Category: winter

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Apple Trees

I love apple trees. Is any garden complete without an apple tree? The spring blooms in the summer can look like a cloud of white. When I was young, I would buy an apple tree for my dad at the local General Tractor for father’s day or his birthday. He’s always loved apple trees. One of the main reasons it brings wildlife into the … Read More Apple Trees

Winter Solstace Tree

Bruce planted our winter solstice tree yesterday. Our goal is to plant one every year (maybe in the fall, haha). Continuing the tradition passed down from my parents. They always had balled Christmas trees that they planted after Christmas. Our twist is planting one outdoors and decorating it on the winter solstice with edibles for the wildlife.

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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