Iron Range Community Internet Blogs

How to Make Denim Coasters

Ever since I saw the beautiful jean quilts my mom’s friend makes, I have been saving up all my ratty old pairs of jeans.  The thing is, I’m not much of a seamstress.  The last time I used a sewing machine was in 1992. But I do love the idea of keeping my old denim jeans out of the landfill. ...

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Mother’s Day 2014

this mother’s day give your mom, your wife, your special mom in your life something she will treasure forever. give her a photo subscription from flom designs and photography. ...

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love these boys

I am so blessed to be able to capture this family year after year, thank you very much, it’s so much fun watching Jon and Alex grow into such fine y ...

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Birthday Party at the studio!

Love celebrating with girls at the studio! We ALWAYS have a great time, Consider it your next birthday celebrate place! No Clean up for you before o ... More from Flom Designs and Photography :: Hibbing, MN - Photographer

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In Praise of Garage Sales

I couldn’t call myself the Northern Cheapskate and not love a good garage sale.  Garage sales are fabulous ways to find some great bargains and keep ...

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Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories: When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

WebMD News from HealthDayWEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests th ...

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Destroyer Angel by Nevada Barr

The latest Ann Pigeon mystery takes place on the Iron Range in northern Minnesota. An autumn camping trip with her friends, Anna is taking a break from the U.S. ...

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Super Simple Fruit Salad

My husband’s Grandma asked me to bring fruit to the family Easter gathering.  She wasn’t specific, and not being a really enthusiastic fruit eater, I was a bit stumped on what to bring. So I did what any modern day woman would do.  I looked around on Pinterest.  Several hours later, I found a great recipe for a super simple fruit salad. I  adapted the recipe I found from a wonderful website called Southern Bite. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression by John F. Kasson

What distinguished Shirley Temple from every other Hollywood star of the period and everyone since - was how brilliantly she shone. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. ...

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The How Can it Be Gluten Free Cookbook

America's Test Kitchen doesn't settle for second best and why should you? Giving up gluten doesn't mean you have to give up the dishes you love, or make do with second-rate approximations. ...

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Ruffed Grouse strutting their stuff

I’ve heard reports of Ruffed Grouse displaying this spring in the snow.   Ruffed Grouse, red-phase       ...

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Murder at the Breakers by Alyssa Maxwell

Newport, Rhode Island, August 1895: She may be a less well-heeled relation, but as second cousin to millionaire patriarch Cornelius Vanderbilt, twenty-one-year-old Emma Cross is on the guest list for a grand ball at the Breakers, the Vanderbilts’ summer home. ... More from Hibbing Public Library

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Pickles & Preserves by Andrea Weigl

Today, a canning revival is under way. Blogs are devoted to canning, introductory classes are offered at farmers' markets and sales of canning supplies are on the rise. ... More from Hibbing a Fit City

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Goons Be Gone

Coming from a long time fan and ice hockey enthusiast, I simply have to say - goons be gone. Cheap and dirty play like this tarnishes the game, the league...the grace of the sport. ...

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Farm Dreams Workshop @ Earth Fest, Saturday April 26th 4pm-8pm

Want to try your hand at farming? Or curious what it takes to start up a small ecological and sustainable farm to help support local food production & distribution?  If so, attend this entry level, four hour, exploratory workshop designed to help people who are seeking information on whether sustainable farming is the next step for them. For more information please visit the Land Stewardship Project’s events page and to register for the workshop. ...

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The Academy of Humility

Just do it. Be not afraid, but offer it up. All of it. Jesus, I Trust in You.                                                ...

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The Academy of Humility

Just do it. Be not afraid, but offer it up. All of it. Jesus, I Trust in You.                                                ...

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Turkey Vultures are back

Finally, some spring migrants are returning to Crane Lake. Yesterday there were 2 Turkey Vultures soaring the evening sky, a sure sign that spring is c ...

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THANK YOU to April's Corporate Sponsor

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Earth Fest ~ Saturday, April 26th ~ Mt. Iron

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