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“Life is moving fast…if you don’t stop and look around once in awhile…you could miss it”

Friday, November 9th, 2012

I have been thinking quite a bit about how life can change in an instant, in those moments your life becomes something new, perhaps something you never even planned on, but there it is all the same, not good, not bad….just different.  The thing is, is that in those moments, when all we want to do is return to what is familiar, that change can be the most challenging.  Those people in your life, family, friends, acquaintances that come along side you in those moments are such a blessing.  To know that even in some of the dimmest places we are thought of, cared for and loved…that is truly amazing.  I challenge you to stay connected or reconnect with those you love.  You may be thinking that your as connected as you have always been, and you might be right.  Perhaps it’s simply having friends over for dinner for no reason at all, unwinding with a glass of wine at the end of the day, meeting a friend for coffee to catch up on their life.  I always think a bed and breakfast can be a part of reconnecting, a weekend or even an evening away from the to do list can be just what is needed.  Whatever you choose to do….remember…..life is moving fast…if you don’t stop and look around once in awhile…you could miss it!

 

 

*title of this blogpost is taken from a hilarious movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Lights….Camera…….Action!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

 

We recently have had the opportunity to work with the New London Chamber of Commerce and take advantage of a benefit that they offer to their members (that would be us!).  It is an introduction of sorts, introducing you and your business to the New London area via the video, interview process.  Now I have to tell you, I have never been thrilled with the idea of being on camera, however, am stoked about getting the message out there about our Bed and Breakfast and what we are about, and dispelling some of the myths and preconceived ideas that people have about bed and breakfasts.  So here is our video, I would like to thank Laurie Shaw, the New London Chamber Director and also to Dick Johnson and the City of New London for getting the word out about the businesses that are affiliated with the New London Chamber. So please put your trays and seat backs in their upright positions and get ready for take off…and please remember to keep your hands and feet inside the moving car!  And let the show begin!

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Peak Fall Color in Central Waupaca County a.k.a. What the “leaf peepers” saw!

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

 

 

It is hard to believe that it is that time of year already for the annual fall colors, and here in Central Waupaca County they are magnificent.  This has been an odd year for weather to say the very least, which does impact the fall colors, how early or late they change and how brilliant they are as well.  There are several sources to find out when the fall colors will be at their peak http://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report is a great resource to utilize for travel any time of year.

Also http://www.foliagenetwork.net/ for travels not only within the State of Wisconsin, but also for any “leaf peeper” travel throughout the U.S.  There are country roads with brilliant colors on either sides of the roads meandering through quaint small towns and villages, dotted with coffee shops, bakeries, the quintessential supper club and parks, rivers, lakes, bike trails and much, much more.  Come out and explore all that Waupaca County has to offer, stay with us right here in Manawa, located “in the heart of Waupaca County” at Lindsay House Bed and Breakfast, where the joy of living is served daily.

 

Tellock’s Hill Woods

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Hepatica nobilisTrillium with Bishop´s CapDutchman´s Breeches

 

We have learned of a spot within several miles of our bed and breakfast that is a true “climax” forest.  The climax forest is the final growth stage showing the most mature trees.  As the trees grow older, they die and topple to the ground, which adds more layers to the already thick decaying matter on the floor of the woods, which gives life to the next round of flowers and trees.  The trees can range up to 120 feet high and 200 years in age, and beneath the trees lay beautiful woodland wildflowers. Trillium, Dutchman’s breeches, the Trout Lily, Hepaticas and Bishops Cap to name a few.   There are rare tree frogs, and red backed and blue spotted salamanders as well. Tellock’s Hill Woods was designated a State Natural Area in 1972 by the Tellock family. Another treasure in our own backyard, what else will we discover just over the next hill or around the next curve right here in our own Waupaca County?

