Category: Today’s Adventure

May Day Picnics and Posies

carpet of violets

My Norwegian grandmother recalled her childhood May Day tradition of picking wild flowers to leave on friends’ and sweethearts’ doorsteps. The flower basket tradition changed slightly by the time I was a child. I recall...

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Having Fun with Beads and Wire

de-stash bead projects
de-stash bead projects

I’ve been in a spring cleaning and de-stashing mode lately. Among my stash of crafting supplies were beads from various sources. I thought it was time they were turned into useful jewelry. Some beads were originally vintage...

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Cabin Fever and Crashing Waves

Go figure. Landlubber Cúpla Sisters were raised in the middle of corn fields but have an affinity for open water. The bigger and the noisier the better, we think. This winter has been a brute and no open...

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Sledding Party

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In the Midwest, snowy months often outnumber summer months. There have been years when the lawn does not become visible again until well into April. We have to find a way to enjoy the snow...

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Up-Helly-Aa Fire Celebration

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We discovered a rollicking good way to cure the winter whats-its. Actually, we didn’t discover it. We just borrowed it. Up Helly Aa is a fire festival held in Lerwick, Scotland, on a Tuesday at the end...

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Luminaria Magic in Galena

Galena Chocolaterie Stam

Just when I felt too grown-up, too full of angst and too busy for magic, magic found me. It found me on Night of Luminaria in Galena, Illinois. The sidewalk below our second floor table...

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