Escape From the Doldrums of Winter

February 28, 2013

It’s the doldrums of winter.  Cold and gray outside.  Short days.  Snow on the ground.  And it’s the end of February which in Minnesota means we still have a lot of winter left.  All this leads to a girl that needs a break.  Time to escape to the Home & Garden Show.  It’s the perfect […]

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Ree and Me

February 23, 2013

It borders on worship. . .I love the Pioneer Woman. . .Don’t freak out – not that kind of love, but you know what I mean.  She’s real, approachable and has a great sense of humor.  She lives a life that is foreign to me and maybe that’s part of the appeal.  The Mister and […]

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I’m Back. . .

February 17, 2013

I’m back. . . My mother-in-law passed away on February 11th.  It was an emotional time and my attention was focused on her and our family.  She was an amazing woman whose time was cut short too soon.  We will miss her every single day.

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Christmas Dessert – Red Velvet Trifle

January 2, 2013

Hello! I was searching for something festive (RED) for my Christmas buffet.  This is a pretty easy dessert that must be made ahead of time, leaving even more time to spend with the family on Christmas morning. Red Velvet Trifle 12 Red Velvet cupcakes – I used a box mix 1 cup seedless raspberry jam […]

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A Visit to the HGTV Holiday House

December 12, 2012

On our annual Christmas shopping day at the Mall of America with one of my BFFs – we’ve doing this every year since the mall opened! – we took time to visit the HGTV Holiday House.  HGTV has set up a modern-day, life-size gingerbread house in the mall’s rotunda.  They offer daily demonstrations and on certain days, […]

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Winter Has Arrived!

December 11, 2012

The weather forecasters couldn’t make up their minds if we were going to get 4 or 6 or 8 inches of snow.  By the time we went to bed on Saturday night, they thought the storm would pretty much completely miss us.  They were all wrong!  It snowed and snowed and snowed – all day […]

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Crock-Pot Applesauce

November 19, 2012

I had a bunch of apples to use up and it’s the perfect time of year for crock-pot applesauce.  This is a super easy recipe.  As an added bonus, your house will smell absolutely fabulous! 10-12 medium to large apples or 12-15 small to medium apples, peeled and cored 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon […]

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Getting Ready for Halloween

October 29, 2012

We spent yesterday getting ready for Halloween.  Mwah ha ha! We decorated a little. . .     The kids carved pumpkins. . .         Hey, he’s 15, what can I say?? And I made some creepy treats. Aren’t they cute? They take a little patience but they’re so worth it. Here […]

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Million Dollar Decorators

October 28, 2012

Have you heard?  Million Dollar Decorators is back!  The season 2 premiere is Tuesday, November 13th on the Bravo network.  I just love that show, don’t you?    

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Twinkie Tiramisu

October 19, 2012

I have a confession to make. . .  I love to cut recipes out of magazines.  I have folders full of recipes to try “someday”.  When my grandparents passed away and we were cleaning out their home, I came upon an unexpected surprise.  My grandmother did the same thing!  Last year, I made a goal […]

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