New Projects and New Perspectives


It’s always amazing to me when my husband and I can build these great projects together.  Projects that require a high level of passion, creativity and patience seem effortless to us.  Then you come to things like who’s gonna do the dishes and it’s warfare.  The more I chat with my inner circle of friends, the more I realize this is more common than we would think.

So, Charlie and I, work at these great projects to give to others.  I tried to sell them, but my heart wasn’t it in for the sale.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a few extra bucks here and there, but the pressure of meeting deadlines just killed by vibe.  So now, unless it’s something I’ve directly worked out with someone, I don’t take random orders and I definitely don’t ship.

Create. That is what we do.  And we’re pretty proud of it.

Get out your Betty Draper and make it snappy.


bettydraperdinnerUntil about two weeks ago, we planned to return to North Dakota to see family.  Then the great “flood” of 2014 came to the cabin known as “Sump Pumps didn’t do their job”.  So, with the Cabin still under renovation, we decided to stay home and have a small intimate brunch here.  The hardest part?  The Menu.

There are a few things in the world that I’m OC and/or totally snobby about…Tablescaping and Menus for get togethers.  The ONLY time we use half of our wedding gifts is when we entertain. When people are coming over we put on our best show.  I wish I could say it makes me shallow..but really …let’s be makes me FABULOUS!

So I’ll be bringing out the linens, fresh flowers and polish the stemmed water glasses…but have no fear..I may look like Breakfast at Tiffany’s…but we’ll be back to Denny’s with gravy on our shirt by Monday.

Making my Easter Brunch Menu….Man this is tough..It will be a house full of foodies…I want Rich and flavorful mixed with it’s proving a little bit tough..

So Far..
Corned Beef Hash
Poached Eggs
Cinnamon Rolls
Asparagus Tart with Gruyere & Goat Cheese
Arugula & Apricot Salad
Spiced White Chocolate Tarts with Fresh Berries