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Another year in the books…

Happy New Year friends and readers! No, I wasn’t buried under the piles of snow we’ve already received here in beautiful Minnesnowta, more like buried in the holiday hustle and … Continue reading

January 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Preparing for Thanksgiving

The busy holiday season is upon us. Of course, I’m aware that it seems all of the seasons are the “busy ones” these days. If you don’t believe me, just … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bring it on, 2013!

{photo from kara414 via reasonstobreathe} Today was the last day of my 12-day break from the routine of work for my husby and me, school and activities for the kids, … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Deck the halls

My interior design project with our architects, Albertsson Hansen, was completed just in time for Christmas, woo hoo!  (see post-remodel but pre-decorating pics here) I decided we’d have to host … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Light in the darkness

Last Friday’s tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School cast a surreal, melancholy haze over Christmas.  Like many other parents I know, the reaction my husband and I had to … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Thank you notes to make you smile

It’s that time of year when many notes of thanks change hands.  After discarding all the Christmas wrappings, wearing new sweaters and jewelry, and setting up the new video games … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Capturing what’s best about Christmas

I have a Christmas story to share that I have told only a few. Mainly because what I did was dangerous, naive, and some would say downright stupid. My only … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Coming back from Cali

Arrived home yesterday after our family’s week-long visit to Orange County, California to visit my in-laws for Thanksgiving. We had a great visit and the kids adore seeing their grandparents, … Continue reading

November 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Paperista: paper goodies with style

Can’t believe this little paper shop has been open since July and I’ve just now wandered in. Guess we had a busy summer and jumped into fall with back-to-school. Paperista … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 2 Comments

Very merry post-Christmas sales: extra off at some favorite stores!

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  Our family had a great one, despite the continued onslaught of snow.  I managed to get all of my Christmas shopping done in … Continue reading

December 26, 2010 · Leave a comment