Week 34: Racing the snow storm

It turns out there are many crappy things about siding a house…particularly a two story house with high up peaks. There’s a high restocking fee on our siding, so we didn’t want to order too much. Therefore, we’ve run out of trim/facia board and had to reorder, and we’re dangerously close to not having enoughContinue reading “Week 34: Racing the snow storm”

Week 32: Cor…nices? Cor…bels?

You’d never know that I once took ‘History of Architecture’ to fulfill a world history credit in college based on how I’ve been talking about the exterior of our house recently. 🙄 I have very conveniently been making up names for the “little things that stick out the front of the peaks” since I toldContinue reading “Week 32: Cor…nices? Cor…bels?”

Wine for your Weekend: Wild Wild West

As a kid, the best day in “computer class” was on Fridays when we got free time to play games. And there was no better game to play than ‘The Oregon Trail.’ The goal was simple…get to Oregon via the virtual trail. At the beginning you choose your profession and how many provisions you wantedContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Wild Wild West”

Easy autumn wild rice soup

One of the most undeniably lovely things about fall setting in and the weather getting colder is the deliciousness of tucking into a warm bowl of soup for supper. There’s just something about soup in October that tastes different than soup in July, not to mention the simple fact that few are going to beContinue reading “Easy autumn wild rice soup”

The meal I simply can’t forget (and how you can try and duplicate it)

I want you to close your eyes. Ok…read the next paragraph first, then close your eyes and imagine! I want you to think about the greatest meal you’ve ever eaten. Maybe it was a holiday. Maybe it was a home cooked creation worthy of a five-star restaurant. Maybe it was on vacation. Maybe it’s yourContinue reading “The meal I simply can’t forget (and how you can try and duplicate it)”

Four out of the box Valentine’s Day gift ideas

My husband has always given me flowers for Valentine’s Day, and I love it. I am, admittedly a flowers kind of girl, so it works for me, and is an easy win for him! He, however, is considerably more difficult to buy for. He’s not a big gifts guy, so he doesn’t get too excitedContinue reading “Four out of the box Valentine’s Day gift ideas”

Forget the cold, beat winter dryness

In case you didn’t hear, it’s been cold, very cold, up here in the Midwest. Schools closed, businesses shut down, even the postal service suspended delivery for a day as the coldest air in twenty years blasted the region this winter. For those who fortunate enough not to have to go out in the frigidContinue reading “Forget the cold, beat winter dryness”

Four interesting cheeses and what to do with them

I grew up in Wisconsin, land of the cheese heads. I mean, who doesn’t love a good sharp cheddar on crackers, or cheese curds so fresh they squeak when you bite into them!? But really, Wisconsin took it to the next level sometimes. I mean, people spend $20 to wear foam cheese wedges on theirContinue reading “Four interesting cheeses and what to do with them”