 

Things to think on

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

I haven’t blogged in awhile as have been busy with work, life and the Inn, not necessarily in that order.  That got me to thinking about our guests and friends and family and how crazy busy their lives get as well.  What a unique situation we find ourselves in as Innkeepers, in that we are able to help people to reconnect and unplug….we can only help them if they will let us.  I have often said that reconnecting and relaxing are becoming harder and harder to come by these days.  Oh sure, we have the internet, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and all manner of ways to keep in touch with those we care about.  That one on one, face to face time is what is seemingly lost through our life.  I believe that people are looking for that way to reconnect, even if they don’t think that is what is missing.  That time to unwind with those we love and care about, and just chat about the things that are happening within our world and our lives.  A Bed and Breakfast is a perfect place for just such reconnecting, we offer a calm, quiet place to do just that.  Whether it’s sitting on the front porch, laughing and enjoying the evening, or it’s having a friendly game night in the parlor or watching a movie together, it is all time well spent.  You also have space to get away by yourself and hang out and rest.  All of that, plus snacks and a full gourmet breakfast and what a wonderful time can be had.  I also wanted to share with you some musings from an email that I received from a very dear friend.  These thoughts are those of 90 year old Regina Brett, these are just some of the 45 lessons that life has taught her, something to learn from those around us for sure.

1.  Life is too short, enjoy it!

2.  When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

3.  Don’t compare your life to others, you have no idea what their journey is all about.

4.  Take a deep breath, it calms the mind.

5.  Whatever doesn’t kill you, really does make you stronger.

6.  It’s never too late to be happy, but it’s all up to you and no one else.

7.  When it comes to going after what you love in life, never take no for an answer.

8.  Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie, don’t save it for a special occassion, today is special!

9.  The best is yet to come.

and finally…..

Believe in Miracles!

 

I hope you make it a great day!

 

Lobsterfest

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

 

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So you have to admit, the thought of being able to attend Lobsterfest in a small town in Central Wisconsin, is a pretty unique thing.  Yes of course, we all know that there are other Lobsterfest’s around the country, and even national chain restaurants have them occasionally.  Shaunie B’s,  in Ogdensburg ( affectionately called “The Burg” in these parts) is going to be having their first annual Lobsterfest July 14th, from 4 p.m. to ?.  There will be live music, a corn roast, steak and the stars of the show, steamed and grilled fresh, whole, Maine lobsters and I am sure plenty of delicious, melted Wisconsin butter for dipping.  I will also say that Maine lobster is absolutely succulent and flavorful and just downright yummy, the thought of it is making my mouth water.  Enjoying it in a very relaxed and fun atmosphere is also part of the fun.  Bring your friends and come on out to Shaunie B’s on July 14th and relax with a lobster and a brew, and not necessarily in that order, after all this is Wisconsin!

*Contact them at 920-244-7816 ,they are located at 408 Main Street in Ogdensburg

 

Little Creek Music Festival

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

You have to love any event that is associated with the phrase “the music goes on forever, the party never ends”.  This is the mantra of the Little Creek Music Festival, this Saturday June 9, 2012, from Noon until Midnight.  See The Arkdale Ramblers, Loose Strings, The Heartland String Band, and of course my personal favorite, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, which is such a great name and who else would or could put out their latest CD “Pig Tails and Coffin Nails”! Little Creek Music Festival is held at Steingraber’s Farms located at N7098 Bestul Road just outside Manawa.  Even some local favorites, Jeanne Bauer, Tammy Drath, Bourbon Creek, John & Cindy Evans. There is “rough camping” available for $5.00 per person, please call in advance if possible 920-596-3607/920-538-2072 or send an email to steinray@wolfnet.net.  Bring a chair, bring a friend to The Best Little Music Festival and enjoy some wonderful music and time to sit and enjoy the beauty of Central Wisconsin.

 

