Melissa

Summer List

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”  ~Bern Williams At the end of every summer I make a list of things I want to do next summer that we either didn’t get around to, or that we didn’t do enough of, when the warm weather was still upon us.…

A Wonderful Weekend

“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”  ~Doug Larson It would seem that the weather has taken a turn for the better! It’s been in the upper 40s all weekend. I know that’s ‘cold’ for my readers and friends who live in Texas, California, and Arizona, but it’s…

Current Crush-Mark Bittman’s “Kitchen Express”

“I’m not a chef, and I never have been. And though I’ve cooked with some of the best-known chefs in the world, I’ve never had formal training, and I’ve never worked in a restaurant. None of which has gotten in the way of my mission to get people cooking simply, comfortably, and well.” ~Mark Bittman…

Music Review-Missy Higgins “On a Clear Night”

Are you always looking for new music? I know I am. Here’s another CD I’ve been listening to lately. Missy Higgins has a beautiful voice and is a great song writer. Take a listen at MissyHiggins.com My favorite songs on this CD are “Where I Stood,” “Warm Whispers,” and “Going North.” But they’re all good.…

Day Trip

My friend Nancy and I took a little day trip to Zumbrota yesterday. It was so nice to get out of town, if even for a few short hours. The covered bridge looked so beautiful covered in snow! Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of it covered in snow…maybe next time. We had lunch at…

Mud Pie Gourmet

Did you make mud pies when you were little? I did. My cousin and I would spend hours in the back yard turning humble soil into beautiful works of art and then looking around for different berries, flowers and weeds for our ‘spices.’ Mud Pies and Other Recipes-A Cookbook for Dolls is one of my…

“The Affluent Artist”-Rick DiBiasio

Hi Friends! Today we’re trying something a little different at ChinDeep.com. I am honored to welcome a friend of mine and successful author, Rick DiBiasio as a guest blogger! Here’s a brief description of his book: The Affluent Artist is a bridge.
It’s designed to help the business guy embrace creativity, to release his inner genius.…

Current Crush-Vintage Reproduction Fabrics

“I’m a material girl – want to see my fabric collection?”  ~Author Unknown I’m almost done with my pile of yarn projects and as usual when it comes to my creative stuff, I’m thinking waaaayyy ahead. I’m going to make some purses and a spring quilt. I’ve got several yards of vintage reproduction fabric that…

Music Review-The Weepies

I’m up early, sitting at my desk sipping a French press, and listening to one of my favorite bands play as I write. The Weepies. So amazingly beautiful and inspiring. Their sound is ethereal and enchanting and completely addictive. If you’re looking for something different then you’ve come to the right place. You can listen…