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Sips & Shops

We love the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!  Finding that perfect gift for someone you care about, especially when it comes from a local shop or maker.  Here are some great ‘one-stop-shops’ for holiday gifts! Holiday Zone at the Wow Zone Local Vendors, Handmade Gifts, Silent Auction November 4th & December 9th 9am-3pm […]

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Concerts, Performances & Merriment

We like our Christmas music early and often!  Here’s a list of concerts, performances & other festive live events in the area this holiday season. Southern Minnesota Christmas Festival Live Performances of music, dancing and more! Free Admission November 11th 11am-4pm Verizon Center, Mankato MN Holiday Art Studio Workshop  Create your own piece of holiday […]

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My Attempt at #mealprep: Tales from a Rookie

I have to start by coming clean.  Typically when I see those Instagram posts about #mealprep along with a photo of neatly stacked lunches prepared for the week, I roll my eyes.  I guess you could say I’m a hater.  I beat myself up for not being better organized to do my own #mealprep for […]

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Mankato Symphony Orchestra- A Family Affair

Mankato Symphony: A Family Affair

This post is written with our partners at the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, we hope that reading it might encourage you to attend a symphony event with your family.Have you ever taken your kids to a Mankato Symphony Orchestra performance?  If you haven’t you might be thinking I’m way off base for even asking that question. […]

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The Busy Blues

Facebook’s flashback feature evokes all kinds of emotions for me each day.  I love to see the photos…fun times with old friends, the progression of the kids growing up and memories of days gone by.  I could do without the flashbacks of ‘status updates’.  About 10 years ago I had started working my first full […]

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Finding Your ‘Me Language’

A couple of years ago my husband and I read the book by Gary Chapman, ‘The Five Love Languages’ and took the online test to discover each of our own ‘love languages’.  At the time we weren’t married, had one less kid than we do now and one less big house to take care of. […]

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