To continue a busy spring of travel, a dear friend got married in the sunshine state of Florida so once again bags were packed and we welcomed the 90 degree weather after a long Minnesotan winter. Our cohort of wedding attendees decided to make it a long weekend in Clearwater (although the wedding was in Orlando) and I stayed a day longer to venture around St. Petersburg just south of Tampa. I connected with some locals for a round-up of fun sights and recommendations that makes me long to return to this little haven of sunshine, beaches and a relaxed way of life.Read More
Ahh, the beloved trips to the PNW. Since my sister and her family live in BC (in the valley just east of Vancouver), we have the sheer pleasure of having an excuse to jump on a good flight deal to Seattle and head north to immerse ourselves in scenic mountains, “eh”s, and searching for tulip fields in this Dutch-influenced community.Read More
Viva Las Vegas! While much could be said for the Sin City, it was a true adventure to travel to Paradise, Nevada for 6 days for work - primarily by myself. Many advise that there is a 3 day limit to experiencing the city and I would have to agree; however, it was fun to seek the hidden gems and beyond-touristy attractions while I was there. So hopefully you’ll find something you didn’t know about before in my recap below!Read More
Well, it's that time of the new season...the 10x10 challenge. I've participated in the 10x10 challenge with Lee from the Style Bee and Caroline from Un-fancy (as well as the numerous gals from this vibrant community) in the fall and I'm very excited to be diving into this exercise again!
I call it an exercise because while the concept is like "Capsule Closet for Dummies," the most encouraging part is that it's ok to make your own rules and learn from the experience. So what is this all about, you ask? Well, it's simple. 10 pieces of clothing. 10 outfits. 10 days. That's it!Read More
This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of hosting a surprise baby "sprinkle", along with two dear friends. The honoree is a soon-to-be mama of 4 kids and was in need for the sweetest surprise on a sunny, Sunday afternoon. We schemed with her hubby to get all of her friends gathered in one room and lured her over to aid in car trouble woes. The afternoon was a wild success!Read More