Macy’s 53rd Annual Santaland in Downtown Minneapolis

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One of my FAVORITE holiday traditions is visiting the downtown Minneapolis Macy’s display. While the story hasn’t changed in several years {A Day in the Life of an Elf} I love bringing the kids downtown and enjoying a fun city day, visiting the display, eating cookies as big as their heads, choosing a new ornament […]

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Twin Cities Experience Gift Guide 2015


I am all about experience gifts for Christmas. I just, as I’ve said a few dozen times before, don’t think kids need a lot of toys and hate the idea of buying something that gets tossed aside a week after Christmas and never played with again. That’s why we really try to focus on opportunities […]

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Top of Moms List: Meet LuLaRoe


Leggings are all the rage this year and I’m no exception. I love the simplicity of throwing on leggings and a sweater and boots and going about my day. My friend, Johanna, just recently became a LuLaRoe consultant and invited me to come and try out the fun women’s clothing. One look at the bright, […]

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Four Shops to Prepare our Hearts/Minds/Homes for Christmas


Advent is approaching and I always find that I really need to prepare my heart, my mind, my home. It is SO easy to jump in the to-do’s. Going here and there and everywhere and checking things off the list but let’s live this season with intention. Here are four shops that I know will […]

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The Wizard of Oz at Children’s Theatre Company


The Wizard of Oz is now open at Children’s Theatre Company and I promise this is one production you don’t want to miss. Miss M and I attended Opening Night and oh, the energy, the vibrance, the story and stage came right to life. CTC Acting Company member Traci Allen Shannon plays a remarkable and […]

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Chicken Tortilla Soup {Favorite Recipe}


As the weather cools off and it gets dark earlier, one of the dinners my family really enjoys this time of year is Chicken Tortilla Soup. I’ve never been the biggest soup fan in the world but my kids love soup and this is actually thick enough to be more like a chili. It’s super […]

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Helping the Twin Cities Homeless: Evie’s Bags 2015


This is an adapted post from 2014. I saw him from across the street and I knew. I knew my little girl, with her bleeding heart for others, would stop and want to help him. Wind blowing, the crisp air biting our cheeks, we rushed across the street, me carrying Miss F, our friends just […]

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My 8th Stitch Fix


My 8th Stitch Fix arrived Monday afternoon and I was excited. What is it about the changing seasons that makes it feel like we have nothing to wear? I know I’ve no shortage of clothing options but I was ready for something new. Before I give a play by play of this month’s fix, I’ll […]

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Six Things You Don’t Want to Miss


It’s sometimes challenging to find things you want to do when you’ve got the time, so allow me to help you. I present–> Six Things You Don’t Want to Miss Just Between Friends Eden Prairie kicks off Friday {10/23}. It’s that time of year, it’s getting colder, your kids legs grew three inches since last […]

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {Favorite Recipe}


While everyone else returned back to school today after MEA break, Miss E got to enjoy one last day off. So we made the most of it by spending the morning at the coffee shop, playing school {Yes, school!} and baking. While everyone in our house loves pumpkin bread and muffins sometimes I just don’t […]

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