Category: winter

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Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String

85% of the Christmas presents are wrapped. I always wrap in brown paper because brown paper packages tied up in string are the best for Christmas! This year I used antique book prints that I printed with winter and Christmas themes glued on card stock with a dash of snow glitter and a sprig of greens and a dash of a black Christmas stamp. … Read More Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String

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A Winter’s Day

Featured in A Winters Day by featuring monogrammed home decor Topshop knee length parka / Tommy Hilfiger jeans Pin jewelry / People Tree brown glove, $7.95 / Moncler rabbit fur earmuff / Hunter men s fashion, $105 / Elizabeth Gleason Design Studio Home decor / Aidan Gray home decor / Tory Burch monogrammed home decor / Urban Outfitters home decor / Peppermint Hot Chocolate Our O Printer’s … Read More A Winter’s Day

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Clementine Spinach Salad

Spice up your Spinach SaladPREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME : 5 mins | TOTAL TIME : 20 mins | SERVINGS : 4 people Salad Ingredients 4 oz Spinach 3/4 cup Bacon 2 Clementine Sectioned 3 oz Pistachio 2 Eggs Hardboiled Dressing Ingredients 2 oz Shallot Browned finely diced1/2 oz Olive Oil1/2 cup Bacon Fat1 oz Swedish Mustard1 Orange Juice1 oz Stevia1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar2 shakes Borsari Orange Ginger Seasoning INSTRUCTIONS Throw two eggs in a pot of water and let water come to a boil. Turn off heat and put lid on your pot to hard boil your egg.Meanwhile, … Read More Clementine Spinach Salad

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Cinnamon Scones

A Blustery snowy winter day awaited us this morning. Weather forecasters warned us all last week of the impending snow and cold temperatures. It is brutal out there. Of course, this is the day our snowblower decided to die. Luckily, my dad drove up in this cold on his tractor and did 95% of the driveway for us. Bruce had to shovel out the … Read More Cinnamon Scones

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Rustic Candles

Previously, I’ve done posts about our candles in the window. We gather our candles from storage at the beginning of Daylight Savings and place them in every window. Our dear friend Rebecca, gifted us a set of Candles for a housewarming present when we moved into the farm. She always gives the most thoughtful gifts. I remember the surprise of opening up the box … Read More Rustic Candles

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Creamy Gratin Onions

Every year my dad’s request is pearl onions for Christmas Eve Dinner. Is other request is that they’re like my grandma’s pearl onions. I’ve tried every recipe you can imagine. Finally, success this year. I think they were just really creamy and tasty not sure how much they actually taste like my grandma lo’s. This will be on the menu from now on though. … Read More Creamy Gratin Onions

Icy Winters

Icy morning views from my studio window. Brrrr -6 out there today

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Deep Double Chocolate Morsel

I’m a cookie monster. If there was a most wanted cookie monster list I would be in the top five. I’ve been pretty good and steering clear of the cookies. Doing yoga, eating veggies it was only a matter of time before the whisper of the cookie would creep into my ear. Second day of painting the studio, I broke down and whipped up … Read More Deep Double Chocolate Morsel

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The Wind Began to Switch – the House to Pitch

Bruce began to taunt me, in early December, with hints of my 40th birthday present. Leading up to the big occasion, I was allowed to ask one question per day. So Mineral, Animal… Red, Green etc. The taunting went on and on. I was pretty sure he had gotten me a greenhouse but then he started to get me off track purposefully and then … Read More The Wind Began to Switch – the House to Pitch

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Closet to Pantry

Well, it’s time to get caught up on the projects we’ve been working on. First up today the pantry! We’ve been cherry picking projects to talk about since we have plenty going on.   We have projects on every floor and every room. The pantry has been done since October and I keep forgetting to share it with you. Our enchantment was featured this … Read More Closet to Pantry

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Drömmar Cookies

Somehow, I’ve been relegated to the Christmas Cookie maker in the family. My mom and grandmother used to meet one glorious day in December and when I returned from school it was a confectionary delight. As I grew up, I was invited once to my grandmother’s to make cookies. Unfortunately, I was the odd man out. I didn’t inherit my mom and grandmother’s clean … Read More Drömmar Cookies

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French Onion Soup

May I suggest a cheese and ham panini to go with this warm soup… or just a bottle of wine and a baguette. You should have a half a bottle left, or you may have finished making the soup. We don’t judge! Feel free to open another bottle! Lighting a candle when you chop onions does NOT stop you from crying profusely. LIES, LIES, … Read More French Onion Soup