I love summer sewing. The spring show season is behind me. Time to slow down a bit, get outside every day and spend lots of time creating. Before the demands of  the fall and holiday season I plan to take some time to do as much sewing as I can. I was gifted this supply…

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Back on track this week after a quick trip to Florida and lots of eating out (and beer). We also walked on the beach everyday – a habit I hope to continue now with the warmer temps in MN. I know I can’t exercise away a poor diet. I am up to 6-8 veggie servings…

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Remember Menu Monday? I was pretty good about having a consistent plan for the week many years ago! Now with no kids at home I have gotten away from that weekly routine. With a recent warning about high cholesterol, I am ready to buckle down again.  I don’t feel like I need a specific weekly…

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Just a few quick, easy Valentine decor ideas using scraps of fabrics. I used a cookie cutter and cardboard templates to trace hearts on fabric scraps. I stitched a row together to use as a garland to hang on my winter tree. The rest I stitched onto card stock, then tape the card stock to…

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I am keeping things super simple this summer. All container planting for my annuals and herbs. These 2 large pots stand on either side of my entry. It is hot and sunny most of the day so I went with non-flowering this year. All coleus and a vine to spill down the front. An old…

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I love meeting local makers. Bethany is the creator behind Stella and Poppy.  I met Bethany last month and brought home this candle. The subtle smell is amazing. It reminds me of cool summer nights around the campfire. Bethany’s extensive knowledge of essential oils is apparent on her website and blog: Poppy and Stella She also…

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My Third and final college girl moved home over the weekend! We are so excited to have her back home while she finishes up her college internship next fall. So we are back to a house of five – which means lots of help in the kitchen! Lots of planning, cooking and leftovers will help…

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I don’t have a specific plan this week except to eat 2 servings of veggies with every meal! We grilled over the weekend so we have burgers and chicken breasts for lunches. A shredded grilled chicken breast reheated with some roasted peppers and onion makes an easy healthy dinner from chicken we grilled over the…

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It is a gloomy May Day in Minnesota today, but Spring is here, the birds are back, the buds are popping and I am ready to make some changes – at home, in the sewing room and on this blog! We started planning our meals and cooking at home more in April. We will continue…

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