The Giver Movie Review. Opens Friday.

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Another guest post from my friend, Kim who filled in while I was out of town! A few weeks ago while Samara was on vacation with her family, I had the opportunity to fill in and cover THE GIVER for Simplicity in the Suburbs. This included an early screening of the movie as well as […]

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Here and There and Everywhere.

It’s Monday and we’ve just wrapped up yet another weekend that went by too quickly. Date night and a local parade and carnival and house projects filled our days and we all slept good each night. I have been thinking and dwelling a lot this week about life and friendships and changes and my kids […]

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Just Between Friends Sale-Coon Rapids! Starts TOMORROW!

If you’re like me, the thought of back to school clothes shopping is a stitch overwhelming. While I actually tend to enjoy shopping and picking out new, cute things for them each to wear, sometimes my idea of a good outfit for school and their idea for a good outfit for school is quite different. […]

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Free Golf on Your Birthday in Minnesota

So last week was J’s birthday and in the spirit of trying to make up for missing his actual birthday because the kids and I were in Virginia Beach {more on that soon-ish} and he was in Minnesota I did a little research into where he would be able to golf free for his birthday. […]

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New Posters for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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I am super excited for the Disney movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to come out this fall. For some strange reason, I LOVED that book and story as a kid and even read it from time to time to my kids now. Starring Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell I […]

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Macy’s Glamorama Fashion Rocks RECAP

{I was traveling this past weekend when Glamorama took place but was so thankful to have my friend, Kim cover and attend on my behalf! She had a blast and wrote up this recap with photos!} A typical Friday night for this work-from-home mom of 2 usually includes PJs being put on about the same […]

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On the Parents Who Don’t Have Childcare.

On our last morning of vacation, on a walk to get coffee and breakfast J & I walked past a little boy, a little younger than H, standing outside a restaurant banging on the window. I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t really register or think anything of it and walked forward about to cross […]

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Top Six Seattle

So J and I went to Seattle, two weeks ago now, but feels like months ago. How can that be? We LOVED it. It was the perfect amount of time, not too long, not too short and we had the best time. We did everything we wanted to do, walked a ton and ate and […]

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Glamorama 2014 in Minneapolis

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Glamorama is coming! Macy’s Glamorama is an hour-long high-end fashion show and musical production that not only unveils the latest fashions from the hottest designers, but also showcases heart-stopping dance, lush visuals, staging as well as incredible musical performances by chart-topping artists. Returning again to the State Theatre, this year’s theme is “Fashion Rocks.” Past […]

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Post Alpha Bits Little Free Library in St. Michael!

I’m VERY excited to finally announce that a Post Alpha Bits Little Free Library has been installed in my community. For local St. Michael friends, the Little Free Library is located at the Rec Center right off Lincoln Drive. And oh, is she a beauty. Alpha Bits sponsored 30 Little Free Libraries to go up […]

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