I know everyone is familiar with Sigg water bottles, supposedly our savior of bpa free products. But a recent confession has reveled that any water bottle pre 2008 is leaching bpa. Very disappointing news, and of course all of ours are pre 2008.....figures.


The way you looked tonight

I'm going to start a section for great vintage outfits. I mean who doesn't like a good find?
Blue dress, white shoes.

Tweed dress, floral necklace, turquoise shoes.

Sheer shirt, red skirt, slingback.


Done and done

Finally! This bag has been quite the ordeal. The idea came from Little Stitches, but the pattern was huge, so I proceeded to downsize it once.....still too big....twice.....really just too big, and finally after three times of picking it apart here it is. So, note to self, if you decide to make this diaper bag, probably want to make it smaller...much.

But the bag is not for me, it's for a friend whose baby is coming sooner than I can believe. I hope it's the perfect size to fit little Aubrey's stuff.


Potato Cheese Perogies

My husband makes the best perogies. Had to share this wonderful recipe.

Filled with:
2 medium potatoes, cubed
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/2 tbs of lemon juice
dash of pepper

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 eggs
4 tbsp margarine

Boil potatoes until tender. Drain, then combine lemon juice, cheese, mustard, dill, and pepper. Mix well until potatoes are mashed.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, nutmeg, and eggs. Cut the margarine into the flour mixture until well blended. Make sure dough is smooth if not add a little water. Divide the dough evenly into 16 balls. Roll out each ball into a 3-inch circle and put 1 1/2 tbsp of potato mixture in center. Fold dough over and press edges down with fork.

To cook them you can either fry in oil, or boil in water for 5 min or until they float to top. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

So good!


Current aFair

Out of the three years we have lived here not once have we been to the state fair. So, since this could be the last year spent in Missoula we had to check it out.

I'm not even going to mention the interesting foods we tried.


details, details

Another dress, but not for me, for a friend who just graduated from college. I did add a little flowery detail. Next time I will go for the whole collar.


ghost town

We recently visited Garnet Ghost Town, once a thriving mining town of a 1,000 people.

People slowly started leaving after the gold rush.
The remaining people left during World War I, and after a devastating fire that took many of the homes.
The hotel was the most persevered part of the town, most of the homes seemed to be buried and some suffered fire damage. There was an eerie undertone left from the people fleeing the town. But we took interest in seeing what was left and the history of the townspeople.