The perfect spot for a Bridal Luncheon

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is true when you live in a home that you feel is just lovely, that not everyone may feel that way, however enter Aunt Mary.  Mary had found us on the web and thought our front porch might just be the spot for her to honor her niece Kelly, and hostess a bridal luncheon.  Many of you may ask, a bridal luncheon, what’s that?  Do you bring a gift, like for a bridal shower?  It turns out, you don’t, a bridal luncheon is a relaxed gathering of the ladies in the bridal party and the brides future Mother in law and her Mom, and other family and friends, bridal luncheon’s  are quite popular in the South, not so much in the Northern states.  When I met Mary in October, I must say I was intrigued and couldn’t wait to see how it all turned out, and it was a wonderful gathering, very relaxed and yet with a bit of a formal spin.  Mary had chosen a vintage theme, turns out she had been buying bits and pieces here and there and as you can see by some of the photos, it turned out just lovely.  Lunch was just delicious ( I would be a slacker if I didn’t mention the food), curried chicken salad, and a green salad, croissants, a rhubarb infused champagne cocktail, and a too die for berry sorbet.  It was lovely, right down to the last detail. A special memory of Kelly’s wedding weekend, and a definite high point for us here at the Lindsay House.  Thank you Mary and Kelly and all the ladies for a great day and some wonderful memories.

Waupaca County Bucket List-Nominate your business!!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Whether you’ll rise before dawn or snuggle til noon, you’ll appreciate the path less taken in Waupaca County. Don’t follow the crowd, follow your heart while you recharge in our peaceful neck of the woods.  Do what you like, because in Waupaca County, it’s always your day.

County Looks to Generate Buckets of Business

Author:  Bill Zeinert, Waupaca County Tourism Task Force

 

Waupaca County Businesses are invited to apply to be part of the first annual Bucket List. Sponsored by the Waupaca County Tourism Task Force, the bucket lists are designed to highlight the tastes and experiences in Waupaca County that everyone needs to checkout, before they “checkout”.

This Year’s Categories:

1. Best Burger

2. Best Bloody Mary

3. Best Fish Fry

4. Best Parade or Festival

5. Best Day on the Water

6. Best Coffee Shop

7. Best Old Fashion

To apply for participation in the FREE contest a business must do the following:

1. Email the name of your business, the category you are entering and business address to visit.waupaca.county@gmail.com.

2. Submissions must be received no later than June 15th, 2012.

3. Attach at least one picture (but not more than five) to the email

4. Participants receive promotional materials on or before June 21st, 2012.

5. Use the promotional materials in your business, encouraging patrons to vote. Voting is open to anyone and begins June 22nd. To cast a vote, patrons can visit the Waupaca County Facebook page at www.facebook.com/visitWC or scan a QR code from their smart phone. Voting will continue through July 22nd with one voter being randomly chosen to receive a grand prize of $500 worth of gift certificates from county businesses.

City and County wide

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Quilt Auction

There are lots of things happening in Manawa the weekend of June 2nd.  Manawa’s annual city wide rummage, a right of passage for anyone who loves a good rummage sale, there will be things for sale all over Manawa and even beyond.  Just remember one person’s cast off’s are another person’s treasures.  Those living in the Manawa area can sign up at Baylake Bank, the cost is $10 and your name will go into a drawing for Chamber Bucks to be spent right here in Manawa, and your location on a map.  Many people don’t know that we have a large Amish community between Manawa, Clintonville and Marion,  they will be having their 8th Annual Spring Quilt & Consignment auction at Lester Lambright’s farm, 4 miles south of Marion, or 12 North of Manawa on Hwy 110, or from Clintonville, west on Highway C to 110, then right on 110 to the farm.  They are also having a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and a bake sale to support their school.  If you want to look at or even purchase some beautifully handmade quilts, and have an awesome breakfast, this should definitely be one of your planned stops on Saturday June 2nd.

Another happening here in Manawa will be at Keglers Bowling Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. a beer, wine and appetizer festival, the cost is $10 per person.  In case there are some of you who are unfamiliar with Kegler’s, they have a very good selection of beers, many different microbrews and some very nice beers on tap as well.  So you can taste a selection of beers and wine while enjoying some appetizers.  So grab some friends and take a break from the activities of the day and step in for a cold one.

I am very excited that a group of ladies will be having a bridal luncheon here also, the woman who is hosting this luncheon has just some fabulous ideas and I am excited to see how it all comes together.  Perhaps they will allow us to have some photos that we can post.  The Lindsay House is an intimate and beautiful place to hold baby showers, bridal showers, gift openings, or simply to have your out of town guests stay.  Enjoy whatever you plan to do on June 2nd , but always keep in mind, there is always something happening in Waupaca County!

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