Date Night With Jeff

hop dish & vine ~ stockholm wisconsin

This post is a combination of two times visiting the fabulous Hop Dish & Vine in picturesque Stockholm Wisconsin. To get there we only have to travel about a half hour on the Great River Road once we cross the bridge from Red Wing into Wisconsin, and it’s one of our favorite drives. The setting…

North Coast ~ Lake Superior ~ 2021

Hello Friends! We made our annual trek up to the north shore of Lake Superior again and it was so nice to get away. We were there for 5 days and it was a bit unusual because our daughter Gracie wasn’t with us this year. She is off on her own adventures now and has…

Door County Wisconsin 2021

Jeff and I recently spent a relaxing four days in Door County Wisconsin. We used to go every couple years, but hadn’t been there since the girls were little, so we thought it might be fun to go back. It was SO nice to take a few days after the crazy year we’ve had. We’ve…

scenes from summer 2020

How is your summer going? It’s definitely been a different sort of year, but we are doing our best to enjoy everything we normally do and have fun. There have been lots of picnics in all sorts of different parks, nature hikes in the woods, long bike rides on the Cannon Valley Trail and Pioneer…

vegan restaurant review ~ twin cities minnesota

This sandwich was truly amazing and one of the first treats I enjoyed as a new vegan at last year’s Uptown Food Truck Festival! LOVE this sandwich, and I’m pretty sure you can order something similar at Herbivorous Butcher’s brick and mortar location. We adore Hola Arepa and make treks to the cities so we…

north coast 2018

Hello, Friends! I’m finally sharing a blog post. Can ya believe it? After almost a month of silence. I think that’s a record for me. My computer hard drive decided to self destruct, so we had to replace it and then deal with my massive pile of photos. It’s amazing how annoying and inconvenient technology…

spring fling & summer love ~ a scenes post

Wow! We have been so darn busy! All good stuff, so I’m not complaining, but it always surprises me how much busier the warm months are around here. My daughter, Grace, graduated from high school this month, we celebrated Mother’s Day, my birthday, and Father’s Day, I attended my grand girls’ school picnics, and we…

celebrations ~ a scenes post

Over the last few months I’ve gone through a sort of renewal in my personal life that’s hard to explain. Like I’m waking up. Without getting to philosophical (and weird) I guess I’ll just say that it all started when I gave up meat. I swear I won’t get “preachy” about how much this has…

snowdays ~ a scenes post

We enjoyed two snow days in a row. The weather man said to not venture out unless completely necessary, so we stayed in our jammies, lit candles, drank tea, watched movies, baked danish, and made soup with dumplings. Ahhhhh… We love snow days! Last night we had our grandgirl, Madeline May, over for a slumber…

a scenes post ~ coffee, food, artisan cocktails

  We’ve been thoroughly enjoying our weekends this winter. Outings to favorite restaurants almost feel like mini vacations when the cold weather has it’s grip on Minnesota. I took some quick photos while we were out, in case you may be in the area and looking for places to enjoy a good cup of coffee,…