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six senses saturday ~ scenes from the last week

seeing ~ fall and halloween decorations, cute costumes, piles of new books and yarn, house details while deciding on new themes and color schemes for our rooms tasting ~ skyline chili, reeses peanut butter cups and spiced cider feeling ~ the chilly autumn air while trick-or-treating with Gracie hearing ~ kids screaming and laughing at…

a spell of perfect weather

Hello Friends! I had all these plans to write a long blog post about my favorite autumn rituals today, but it was too nice to stay inside. When my friend Nancy called me and invited me out to her home for the day, I just had to say “YES!” We went for a lovely walk,…

a six senses post ~ scenes from the past couple weeks

tasting: more tomato jam on a blufftop picnic with my friend Clare… watermelon rind pickles minnesota montrachet with the aforementioned tomato jam… wine… and at the Cheesecake Factory with Jeff and Gracie… ahi carpaccio baja fish tacos pepperoni pizza fish ‘n chips mai tai… Reese’s Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake! more wine and Dove raspberry & dark…

one lovely blog award

My friend Alice Phillips, of Ally’s Kitchen, surprised me by giving me this award a few weeks ago. What an honor!  This award comes with a few questions for the recipients to answer, and I’ve been looking at them, thinking about my answers since I received the award. Along with sharing a little bit about…

thrift store score

Funny how I can find something every single time I go thrifting in this darling, sleepy town. Red Wing really is sleepy in the winter. Not a lot of action. When we first moved here I couldn’t believe how everything closed up so early during the week. I would walk uptown, listen to the knell…

quilting and dinner with clare

Here are some scenes from the last creativity evening with my friend Clare. I decided on the pattern I want to use for my wooly quilt and started cutting the pieces out on Tuesday. Very excited about this project! This weekend I’ll be felting a bunch of wool sweaters and making some felted mittens and…

scenes from a girlfriends’ weekend

I just returned home from the best weekend ever! I got to spend time with by BFF Jana. What a fun, relaxing couple of days. Thanks Jana! I thought I’d share our adventure with you and include some restaurant reviews, wine tasting notes and movie reviews while I’m at it. Yesterday I arrived just in…

a new adventure

McSorley Monarch by Melissa Placzek “Following all the rules leaves a completed checklist. Following your heart achieves a completed you.” ~ Ray Davis Well, it’s the end of our “summer in January” here in Minnesota. We had a really good run though! To be able to walk uptown to get a coffee without  bundling up…

winter : king of intimate delights

“O Winter! ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb’d Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.” ~William Cowper Today my daughter Andrea and my grandgirl, Maddie May, came over for tea.…

jade

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.”  ~Anäis Nin My dear friend Dana came down to Red Wing last week and we had a great time. It was so lovely to be able to sit and talk over tea and lunch. A great afternoon for catching up.…