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  1. Wicker, straw, cane, rattan whatever you choose to call it, it’s back and I’m not mad about it. I’ve been eyeing anything cane, rattan, or woven for about a year now, and it’s pretty clear it’s here to stay for a while. What’s more exciting with older trends coming back around again is hunting for these …

  2. Let’s make a list of things that are generally difficult or uncomfortable but still widely accepted. I’ll start: Spaghetti noodles. Pantyhose. Fitted sheets. Critical feedback. The one I’m thinking of today: Parenting. The pressures that come with child rearing can be crushing – and not always in a happy “carbon materials into diamond” kind of way. …

  3. This whole blogger/social media thing has been around long enough, some of us have been following each other for the better part of a decade. For me, photo sharing apps were my drug of choice, and when I was deep in the rabbit hole of building my + Beauty + board on Pinterest I found manyyyyyy …

  4. I have a story this month that’s a little bit harder to get off my chest than my usual “What the actual frick am I doing in my relationship, ugh God I am a mess,” meltdowns. Those are surprisingly easy because I am very much at peace with the reality that I am, in fact, a mess. This …

  5. Life has been busy lately. Sometimes, I wake up and have to think about not only what day is it, but what SEASON we’re in. My chronic multitasking skills have been going a bit into overdrive, and when you arrive at airport security without your phone OR wallet, you know it’s time to slow down and …

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  7. Yes. Of course being a Mother is the hardest job in the world. There is no pay, no vacation, once a year you are treated to a nightmare brunch scenario with mimosas, and it is my understanding that eventually we all get to be lectured on our complete ignorance of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING by someone half our …

  8. Dear Kate, My goodness, Mother’s Day is here – a special day for our moms, right? Well, yes. But this year, it’s for you. Mother’s day is meant for the most incredible people on planet Earth. On this day you join the ranks of your mom, my mom, and their moms too. You’ve had a lot …

  9. I like to let things unfold. This is my approach to life and it applied to pregnancy as well. I was lucky to have an easy, uneventful pregnancy. I was that annoying lady in birthing class who didn’t have any real questions, fears or reservations. I was hoping to have a natural, doula-assisted birth with a midwife …

  10. “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn We’ve all come across this message of self-care 1,000 times before. While so simple, it’s stuck around for a reason, because it’s so true. And when I think of someone that helps …

  11. How do you know if you want to become a mother? Is it something that is chosen for you? Is it a need rooted deep from days of dressing up dolls or mimicking our own mothers? For me, it most likely stemmed from loving all things adorable and little. I used to dress up kittens on …

  12. 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 …

  13. If you know me personally or follow me on social media, you know I love my dog. When James and I finally got settled in our new house (about 2 years ago) and had workplaces that allowed dogs, I popped the question, “Can we get a dog now?” He wasn’t on board at first. He didn’t …

  14. Hey Kiddo. It’s me, your Mom. I’m writing to you from the past. The very distant past, actually. You see, as I write this, your existence is still far off in the hopeful future. And as much as I can’t wait to meet you, I’m ok with both of us taking our time. I want you …

  15. With spring rounding the corner into summer everyone at the studio is talking about how to freshen up their look and achieve that sought after summer glow. I’ve been traveling a lot recently and couldn’t agree more with wanting to freshen up my skin. I sat down with the W&D team last week and gathered up our …

  16. I recently caught up with Brianna Heiligenthal who, upon first meeting, is a total sweetheart. I’ve followed her on Instagram for a while now and couldn’t wait to meet her and see her home in person. Her rich red hair and contagious smile were the first things I noticed about Bri. That and her two cats and …

  17. While children come into our lives and grow up to create their own families, we learn to mother long before these children are a glimmer in our eye. Our journey towards motherhood– whatever version it may manifest itself in– begins with learning to mother ourselves. There was a moment after college graduation where my future looked …

  18. From the playgrounds to junior high, the same jealous behaviors find their way into the workplace or social-media-sphere, even though we like to think we’re better than that, or that we’ve outgrown the name-calling and back-stabbing. The undermining. Truth is, our mature selves are bitter as ever. But only if we let them be. I got …

