Archives for September 2010

New Project Teaser

Just wanted to give you a quick pic at something I'm working on.  I don't want to unwrap the whole package for you until it's complete! … [Read more...]

Minnesota Blogger Conference

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to gather with a group of 140 bloggers for a one day Minnesota Blogger Conference.   It was held at the funky and modern location of, CoCo Co-working and Collaborative Space in St. Paul, MN, who opened their doors to host this event. One of things that I am discovering about blogging events, meet-ups and conferences is the experience of gathering together IRL (In Real Life) with other bloggers.  When Kristin and I first launched off in this blogging world we didn't even know what we … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday Favorite City – New York City

There's nothing like the vibe of Times Square. When your.."In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, There's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York... These streets will make you feel brand new, Big lights will inspire you" ~Jay-Z & Alicia Keys~~~~~~~~~~~ There are many things in New York City that inspire us! The people you meet~ The food you eat~ Favorite places to find a table~ The experiences you have~ Favorite stores~ Favorite places~ … [Read more...]

LoveFeast for 16 Year Old Boys

My oldest son turned 16 this summer, on the 16th...which made it his Golden Birthday!  We call him Drama Boy because he has been acting for years.  I remember when he was 3 and would perform all of Godspell on his top bunk when "no one" was looking. We wanted to do something special, so we suggested a multi course dinner for him and his friends.  Drama Boy has been raised in a foodie home, so he quickly saw the value in this idea! Devon and I planned a surprise menu developed with Asian influence in mind (Drama Boy loves … [Read more...]

Great Grapes in Reston, Virginia

(These guys are the mascots of the festival!) I'm looking forward to this weekend!  My husband and I will be going to the Great Grapes~Wine, Arts and Food Festival in Reston, Virginia this Saturday, September 11.!  In July, Devon and I went to the same festival and had a blast! The food was delicious, especially the Kerrygold cheese and the vendors were great! The wine delicious... (we especially loved this Meritage from Thanksgiving Farms! With our taste testing rounds, we even discovered some new food … [Read more...]

First Day Of School

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  Well, I guess any day really is.  But today is the first day that all four of my children are in full day school all day.  My last chick has left the nest...for the day anyway.  It is the end of an era. I have one in high school. And, one in middle school. (Picture was taken in the wee hours of the morning and my flash is broken.) And, two in elementary.  One is in 4th grade. And, my youngest is starting 1st grade and this morning rode the public school bus … [Read more...]

Pursuing Your Passion

Pursuing your passion, has been a hot topic around here lately.  You know that thing that gets you excited your brain won't shut off at night, because there are so many ideas about that passion?!  You are constantly talking about it, or thinking about it.  Your heart even starts beating quicker when you talk about it!  Chris Ann and I believe wholeheartedly that everyone should pursue their passion.  We shared with the ladies (and man) at BlogLove Minnesota our belief.   We even teach our kids this life motto! For … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday~Best of Summer

I have to admit, this was one of the fastest summers on record in my book.  But, this is why I love blogging and I went through my photos for the summer, all the memories and moments came rushing back.  Here's a glimpse of what my summer gave me! Time at the beach with my family. Summer laughter and games. Thirteen year old gets his wish for a new dog...Lexy. End of old chapters... Awards for a job well done! Summer love. Delicious summer … [Read more...]

Aveda Moment Of Wellness

While Kristin was in town for our Minnesota BlogLove event we decided to take a trip to the Southdale Mall to visit and thank Rachael & Patty at Aveda for bringing wonderful hand massages to our BlogLove event.  Aveda added some gifts to our BlogLove swag bags that included a Caribbean Therapy body creme and an empty pure-fume bottle to bring in to be filled at the Aveda store at Southdale.  So, of course we brought our empty bottles with us!! We had to choose from a tray of different scents to custom blend our … [Read more...]