Date Night With Jeff

scenes from the past few weeks

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We’ve been patiently anticipating warm weather, and slowly but surely it is bound to arrive. It just has to. In the mean time we’ve been pre-spring cleaning and relishing the comforts of the fireplace, and quilts, and hearty, warm foods like stews, casseroles and baked stuff. We’ve gone out on little weekend jaunts and enjoyed…

peppermint pinwheel foot massage lotion

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A Week of Valentine Treats ~ Day Six from page 56 of my book, Chin Deep in Bubbles ~ Little Luxuries for Every Day I’m back with another treat, Lovelies! This lotion is so great for foot massages. Mix the following ingredients together in a small bowl and use as foot massage lotion or as…

scenes from the last couple weeks

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I have to say, the weeks surrounding the holidays and the new year were challenging for me. I wasn’t feeling well and ended up in the doctor’s office two days before Christmas. I had blood work done and even a chest x-ray and had to take an antibiotic for the first time in about 5…

scenes from the past couple weeks

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an autumn art festival, a riverside farmer’s market, “hoof & snout” (beef and pork) sandwiches and wild rice meatball sliders from the meathead’s food stand for lunch, a brass band playing in a courtyard, trains stopping and going at the train station in levee park, red wing all decked out for fall…corn stalks and pumpkins…

scenes from the last couple weeks

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  The Andiamo, lazily paddling down the St. Croix river, and ducking under the beautiful Stillwater bridge just in in time for me to snap a photo… the leaves beginning to change ~ a kaleidoscope of color! … tea at Tin Bins in Stillwater Minnesota … the Stillwater trolley… bacon cheeseburgers with “the works” and…

scenes from the last couple weeks

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enjoying a vineyard picnic with my dear friend Nancy ~ delicious food and wonderful conversation over a glass of wine while gazing out at a gorgeous vineyard… perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes in all colors, bursting with flavor… a weekly menu… an afternoon spent at Barnes & Noble with Gracie ~ sipping iced tea and sharing…

minnesota renaissance festival ~ 2013

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iridescent fairy wings… whimsical renaissance-themed surroundings, cool crisp fall-like air, sunshine, woodsmoke, the scent of food cooking, toasting the hubby with a beer and a turkey drumstick, comedians around every corner, vegetable justice, puddle monsters, old fashioned carnival rides, bustiers, ridiculously pretty hair-dos and flower crowns, gorgeous costumes, chocolate, gelato, fairy forests and mermaid coves,…

up north adventure 2013 ~ part 3

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a leisurely lunch “At Sara’s Table ~ Chester Creek Cafe”…. An absolutely AMAZING restaurant… fabulous, organic, beautiful food. Stellar service, a lovely wine and cocktail list, and a warm welcoming atmosphere. I can honestly say it was some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. Please check this place out the next time you’re passing…

up north adventure 2013 ~ part 2

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Coho Cafe “Call of the Wild” Pizza ~ with wild rice sausage and a variety of mushrooms Coho Cafe Turkey Club Sandwich flowers on Coho Cafe patio Artist’s Point ~ Grand Marais, MN Salad at “The Angry Trout Cafe” Grand Marais, MN Fish & Chips at The Angry Trout Cafe scenes from lunch at The…

up north adventure 2013 ~ part 1

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view from our room view from Kamloops Restaurant hummingbird creamy wild rice seafood chowder yarrow our burlington bay lake home kitchen/dining area living room fireplace living room area looking out onto our balcony jacuzzi in our bedroom bedroom fireplace bed burlington resort pool indoor/outdoor hot tub pool waterfall rocky beach at resort lake homes feet…