This is our spring gift to you!   So many folks are asking us about our yearly spring flower shopping adventure to an Amish community near Green Lake Wisconsin so we decided to put it down on paper for all of our readers. 

Nobody grows plants better, stro...

March 27, 2019

We have a lot to be proud of in Wisconsin- besides awesome winter survival skills and really good cheese!   We have our share of home grown talent and we are excited to present our 100% “Sconnie Nation” organic, GMO free, locally produced picture book.  From start to f...

March 5, 2019

We were feeling a little like small, antsy children again, waiting for that special day: Birthday, Christmas or the first day of vacation!  We eagerly jumped in the SUV to pick up our brand-new shiny book, just a few hours away in Stevens Point. We were especially plea...

November 1, 2018

Recently we were reviewing our latest book:  Annie's Awesome Terrible Troublesome Hair!  We were double-checking that the text and the illustrations from the book would spark the imagination. (We’d like to believe our own imagination skills are still functioning!)  Thi...

September 13, 2018

One afternoon, while we were sitting around laughing and talking about our new book, Annie’s Awesome Terrible Troublesome Hair, we talked about our grandchildren going back to school and some of the fun things we did with them during the summer.  We shared all the enjo...

July 5, 2018

It’s only the beginning of July; but the kids are saying they are bored! WHAT???  Well, it’s time to call Grandma and ask her to come over for a play date.  An awesome Grandma will bring her bag of marbles, including the crystals,  cats-eyes and boulders.    Also, ask...

March 29, 2018


As young girls, we were first informed of the connection between hands and love by the noted musical philosophers, the Beatles, exclaiming “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”.  In those innocent days, hand-holding was an important step in boy-friending. We can’t recall if...

February 1, 2018

A group of 8-year-old students in North Carolina were asked for responses to the question: "What is a grandparent?"  They responded: 

"Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them.  They are so old that they shouldn’t play hard or...

September 27, 2017

The chill is in the air.  Night falls earlier and earlier.  The light shines lower.  Acorns crunch under our feet.  One can’t deny the fact that we are letting go of one season... "falling" into the next! 

We've sent our itty bits off to kindergarten...

July 19, 2017

Ok, we are not being very productive.  Summer is busting our chops in the writing and publishing department. But, we are living large and loving it. These are some of our excuses!

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

97 year old matriarch, Mimi

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