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  1. We thought we’d be the type of parents who would be extremely thoughtful about the amount of toys we brought into our home. All they need is a wooden spoon and some boxes, right? Yeah, right. Turns out, Joe and I both love playing with toys as much as August does, and within the first year …

  2. I have a confession to make: I used to envy the people who knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grew up. You know, the ones who said from age seven that they wanted to be a doctor, nurse, teacher, firefighter, etc., and then they grew up to be those exact professionals. Why the …

  3. The pure privilege of not waking up all-the-way politically until 2016 is not lost on me. Until about nine or ten months before last year’s election, I had the common political media habits of a young white person living in the city: I’d pay attention to the news leisurely; keep my finger loosely on the pulse …

  4. Rise and shine? More like rise and whine, amiright? If you’re not of the early bird species, I’m not here to convince you to become a morning person. There are things like circadian rhythms to consider with that! I am, however, here to convince you that there are ways we can all make the a.m. a …

  5. Recently, a couple members of our creative team have been sporting some pretty cute glasses around the studio. These new stylish frames caught my eye and I had to ask in anticipation, “Where did you get those?!” It turns out both pairs were from Felix Gray, and after further questioning, I found out that they weren’t …

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  7. This year marks the twentieth (!) year of the Minnesota College of Art and Design’s annual Art Sale and this is the year I finally marked time off my calendar to take advantage of the full experience. The MCAD Art Sale is held November 16 – 18th, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it’s the perfect chance to …

  8. WRITTEN FOR ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

    I find myself lusting after perfectly tiled, open-shelf kitchens on Pinterest and Instagram far too often. Like multiple times a day. No matter how many kitchens I design, I just can’t get enough! Why is it that the heart of a home always seems to reside in the kitchen where the food is made, heart-to-hearts are had, and …

  9. It’s been a hot minute since we thought about upping our layering game to accompany the new temperatures. But, as true Minnesotans, we definitely aren’t strangers to the concept. While I love a good Indian summer, one of my favorite parts about living in a city where you get to experience all four seasons is the opportunity …

  10. Watching someone’s career unfold in real time has been a fascinating aspect of “growing up” alongside fellow bloggers and entrepreneurs. Many of the women I’ve watched closely embody traits and styles foreign to my own. I’ve often wondered why that is, and I think it’s because you learn more about yourself not by comparing your work …

  11. As much as I love Halloween, there are some years where I just can’t do the classic dress-up, dinner party, whole nine yards production. Especially now that I have August. Of course, we are planning to dress him up in something adorable, but part of me just wants to stay at home, warm my feet by …

  12. Fall is, in my opinion, the most wonderful time of year, especially here in the Upper Midwest. The leaves are changing, your coffee tastes like a pumpkin, and people are wearing stylish plaid capes – what could be better? The only downside is that fall goes by quick quick quick – it can be tough to …

  13. The W&D Slack feed has been our go-to place for article sharing the past couple months, so when Stefani asked if we should bring back our monthly reading edit, it was a no-brainer! This month we peppered the list with everything from classic comfort food recipes to uncomfortable topics like staying unmarried, even when you’re married. …