Unlikely flowers

Unlikely flowers

Last week, the unlikeliest little pepper appeared in our random indoor garden and I've been beside myself with joy. Oh, we'd wooed it as best we could -- watered it when we remembered, raised the curtains to let in sunshine (when there was sunshine to be had), added a little Miracle Grow potting soil. Still, [...]

Like kissing your sister

Like kissing your sister

Win, lose or somewhat deflating tie, Packer games have always been excellent opportunities to celebrate family. We bring them with us to games, gather around living room televisions to watch with them, text updates, share touchdown traditions and toasts, food and frustrations, strategies and stories. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to tailgate with my husband, [...]

Freistadt and its proud Pomeranians

Freistadt and its proud Pomeranians

Pomerania doesn't exist as a free standing country anymore, but, thanks to the multi-generational tenacity of its descendants, its culture still thrives. Amazingly, you'll find it right here in Wisconsin, perfectly preserved and just a couple of miles up the road from Milwaukee. Freistadt stands as a testament to a faithful community who has balanced [...]