In Knots

My stomach has been in knots for weeks. And will remain in knots for at least another week. Until this crazy election is done and gone and we can all take a deep breath. I hope I can take a deep breath. In the meantime, between panic attacks and sips of Pinot Grigio*, I want […]

The Falls

Daughter and I snowshoed over to Minnehaha Falls this weekend after the “blizzard”. It took nearly an hour to get there (because that’s how long it takes an almost four-year-old to walk about a half mile in the snow when there are woods to explore and swings to swing on). The falls were amazing. Look […]

Plata Designs and a Present for Myself

I found myself a birthday present in Boulder.  I found it at the very last booth we walked past, right before we nearly melted in the Colorado Sun, moments before the 3YOs started to lose it. There was a little table, covered by beautiful work by Plata Designs. The artist was there selling her amazing jewelry. I […]

Shrimp Boil

A couple fabulous friends invited us over for Shrimp Boil on Saturday night. And yes, it was just as good as it looks. Yum! Happy 4th everyone. The heat up here in the northland is unbearable. Stay cool and eat Ice Cream!

Meet the Monarchs

We have a few new friends living with us for a few weeks. They’re Monarch Caterpillars, also known as Milkweed Caterpillars, I guess because they eat Milkweed plants. They moved in on Saturday. The plan is that they’ll eat and grow and eat and grow for two weeks. Then they’ll spin their Chrysalis’ and hang […]

Recycled Crayons

We recycled some crayons this weekend. I really wanted to use my Ikea Silicon molds, but turns out they aren’t oven friendly. Instead I used my old mini-muffin pan. Daughter helped me peel the paper off the broken crayons. And Husband helped me break them into pieces. We baked them in a low oven (275 […]

Make Time…

I went to my writing group again this weekend and man, oh man, that group is talented and inspiring. Every month their work blows me away. And motivates me. Which reminds me of Artsyville’s amazing sketch (posted above). It hangs in my studio, and I look at it often. But it’s still a good reminder […]

Mill Valley Kitchen

Lunch with the girls on Friday lead us to the Mill Valley Kitchen in St. Louis Park. We were not disappointed. The space is beautiful, with white walls and green accents and lots of and lots of windows. The service was prompt and professional. The menu was extensive and we all had a hard time […]