It may be only April, but it’s already time to pull on your mushroom hunting fashion boots. You’ll fend off ticks and look good while slinking through the woods. Tom found this pair of morels nestled in the grass. Excited at an early find, he didn’t even wait for me to take their picture before […]
| fungus, hiking, Minnesota, Morel Hunting, Morels, mushroom hunting, Mushrooms, Wild Mushrooms, woods
Meet the new vertical storage to the left of our stove. Here cutting boards, trays, sheet pans, bread pans are stored efficiently and ready for easy access. But it wasn’t always that way. When we moved in, there was a counter to the left of the stove shoddily propped on top of two pieces of […]
| Baking Storage, Cooling racks, Eneryda, IKEA, IKEA hack, Kitchen Storage, Sheet pans, Vertical Storage
Today is the last day of January. I am happy to say that I have walked every weekday morning this month since January 3 (with only one exception) and most weekend mornings. I never would have thought I had time before work to take a walk, but it turns out it was just a matter […]
| exercise, habits, Instagram, morning, walking, walks
Tom and I walked at Wood Lake Nature Center on Sunday. This was our second time there, the first over Memorial Day in May 2011. There were no turtles in sight yesterday (they are inÂ brumationÂ this time of year, so I learned), but we did find an array of winter textures and a few chickadees.
| Nature Center, Richfield Minnesota, Walk, Winter, Wood Lake Nature Center
24 December 2011 in: Holidays
Merry Christmas! Remember our tree? I wanted to make more this year at as gifts but couldn’t wrap my head around how to transport them. Perhaps a very long tube?
| Christmas Tree, DIY
30 November 2011 in: Holidays
As planned, we journeyed to Bide-A-Wee Thursday morning for Thanksgiving. The turkey was the best we’d ever tasted, white and dark meat included. We met Brett’s grouse, of the Grilled Grouse at Bide-A-Wee.Â It was very soft and its neck still moved. Some of my favorite pictures from the day were of Brett and Mary’s wirehaired […]
| Bide-A-Wee, Thanksgiving, Trout Caviar, Turkey
24 November 2011 in: Holidays
There won’t be any dishes to do or wishbones to save at casa Martha & Tom this year. We are headed to Brett & Mary’s, who joined us here last year, for a Bide-a-Wee Thanksgiving. Tom made his pÃ¢tÃ©, for the third year running, and I made a pumpkin pie. We wish you a wonderful […]
| Pate, Pumpkin Pie, Thanksgiving
21 November 2011 in: Apartment
Welcome to the adventures of shelf install in the kitchen! This post was almost titled “How to break an easy, no-explanation-necessary project down into several illustrated steps.” As you can see I’m not very good at taking actual [right] before pictures. The above left image of the sink is almost 4 years old (I can’t […]
| DIY, Kitchen, L-brackets, Shelf, Shelves, Shelving, Staining, Wood
Poketo Bike Bells, as seen on Rena Tom. The Poketo blog has a fair amount about bikes + biking. I’m adding it to my Reader… now!
| Accessories, Bells, Bicycles, Bikes, Fruit, Ice Cream, Poketo
4 October 2011 in: M + T
This time last year Â we’d justÂ gotten marriedÂ and returned fromÂ our honeymoon to Portland, Oregon. A few days after our return to Minneapolis,Â Tom ran his first marathon. This weekend we had a great time spectating the marathon by bike, enjoying the warm weather and the fall colors lining the city streets. Tom rounded off Sunday by bottling […]