20 Years Ago Home: Luther College

20 Years Ago Home: Luther College

Twenty years ago I was a student at Luther College, in Decorah Iowa. I shared a room with 3 other girls and our boyfriends (which was against college policy, lols). We had a loft structure above the beds that created storage space or extra sleeping. It was decorated...
History of a 100 Year Old House

History of a 100 Year Old House

Last year my house celebrated it’s 100th birthday. We have owned our home for over 5 years and have slowly completed renovation projects that helped us learn about the history of our home. The original house built in 1920 was a 2 bedroom/1 bath, story and a half...
Miko’s First Snow

Miko’s First Snow

6 years ago, we brought home my first dog–Miko. I had done a lot of research on dog breeds and felt that a Shiba Inu was the best and cutest dog for my family. She was small enough for an apartment (which is where we were living at the time), kept herself very...
Best Hippie Pumpkin Puree Recipe

Best Hippie Pumpkin Puree Recipe

When I was young my mom had a boss who she really loved, her name is Perry-o. Perry-o has long gray hair in a braid down her back and she always seems to have a smile on her face. She would host holiday parties at her home, which was off the grid. I remember her...
Loving Traditional Jack-O-Lanterns

Loving Traditional Jack-O-Lanterns

I love carving jack-o-lanterns but I’m a traditionalist. I like the triangle eyes and the big toothy mouth. I like the silliness of that face glowing out of the dark. Last year I helped my daughter carve her jack-o-lantern and it was more scary than silly, but I loved...

Carrying on a Strawberry Tradition

Behind the Curtain: Summer Food Carrying on a Strawberry Tradition   When I was a child, my grandfather had a very large garden. He had been a farmer before entering retirement and afterwards he shared this pleasure with his grandchildren by teaching us about...

Why Does Your Business Need a Blog?

Why Blogging as a Business is Successful A blog is a tool that adds a lot of value to your website. It isn’t just a way to broadcast information. Yes, it updates your current customers on sales, new services or products; but it also drives new customers to your...