Tag: wisconsin

24 and a sweet tooth

Hi all! Sunday will be my 24th birthday and while I realize I’m writing this post a bit early, it is for good reason! Friday Chet and I are headed off to Kettle Moraine State Park to go tent camping. Friday also happens to be our 4 year wedding anniversary.

Homemade Pizza

Sometimes I feel like my best images come when I don’t really have something mapped out in my mind. I tend to become a perfectionist and a minute flaw or failure in my design can leave me frustrated and uninspired. The organic moments where creativity, spontaneity, and craft align effortlessly

Farm Fresh

Let me first preface this blog post with a brief description of the downtown Appleton farmers market. While it isn’t as large as the Madison Square market, it has a lot to offer the Fox Valley. There are more than 140 vendors selling fresh fruits & vegetables, exotic meats &

Happy Sizzlin’ 4th of July!

It is that time of year again! The 4th of July has been something that my family celebrates with gumption for as long as I can remember. My grandparents would throw a huge bash inviting all the neighbors, family, and friends. There would be fireworks galore (usually bought from the

Jammin’ till the Jam is through

Chet and I have taken up the art of jamming fresh fruit! With the abundant fruit selection at our local farmer’s market, we seem to come home every Saturday with a new fruit to make into jam. June and July are the months for mouth watering Georgia peaches. I don’t

Strawberries Galore!

Well this past Friday makes it an entire week that Chet and I have been living in Appleton! Our apartment is for the most part unpacked and some semblance of a home. This was our first true weekend to enjoy ourselves since we moved, and I wanted to do something

Vanilla cupcakes with lavender cream

Spring has finally sprung! This past week or so I’ve been enjoying the rare (and record breaking) 80 degree temperatures for Wisconsin!!! It is only March! Each day as I drive to work I see the grass turning a brighter green, the trees blossoming, and all the spring creatures out

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I hope you all will be able to enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day weekend!! I know the sentiment is a little early, but I wanted to be able to share with you a few Irish inspired meals which required the help of my wonderfully talented mother-in-law.  Corned beef and vegetables

Organic Heirloom Medley

I am itching for summer folks! I can’t wait until all of the local farmer’s markets start-up and allow me to pack my fridge full of fresh, local and delicious produce! While I didn’t buy the tomatoes you see here at a farmer’s market, they are certified organic heirloom baby

Wanderer of the pathless woods

I took a trip back to Wisconsin to visit with my family this past weekend. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend time with my brother, sister, mom, grandma and grandpa and all my aunts uncles and cousins. I love being home with everyone! While I was there

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