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  1. A visual, if you will: me dancing through all of the aisles at the farmer’s market a la Ellen dancing through the rows of The Ellen Show crowd. Only like, with less flexibility and worse shoes. You get the level I’m on for market season now? I wait alllllll those snowy months (like, 11 of our 12 in …

  2. Ask any Minnesotan. They know. Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar is a cult classic. Come every August, over the course of two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people flock to St. Paul daily for the Minnesota State Fair to send off summer. (Only Texas can boast a bigger state fair, though Minnesota’s runs for a shorter timespan …

  3. The kitchen. Simply defined as a place where food is cooked or prepared. But for many of us, it’s so much more than that. Food is tied intricately to memory, linking us to previous versions of ourselves, to people we’ve held close, to moments we’ve shared. It’s in this space that I learned who my mom …

  4. I have never admitted this to anyone. Here it goes. I’m ready to get this off my chest. I’ve lied to everyone I love and myself for years. I’m a serial killer. Just kidding. *Nervous laughter* I love winter. Hate being COLD, but love winter. An excuse to do jack shit! Actually, good movies come out! …

  5. I was born wanting to do things precisely. A perfectionist, detail orientated, rule follower. These characteristics, as you probably know, are a double-edged sword. I never faltered from A marks throughout all of my schooling, went on to play Division 1 golf in college, secured an elusive pharmaceutical sales position at the age of 22, and …

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  7. Ladies celebrating ladies. That’s what it’s all about on February 13th – Galentine’s Day! Showing your lady friends some love. We’re all for celebrating the women in your life, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time, money and energy on putting together the perfect party. Keeping the focus on your friendships and spending …

  8. Man’s relationship with fire is about as old as language itself. Even with a multitude of wild, raw food available, primitive humans evolved to cook food– first for caloric reasons, then for taste preference, and eventually for efficiencies. Harvard biologist Richard Wrangham believes fire fueled the human brain to adapt and develop what are now considered …

  9.  I had the pleasure of meeting Blaire Molitor and Allie Pohlad over five years ago when the concept of a fresh juice bar in Minnesota was considered a wild idea. The pair were looking for a designer to help develop the brand and packaging, so we sat down for tea to discuss their business plan and …

  10. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GODIVA. IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH, Floral by MAVEN.   *** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED *** It’s that time of the year that I look back, and more often than not think, how is it already the end of the year? 2017, which seemed so distant, is less than a month …

  11. This post was brought to you in partnership with TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS. IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH There aren’t enough hours in the day. It’s been four months since the transition to “Working Mom” and while I’ve decided “having it all” is a myth, I am starting to feel like things are becoming more manageable. I’ve challenged myself to …

  12. Brought to you in partnership with our friends KitchenAid®. Images by 2nd Truth   Weekends sure aren’t what they use to be. Sometimes I blink, it’s Sunday night, and we completed one of the fifteen items on our to do lists. What use to be dedicated to rest and relaxation has become a balancing act between the …

  13. BROUGHT TO YOU IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STARBUCKS® IMAGES BY MATT LIEN People often say, “I need to get out more.” Socializing and stepping out of your comfort zone is widely praised. But what about the time we spend being antisocial? The time we spend at home is often overlooked, mismanaged or squandered away with digital distractions. Can you remember …