Oct
30

Fresh Pumpkin Pie

Halloween pranksters smashed the pumpkins our 6-year-old daughter Ava planned to use in a Fresh Pumpkin Pie. (Our pumpkin saga unfolds here.) There is a silver lining to the story. We chose a fibrous jack-o-lantern pumpkin […]

Oct
25

Sea Salt and Rosemary Pumpkin Seeds

We took our family on a Pumpkin Train Ride to celebrate our daughter Ava’s 6th birthday and a beautiful northern autumn. The  train travels along the North Shore of Lake Superior to a secret pumpkin patch. […]

Oct
23

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

I don’t remember the first time I saw the snow fall. I do remember sitting in Algebra Class when the snow began to fall  Halloween 1991. By the end of the storm, a record 36.9 inches of […]

Oct
20

Pumpkin Party

My eldest and I are cut from the same cloth…we love surprises. I think it’s the drama. The moment of being caught unaware. I like to make surprises for people big and small. She at […]

Oct
14

Bird Houses

I began nesting early while expecting our third daughter’s birth. I mean that literally. That winter I saw birds, nests and bird houses everywhere. I thought they were adorable. It wasn’t long before I felt […]

Oct
8

Sesame Street Party

Sometimes life gets busy. Other times the thought of a home-made, hand-crafted party is just unappealing. What ever your motivation (or lack of motivation), you can throw a Sesame Street party that feels home-made. Let’s […]