  19. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SHUTTERFLY

    IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH

    When I think of the holidays that are the hardest for me to shop for, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day immediately come to mind. My parents and Joe’s parents deserve unique, amazing and thoughtful gifts – but unique, amazing and thoughtful gifts are incredibly hard to come by. For years, I would pour over magazines, aimlessly …

  20. I recently spoke at The Collective for Lab Mpls and was once again reminded how many amazing shops and brands hail from our local community. When I first visited the state back in 2006, I was surprised how robust and unique the creative scene was for a city I had once considered “way up by Canada and …

  21. “I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, …

  22. There are many things only women experience in their lifetime, one of them being the glorious feeling of relief when you remove your bra at the end of a long day. I spent most of my lounging hours bra-free for my adult life, but this habit became a bit harder to embrace once I had a …

  23. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BABY DOVE

    Video BY CAL BRUE

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    People say art imitates life. Our preconceived notions of ourselves, our relationships, our lives, are often a result of the culture that we consume. I was never naive enough to believe that motherhood would be a series of precious, joyful moments, scored by a soundtrack of Bon Iver during the quiet, tender moments. But I had …

  24. As the managing editor of Rue magazine, an online fortress for stylish living, L.A.-based Kelli Lamb has a keen eye for good design – décor, clothing and otherwise. But a few years ago, pre-Rue, deep down the rabbit hole of fast, cheap fashion, Kelli decided to take a clean break from shopping. She gave her credit …

  25. Spring is upon is in a big way, and naturally, with the change of seasons, we are all looking to spruce up our body, mind, home and heart. Sometimes it’s not about the big changes but more about the little ways we can implement wellness into our everyday lifestyle that really makes the long-lasting difference. I asked several …

  26. Are you as happy as I am that the one piece swimsuit has made a comeback? Well, they’re here and somehow more coverage seems to be more appealing than less these days. Maybe that’s because I’m past the age of 30, or maybe it’s because the trend reminds me of the glossy pages of a 90s …

  27. I’d like to clarify something before we dive in. This is not your standard, “5 Things Successful People Do in the Morning,” Forbes article. I say this right away for two reasons: I’m a sucker for those articles. Who wouldn’t find Beyonce’s workout routine inspiring? Why wouldn’t I want to know what Sheryl Sandberg eats for …

  28. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Baby DOVE

    Photos by 2nd Truth

    There’s no way of knowing what kind of mother you’ll be. Before August was born, I had all these ideas about how I’d approach his first year. 1. Will make all his food by hand! 2. Will breastfeed exclusively for the first year! 3. Will avoid too many toys and gadgets! 4. Will consider cloth diapers! …

  29. When I was “finding myself” after college (and a little lost and lonely), I bought a book called Living a Beautiful Life. I sat on my combination futon/bed (which did a horrible job at both of its primary tasks) in my overpriced, aging apartment in the D.C. metro area and searched the pages. Author Alexandra Stoddard …

  30. Spring is a time of rebirth, and also a time to convince yourself that you can do things you failed at last year, like keeping a bonsai tree alive or finding out what sous vide means. To amp you up to take control of your destiny—and own who you are right now—we picked out special rom-com …

  31. In another life, I would have been a florist. Imagine a career where you’re surrounded by beautiful, fragrant flowers, and you put together things that instantly make someone feel better. I’m sure there have been studies done about why flowers are instant mood boosters. Being well aware that I am no expert on this topic, my …

  32. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Scotch™ Brand

    When visiting our studio, my desk is the easiest to spot. While my team has clean, organized workspaces, mine is overflowing with props, notebooks, photos, sketches and coffee cups. This is not a new phenomenon. Over the years, in just about every position I’ve held, I’ve enjoyed the process of personalizing my desk. I figure if …

  33. My original pitch for this piece centered around the idea of a husband and wife going through the each other’s closet to simplify what they had while highlighting outfits that could be “shopped” and brought back into their daily routines. You know, to save money. Two beautiful kids cost an arm and a leg these days. …

  34. So you have to write. Maybe it’s a term paper. Maybe it’s a cover letter. Either way, you’ve got to communicate with something other than emojis, dog gifs or your mouth. Staring at a blank page is intimidating for everyone, even people who get paid to write. So, how can you not only write something but …

