Monday, December 31, 2012

Lemon Heaven

Recently gifted with Lemon Curd, I took it to The Neighborhood Cafe to have with my toast.  It was deliciously amazing!  Why did it take me so long to try this? 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Neighborhood After Dark

Now open for dinner.  Check them out!  Selby, just east of Snelling.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sew What

Located on the corner of Saint Clair and Fairview, this alterations shop has a magnificent corner front door that I'm guessing dates back to the 40's, a pressed tin ceiling that I'm sure is original to the building, and a wall of colorful thread which I'm fairly certain is always changing.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Nothing like a freshly cleaned street.  Thanks City of Saint Paul!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Made for Walking.......

........but who can afford them?  Some gorgeous and really expensive boots for sale at Quince, corner of Grand and Victoria behind Cafe Latte.  Some of them were $800.00.  Seriously?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012


A friend of mine blogs for Blooma, which now has a location on Grand Avenue.  Ta-da.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Look Down

Art, beauty and poetry are everywhere you look.  Even underneath your feet.  Enjoy. 
Dunlap Street just south of Lexington.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

So THAT'S how they do it!

 I figured they got the Christmas lights on the tree like this, but I've never seen it in action.  That's some serious dedication to holdiay lights for a residence.  Summit Avenue, of course.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Today isn't about what it looks like here.  It's all about what it looks like there. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Love Bug

I walk by this classic Beetle Bug all the time.  It lives just a few blocks from me and is one of my favorite cars in the neighborhood.  As I was walking by it yesterday, I saw a little story in it's hubcap, so I thought I would share.  Enjoy.

Sunday, October 28, 2012


If a skeleton and a marshmallow and a jack-o-lantern somehow reproduced, it might look like this thing I saw in Michael's Craft Store in Roseville.  Not your best work Michael's.  Not your best work.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


6:00 pm - Clean car
9:00 pm - Car buried under avalanche of leaves

It is common for trees to drop all their leaves at once?  Or did a tree just take issue with this car?
Random neighborhood, Saint Paul.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Have a Seat

When a bus tub isn't handy............
Neighborhood Cafe, Selby Avenue.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Look At Me!

This water tower sits at 94 and Vandalia.  I see it on my way to and from the gym.  When I am there in the morning, it catches all this gorgeous morning light and for some reason, my attention.

Friday, October 19, 2012


 Autumn has been very, very kind to us this year.  What a show.  Well done old girl, well done.

 Lincoln Street.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


 Ride share bikes heading someplace warm for the winter.  See you next spring happy green pedaling machines!  Super America, Grand Avenue

Friday, October 12, 2012


The sunset this morning rocked my socks off.  Grand Avenue.

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Maybe I just never noticed in the other places I've lived. but mixing nuts with Candy Corn and selling it in the grocery stores is just weird to me.  But it seems to be a popular treat this time of year.  Minnesota is kinda kooky.  I like that.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

From the land of sky blue waters......

.....From the land of pines' lofty balsams,
Comes the beer refreshing,
Hamm's the beer refreshing.
Brewed where nature works her wonders,
Aged for many moons, gently mellowed,
Hamm's the beer refreshing,
Hamm's the beer refreshing.
From across the rippling water,
Through the whisp'ring pines and birches,
Comes the beer refreshing,
Hamm's the beer refreshing.
Comes a call to cool enchantment,
Comes a call to cool refreshment,
Hamm's the beer refreshing,
Hamm's the beer refreshing.
Hints of lakes and sunset breezes,
Dance and sparkle in each glassful,
Hamm's the beer refreshing,
Hamm's the beer refreshing.
You gotta love a bar with a giant Hamms bear on the wall.  Grumpy's.  Nordeast neighborhood.

Monday, October 01, 2012


Minneapolis and The Mississippi River.
I am so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.  We all are.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thanks, Jerk.

Take a step back in time and visit Lynden's Soda Fountain.  Old fashioned egg creams, real ice cream shakes and hand mixed fountain drinks served up by a real live soda jerk.  If only I'd worn my bobbie sox!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Love is love is love.

Saw my first one of THESE on Friday......

.....and went to a fundraiser for the other camp on Sunday.

REALLY pulling for marriage equality in Minnesota and all across this nation.

Thursday, September 20, 2012


My favorite way to spend a few hours!  Cirque is performing at the Target Center this week in downtown Minneapolis.  I highly recommend the show.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fun Finds

Flea Markets can be a fabulous place to find a rare treasure.

Or a rare Minnesota trucker hat for only a buck.
Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Monday, September 17, 2012

State Fairgrounds, Minus The Fair

Ever drive around on the Fairgrounds when there is no Fair?  It's kinda eerie, spooky, surreal.  And it allows you to see things that you never noticed before.  Like these old school parking lot markers so you could find your car at the end of a long day of eating fried foods on a stick.  Cool.

State Fairgrounds.  Snelling Avenue-ish.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tell us how you REALLY feel!

That's ONE way to get your point across.
 Random parking lot.  Saint Paul

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Get It While It Lasts................ we're dwindling down to the last few days of summer-like weather, scenes like this are to be cherished and enjoyed.  Lake Phalen.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Is Tom at home?

Church of Scientology, right here in Saint Paul.  Minnesota Street

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tis My Favorite Time of Year....

...The Great Minnesota Get Together!  One visit down, at least 2 more to go.  Enjoy Minnesota, enjoy.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Excel Energy Center had the roof blown off it last night.  Amazing, amazing show!  Kellogg Blvd.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Go Vintage

Had a blast poking around this shop with my niece and sister! 
But I don't know if I can abide by this advice!

There were TONS of old clothes and accessories.
Selby Avenue just east of Snelling.