Small Successes of 2020 – “What the 2020?!?”

It has been a year! A year since the shutdowns of 2020 and I am grateful. Interesting combo, right? Well, I didn’t realize how grateful I was for the past year, until I read a blog post by a person who wrote their “2020 Eulogy”. At first it was entertaining, then I realized how sad it truly was. Their eulogy embraced a lost year of their life – the year 2020. That caused me to reflect… Did I also lose a year of my life? My choleric temperament was desperately hoping that was not the case. (I can’t handle wasting … Continue reading Small Successes of 2020 – “What the 2020?!?”

Seedlings, Spring, and Heating Pads

There’s something very uplifting about planting seeds. Even though it’s only the beginning of March, with still potentially freezing temps in Wisconsin, we have reached a new season. A season of growth and new life. It’s time to plant seeds! Onions are usually our first seeds to plant, but this year we made a big change. We purchased heat pads for our seedlings and they are a game changer! These onions, which include 4 different varieties, have sprouted in less than 7 days! (seeds were purchased from Azure Standard and Siskiyou Seeds) Onions seeds, depending on the climate, can sometimes … Continue reading Seedlings, Spring, and Heating Pads

My “Favorite Things” Small Business Gift List

As we approach the Holidays and many people are already shopping for Christmas, I want to share some of my favorite shops (especially small businesses – as I choose not to shop big box this year or in the future for presents). The Merry Bohemian – A lovely shop that sells hand-painted ornaments. These ornaments can be personalized with an image of a family home or a special landscape that brings fond memories. The Merry Bohemian St. Charbel Candle Co. – This beautiful shop just opened and the candles are selling out faster than hot cakes! These cleaning burning candles … Continue reading My “Favorite Things” Small Business Gift List