My Aunt Norma died last week. She was my Dad’s youngest sister and the last living sibling at 92. Norma brought out the best in people. One of my cousins remarked on this. It was definitely true regarding my father, her big brother, who could be crabby, gruff, silent…you name it. Norma managed to smoothContinue reading “Aunt Norma”
Joyful kazoo choirs commence!!
An amazing Thanksgiving is a memory and we soldier on… My nephew (via LA), his mom (who drove from Oak Ridge, TN) and my partner and I met in Asheville, NC for the long holiday weekend. Photos first…stories later :). Christine
Christmas Eve is the time when everyone gathers at Grandma’s house. My partner and I are the instigators of the annual ‘gag gift’- this year, funny glasses and kazoos. I thought this grouping of nieces looked especially ‘cool’!
I love this challenge! Dashed off to grab the camera and do some “food styling”. I recently caught some grief from friends for cutting baked chocolate chip cookie dough in to holiday shapes. “Those aren’t Christmas cookies!” was the chorus of voices. Hey, wait a minute, we LOVE chocolate chip cookies :)!
A few blog posts back I mentioned Practical Goods and Sophie Joe’s Emporium in St. Paul, MN. Our household is shopping local and vintage this year and today I stopped by Sophie Joe’s. I discovered a treasure trove of cool stuff. My list: 1. 8 picture frames so the Esther-ettes swim group (also blogged about!) wouldContinue reading “Second Hand Shopping and Santa’s Feline Helpers…”
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/blog-giveaways/ Super idea!! Hmm…what do I have that anyone would want? A box of photocards? Your choice of pictures…free to the first 3 people who request them- a set of four cards, any combination (or if you find a photo somewhere else on the blog(s)!!:
Minnesota Mittens Photography is entering another photo in the Capture Minnesota Photo Contest!
Happily, there are alternatives to shopping malls and ‘big box’ retail experiences in the Twin Cities. I have blogged about one such place, Practical Goods. Today I dropped by Sophie Joe’s Emporium. SJE is chock full of vintage and designer clothing, jewelry, art, dishware, ornaments, toys, tchotchkes…well, you get the idea. I found some lovely frames that willContinue reading “Holidaze”