Barten Pumpkins – New Praque – Minnesota

2020 pumpkin season has started! We took a beautiful morning drive from Minneapolis to New Prague to find ourselves the perfect pumpkin. The sun was a haunting smoky orange which made us feel thankful and sad at the same time. Thankful for the seeing another sunrise and sad for the fires that are burning out […]

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A Visitor – A Sign

I never take moments like this for granted. I was getting packed up to visit my parents and about to walk out the door. All of a sudden, I remembered a dog toy that I wanted to bring along that was out in our backyard. I ran to the back door and just as I […]

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History at Heart – Art Installation – Minnesota

We are grieving. We are longing. We are dreaming. – MN Historical Society 1,000 hearts line the fence at Mill City Museum. The Minnesota Historical Society created this raw art installation as a space for people to share their thoughts. We are living in a historic moment. The world feels upside down but as I […]

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Sunflowers – Minnesota

Some express their appreciation through a gift, a picture, a song, or maybe a flower, sometimes it’s the simple things that speak the loudest. – Johnny Fish Have you visited one of the Fish Sunflowers sites? They are so beautiful and FREE! All they ask is that you share your photos via social and spread […]

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What Stirs Your Soul – Growing During Hard Times

When I look back, I realize that it was during the hardest times in my life that I put roots down, grew stronger, and found solid ground (even though I didn’t know it at the time). That probably doesn’t feel possible right now. It is hard to see clear when we are in the middle […]

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The Block – Dog Friendly Patio – St. Louis Park, Minnesota

For Valentine’s Day, we brought our favorite Valentine (our rescue dog, Allen) to The Block in St. Louis Park to check out their dog-friendly patio. We were so impressed! They have thought of everything to make your dining experience with your pup amazing. Allen has been to restaurant patios but has always been the only […]

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Fort Snelling State Park – Twin Cities – Minnesota

There are so many beautiful winter trails in the heart of the Twin Cities! We visited Fort Snelling State Park the day after Thanksgiving (we needed the exercise after eating so much food). πŸ™‚ Minnesota state parks waive the entrance fees on Black Friday to encourage people to get outside and explore. Fort Snelling State […]

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Whitetail Woods Regional Park – Camping – Minnesota

Have you been to the awesome camper cabins at Whitetail Woods Regional Park? I saw so many pictures on Instagram and I couldn’t wait to visit! The best part is that Whitetail Woods Regional Park is only 40 minutes from the Twin Cities and yet, you feel like you are 1000 miles away. There are […]

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Simplify Continued…

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann This week I’m continuing to focus on keeping it simple. When our mind is cluttered, it’s almost impossible to be creative or to know what we truly want. When we don’t know what we want, we get […]

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