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“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver

Give thanks today and every day

Happy Thanksgiving! After spending a fun day with our family and seeing everyone’s posts today on Facebook and Instagram sharing their gratitude lists, I wondered…could we all give thanks not just … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Mahalo VRBO! Hawaii awaits…

It’s that time of year when many of us northerners start gearing up for Spring Break. We’re no different, and we had planned almost a year ago to take this … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Parents take heed: “Cinderella Ate My Daughter”

The book Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein is a provocative, sometimes witty, examination of the relatively recent and fast rise of the “girlie girl” culture in America.  The … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

To be less stupid in the New Year…

I’m baack.  Apologies for the hiatus to those who actually missed me.  What began as a break from writing during the pre-Christmas scramble (during which I run out to stores … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Refueling by feeding the hungry

My youngest daughter and I spent the evening at the Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis serving food for their regular Community Meals program. This was our first time … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 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

Are you a shopaholic?

Visited the Early Access Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last weekend at the infamous Mall of America here in Minnesota (Anniversary Sale starts in earnest tomorrow nationwide and online!).  It was actually … Continue reading

July 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Diners, start your engines – Restaurant Week summer edition

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Restaurant Week Summer 2011: July 10-15 | Promotions + Events | Mpls.St.Paul Magazine + Check it out people, starts this Sunday!  Lots of great restaurants participating with … Continue reading

July 7, 2011 · Leave a comment