  35. If there is one group of people on this planet I could not identify less with it’s people who just naturally *love* to clean. Couldn’t be me. Here’s an example of what I look like cleaning:  *Picks one thing up off the floor* Welp! That’s probably enough of that! I have to make it an event; a commitment. It …

  36. 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! …

  37. As a relatively new dad, I feel freedom in my ‘fashion.’ Since we’ve had Auggie, I’ve been able to find and channel my own real adult style, which has always naturally gravitated to ‘dad’.  From a youngster wearing totally ’90s Andre Agassi-inspired sweat suits to a solid ten-year period where I almost exclusively wore Champion crewneck sweatshirts, …

  38. My new year’s resolutions often start at odd times, and not once but twice a year. Maybe these markers of renewal are tied to fashion; maybe they’re influenced by deep seeded ties to the beginning and end of the academic calendars. It happens intuitively and without much foresight. Like a bear knows it’s time to hibernate, …

  39. March was nothing short of crazy. I’ve been burning it at both ends for about six weeks, working on four product lines and jumping into consulting again with a large last-minute project that required 9 days of shooting and lots and lots of planning. I hate seeing time fly by me without stopping to enjoy the little …

  40. I never hated my corporate job. I loved the people. The precise 9-5 schedule was a dream. Walking the downtown streets amongst high-end business life hustle made me feel like someone, even though I was really just a number. I had a title, salary, and I could say I worked inside the walls and secrets of …

  41. Strong female leads teach us so much, like that it’s ok to have haters, drink wine before 5 p.m. and expose midriff after age 17. Most importantly, they teach us to laugh in the face of danger/the patriarchy. We collected their best mantras for success to inspire you to be the protagonist of your own life. …

  42. As the saying goes: in like a lion, out like Beyoncé. Whether you like her or not, you most definitely are on a first name basis with Beyoncé. There’s no denying her icon status. So, no “Women Who #Werk” March series would be complete without drawing inspiration from a woman whose hard work has captivated the …

  43. There are a million and one reasons not to take a risk in life. You could lose money. You could prove your parents right. You could look dumb on Instagram! Maybe what you’ve got going on right now is all there is. Maybe that’s life. Beyond everyday fears, risk-taking is even more complicated for women. You’re …

  44. Tina and I *hated* each other. In the very classic, “I’ve never talked to her in my LIFE but we have both been to third base with the same guy” way. I was absolutely terrified of her. She was older than me; I was afraid of and intimidated by any girl older than me. No, it makes total sense: …

  45. One of the most common questions I get is: when did you know it was time to let go of the steady paycheck and “go solo?” I think the reason this question comes up so often is because there is no one-size-fits-all answer. My story certainly didn’t follow commonly given advice. I didn’t have a business …

  46. Image courtesy of Jordan Grace Owens   “If I’m good at _____ and passionate about _____ what career should I have, how does it pay and where do I apply?”  I typed a version of this into my browser, grateful that no one could see me. I was awake in the dark hours when birds start chirping …

  47. It’s been so cool to see Studio 125 evolve. I knew when I got pregnant that I would need to have a place to separate work and life, but what I didn’t expect was building a space that would be a creative haven for not only myself, but for the creative community. It’s always a work in progress …

  48. I know, I know – the word “politics” is an actual swear word these days. And office politics? Jesus, I’d rather be force-fed a montage of Trump rally footage than admit that my workplace is charged with hidden motives and egos. Over the last eight years, I’ve had the unique experience of working in a variety of …

  49. What other people say about you is none of your business. I wish that was my advice, but really, I got it from a friend in college who got it from a Jesuit priest who probably got it from the Pope, who, if I had to guess where this game of telephone is going, got it …

  50. Most of our renovation projects didn’t involve much drama. I was beginning to think all those HGTV shows were designed to freak people into thinking they would open the walls of a new home and subsequently empty their bank account. We found McDonald Remodeling and felt so much more at ease. I should have remembered this when …

  51. 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 …

  52. Let’s face it—as modern ladies, there are a million and one things keeping us from getting the sleep we need at night. Whether it’s something small, like the sudden pressure to KonMari your house, or something pressing, like needing to wake up early to protest, sleep eludes many of us. But we don’t just need restful …

