes from lake superior 2016 ~ part 3

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More scenes from our up north adventure last month! It’s taken me sooooo long to post all the photos because I took so darn many. Can you believe there are still more? Just enough for one more post after this one, so please bear with me. I appreciate everyone who writes to me and tells…

scenes from summer

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Can you believe we’re already in the throes of August and talking about the kids going back to school? The summers always seem to scurry by in a flash, and I just go with the flow. Adding stuff on top of stuff to our calendar until it looks like a complicated math problem. We say…

little log house pioneer village

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“The Little Log House Pioneer Village is home to over forty-five restored buildings, a replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge and flower gardens designed by Sylvia that span over 40,000 square feet. Once a year, the Bauer’s open the village to the general public to tour over three days. The Little Log House Antique Power…

summer staycation 2016 ~ a scenes post

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We took eleven glorious days off from work for a little summer “staycation.” Lots of hammock naps, beach days with our daughters and grand girls, iced sun tea on the front porch, trips to Caribou for iced coffee, strolls around our lovely downtown which looks like a giant flower garden in the summer, lunches and…

water wishes ~ a scenes post

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I am such a lucky girl. The above photos are all taken from my birthday week. I had so much fun celebrating with my family, and in the upcoming weeks I’ll be celebrating with several of my friends. Lots of fun stuff on the docket, and more photos and bloggy posts to come… I called…

poppies & roses in the garden ~ a scenes post

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I took some pictures of our poppies on Memorial Day. The light was particularly beautiful at just that moment. It was streaming through the willow tree and dappling everything just so. Love when that happens, and when I’m lucky enough to show up. I was invited to attend Madeline’s end of first grade school picnic.…