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.
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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
I LOVE FALL!
For anyone who’s seen my house this is no big surprise. Deep green with red and pumpkin colored trim? Yes, please. Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. Bring on the sweaters…the pants…oooohhhhh – the scarves! And then there’s the decorating! I had so much fun doing my fall decorating this year…ok, it was done 3 weeks ago, but I’ve been kind of busy!
There’s outside decorating:
Gasp…Gasp…crawling out of the weekend into another week…
Lots accomplished this weekend. Garden harvested and cleaned out, fall decorations up, spray painted new/old goodies and furniture, birthday dinner and cake for Miss Alex, sewed in some clothes (for Gabi), cleaned up the house…etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
And, Alex, Tom and Louis came up Thursday night for a visit! Mr. Louis had surgery (snip, snip…and hernia) on Friday with our favorite vet, Jen. He was quite a trooper and back to normal by Saturday afternoon. More stories to follow, of course as he and Motzy had loads of fun.
And…while they were here, Tom and Alex helped Tim put in our new fire pit and dig out an old sidewalk. Tim and I jokingly called it the sidewalk to nowhere…it didn’t go all the way to the shop, and it didn’t match up with the garage door. Gone, gone, gone!
There was a bonfire, toasted marshmallows, a game of Horse in the dark (with a light up basketball). There were naps (ok, not by me…), visiting with the babies, and more craziness sprinkled throughout the weekend.
Pictures of the harvest, fall decorations, recipes, maybe a little story of the sewing swear session (I hate sewing machines), and more to come.
Sorry for the absence, this blogging thing takes a lot of time and I’ve had ENERGY. More energy than I’ve had in a year…guessing it’s a thyroid thing…whooo heeeee!
Talk more soon!
Thank you to Women Get it Free for sharing the photo!