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August 10, 2017

You may be wondering what the heck my blog title is all about this week.  Is a 17 Hour Man a good thing or a bad thing?  In this case, it is a good thing.  The man I am talking about is this special little guy pictured here and he took me 17 hours to carve....

July 20, 2017

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Susi at the Vesterheim Easter Marketplace where I was introduced to her book Unni's Gift: A Journey of the Heart. I purchased the book shortly thereafter and read it a few weekends later.   The story is sweet and tells the journey...

July 13, 2017

I got lucky one day when a family friend called to see if I was interested in purchasing two Danish chairs that her sister had owned for many years. Her sister was moving into assisted living and didn't have room for them anymore.  I said yes without even looking at th...

July 6, 2017

Picture this, a beautiful day, dancing, delicious food, Nordic craft work, and conversation all around with folk music and a stunning waterfall in the background.  Bringing cultures together in this unique celebration is the spirit of the Scandinavian Summer Fest. The...

June 19, 2017

As a kid we spent the summer on the farm helping in the garden, shucking corn, or riding along with our dad to feed the cattle over at grandma's house.  We'd ride our bikes up and down the half mile driveway and mow until the cows came home.  There were so many things...

June 13, 2017

Yikes!  Father's Day is coming up soon on Sunday, June 18th.  Do you have your gift yet?  If not, I have a perfect gift that your dad will surely love and I found it at Target!  

First up is the pilsner beer glass. How cute is this glass?  Pick up only on...

June 9, 2017

I love, love, love The Nordic Kitchen cookbook that I got for Christmas this past year.  It is packed full of a year of recipes inspired by Nordic culture and seasonal foods available in the area.  I have been looking forward to spring and summer ever since I cracked t...

June 1, 2017

This is my all time favorite cookie... EVER! Unfortunately I can't make them exactly the same way as my grandma Mary can so to be honest my grandma's kringle is my all time favorite cookie. I don't know a single person who can make their cookies as good as their grandm...

May 16, 2017

For those of you wanting to get your party on in honor of Norway's independence day I thought I would share a few great ways to celebrate Syttende Mai this week!  No reason to miss out on the celebration just because we live in the US!

Decorah, IA -...

December 22, 2016

This post is extra special to me because I not only used my Grandmother Lillian's recipe, but I also used my Great-Grandmother Dora Jacobson's (Lillian's mother) rosette irons that were passed to my mother Connie and then to me.  In speaking with my mother, she isn't s...

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