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Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Home, home on the range

Of our seven day vacation, we spent three nights and four days using a cabin at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park as our home base.  We heard … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Exaggeration & overzealous selling!

If South Dakota’s breathtaking vistas have been undersold, then the tourist traps have been hilariously oversold! A friend had warned me of the billboard assault from pretty much the Minnesota … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

America, the beautiful

Waited all summer for our family vacation, and it’s finally here! Driving across South Dakota one thought occurred to me: I wonder if people even know what a beautiful state … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

All “Inns” not created equal

Our family roadtrip to the Badlands, Black Hills National Park, and Mount Rushmore got off to a good start. We left the Twin Cities at dinner and made it to … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happy birthday to my BFF

Today I celebrate the birthday of my BFF (my most excellent husband, and frequent subject of my posts!)  Since he’s not a cake fan like me and our girls, I … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s the little things

I started to mention something in my last post about how my challenge to focus more on others with my spending has influenced (positively!) a lot of other little things. … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 4 Comments

Crunching the numbers: can I stick to a budget?

First, thanks to all of you who read my last post and gave your encouragement either here or on Facebook! But I know what is really of interest is HOW … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Give ’til it hurts?

My blog puts in plain view my hearty and unabashed enjoyment of many extravagances in fashion, food, travel, etc.  And I have been, to date, unapologetic about my love of these … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Dining as entertainment at moto restaurant

If you can believe it, we still had room for one last big meal…a 13 course chef’s tasting menu at the acclaimed, Michelin-starred fine dining establishment, moto. I am tired, … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eating our way through Chicago

If you’ve been reading, you already know about the trip my husby and I took to Chicago celebrating our nine-year anniversary.  But in hindsight, maybe the anniversary was just an excuse … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · Leave a comment