the fog

There’s something about February that makes me feel lighter, like a heavy fog lifting. January is a hard month for me. Anyone else? I feel pressure to start the new year with a bang, to set new goals, work harder, do better. All while reflecting on the previous year. The good and the bad, what […]

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let that shit go

My motto for 2019 – let that shit go! I’m exhausted from worrying and over-thinking. Do you ever feel that way? My life and brain are chaos. A kind of chaos that moving forward, I want to embrace. I love to dabble and try new things. Even at 50 years old, I never want to […]

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She was…

She was. It’s the middle of the night. She can’t sleep. She lies awake and her demons haunt her. She tells herself over and over to let them go. She prays. She dozes off then jolts awake. The recurring dream. Panic. Sweat. Heart racing fear. She takes in deep breaths trying to slow her heart, […]

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Mamma Mia! – The Ordway

The Ordway kicks off their 2018-19 Broadway Series perfectly with the Tony Award-winning musical, Mamma Mia!. Incredible show, cast, and music! I know most of the world knows the story but here’s a quick overview. 😉 A cherished story of friendship, love, and family set on a beautiful Greek island where a mother, her daughter, and […]

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Carmen – Mill City Summer Opera

Music by Georges Bizet | Libretto by Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy Experience Carmen under the stars at Mill City Museum! The Mill City Summer Opera is a show that I look forward to every year. It’s such a unique experience. There’s something about being out in the fresh air, in the historic ruins of Mill City […]

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West Side Story – Guthrie Theater

Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 this year. His daughter shared a beautiful memory about her father. He believed that if he “just wrote a good enough melody that maybe he could heal the world”. Maybe the world isn’t completely healed but the moment that I sat in the Wurtele Thrust Theater, the music filling […]

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Best Friends Animal Society

My pets have always brought me so much joy, laughter and love. I remember watching the Best Friends Animal Society special on National Geographic and thinking I have go there someday. That day finally happened and it’s where we met and rescued our beautiful, strong, sensitive baby girl, Utah. In turn, she rescued us. Our […]

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A chance to turn it all around

Every passing moment is another chance to turn it all around. -Sofia, Vanilla Sky This is one of my favorite quotes and one that I try to keep top of mind. My blog has felt like a mountain lately (eh-um or maybe the last year). I’m not sure why….there are lots of reasons I guess […]

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C&E Living – Photo Shoot

It’s so wonderful to see these historic buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul being restored and brought back to life. Here are a few shots from a recent social media photo shoot at C&E Living (Flats & Lofts). From the C&E Living website: ROOTED IN HISTORY — GREEN & GROWING The award-winning C&E community was […]

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Tullibee – Hewing Hotel – Gentleman Forager

Locally Foraged Mushrooms | Soy Honey Glaze | Wild Puffed Rice  Almost too pretty to eat! These are Gentleman Forager‘s local, wild, foraged mushrooms served at Tullibee. Tullibee is part of the Hewing Hotel located in the Minneapolis North Loop neighborhood. It is one of my favorite spots for brunch so I was over the […]

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