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Sunday Romance: a winter walk & a pot of soup

Yesterday was one of those winter days when we got to go outside for awhile. The temperature actually got all the way up to 32 degrees! I put on my favorite sweater… and we went for a winter walk. I decided to bring my camera and share some snapshots from our Sunday… after our walk…

Scenes From Halloween

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.” ~Author Unknown We had a gorgeous day to celebrate Halloween in Minnesota today. The sun was shining , but it was still chilly enough outside to have a little bonfire out back and wear sweaters. We carved pumpkins…

15 Years

“There is no greater risk than matrimony. But, there is nothing happier than a happy marriage.” Benjamin Disraeli 1870 (in a letter to Queen Victoria’s daughter Louise, congratulating her on her engagement) This past Saturday Jeff and I hosted an intimate anniversary party at one of our favorite places. A gorgeous building called The Sanctuary.…

Minnesota Cooks

“The Minnesota Cooks program is an annual event held at the State Fair in Carousel Park.  The program brings together local farmers with some of Minnesota’s premier chefs as they demonstrate how they use farm fresh, Minnesota grown ingredients to create award-winning fare for their restaurants.” ~Minnesota Cooks website After reading this article, I couldn’t…

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day Jeff. You are an amazing dad and husband. Thank you for the love you show me and our girls every day. We love you. Gracie and Daddy taking a nap “There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over…

I Love TV Shows on DVD and Books on CD

TV Shows on DVD- One of my favorite ways to relax, after all of the cleaning and cooking and general household stuff is done…and after I’ve made sure to get a workout in, is watching my favorite TV shows on DVD. This is usually what I’m doing when I work on my knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking,…

I think that’s how it goes…

You can’t make everybody happy all of the time… I think that’s how the saying goes. I lost a reader today. She actually found fault with my happy little blog. Imagine that! It’s written by a human. 🙂 I wasn’t going to bother saying anything, but after deleting the entire blog, I wondered why I…

Extra! Extra! Get ’em while they’re hot!

Well, I’m in the Rochester Post Bulletin newspaper today. Page F6 🙂 Sandy Erdman, columnist extraordinaire, gave me and my little books a great review! The article heading reads, “Red Wing author, artist is ‘chin deep’ in ideas.”  I will post a link to the Rochester Post Bulletin website on Monday when the online version…

January 16th

My “Rochester Post Bulletin” interview will be printed in their newspaper on January 16th! Here’s my picture! My talented hubby, Jeff Placzek, took it. I will post the interview after the 16th.