Weekend Wanderings Episode 1

Weekend Wanderings Epsiode 1

This last week hubs took a few days off so we headed up north to Duluth. It is about three hours from our home.

We were excited to spend some time exploring, hitting our favorite restaurant and maybe a hike or two.

Well…it snowed and rained for two days then turned to beautiful sunshine as we were packing up to come home. We just had to laugh because this is not the first time that the weather has not been our friend.

We caught a movie (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2…save your $…just my opinion), played a lot of Skip-Bo and drank a lot of Starbucks. It was very relaxing and if we had stayed at home we just would have gotten caught up in a project or two.chowder

IMG_0977The Pickwick best place in Duluth to eat! They grill their steaks over a briquet fire and it is seriously so amazing!

The clam chowder is the best I have ever had…FULL of clams. Nice big meaty chunks. In this cup I had there were only about four bites of potato nestled in the creamy goodness. Usually it’s all potato with a hint of clams. (do you think I liked the chowder?)

The steak will melt in your mouth and the garlic mashed potatoes will have you wishing for a dessert made of them. If you ever get to Duluth it’s a must.ย  Pickwick Duluth Read more

My Stikwood Project

There are times when I know I drive my family crazy with moving furniture around the house. I should probably get a job. Ha! Seriously, I think I may have a disease. Is there a re-arranging the furniture sickness? Ohhhhh, I love to paint walls too or rather watch my hubs paint and offer moral support. I bring him peanut butter and jelly sandwiches packed with extra peanut butter to make sure he doesn’t get tired.

Really though, sometimes just a little tweak will keep me satisfied. Change places with a picture, a lamp, some fresh flowers or add wood to a wall. That is what this post is about today. We bought a new house… Before Fireplace Read more

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Easter Memories

Easter-1I am amazed at how fast the time seems to be going by. You will see proof of that in a picture below. Does it seem that way for everyone or just me? I mean, it seems just like last weekend I was running around the mall from store to store trying to find the perfect outfits for each of my children. To finally find matching dresses for my girls and then…oh, the shoes & tights! The boys always seemed to be a bit easier. Washing hair and then making those sweet little babies sleep all night in… Read more

Dreams of Spring

Hello…did you just think Adele?


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I don’t know about you, but living here in Minnesota I am so ready for some warm weather. We keep getting a “tease” with a warm day or two and then it gets cold again. I swear the skies are laughing at me.

Do you hear them? Are they laughing at you, too?

So on a recent weekend here it was time for theย  annual Home and Garden Show. I bought tickets then told hubs what we were doing. He was a good sport, but after seeing displays for new roofs and gutters and really fun stuff like that UGH, I was so happy to see the flowers! I just wanted to sit by the fountains and take in the beauty for awhile, but remember hubs was with me.

Here are a few pictures from our day and if you are living in a cold area maybe you will get some inspiration for those warm days coming and have dreams of flowers, gardens and running through meadows. We can always dream, right?!

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