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Happy St. Patricks Day

 

You may be asking why we love St. Patricks Day so much

Well, because it is Dave's Birthday!

Our kids always thought the big parade in Chicago was just for Dave's Birthday, what memories!

 

Birthday cake

 

So, to all you St. Pattys Babies - Happy Birthday!

 

 

Recipe of the Month

Luck o' the Irish Layered Mint Brownies

You are going to love this sweet treat.

 Let's see, cake, brownies...let's get the party started!

 

 

1 (19.9 oz) pkg family-size brownie mix

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese at room temp

4 (1 oz) squares white chocolate for baking, melted

2 cups whipped topping

1/4 - 1/2 tsp peppermint extract Green liquid food coloring

1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

 

Heat oven to 350F. using foil lined 9x13 baking pan coated with cooking spray, prepare brownie mix as package directs. Let cool.

 

Using mixer on medium speed, beat next 3 ingredients 2 minutes or until smooth. Sperad half of mixture over cooled brownies. Chill 20 minutes. Meanwhile, stir peppermint extract and enough food coloring into remaining mixture to create desired green color; spread in pan. Chill 20 minutes

 

In microwave safe bowl, microwave dark chocolate chips and butter for 30 seconds, or until melted. stirring until smooth. Let sit 5 minutes; spread over mint layer. Chill 30 minutes or until set.

 

 

March Blog Special

Stay with us 3 midweek nights at the regular rate, say "Happy Birthday" to Dave and receive

25% off your third night stay! Based on availability

 

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Things To Do In Galena

Traditional Irish Dancing - Irish Cottage Hotel

Live Entertainment - all over Galena

Feng Shui Class - Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

Paint & Pour

All About Smudging Class

Miss Kitty Quiz Show

St. Patricks Day Parade

and so much  more....www.visitgalena.org

 

You're going to love it here in Galena!

 

Dave Wedding

 

Say "I Do" in March

There are still openings for a Romantic March Wedding!

Call and say "I Do" and receive 15% off your ceremony 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Do In Galena IL 2/28-3/1/14

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THINGS TO DO IN GALENA ILLINOIS

Feruary 28 - March 1, 2014

 

 

Ken  James and entourage

 

First of all - CONGRATULATIONS Ken & James On Your Special Day!

These three couples met while staying at Bernadine's Stillman Inn over Labor Day Weekend in 2008

They have met every year since!  What a Pleasure

Thanks for Inviting us to join you all last Friday!

 

Your Blog Special This Week:

Say "Ken & James" when you call to book your room for this weekend and receive 10% discount!

 

EXCITING THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

IN THE JO DAVIESS COUNTY AREA - GALENA IL

Mardi Gras Parade - Saturday

Snow & Ice Sculpting

Mystery Pub Cruise

Winery/Distillery/Brewery Tours

Mardis Gras Pub Crawl

Mark Twain & The Laughing River

P.T. Murphy Magic Show

Lunch with Art

Ghost Tour

Skiing & Snowboarding

Traditional Irish Dancing

Live on Stage - Sam Wyatt, Ten Gallon Hat, The Lonley Goats, Smiley Tillmon Band, The Johnny Rockers

Feng Shui Class - Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

All About Smudging Class

Introduction To Knitting Workshop

All About Essential Oils Class

All About Chakras & Crystals Class

Early 2 Rise Meditation Class

Qigong for Beginners Class

Miss Kitty Quiz Show

Open Mic Night

Museums

Art Studios

Coffee Shops

Shopping & Dining

Etc!

 

Bernadine's Youtube Channel of the Week: The Frugal Crafter and Scrap Made Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Things To Do In Galena IL

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THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN GALENA, IL

 

#1 Stay at Bernadine's Stillman Inn www.stillmaninn.com 

#2 Enjoy the Best Breakfast In The Midwest

#3 Enjoy Dave & Bernadine - Award Winning Innkeepers, the best in Hospitality

#4 www.galena.org for a list of Fun Things To Do

 

Stillman with Snow

 

 

This morning at Breakfast our guests went on and on about the Galena Twilight Snowshoe Hike at Casper Bluff.  This is something Dave and I will have to do.  They have a bonfire and candlelit trail.  How Romantic!  February 21  4:30-6pm.  

Rent your snow shoes or cross country skiis there if needed.  A definite "Must Do"!

 

Other activities you can enjoy

All Day Wine Tour - Basic Beading Class -Haunted Pub Crawl - Bald Eagel Bus Tour - Galena Bridal Fair

 

See You at the Inn!

 

Dave & Bernadine

815 777-0557

 

 

 

 

LET THE 2014 WEDDINGS BEGIN!

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Weddings - 2014 - Can't Wait!

 

There are few things as nice as having a wedding ceremony here at the beautiful and historic Stillman Inn.  You may choose to get married in the Chapel (Galena Wedding Chapel), outside in the garden filled courtyards, or inside Bernadine's Stillman Inn (very small venues and mostly in winter).

 

We offer a full service of wedding coordination and will be there for you from the beginning of your planning to the end of the ceremony and/or reception!

 

Call today for a copy of our wedding planner and our dinner menu.  Ask for Dave at 815 777-0557.  He's a peach to talk to!

 

All meals are made fresh right here in our unique reception venue.  Servers are appropriately appointed and expertly trained in giving you the best in service.

 

Galena IL is the perfect setting for your special day!

 

You may also reserve a room at our Bed and Breakfast.  A place to return for anniversaries year after year.  We just love that!

 

Inside Chapel

 

 

 

 

Galena Wedding Chapel

 

 

 

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Our Bride Entering through the Reception Area

 

 

Spring Has Sprung

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Spring Has Sprung 2013!

 

I'm not sure what type of tree this is but it is so fragrant.  They hit their peak a few days ago and soon the white buds will fall all over the ground creating a beautiful white carpet all over until the first windy day!

 

Despite all the rain we were finally able to get most of the gardens planted.  It has been so wet here! 

 

The lower courtyards are featuring Red Gernaiums this year.  We started our famous Zinnias by seed this year so it will be a bit before they are in bloom.  There is a volunteer Teddy Bear Sunflower plant popping up and it will be gorgeous I am sure!  The Route 20 urns are planted with Lantana.  A great plant for pots that tend to dry out!

 

The front couryards are featuring traditional giant Yellow and old marigolds.  The borders carry a variety of perennials an some annuals for constant flowers.  I still have to complete the back courtyard gardens that has the fire pit.  Any suggestions?!

 

 

 

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