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a scenes post ~ holiday time

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The day after Thanksgiving is always the lovely Holiday Stroll here in Red Wing Minnesota. They have it all: live reindeer and penguins, strolling carolers, fun and refreshments in all the downtown shops, a live nativity, a showing of A Christmas Story at the Sheldon Theatre, a fire dancer (our dear friend, Cassandra), food trucks…

a scenes post

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The weather has been unbelievable here in the Midwest. It snowed one day for about a minute and there was no trace of it an hour later. Mostly it’s just been warm, and breezy and completely lovely out there. Sunshowers, no coats, tee shirts in November. Love, love, love. We’ve been “tucking in” the back…

indian summer

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Our annual jaunt to the Maiden Rock Apple Orchard, Winery & Cidery… apples, apples and more apples!… Eve’s Pudding, slow cooker apple cobbler, Swedish sour cream apple pie, apple bread, scalloped apple chicken, country apple brownies , homemade applesauce and apple butter for our morning tea and toast, and all sorts of spice-laden, apple-y recipes……

up north adventure ~ 2015

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Every year, at the end of summer, we set aside a week to hang out at our favorite “up north” resort and restaurants. It’s such a great, relaxing way to soak in what’s left of the warm season and gear up for the school year and autumn. We take lots of walks, go swimming in…

scenes from the past few weeks

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the creamery in nelson wisconsin for lunch with jeff and grace (one of our favorite restaurants) … we bought some yummy cheeses to take home and enjoy later that evening too… snow… lunch at the staghead with my dear friend bonnie. it was so nice to catch up and hear all of her news. we…

scenes from the past couple weeks

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A day trip into Minneapolis… the Walker Art Center… Gather (for a glass of Vino)… Libertine (for more vino)… A stroll around Uptown and a little shopping at Urban Outfitters (our FAVE)… A pancake breakfast with bacon, eggs and orange juice to start Andie’s 24th birthday off right… Learning to speak Italian! (eeeeee! SO darn…

scenes from the past couple weeks

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cozy tea parties with people I love… fresh cucumber sandwiches… spoonfuls of sugar… alphabet soup and other nostalgic “nursery” foods… flannel jammies and relaxing evenings spent fireside reading novels and european travel books (planning for our 20th anniversary vacation!)… a holiday stroll downtown red wing complete with old fashioned christmas lights and a 10 foot…

scenes from the past couple weeks

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Fairy princesses and baby cows on Halloween… backyard bonfires by the light of an October moon… Red Wing Brewery beer growlers filled with Pepie’s Porter… lattes at the Red Wing Confectionery and Coffee Shoppe with a friend… brunch at the always amazing Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis (salads, Peanut Butter & Bacon Burger, Venison Burger, Huevos…

season of mists

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an early morning sipping scottish breakfast with vanilla almond milk while taking photos on a very misty sorin’s bluff… anniversary flowers and sweet cards from the hubby celebrating our 19th… a few awesome, live music performances including front row seats to this gorgeous, stellar, mind-blowing concert … bbq sandwiches and gyros for lunch at the…

scenes from the past week

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  An early morning photo shoot in my beloved Red Wing Minnesota, brisk autumn walks, a good book and a cuppa next to a warm fire, a road trip with my friend Nancy: breakfast at the adorable Homemade Cafe in Pepin Wisconsin (We had the yummy blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup, cheesy hashbrowns, bacon,…