This week found me outside everyday. We had one of those weeks of weather that makes a gardener go crazy. We call it Minnesota beautiful. That means sunny, no wind, a high of 70° and no humidity. It was perfect for everything…work and leisure. I have learned over the years that I generally need two to three trips to the nursery. (more…)
Month: May 2017
Since Sunday was Mother’s Day, I decided to make my mother’s favorite bar recipe, Mounds Bars, to take to the cabin. She made these often for many of the weekends at the lake during my childhood. It seemed fitting to have them this year as a tiny reminder (more…)
Each season always brings a renewed effort to spruce up the house and garden. It is always fun to change things up a bit without major investments. The first thing I turn to is moving my accessories from room to room and changing up the combination of items. This exercise always makes things look fresh again and each time I do it I think I have found the right combination. But soon, it will change again. The space above my china cupboard in my dining room is always the first place I start and is the most fun to do. I know have shared this view a number of times, but items are a new combination.
I have been dabbling a bit painting with acrylics and this past month did two new paintings for spots in my house that needed a change of pace. (more…)