  53. BROUGHT TO YOU BY ebay

    Every couple months, Joe and I attempt to clear out our home. Spring is the ultimate purge season, and as most people say, “Out with the old, and in with the new,” we’ve found ourselves swapping sofas for babysitting time or simply removing items and waiting until we find the right replacement. This process is painful, …

  54. Full disclosure: I’m not a financial expert. I’m a regular human being, one who once sailed off on a work trip after whispering to her boss that she didn’t have enough cash to pay for her cab ride to the airport. I’ve figured out some shit the hard way and learned a few things I wish …

  55. Cleansing sticks. Have you heard of them? After reading this Allure article, I sent a note out to the W&D team to see if they wanted to test out the newest way to clean your skin. I think I was in a hotel when I read the article and so tired from the day, I’m almost …

  56. Like any true adult, I cry constantly. It’s very casual and part of my regular schedule; don’t be weird about it. Like most women, I’m naturally intuitive. It’s a skill we picked up on to like, I don’t know, survive? But like few special souls (I absolutely DOUSED that in sarcasm), I’m referred to as an “empath.” I hate that …

  57. No one is perfect. And no matter how hard you try to avoid making a mistake at work, even the most diligently detailed, Type A personalities will find themselves red-faced and panicked about what to do next the moment after they realize they’re responsible for a setback. A good manager knows their employees are human and …

  58. There came a day when opportunity knocked at our door and said, “Hey! Wanna quit your day jobs?” Like any typical millennial on a quest to find meaningful work, my then-boyfriend and I said “HELL. YES!” without hesitation. At the time, my boyfriend and I had been dating for two-ish years and we thought going into …

  59. “I don’t want to give the world a guy that can’t iron his own shirt,” she said.   “I won’t give your future wife a husband who won’t do the dishes,” she said. My mom took extreme pride in raising my sister and me to be independent. We grew up unaware of traditional gender roles that …

  60. In lieu of International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month and our W&D March theme: Women Who #Werk – we are tooting our horns to honor and celebrate women everywhere. There’s so much to celebrate about womanhood, but this year I’m particularly thankful for the women who have helped reinspire and reinvigorate my love for Wit & Delight: …

  61. I quit my job for a new and drastically different career opportunity. It was hard. Like, breakup hard. I was in an especially vulnerable spot in my life when I first started the job. I had just moved back from New York City after working at a non-profit organization, which explains why I returned to Minneapolis just …

  62. When I first brought our group of contributors together to pitch this new content idea for W&D, my hope was we would create a broader set of experiences for readers to enjoy. I thought about how we could take the best of our current content and continue to evolve what’s working. The framework looked like this: …

  63. March madness, indeed! Buckle up, buttercups, March is going to be a wildly reflective ride. Most notably, Venus, planet of art, beauty and love, will be retrograde from March 4th through April 15th. Retrogrades get a bad rap, but don’t fret. Unlike Mercury, which trips, stumbles and falls backward several times a year, lending itself to delayed flights …

  64. Kelly Vittengl of Frances Loom is a bit of an Instagram sensation and an overall design inspiration to me. I’ve personally been following and loving every one of her rugs since 2014. Here at W&D, we recently caught up with Kelly and chatted all things rugs, personal style, curation, starting an unexpected business and her upcoming …

  65. Readers, Welcome to Studio 125. This is the “official” reveal of our space, the one with the backstory and ALL the resources featured in the countless Instagrams taken over the past six months. It’s been a journey, and to be frank, we’re still working out the kinks. Nonetheless, it’s finished enough to invite you in for …

  66. “You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on.” …

  67. “She’s my girl crush.” We’ve all said it, we maybe all have one, whether it’s spoken or not. Urban Dictionary defines a girl crush as feelings of admiration and adoration which a girl has for another girl, without wanting to shag said girl. A nonsexual attraction, usually based on veneration at some level. That’s all well and good – …

  68. Planning my wedding with Joe wasn’t exactly typical by popular culture’s standards. I tried on one dress by myself and said “maybe” before plunking down my credit card. We let the florist do whatever she wanted with the color scheme. We picked a venue we trusted with food we loved. We relaxed and went out to …

