We hope you will take a few minutes to review the information contained on these pages.
We are dedicated to the important things in life and preserving their memories.
From books to cakes, cookies or other confections - we are hoping to share with you what we have made and written, thought and dreamed.
Grab a cup of coffee and sit a spell!
We are Wally and Anne Houle, a busy retired couple living in Clearwater, Minnesota. We have lived on a hobby farm and in a variety of places across the country, but Minnesota is (and has always been) "home". We have been married for about 10 years now and have a combined 5 sons, 1 son-in-law, 3 grandchildren, one dog and lots of aches and pains!
Wally grew up on a farm near Little Falls, Minnesota and has written about it in the book "We Survived Damn Near Everything". He recalls his experiences during an extreme time of change and progress in this country. We have gotten great reviews from those who have read it. He has written a second book called "Step Up, Your City Needs You!" about getting involved in city politics - contact him if you are interested in discussing that.
Wally has been involved in politics of one sort or another most of his life. As a previous mayor in Annandale, Minnesota, he has brought his observations and experiences to bear in this latest book.
Our past includes some wonderful years on a small hobby farm that was home to miniature donkeys, a miniature pig, chickens, pygmy goats, fainting goats, a llama, alpacas and a range of other small animals. While raising pygmy and fainting goats, Wally figured out how to have fun at it as well as making a profit. As a result, he authored a small book on how you can do this as well.
Anne is a retired RN and worked as an executive in a large health care system based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
She has always been involved in a variety of "artsy" crafts and hobbies and has taken up decorating cakes, cookies and confections - ranging from simple ones to carved and unusual ones; formal to whimsical. She does a number of these for a wide range of people and groups and enjoys this way of expressing her art very much.
Together we are blessed with a good life. We are not "pro's" in much of anything but we are dedicated to our crafts. We look forward to the opportunity to share these with you.
Contact us if you would like to know more about us, about our books or place an order or if you want to "talk cakes".
Wally can be contacted at email@example.com
Anne can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would enjoy hearing from you and look forward to your comments and suggestions.