Berries – The Gems of the NW Summer

Strawberry season is starting to wind down, but I noticed raspberries last time I stopped in the berry farm!  And they said blueberries were just about ready.  As those of us that live in Oregon know, the blackberries are soon to follow!  

So where can you go to pick your own or buy some fresh berries someone else picked?  Some of the grocery stores carry locally grown fruit, but I’m never really sure how long ago it was picked.  My choice is farmers market or direct from the farm.  

Here is a list of four farms that I am familiar with in the upper Willamette Valley – followed by a few recipes for Strawberries and Raspberries.  Watch for the blackberry post!   Continue reading

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It’s The DIY Craft Link up #62

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all you amazing dads out there!

And welcome to the DIY Party –

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFT and DECORATING Party

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!  Sadly, those posts will be deleted.)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

april 13 - 6-9pmwoodstocks pizza416 broadway avenue

But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

Please Do Not post recipes!! Please share them here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


To everyone that shared their amazing projects last week, I thank you – and I apologize for not getting over to your blogs!!  I was on vacation in sunny California with my oldest and best friend!  But I’m back and ready to check out EVERY post this week!

And here are the most visited posts!

 Please visit the featured bloggers and leave them a comment.  Let them know how amazing they are!


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Farmer’s Markets – Fresh Veggies Day!

It’s Fresh Veggies Day!  Yes, there is a day dedicated to those gems of delicious nutrition!  So here’s a great idea for the weekend – Head out to a local farmer’s market and pick up some for your table!

Here are a list of some farmer’s markets in the Portland and Salem area – and below that, a couple of pretty good recipes! Continue reading

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Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

Today is National Red Rose day, and, although the roses here are of many different colors, it seemed appropriate to tell you about Portland’s beautiful Rose Garden!  

June’s birth flower is the Rose and different colored roses mean different things when they are given.  

The Red rose, of course, is symbolic of love and romance – of beauty and perfection!

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DIY Craft and Decorating Link up # 61

Love to makes things?  Decorate inexpensively?

This is a  Do it Yourself CRAFT and DECORATING Party

(Please do not post recipes,  self help, items for sale or anything else that isn’t a crafty idea with instructions!  Sadly, those posts will be deleted.)

Creating art, decorating and remodeling your living space, doing it all yourself not only saves money, it’s fun and feels pretty good!

Come share your projects here –

april 13 - 6-9pmwoodstocks pizza416 broadway avenue

But remember – This is  DIY Party!  Make sure you include instructions (see the rules below so you don’t get deleted!)

This party is not for selling items, recipes or food posts or travel – it is only Do it Yourself projects WITH instructions.

Please Do Not post recipes!! Please share them here:  What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up


And now – a HUGE thank you to everyone who shared last week!  There were some great ideas.  And here are the most visited posts!

 Please visit the featured bloggers and leave them a comment.  Let them know how amazing they are!


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