Ginger Martin's Blog

The Scent of Spring

I love how the sound of scent of something can instantly transport you back in time to a great memory stored in your brain. That happened to me a couple of weekends ago when we were in the 40s and it started to feel like spring. I had left a
Posted  on February 9, 2016
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Fun With Numbers

I’ll admit it.  Math was never my best subject in school. What can I say? I’m very right-brained.  Math homework would stress me out and sometimes make me cry or give me a stomach ache. So, I find it humorous that one of my favorite things to do as an
Posted  on January 29, 2016
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Winter Watching

A dear friend of mine always gives me a thoughtful gift for Christmas each year. This year she gave me a gift card to Wild Birds Unlimited.  She knows I’m a big birder and Wild Birds is one of my favorite shops. I decided to use it to buy “gourmet”
Posted  on January 11, 2016
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New Pie Party, New Recipe

I know lots of people have holiday cookie baking parties this time of year.  It is tradition and a lot of fun.  I’ve had a few myself but over the past few years I have changed it up and have been hosting a holiday pie baking party.  It’s for my
Posted  on November 18, 2015
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I Say I Am the Lucky One

Every year I participate in the Wisconsin Dog Fair at the Alliant Energy Center.  It’s an event that lets people come and meet ambassadors from over 120 different breeds of dogs and learn about what makes them unique.  Truman is a phenomenal dog.  Most everyone seems to fall in love
Posted  on November 2, 2015
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My Special Getaway Spot

I love Door County.  I visited it for the first time over 20 years ago and I still remember that feeling of crossing over into the peninsula and instantly noticing that the sky looked different, the landscape looked different and it seemed calm and inviting and almost like I was
Posted  on October 21, 2015
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Squash It!

I love winter squash.  I love everything about them.  The way they look, the way they taste, how versatile they are.  You can make them into soup; you can make them into pies.  You can serve them on the sweet side OR the savory side.  You can eat them as
Posted  on September 28, 2015
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Happy Trails

One of my favorite things to do is hiking, so I’m always looking for new places to go and explore.  And when autumn comes around you’ll find me out on trails all over Wisconsin discovering the colors.  Here’s a great link to bookmark once the leaves start to change so
Posted  on September 8, 2015
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What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Summer will never hold the same meaning for adults as it does for kids.  It’s just a wonderful three months full of memories and traditions you try to relive or want to pass on to your own kids.  Here are my youthful summer vacation memories. June brought that feeling of
Posted  on August 12, 2015
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My Taste in Music

One question I get asked a lot is what type of music I like to listen to when I’m done playing Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson all day.  It’s a question I’m always eager to answer since I’m passionate about music and here’s what I am most passionate about: Bluegrass
Posted  on July 22, 2015