I first saw pieces of furniture covered in vintage afghans at an antique store in Minneapolis, MN called Hunt and Gather Antiques.
(If you haven’t been there…GO! It’s wonderful! They have absolutely EVERYTHING you could want and more!)
The afghan covered furniture pieces were fantastic! I knew I had to try it! Read more
My parents were known for their outside Christmas decorations. They’d have people come from all over and stop on the highway to take pictures. We used to laugh because they kept expanding them…I remember telling them ‘you can’t decorate their whole 40 acres!’. They’d light up every tree and they lit up the entire house. Then they started adding the big plastic Christmas decorations outside. And adding…and adding…and adding.
Northern Minnesota Weather Report:
Cloudy with a slight chance of snow.
With only a couple of inches on the ground, the locals are disappointed and starting to grumble.
There’s open water on some of the lakes, Ice Fishermen can’t fish, Skiers can’t ski, Sled Dogs can’t pull their sleds. Even some of us that aren’t outdoor sports people are missing the snow! It’s hard to believe it’s mid-December and we don’t have at least 2 feet of snow!
However, it hasn’t stopped me from indoor activities…on to the Mudroom Decorations! Read more
So it’s been an interesting day, to say the least.
It started at 4:30 this morning when my daughter’s alarm went off upstairs. At about the same time I was trying to reconcile which account I’d taken $40 from…I’d picked up some items for a friend who was picking the pieces up from me today and paying me back. But where to put it? Ugh.
I crawled out of bed…grumbling, of course. Made myself a cup of tea, grabbed the bag of Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (I’d picked up at the Farmer’s Market), and sat down with a good book. Soon I realized there just weren’t enough chocolate chips in the cookies for my taste. A hunting I will go (or went). One Hershey bar later…breaking it into rows…put the cookie on top…and…WALAA! Much better. Read more
I love summertime here in Northern Minnesota!
Sunshine after a long winter, beautiful open lakes, sunrises and sunsets that glow the most beautiful colors. There’s fishing, camping, hiking…the Dorothy Molter Museum, the International Wolf Center, the North American Bear Center…wonderful restaurants, fabulous shopping, and amazing spas. There’s bird-watching, loon-calling, and amazing Northern Lights picture-taking. But one weekly event stands above all others…
The Farmers and Artists Market Read more