  69. Minnesota friends! I am excited to share that we’re hosting a beauty & wellness pop-up event on Saturday, March 4, from 11am to 3pm at Studio 125. Those of us who work in the studio are always chatting about our favorite wellness tips or spots around Minnesota for a quick spa pick-me-up. With that, we decided to …

  70. My paternal grandparents have always been a beacon of unconditional support and love in my life — a source of equilibrium in a tumultuous journey to adulthood. They’ve contributed a great deal to my growth while also nurturing a commitment to one another. Theirs is what seems like an old love, reserved for days long since …

  71. It all started with a book on my new husband’s bedside table. I’m tempted to say that this occurrence was a subtle start to the path that led us to connect with a sex coach, but reflecting on it now, I realize I must have been a frustratingly obtuse 25-year-old partner to Fred. The book was The Sex-Starved …

  72. I know. Your interest in whether someone else is an introvert or extrovert lies somewhere between you caring about the dream they had last night and who they drafted to their fantasy football league. Here’s the thing: you don’t pay all the “introvert”/“extrovert”/“ambivert”/“ohmygodhowmany’-verts’arethere” labels much mind until you’re in a relationship where the discrepancies between you and your partner’s two different …

  73. We recently caught up with Emily Katz after she held a modern macrame course at our studio. I’ve been a massive fan of her bohemian styles for years and it was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon making things with her. As she told the lovely group of women taking the workshop about her life …

  74.   Why, oh why do we watch The Bachelor franchise week after week? Is it so we can have something to talk to our moms about other than politics? Perhaps. Is it so we can live vicariously through skinny people whose dating life is wilder than swiping left or right on their grubby phone screen? Definitely. …

  75. Here is what we are loving this week Vitamins for the modern, aesthetically indulgent woman: Care/of We are loving this brand. So convenient, beautiful and definitely worth the price. If your new year’s resolution motivation has taken a tailspin, you can grab a hold of it here with this Volt Planner. To ward off the recent freeze …

  76. Winter’s coming. This line means something entirely different for Game of Thrones fans, but for those of us in the northern part of the country, it has always meant a welcome shift in the pace of life. Frankly, I’ve been waiting all winter for the cold and the snow, but all we’ve really had here is …

  77. For those of you who might not know me, I’m Joe, Kate’s husband.  A few things I’d like to get out there before going any further… No, I didn’t anticipate a stranger ever coming up to me and confessing her love for my wife, and the kitchen we make our toast in each morning, but I’ve …

  78. My husband will be the first to tell you that he has struggled with racial identity most of his life. His father wasn’t a part of his life, and his teenage mother was trying her best to provide for his basic needs, leaving Brandon to carve out his place in an all-white family as a biracial …

  79. BROUGHT TO YOU BY DELTA Faucet

    Back in October, we teamed up with our friends at Delta Faucet for a unique giveaway that included a mood board designed by Wit & Delight, a one-hour phone consultation about your design project, and a free suite of Touch2O Technology products for your kitchen to make the vision a reality. Today, we are very excited to …

  80. Joe and I have bad timing. For the four Valentine’s Days we’ve had as a couple, only one of them has been spent together. This year he is on the other side of the globe for work, and I foiled his plans to surprise me with flowers because I’ve become the family’s budget Nazi stickler and inquired …

  81. Spoiler alert: it’s not selfies and lattes and staged photos. In fact, it’s not about self-promotion at all. I’m excited to share that my new Skillshare class Building Your Online Presence: Personal Branding through Social Media, begins today! I know, I know, I realize I’m already breaking one of my rules around social media and self-promotion. Let me …

  82. Now that Bonnie Tyler’s classic slow jam is lodged in your head – not sorry! – it’s time to discover what the stars have in store for us this month. Namely, eclipses. Somehow, in the shortest of all the months, the universe has packed two of 2017’s four eclipses into February. What the what does that mean? …

  83. It’s finally here. The most dramatic blog post in Wit & Delight’s history. Each one of you is here for the right reasons, so I just wanted to steal you for a sec to tell you I can totally see myself falling in love. To show you how much I’ve enjoyed our time together, my friends Kate …

