Date Night With Jeff

quilting and dinner with clare

Here are some scenes from the last creativity evening with my friend Clare. I decided on the pattern I want to use for my wooly quilt and started cutting the pieces out on Tuesday. Very excited about this project! This weekend I’ll be felting a bunch of wool sweaters and making some felted mittens and…

six senses… (ahem) sunday

tasting :: some of the best pizza we’ve ever eaten at the Nelson Creamery. I had the Mediterranean, Jeff and Gracie had the pepperoni. Thin, crunchy, perfect crust, Nelson Creamery cheese…just enough tangy tomato sauce. OH MY!…and for dessert…rum cherry ice cream! also…wonderful vino at the Creamery and Kate & Gracie’s in Alma. smelling ::…

nelson creamery

Today we took a leisurely Sunday drive over the bridge into Wisconsin. The Great River Road meanders along the Mississippi river and Lake Pepin through these sweet, quaint villages that remind me of vacations we’ve taken to Door County Wisconsin and Cape Cod Massachusetts. These are places we visit over and over again and they…

valentine traditions & time capsule

My hubby is a romantic, no doubt about it. I love this idea he came up with as part of my Valentine’s gift back in 2001. We had been married for 6 years at that point, and were spending our second Valentine’s day in our Victorian cottage here in Red Wing Minnesota. I love the…

six senses saturday

seeing :: these photos from my date with Jeff  “in the night kitchen.” We had so much fun sipping wine, listening to music and making pasta! hearing :: still listening to Florence + The Machine (the new MP3 download of Ceremonials…and THIS SONG, from Between Two Lungs, which I am hopelessly in love with.) some…

six senses saturday

seeing : : these beautiful daisies that Jeff brought me last night for our date night. They smell like spring! hearing : : the new album called, Ceremonials, by Florence and the Machine. Gorgeous, gorgeous music. smelling : : daisies and genmaicha tea tasting : : homemade granola! feeling : : yarn and knitting needles…

winemusic

After lunch we took a Sunday drive to Cannon Falls for a “wine flight” tasting and live music by one of our favorite performers Andrew Walesch. We met some fabulous people, sipped some great wine and had a lovely afternoon. Wine tasting notes coming soon. What did you do this weekend? ~Melissa

in the night kitchen

Last night, for date night, we decided to bake. Standing in the kitchen, playing with eggs and sugar and flour reminded me of one of my favorite Maurice Sendak books. We love cooking together, and it’s even more fun at night, sipping wine in our jammies while the snow falls fast and thick outside….a fire…

slide show

Where Jeff lived in High School (Scandia House) Jeff and his friend, Kyle Jeff and his brother, Mike Mike and Jeff for intermission… Gracie does a few shadow animals for us. This week for date night, Gracie put on a little slide show for us. We were so excited when we came across a slide…

date night ~ estate sale & dinner out

the loot 😉 … after a fun couple hours treasure hunting…we decided on Fiesta Mexicana for dinner… I had the tamale, enchilada, chilie rellanos combo… and Jeff had the Carne Asada… This week for date night we were out for an evening walk and happened to see an estate sale sign. We discovered this treasure…