Twin Cities Road Trippin’ to Albert Lea.


There are so many cute little towns to explore in and around the Twin Cities that I’ve decided to start a new series of adventures, Twin Cities Road Trippin’. I’d love to hear from you about your favorite little towns, what there is to do and eat and see. And is it fun for kids? […]

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Crayola Experience at Mall of America: NOW OPEN!


The all new Crayola Experience is NOW open at Mall of America! My little girls and I visited last week before everyone got out of school and it was a lot of fun. The entire space is 64,000 square feet and includes a variety of fun activities for kids of all ages. I brought my […]

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5th Annual Theater of Dreams at Stages for St. Jude

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It’s the 5th annual St. Jude Theatre of Dreams at Stages Theatre Company this June. Join us for the fifth annual St. Jude Theatre of Dreams! Families will enjoy food from selected food trucks, family-friendly activities and Stages Theatre Company’s premier performance of ANNIE JR. This family fundraising event will celebrate families, the theatre and the […]

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Disney’s Live Action Beauty and the Beast Teaser Trailer

Beauty and the Beast is one of the very first Disney movies I have recollection of seeing in the theater. We also ended up owning it on VHS and it was a well loved and well played story. Just as I type this “Tale as Old as Time” is playing in my mind. I’m pretty […]

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VIVAROSES: Shipped Direct from Ecuador


I am a huge fan of fresh flowers. There is something about having a clean house and vases full of flowers that makes me feel happy and no matter the day I am having, the world looks a little bit brighter. READ MORE here.

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The Finest Hours on Blu-Ray/DVD!


Disney’s The Finest Hours is coming out to Blu-Ray/DVD! This heroic action-thriller is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history. In 1952, a massive winter storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, ripping a T-2 oil tanker in half and trapping more than 30 sailors inside […]

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My 9th Stitch Fix


My ninth Stitch Fix arrived on Saturday morning and it felt like Christmas. I hadn’t received a Fix since this past fall. I tried Trend Send this past winter from EverEve and then I had a Stitch Fix scheduled around my birthday but with an updated check card, my order didn’t go through so I […]

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Captain America: Civil War Opens Nationwide Today


I wasn’t able to go to the pre-screening for this one so I asked my friend Charles Awad to cover for me. Here’s his review:  Captain America: Civil War marks a return to silver screen starring role for Marvel’s resident great American hero. Similarly to Winter Soldier, Cap faces long odds, tough decisions and unexpected betrayal, […]

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Last Minute Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation


This next week is teacher appreciation week and a few weeks later, the end of the school year. It always sneaks up on me and I’m never quite sure what to do to say “Thank You” to the people who spend their days loving, leading and teaching my children. I put together a little list […]

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On Loving the Teenage Years.


I always thought I would be more sad as my kids moved from little to big. That I’d miss the nursing and the carrying and the sippy cups and carseats. Perhaps I just haven’t had time to miss these stages. In our 12 year marriage I’ve spent 5.25 years either pregnant or nursing. Perhaps the […]

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