Visiting Red Wing

a scenes post

    Summer is unfurling here in the Mississippi River Valley. We’ve had lots of rain with bursts of sultry, hot, sunny days in between which is causing all of the greenery to grow like a jungle. Lush, and thick, and so green. I don’t love the humidity, but I do love how gorgeously green…

red wing holiday stroll & yuletide village festival

scenes from the red wing holiday stroll and yuletide village festival ~ a one man band ~ the scents of woodsmoke, kettle corn, cocoa, and pine in the air ~ me and the hubby toast the christmas season with mulled wine (served in fancy styrofoam cups) ~ christmas trees all decked out with fairy lights…

minnesota maple soda

While we were visiting the north shore of Lake Superior in August, I discovered maple soda! It was offered at a few of our favorite establishments, and when I asked how it’s made, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it’s composed of only two healthy, delicious ingredients. I just knew I had to…

scenes from summer

Can you believe we’re already in the throes of August and talking about the kids going back to school? The summers always seem to scurry by in a flash, and I just go with the flow. Adding stuff on top of stuff to our calendar until it looks like a complicated math problem. We say…

capatouille {caponata + ratatouille}

I walked up to the farmer’s market at the Red Wing Depot on Saturday morning before Jeff and Grace woke up. I tiptoed around the house, sipping tea, getting dressed, and quickly checking my email before I left. The sun was already making it’s way across the sky and it was pretty hot outside for…

summer staycation 2016 ~ a scenes post

We took eleven glorious days off from work for a little summer “staycation.” Lots of hammock naps, beach days with our daughters and grand girls, iced sun tea on the front porch, trips to Caribou for iced coffee, strolls around our lovely downtown which looks like a giant flower garden in the summer, lunches and…

water wishes ~ a scenes post

I am such a lucky girl. The above photos are all taken from my birthday week. I had so much fun celebrating with my family, and in the upcoming weeks I’ll be celebrating with several of my friends. Lots of fun stuff on the docket, and more photos and bloggy posts to come… I called…

poppies & roses in the garden ~ a scenes post

I took some pictures of our poppies on Memorial Day. The light was particularly beautiful at just that moment. It was streaming through the willow tree and dappling everything just so. Love when that happens, and when I’m lucky enough to show up. I was invited to attend Madeline’s end of first grade school picnic.…

spring gallery ~ a scenes post

Jeff, the girlies and I took a stroll downtown to have dinner at a local pub on Friday night ~ PB&J chicken wings, chicken & Swiss sandwiches on Asiago bread, sweet potato fries, cheeseburgers, deep fried pickles, and Cape Cods. I spent the day with a dear friend last week, we opted to get out…

a scenes post

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at home and I was busy in the kitchen all day the day before, cooking up new recipes and old favorites. My daughter, Andie, took the day off so we could just hang out, eat, have a few pints of Guinness, and enjoy each others’ company. I’ve been thinking about…