Musings Newsletter

Inspiration in a Coffee Cup

“I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.” ~James Michener I haven’t always been a coffee drinker. About twenty years ago I had a can of the stuff that I kept in my freezer so I could offer it to guests, but other than that my…

Ingrid Michaelson at Gluek’s Minneapolis

I was browsing through some “old” pictures on my computer and came across these! Two years ago we heard that one of our favorite musicians was going to be performing a free concert at Gluek’s in Minneapolis. We let Gracie and Andie take the day off from school and drove into Minneapolis EARLY so we…

The Mysteries of Tea

photograph by Jeffrey Placzek “Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.”  ~Catherine Douzel Back in 1995, soon after Jeff and I got married and were still living in our apartment in White Bear Lake, something magical happened that changed me forever. Jeff had a job at a little coffee shop on Washington Square in…

Paris Party Part 2

Here are the rest of the pictures from my Paris themed birthday party with my best friends! We had such a great time. I have the best friends EVER! 🙂 Mantle with mini Eiffel Tower We all went outside after dinner and had wine while I opened my presents on the front porch. My girls …

Musings Newsletter: Stockholm Pie Company

There is a beautiful string of little villages just across the bridge from Red Wing that are some of the most quaint destinations on Wisconsin’s Great River Road. We usually make room on our calendars for a few happy excursions across the bridge every summer. On Saturday, July 19th we decided to go over to…

Musings Newsletter: Door County

Door County Wisconsin For the last 10 years Jeff, the girls and I have been taking a short road trip to Door County Wisconsin . This year we decided to make the trek in the summer instead of autumn. Two of our closest friends will be honeymooning in “the Door” the same month that we’re…