Category Archives: Living Life

Let Freedom Reign

This year the 4th of July is a little different for me. We didn’t have the big family barbecue. No picnic, boating or fireworks. Today I went to Princeton, Minnesota to see The Vietnam Veterans Memorial – The Moving Wall. I have always wanted to visit the wall. It holds deep meaning for me as …

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We the People of 2018

I couldn’t sleep last night. My mind just kept going around and around. The 2018 Legislative session is about to get going and I’m still working to better my Cottage Food Law bill. Of course one thought led to another and I started to think about the upcoming precinct caucuses which will be taking place …

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Mmmmm Worms!

Recently I took my granddaughter to the newly opened Mills Fleet Farm in our neighboring town. They had just put out the Halloween candy so she decided we needed to bake cupcakes with gummy worms. We spent a few days discussing how these amazing cupcakes should look. She takes her cake designs very seriously. She …

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February, March & My Cream Puff Obsession Continues

Hello everybody! These past few months have been busy with birthdays, baby showers, wedding cake tasting and of course holidays. Both of my grandsons had birthdays and it’s always fun to create what they ask for. They begin thinking about it and saving pictures months in advance. This year we had a construction site and …

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We Are Still The People!

A few years ago I wrote this blog post about my first time experiencing a caucus, We The People. It was at a time when we were still in the middle of trying to get our Cottage Food Law bill passed and everything we hoped and dreamed for depended on who won that election. It …

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Apples And Spice And Everything Nice!

Although the summer is still a few days away from being officially over, it seems that the color of the leaves and cooling air do not care what the calendar says. This is my favorite time of the year when the world is so vibrantly colored and the smells and tastes of fall are in everywhere. Cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, …

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I’m Happy This Independence Day

Yes I said it. I’m really happy this Independence day. Yes the country has gone a little crazy, yes the world seems to be falling apart, yes our entire government seems to be inhabited by a bunch of loons, but this year I’ve learned a few things in spite of it all. There are still …

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Happy Almost Valentine’s Day!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and most people are planning on making chocolate desserts to celebrate the love. This year I decided to try something a little different for my Valentine’s Day blog post and for my Facebook page, Sweet Eats By Shelley. Looking through cake recipes on Pinterest I found the most delicious looking coconut cake recipe. Coconut cake …

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The Year 2014

It’s been quite a year. I didn’t work on my blog much. I could use the excuse that we were really busy, but that’s not entirely true. Life is always busy around here. The truth is that it was just really hard to write. The past year was pretty rough in some ways. I started …

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The Taste Of Summer

Finally the fresh fruits and veggie stands have produce in them! Well, sort of fresh. It has been raining so much here that the farmers haven’t been able to grow much. Whole fields have become lakes, and it doesn’t look like this will change any time soon. Yesterday we stopped at one of the roadside stands. …

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