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April Showers and Trey

Living up to its name, April was a very rainy month…actually torrential!  We did a lot of spring yard work and a few house projects but nothing that can’t wait until next month to talk about. Instead I want to talk about Trey. Trey is my fifteen year old nephew.  Trey will always be my fifteen year old nephew… Continue reading April Showers and Trey

Creative Things · Decorating · family · Sewing

February Home Projects

What’s not to love about February?  It’s the reward of a short month after what seems like the longest month of the year. And right in the middle of the month is Valentine’s day which just happens to be my birthday.  So yeah, I love February.  It also gets me anxious and thinking about spring next… Continue reading February Home Projects

Decorating · family · Food

A few of my favorite things…

We’ve shopped, baked, decorated, wrapped, cleaned, attended office parties, listened to holiday music, watched every Hallmark Christmas movie ever made, watched other favorites on Netflix, and pulled out old classics on DVD all to get into the holiday spirit.   One of my favorite, get-you-in-the-mood movies, is “The Sound of Music”.   It was on TV the… Continue reading A few of my favorite things…

Creative Things

Hidden Treasure Found

I found a treasure!   Not in the literal sense but in a literary  sense.  I found all my journals from high school.  Can I just say how much I love and truly appreciate everything my high school English teacher did for me?  That is no small thing.  I distinctly remember not particularly liking to read and… Continue reading Hidden Treasure Found

Food

Homemade Tomato Soup

Nothing quite transports me back in time to the farm as a young girl in northern Minnesota as the canning season.  I remember well the crates of peaches, plums, cherries, and pears that mom would bring home in hopes of canning jars of sauce.    Between my five sisters and me though, there often wasn’t a crates worth of… Continue reading Homemade Tomato Soup