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A gal that cooks, crafts, grows & travels in the Midwest.



I don’t craft as much as I once did.  When I do, you will find it here.  Many of the postings will be about gardening and previous crafts that I sold at one point.

Shattered Marble Necklaces
How to Recycle an Old Record Into a Basket or Bowl How to Make Scrabble Tile Necklaces
How to Make a Terra Cotta Clay Pot People 57 Gift Basket Ideas You Can Make
Smores in a Jar Printable Bathroom Wall Art Home Decor
Easy to Make DIY Stepping Stones Bowling Ball Garden Art
Knit a Planter - Instructions Treats for the Birds
DIY Rhubarb Stepping Stones How to Display and Dry Hydrangeas
How to Create Easy QuikCrete Walkways
Spa Sock Cupcakes Garden Products Made from Sticks and Wood
DIY Lip Gloss and Lip Balm Recipes DIY Broken Tile Backsplash


I live in Wisconsin.  We have a VERY short growing season and experience long, gloomy winters. Many of the postings deal with cold weather.  I also have a love of nature and wildlife – expect plenty of postings dealing with critters. This is a small sampling of over 200+ posts.

Dividing Canna Bulbs
Starting an Indoor Window Garden for Winter Save and Store Your Geranium Garden Plants for Winter
11 Birds That Will Eat Oranges at Your Bird Feeder Growing Lemon Grass
Build Mason Bee Homes How to Dry Sunflower Heads for a Sunflower Seed Feeder

How to Care for a Poinsettia
All About the Blue Jay
Fruit Bowl Bird Feeders Recycled Garden Plate Flowers
Bird Seed Suet Filled Egg Shell Recipe Using antiques as unique planters – Give items a second life by using antiques as unique planters and containers. Some picture ideas to get your thoughts cycling. Mostly antiques but some additional containers too.

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I keep myself busy by exploring the Midwest.  I enjoy hiking new trails and searching out the wildlife, plants and whatever else Mother Nature throws at me when on my travels to locations.

The posts below are informational.  Places you too can visit.  Most include directions and / or are Google Map enabled. This will be a small sampling.  I plan on adding additional places.

I really photograph for me.  I think of it as a therapy of sorts and I enjoy nature with every fiber of my being. If you enjoy the outdoors, then I figured why not share places that may be new to you.


Canyon Falls Grand Canyon of Michigan Millie Mine Bat Viewing Iron Mountain Michigan
10 Days in South Dakota Trip Wisconsin to South Dakota Midwest Wildflowers
Wisconsin ATV and UTV Trails Aztalan Stat Park in Jefferson Wisconsin
Cave Point County Park in Door County Wisconsin Da Yooper Tourist Trap Upper Michigan - Good for a Few Laughs.
Longtail Point Lighthouse Green Bay Wisconsin Turkey Run State Park Marshall Indiana
Grand Island Ice Caves Upper Michigan Belgian Community of Brussels Wisconsin Buildings


I like simple!  I’m also the person that believes that time is the most important asset of one’s life.  The recipes under this category are make-ahead recipes that allow me to spend less time in the kitchen and more time out enjoying life.

Making meals & snacks ahead of time saves money because I’m not making a quick dash to the drive-through.  I also eat a little healthier because the meals travel well, or can be pulled out of the fridge and reheated.

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup Pressure Cooker Blueberry Steel Cut Oats
How to Make Pickled Eggs Make Ahead Meatballs
Breakfast Jam Bars Recipe

Recipes Using Freshly Grown Produce

Grilled Corn on the Cob and Herb Butter
Creamy Cucumber Salad

Let’s Party!

In my social circle, we will make a party for ANYTHING.  Life is centered around food and drink. I live in Wisconsin, ’nuff said 🙂

Grasshopper in a Bucket Drunken Gummy Bears
Skittles Infused Vodka Pina Colada Slush
Survivor Birthday Party Brandy Slush Drink Recipe
How to Serve the Perfect Wine Every Time - Confused on what wine should be served with certain foods? Let me help you out!
How to Package Cupcakes for Bake Sales


Some helpful information and recipes that may help you in the budget department.  Work smarter, not harder is my motto. Remember, not EVERY money saving idea is for you.  You pick and chose what will help you reach your goals.

All Purpose Cleaning Recipes
DIY Liquid Hand Soap Infused Water Recipes
Never Ending Fabric Dryer Sheets Jewelry Cleaner Recipe

This is a small listing of posts available.  Please see navigation tabs above for additional postings.


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