  84. 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 …

  85. To help address the question at hand, I’d like to introduce you to two of my favorite women. Both are in extremely happy, committed relationships. Each are on two completely separate relationship paths. The first of the two got engaged within six months of dating her new boyfriend. She used adorably obnoxious phrases like, “when you …

  86. 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 …

  87. Readers, meet Becky Lang. I’ve followed her on Twitter for years and we were able to work together briefly last year while she was working with local agency, Zeus Jones. Admittedly I was a little nervous to meet one of my favorite Twitter follows; Becky (@leckybang) is bright, funny, and objectively cool with an unabashed interest …

  88. Readers, meet Bridget Borden. Bridget and I have been friends about as long as I’ve known my husband, Joe, and she’s joined the W&D Team as the director of events at Studio 125. Bridget left her corporate job to pursue her passion for designing and planning beautiful experiences, launching Bridget Borden Events in 2016. She’s graciously offered …

  89. Hey you, what’s your sign? Cliché pick-up line, be damned. Let’s get a little better acquainted with our astrological signs as we start something new here on Wit & Delight. That’s right: horoscopes! So far, 2017 has been – insert heavy sigh – trying. We could all use a little guidance from the stars these days. …

  90. Some days I feel like a Swiss Army Knife. I have a wide variety of small tools that are useful in the right circumstances. Writer, Designer, Strategist, Irish Dancer (yup, seriously) and Teacher. Over the last few years I’ve had the opportunity to share some knowledge and skills I’ve picked up throughout my career. Advice and wisdom …

  91.  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 …

  92. For most of my life, I chased an elusive idea of love. The kind that arrives serendipitously and presents itself with grand gestures. I waited for my modernized white knight to arrive and save me. Save me from what? you may ask. I thought a great love would make everything in life make sense. It would …

  93. Brought to you by Aveda

    Complimentary facials. Guided meditation. Scalp-to-Soul consultations. Aveda is betting on better with a new approach to the retail experience. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aveda recently launched their newly designed Aveda Experience Center, the first retail store of its kind at Southdale Mall in Edina. I was thrilled when Aveda asked me to participate in an evening …

  94. Better late than never, here is our January Reading Edit. This month wore us down for many reasons, and media fatigue was one of the biggest culprits. With so much to read about all the changes happening around the world, we found ourselves looking at our sources of our media in a new light. When I …

  95. Our month-long conversation about what it means to “Love Thy Selfie” has both piqued my interest and made me tired. I sat at the keyboard too long before admitting that I was tangled up in definitions of self-esteem, self-image, self-compassion, self-knowledge…all of this. I was confusing know thyself with treat yo self, and I was tired …

  96. Our studio. Sometimes it feels like this space is my second baby. We’ve worked over the last few months to develop this space into a beautiful studio – that is now available for rent! While we’ll share a larger studio reveal post in the coming month, we wanted to offer a sneak peek for those in …

  97. I’m excited for you all to get to know my friend Kate Jones today. Kate and I met a couple years ago when she was passing through Minneapolis. We got brunch and got to talking and I learned that her jewelry line, Ursa Major, was just a tiny peek into her artistic depth. I hope you get the …

  98. We’re almost done with January – but for those of us in the North, winter is just getting started. I’m excited to usher in a new month with a new theme next week. I’ll keep this short so we can get right to it: First – we’re getting the Wit & Delight newsletter up & running!  We’re …

  99. America is made up of its cities and the space between them. To inhabitants, these communities are an expression of cultures, values, dialect, and climate. When we visit other parts of the country, we arrive with a prepackaged set of stereotypes further perpetuated by pop culture references and collective experiences. New York is “Center of the Universe.” …

  100. “One of my goals in 2017 is to be brave.” This is what Bridgette Dutkowski told me when I asked if she’d be willing to write about her experience at the Women’s March on Washington. While you may or may not recognize her name from our Monthly Reading Edits, Bridgette lends her vast talents when mine fall …

  101. Hello, everyone! Here we have a picture of two dogs embracing and the words of Liz Welle. Both are equally comforting. Enjoy. – Kate Given the state of everything in the world right now, there are really only two things I’m certain of anymore: I will never have a tampon in my purse when I need …