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August 2018 September 07 2018

We kicked off August with a summer evening at Summit Brewing in St. Paul as for a new beer release.  Frankie enjoyed sitting outside with us and my parents on the patio.       With some Fridays off during the month, Shawn and I hopped around the Twin Cities.  We visited one of favorite spots to get a latte - J&S Bean Factory in St. Paul.  We also went over...

July 2018 August 10 2018

We've done all that we could this month to enjoy the summer days and nights as much as possible as they zip by.  Much time was spent outside, eating yummy foods and drinking yummy drinks, as well as having some new experiences around the Twin Cities. July started with a lovely Sunday spent with my cousin Heather getting coffee and wandering around the Como Zoo and Conservatory.  Despite the rainy...

June 2018 July 01 2018

The month of June was filled with family time, visits from out of town friends and lots of time outside enjoying the start of summer.   We celebrated birthdays and enjoyed patio time at several places! The month kicked off by celebrating Shawn's birthday.  After appropriately celebrating National Donut Day, we checked out a new brewery - Pryes Brewing.  Frankie came along and we enjoyed some nachos and beers on the...

April & May 2018 June 02 2018

As we moved from winter to spring to summer, April and May have been full and busy months.  Kicked off April with a visit to Summit Brewing in St. Paul with some family for a fun afternoon.                                                  April was #write_on, National Letterwriting Month, and I had...

March 2018 March 31 2018

This month was full of lots of beautiful stationery items arriving at my home!  My first Hi-Five, a surprise collection of favorite 1canoe2 cards & accessories arrived full of so much paper goodness.  I loved the cards and the packaging that it arrived in was absolutely adorable.  I also received some lovely cards from Ponto Mountain Paper as a thank you for a little project I helped her on.  You guys, how...

April is Letterwriting Month March 16 2018

With just about 2 weeks to go until April 1st, the #write_on campaign, a "mission driven campaign to promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence" is coming up quick!  The idea is to write 30 letters in 30 days during the month of April, which happens to be National Letterwriting Month.  I have participated in this exciting month of letter writing for the past few years and I...

January & February 2018 March 05 2018

With the first two months of 2018 already past, it's clear to see how fast this year is going to go.  I approached January 1 with a refreshed sense of being, new goals and a heart open to making new memories. I transitioned from 2017 to 2018 at a small gathering at my cousin's house with lots of yummy food, laughs and good times.              ...

November & December 2017 December 31 2017

Two month recap here for you as these last two months completely flew by!  They have been filled with family, friends, baking, new adventures, and good times making memories. November Highlights: The month kicked off with the biggest event of the year at my day job at Boynton Health - Make Time to PAWS.  Along with other fabulous coworkers, we turn a large space on campus into a park for...

Santa's Gift Shoppe - December 16th - Amy's Cupcake Shoppe December 05 2017

  I would love to invite you to the one and only on location sale of cards I will be doing this holiday season!  Join me on Saturday, December 16th from 9:00am - 12:00pm at Amy's Cupcake Shoppe in Hopkins.  I will have a fun assortment of cards (birthday/new baby/all occasion/thank you) and lots of holiday cards as well.  There will still be time for you to pick up your...

Holiday 2017 Favorite Items - Great Gift Ideas! November 28 2017

'Tis the season to begin your holiday shopping!  I thought it might be fun to share with you some of my favorite things and things that might be a great gift idea for someone in your life!  These ideas range from fun stocking stuffers to larger gifts.     Simplified Planner - Emily LeyI have used the Simplified Planner for two years and my 2018 Daily Edition is sitting in...

October 2017 November 19 2017

Hands down October, November and December are my favorite three months of the year, so I'm always excited when this time of the year rolls around.  We kicked off October in a very "autumn" fashion with a beer/cider sampling and Oreo (Apple Pie style) at my parents house.  We tried two different ciders, one from Milk & Honey and one from Maiden Rock.  We tried the Great Lakes Brewing Co....

September 2017 October 01 2017

September begins by kicking off my favorite season of the entire year - autumn! I love everything there is about it, from the cooler temps, to the changing leaves, to the need for cozy sweatshirts and sweaters.   At the very beginning of the month over Labor Day weekend, Shawn and I went to the Minnesota State Fair.  This was trip #2 for me for the year (as I went...