Sunday, March 25, 2012

oreo martini anyone?

i'm mad about mad men.
I stopped at the odana antiques mall yesterday, needed some fun before losing 2 hours wandering the aisles at the grocery store.

we only have a couple antique spots in town.  but things are looking up as there are a few new fun stops outside of town that require a short drive into the countryside.  gracies cottage just opened a both at the waterloo antique mall and calamity janes in lake mills is a fun place to visit.

one booth that i always check out is "vintage pattis"  at the odana antiques mall, she always has nice vintage retro items and some on the nicest, fun and very clean vintage clothing.  she happened to be there stocking up and she we were chit chatting about the clothes.  she mentioned she bought out a few vintage clothing shops before they left their home in california.  i asked her where in california and she said they lived in long beach,  i told her i grew up in long beach : )   small world.  she was so nice, you could tell she loved having her booth.  now to the oreo martini - she was handing these mini "martinis" out in honor of the return of mad men and oreo's 100th birthday.  how cute!  i only ate one of the mini oreo's before i got home to take the photo : )

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


 a little late with spring greetings, 
it has been so warm here it is more like summer. 
 time to get out the spring/summer tools.

Friday, March 16, 2012

open season

saw my first garage sale sign the other day, let the fun begin.  it is early for garage sales in wisconsin as it is technically still winter!  we are/will be breaking high temps for almost a week, hitting the 80's.      
this sign was from last summer, took a photo of the cute sign thought it would lead to some great items but it didn't.  you never know what you will find. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

happy pie day

yes it does!

 we had pie day at work today, yum!   we have celebrated pie day for the last 13ish years. first we have pizza pie then on to the main event, pies, pies and more pie.  another banner year for pie day.
     this year i used a recipe from the norske nook, sour cream blackberry pie - but i made it a sour cream berry pie.   click here to make your own norske nook blackberry sour cream pie.   way back when, i worked at a little grocery store in osseo, waldo's corner grocery.  many a friday night, helen myhre who started the norske nook, would come in after working a full day at the restaurant to fill up 2 grocery carts with roasts, veggies, fruit, butter etc. whatever was needed to continue the good home cookin' at the restaurant.  she was a hard worker.  helen helped to put Osseo on the map with the norske nook, she even appeared on letterman and made or tried to make pies with dave.       pie makes people happy!


Saturday, March 10, 2012


i'm ready for more daylight and spring, how about you?