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Going on in April

Monday, May 4th, 2015

watching the buds turn into flowers and leaves. And learning about everything that’s already planted in our yard. I just picked purple tulips from the garden for a bouquet, and there are still many mystery flowers we’re waiting to see bloom. ripping up sod in preparation for our veggie gardens and our prairie grass/wildflower garden. […]

Going on in March

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

locating studs in order to build new bookshelves. Now onto finding the rest of the wood that will make up the shelves. We’re hitting Habitat ReUse stores regularly. Luckily there are 3 of them nearby. celebrating a completed trip around the sun with chocolate cupcakes, chocolate frosting, and sprinkles, and so many friends and family […]

On Destruction and Renewal: A garden story

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

The weekend after Easter we headed to the community garden eager to work. The farm had planned a post Easter egg hunt as well as planting and building for the day. The cool drizzle made us think that we would have low turn out for the morning, but we were hopeful the sun would break […]

A very springy march

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Last week we saw multiple days that were more than 40° F above average. Usually this time of year the great lakes region is still brushing snow off their cars and hoping for a couple days in the 50s to ring in the spring. Instead air conditioners were turned on months ahead of schedule. The […]

Nain Rouge

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

This weekend fiance was like, wanna go to a parade on Sunday?  And I was like Parade?  Where?  What for? And YES. It was just down the block, and the parade was actually a march, to march the Nain Rouge, or red dwarf out of town.  The nain rouge is allegedly an evil spirit that […]

Stories from San Francisco

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Fiance and I were very lucky to have the same spring break this year, and somehow I managed to talk him into getting on a plane with me and going to visit ones of his bestis in San Francisco. There’s really no need to bore you with all the details of our trip, we did […]

Rounding Out March

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

The month of March started out super, got a bit stress-tastic in the middle, but then came back around and finished strong.  Because really, who can argue with 75 and sunny on March 31st?  You won’t find this girl complaining. Highlights of the month: dinner at Kafe 421 and the John Mayer/Michael Franti concert with […]

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Dear March, I see how you’re going to play it this year.  You’re wooing us with your mild temperatures, whilst pouring salt in the wounds of winter by withholding the sun for 2 weeks at a time. I’m on to you.  I expect a snowstorm in full effect in about 2 weeks. Love, Clare