How Many Bakeries Does It Take?

How many bakeries does it take to satisfy your sweet tooth? Pella, Iowa has three. And that doesn’t even include Maria’s Tea Room connected with the Scholte House Museum. 1. Jaarsma Brood & Banket Bakkerij family owned and operated since 1898. https://www.jaarsmabakery.com/Default.aspx727 Franklin Street; 641-628-2940; Mon-Sat 6am-6pm Their second location is in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Check … More How Many Bakeries Does It Take?

April Fools

The April Fools painting above by Norman Rockwell appeared on the Saturday Evening Post cover April 3, 1943. It has 43 mistakes or fooleries. Enjoy a bit of fun to celebrate April Fools. Below are some game ideas: *Try to spot all 43 items before you look at the link. *To play the game with … More April Fools

Write Your Story

March 14th is National Write Your Story Day. I wondered, was there a simple blog post I could dash off to celebrate the day? When suddenly someone sneezed. Ordinarily I do not laugh at people when they sneeze. But this man has a unique sneeze. I’ll get back to that. In quick succession two other … More Write Your Story

Grape Pie

British Pie Week is March 7 – 13, 2022. I may not be British, but this is a holiday I can truly dig into. Sweet or savory, I love pie! Can you think of a yummier food to celebrate? And we can celebrate all week long, if we want. A few years ago, when we … More Grape Pie

Pancake Day

Great A, little a, This is pancake day…. ~Mother Goose National Pancake Day is on March 1st this year. One of my favorite memories is of our family gathered in the kitchen for breakfast. My skinny brothers were all home from college and hungry—as usual. Mom had a skillet on all four stove burners (we … More Pancake Day

Do You Need Beauty?

Much of the northern hemisphere is experiencing cold winter weather now. It’s always so sad when the Christmas lights are long gone. About this time of year many people are tired of the drab winter scenery. Why not add some beauty to your surroundings? Visit Your Flower, Lawn, and Garden Store. One way to refresh … More Do You Need Beauty?