Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Life at Home...

As a shop owner, and sometimes more interesting to people, a year round resident in Door County, I get a lot of questions about what my house looks like, what do I do in my spare time, and is it hard to live here year round with it being such a seasonal spot.

I can't say that I'm all that private as an individual, but I don't really feel the need to put my stuff out there, you know just to show off.

Sometimes I have to admit that it irks me a bit when people find it hard to believe anyone could possibly live here year round, but I won't go there today.

One day last summer, I decided to share what my life really is like outside of work. My husband, John agreed to follow me around after work one day and take some simple pictures of what it's like to just be me.

Enjoy. Simple summer fun.

Getting ready to do some gardening.
Picking sweet blossoms to brighten the house and store.

Tending to the animals.

I always make time for friends, it's so important to stay grounded that way.

There's a dance in the barn tonight.

We love to make special hats for the dances.

I adore cooking.

Just put me in the kitchen and I can work some serious magic.

Of cousre, we grow our own food. All organic, and we plan our daily menu's as to what's ripe in the garden.

I'm so thankful for good friends who help tweak my outfit when I feel like I have nothing in my closet worth wearing.


Actually, that's Robin of Magnolia Pearl and I dream of floating around my neck of the woods in anything she makes... the Pig, the bank, post office, the Bowl... you name it I wouldn't care.

I have noticed she does wholesale accounts. For some reason I have a feeling her clothing could be on the high end side.

Any one want me to check into it and wear it with me?

Just let me know.

Then go see it all at


  1. I love Robin's clothes!! I'll wear them with you!! :)

  2. Big Grin!!!
    That is exactly as I pictured your life.


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