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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…

extra thick special-k bars + a walk down memory lane

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Have you ever had Special-K Bars? Not to be confused with Scotcharoos… these are totally awesome and, in my opinion, WAY better. The first time I tried them was back in 1991 when my daughter Andie was just a baby. There was a sweet little deli in White Bear Lake which is where we lived…

Serendipity, Tea & Me ~ Part 2

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I am positively OVER THE MOON with happiness while telling you all that I am currently working on an article for one of my favorite magazines…TeaTime Magazine! It’s published by Hoffman Publishing (the same darlings that publish my beloved Victoria!)… It’s going to be a feature article called “The Tea Experience,” and I’ll be including…

six senses saturday

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seeing :: visions of quilts dancing in my head after working on quilts with my friend Clare on Thursday and Friday. Can’t wait to start sewing my quilt top together next week! I already know what I want to work on next tasting :: toasted bagel sandwich with cheddar cheese, smoked turkey, a soft basted…

teatime tuesday & 10 things that make me happy

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10 things that make me happy 1. sitting under a homemade quilt while watching the beautiful Brit TV show, Downton Abbey, on PBS! 2. a quiet house and a few relaxing hours to myself 3. a sleeping, snoring kitty on the back of the couch 4. lots of yarn 5. tea in my favorite English…

tea article

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Once again my friend Sandy Erdman has included me in one of her fabulous newspaper articles. Sandy is a columnist for the Rochester Post Bulletin. This time we talked tea. Great article Sandy! Thanks again. ~Melissa

six senses saturday

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“Tasting, seeing, experiencing, living– all these demonstrate that there is something common to enlightenment-experience and our sense experience; the one takes place in our innermost being, the other on the periphery of our consciousness.” ~D.T. Suzuki ~Seeing~ This adorable recipe for Krabby Patties penned by Gracie when she was 5… ~hearing~ Christina Perri jar of…

my vintage valentines & “book of love” brownies

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~Valentine Treat 6~ My vintage and antique valentines are featured in this weekend’s edition of The Rochester Post Bulletin! My friend, Sandy Erdman, wrote a great article! There was only enough room for two of the valentines to be pictured….soooo… I thought I’d share some of my other favorites here. and the following selections are…

Thank You BOYE!

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Thank You BOYE Knitting Needle and Crochet Hook Company for featuring my beach house bath mat on your facebook page! Here’s what they said… “We love this bath mat Melissa knitted with our needles. Doesn’t it look like it belongs on the pages of a shelter magazine or pricey catalog? Well done!” BOYE NEEDLE COMPANY…