Scrapbooking Retreats in Minnesota

Scrapbooking Weekends, Quilting Retreats and Girlfriend Weekends!

I know so many people who hate winter. They hate the onset of the cold weather and the anticipation of months of snow. I, on the other hand, don't mind winter so much. That's because winter signals the end of my least favorite season: fall. I'm not one to wax poetic about fall colors (although they are lovely) or to sigh in relief that the hot, summer weather is finally over. Nope. I LOVE hot, summer weather and as far as ... Read more

Can We Snowmobile Yet?

We awoke to temps in the 20s this morning.  The chill in the air has the bite of winter and I couldn't help but think about snow.  And do you know what snow makes me think of?? Minnesota snowmobile season! We're getting ready to pull docks out of the lake and put our boats in storage. When that happens we move our snowmobiles to the FRONT of the storage shed for easy access. It's a seasonal right of passage and the ... Read more

Baby It’s Cold Outside!

The weather has turned very winterish all of the sudden!  Nighttime temps are dipping into the single digits and as crazy as it sounds we are happy about it.  The other night I was running some things between cabins after dark.  It was one of those winter nights when everything was still and since there was no moon the sky was just blanketed with stars.  Somehow the crispness of the air brought all those stars into sharp focus  It was the kind of night about ... Read more

Bring on the Hard Water!

This is one of my favorite times of our year.  It's not like "Top 5" favorite times of the year but it's close...Top 10 for sure.  It follows on the heels of my "Number 1 Least Favorite Time of the Year" which is fall.  Love the weather, the colors and the guests.  Just don't love the back-to-school, clean-every-day, do-I-have-clean-sheets-for-the-cabins part of fall.  Then at the very tail end of my Number 1 Least Favorite Time of the Year comes the "Really, ... Read more

Minnesota Fall Colors – Change is in the Air

No matter how hard it is to believe we've actually made the plunge into fall.  It seems like just yesterday we were in our summer rhythm!  Now we're trying to find a new routine with cabins turning over almost every day. The girls are back in school but it's still a struggle some days to remember to go get them. (!) The fall color season has officially began.  I missed it, by the way.  I was just commenting to someone yesterday that the tree I use ... Read more

Minnesota Fall Colors at Their Best!

When we started this blog I was concerned that I would lose track of time and forget to post.  It only took me 2 months to do it!  I'm afraid that September knocked me flat.    The change from our summer rhythm to our fall groove is never very graceful.  Off season means that our guests come and go every day so we're cleaning cabins and mowing almost every day while the cabin is empty.   Add to that a new school routine ... Read more