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Playing games

Bananagrams is our new favorite game!  Like an individual version of Scrabble the word game is an addicting fun time.  Now that the temperature has plunged to winteresque lows here’s a way wait out the chilly spell indoors.

Some serious fun is about to ensue...

Some serious fun is about to ensue...

Letters

Watch out for that "J" there...

Bananas!

Bananas!

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There’s something out there that will tone your bum, put a healthy glow in your cheeks, a genuine smile on your face, give your hair a little wind-blown volume and finally, it just might give a brand new sunny attitude (a least for an hour or two)!

A product junkie admits: a long run around the lake can do much more than any bottle of expensive potion from Sephora can.

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A few days at home means a few days of baking… And we have a feeling this delicious new treat is going to be canonized in Babybear’s baking répetoire!

Here’s the recipe.  It makes a small batch, maybe 2 dozen cookies.

Kelsey’s cookies:

1 cup flour

3/4 cup baking soda

1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 cup butter

1/2  cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 and 3/4 cups oats

3/4 cup raisin (but we used chocolate chips!)

bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes and ta-da, it’s perfection!

Kelsey’s cookies were so, so good!  We’re loving the oatmeal!

Don't you want to taste the batter?

Don't you want to taste the dough?

Yummy goodness bakes in the oven...

Yummy goodness bakes in the oven...

Too go to be true?

Too good to be true?

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Scheming

It’s Thursday and you know what that means.  We’re already planning some weekend shenanigans.  Sunday is the perfect chance to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  A late brunch, a little drive, and an afternoon admiring some cheve d’œuvre…sounds like a lovely day!

Lucretia

Rembrant, Lucretia. A favorite from the museum’s collection.  Just look at her face…heartbreaking.

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Kitty…

…she’s the best little nap partner we know.  On a cold December day we love to curl up with Kitty!

How cute is she?

Someone found a spot on my bed...

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is a dangerous when you have a sweet tooth as voracious as ours.

Gingerbread cookies, cupcakes, pumpkin pies, miniature candy canes, and chocolate treats shaped as doves…who can resist the onslaught?

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We love being surrounded by our quirky but much loved family.  Give us a house full of noisy relatives and we’re happy, happy, happy.

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A perfect afternoon for a post-dinner walk into town.

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Silver Lake looks picturesque (the mittens came off to snap this one…recognize the sacrifice).

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