Month: August 2015

Paint by Number


There is always something that catches my eye and starts the “wheels turning” in my head. This is half craft and half recycling.  I have had this vintage children’s book floating around for well over 38 years. (more…)

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During the summer and fall, Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning our local market is overflowing with beautiful produce. The vendors work hard all season to bring in their best. The great thing is, everything is so beautiful and it really does encourage trying new recipes and eating some really healthy dishes.  Here’s one of my favorite salsa recipes, I think you’ll like it too! (more…)

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New Venture

DSC_0948_edited-3Last August, my daughter Kerry, decided to start a blog (darling featuring fashion, home decor and DIY, leisure activities, food and entertaining.  As a wife, mom of two children ages 3 and 6, and a corporate franchise attorney, she is working hard at fitting this into her busy life. Needless to say, she has her hands full. (more…)

Gardening in Minnesota

Asiatic Lilies from my courtyard garden.
Asiatic Lilies from my courtyard garden.

Gardening has always been a part of my life.  My mother and grandmother were avid gardeners.  For them, a necessity.  They grew and preserved all the vegetables eaten during the winter months.  They took great pride in their gardens and always shared the bounty with friends and family.  My mother’s canned goods looked like they should be photographed and would certainly have been blue ribbon winners (more…)

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