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a six senses post

seeing ~ beautiful, fresh flowers growing all over Red Wing, spilling from the many gardens and hanging baskets that adorn our pretty town…lovely stalls of baked goods, flowers, jams, jellies, pickles, and other delights at the Red Wing Farmer’s Market…best friends…THIS BOOK…antiques and thrift store finds…ferns, herbs, lilies and hostas flourishing after all of the…

orzo picnic salad

My birthday week. I can’t remember a birthday week that was ever so rainy, but I’ve been making the best of it. My friends have been bringing me food gifts (which I love), morels and rhubarb and fresh-caught-right-out-of-the-Cannon-river trout! We piled those yummy, buttery morels on toast, baked the rhubarb into crisps and cakes, and…

a “newsy” blog post

It really has been such a lovely week so far. I got to talk to my sweet friend Tracy on the phone which is always a treat. We made plans for a girlfriends’ weekend in June so we can shop and craft and cook and hang out and drink lots of tea. I can’t wait!…

six senses saturday ~ scenes from the last week

seeing ~ fall and halloween decorations, cute costumes, piles of new books and yarn, house details while deciding on new themes and color schemes for our rooms tasting ~ skyline chili, reeses peanut butter cups and spiced cider feeling ~ the chilly autumn air while trick-or-treating with Gracie hearing ~ kids screaming and laughing at…

a spell of perfect weather

Hello Friends! I had all these plans to write a long blog post about my favorite autumn rituals today, but it was too nice to stay inside. When my friend Nancy called me and invited me out to her home for the day, I just had to say “YES!” We went for a lovely walk,…

a six senses post ~ scenes from the past couple weeks

tasting: more tomato jam on a blufftop picnic with my friend Clare… watermelon rind pickles minnesota montrachet with the aforementioned tomato jam… wine… and at the Cheesecake Factory with Jeff and Gracie… ahi carpaccio baja fish tacos pepperoni pizza fish ‘n chips mai tai… Reese’s Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake! more wine and Dove raspberry & dark…

one lovely blog award

My friend Alice Phillips, of Ally’s Kitchen, surprised me by giving me this award a few weeks ago. What an honor!  This award comes with a few questions for the recipients to answer, and I’ve been looking at them, thinking about my answers since I received the award. Along with sharing a little bit about…

thrift store score

Funny how I can find something every single time I go thrifting in this darling, sleepy town. Red Wing really is sleepy in the winter. Not a lot of action. When we first moved here I couldn’t believe how everything closed up so early during the week. I would walk uptown, listen to the knell…

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…

scenes from a girlfriends’ weekend

I just returned home from the best weekend ever! I got to spend time with by BFF Jana. What a fun, relaxing couple of days. Thanks Jana! I thought I’d share our adventure with you and include some restaurant reviews, wine tasting notes and movie reviews while I’m at it. Yesterday I arrived just in…