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scenes from my week + restaurant review

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the onion grille, hastings minnesota the onion grille’s “Onion Burger” with sweet potato fries the onion grille’s lamb gyro the onion grille’s BLT I tried the Canaletto Pinot Grigio and the Alexis Bailly Seyval Blanc… both were lovely! the old hastings bridge in front of the new one… chai latte On Saturday we drove to…

easter 2013

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coloring easter eggs the easter table ~ easter dinner + breakfast babka grandgirls after-dinner stroll Happy Easter, Lovelies! Hope yours was beautiful. XO, M

scenes from the past week

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  I’m back! Wow! what a fun weekend we had with the girls. Now I’m cleaning the house after the flurry of activity. On Saturday morning my brother Phillip dropped my darling daughter Andie off at our place for the weekend. He was spending the weekend with my other brother, Terry, who only lives a…

guest artist ~ jennifer cook

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I am pleased to introduce our guest artist to ChinDeep.com today! Jennifer Cook, the lovely and talented artist behind the “What My Coffee & Tea Says To Me” series! Whimsical, uplifting and inspirational! Welcome, Jennifer!   As a 20 year strategic designer and illustrator I decided that it was time for a creative challenge and…

scenes from the last couple weeks

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valentine roses & champagne godiva chocolates butterfly line drawings by my dad silly kitten cherry berry treats (I had red velvet! of course!) walnut honey cream cheese bagel with orange marmalade for teatime! dried valentine roses I hope you’ve all been having a beautiful winter…. Much love, Melissa

scenes from the last couple weeks

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snow on mcsorley heart bread valentine’s egg in a hole valentine roses terry & jayden phillip’s foot phillip, jayden & gracie gracie and phillip snow day chicken soup & buttermilk sage dumplings alice the girl cat oolong love (TeaSource High Mountain Oolong Supreme) ikea lingonberry milk chocolate & blueberry dark chocolate (choklad lingon & blabar…

aphrodisiac foods ~ a sexy recipe collection

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The Awakening of Adonis ~ John William Waterhouse A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day SEVEN Are you ready for some romance in the form of food? Below you will find a romantic recipe collection that I’ve compiled from my blog. These are just suggestions for serving each of the aphrodisiac foods. You will be…

valentine hutch or tablescape

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A Week of Valentine’s Treats ~ Day SIX… Decorating your home for Valentine’s Day! I’m one of those people who realllllly likes Valentine’s Day. Actually, I should say, I puffy heart LOVE it. I look forward to decorating my home with hearts, vintage candy boxes, antique valentines and everything romance as soon as I turn…