Family Happenings

Summertime 2016

I’d have to say that I’ve had the best summer ever! Family and friends and so many good times were had, I am truly blessed! And although it GORGEOUS this fall time, I can’t help but look forward to next summer to do it all again! Here’s some of my favorite pictures- be sure to… Continue reading Summertime 2016

App's & Drinks · Uncategorized

DIY Cold Press Coffee

Cold press coffee lovers- making your own is so easy, so cheap and soooooo good! This past summer I made a batch every single week and loved having it on hand for guests who also enjoyed a good cold coffee during the day. If you’ve never tried it, it has a very smooth taste and… Continue reading DIY Cold Press Coffee


Life after you lose a parent

Todays post is such a worthy read! This was written by a very dear friend and fellow graduate. Mike, thank you for letting me share this-something everyone needs to read. Losing a parent by Mike Schmaus “I don’t think there’s anything that can prepare you to lose a parent. It’s a larger blow in adulthood… Continue reading Life after you lose a parent


The Farmer’s Market

What I look most forward to every summer is going to my local farmer’s market in White Bear Lake, MN. Fridays are the day I can go and see the many venders who care so much about what they do best and the greatest part is the friendships I have formed with some of these… Continue reading The Farmer’s Market

Quilt Addiction

My Dearest Shannon,

The following post is woven with love, words and pictures from a recent card and quilt sent to our beautiful Niece fighting an unexpected stage 4 cancer. This is Craig’s very first Niece and such an amazing doll! She and her wonderful husband Bill are National swing dance teachers and are loved and admired by… Continue reading My Dearest Shannon,

The Art of Flipping

Cute as a Bug’s Ear… Flip #8-Chelsie & Ryan’s Renovation

I am over the moon excited today to feature my Daughter Chelsie’s very first post here on Mama Carp! After the new siding and windows were installed we stood back and were thrilled to see the exterior transformation of a house that needed some love. Yet, my dad still wasn’t impressed. It was missing something…… Continue reading Cute as a Bug’s Ear… Flip #8-Chelsie & Ryan’s Renovation