I know what you’re thinking. Shop IKEA for quality household goods? Yep, that’s what I’m saying.
As the snow melts and slender blades of green grass begin to shoot up through the patches of remaining snow and small buds sprout on trees, a new season is slowly ushered in. Finally, spring is arriving.
If you’re particular about style and only the best will do, but you can’t jump on a jet to Paris or London every time you need a new lamp or pillow or silver-serving piece, listen up.
Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world, but then wake up to reality knowing you have neither the time nor money to undertake such a trip?
You don’t have to have Irish blood running through your veins to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day here in the Twin Cities.
Since you can’t go jump in a lake, how about hitting another beach? There’s no need to travel far and you won’t have to deal with the sand.
As the winter gives way to spring, it’s time to shed our dull, rough winter skin for a smooth, glowing healthy epidermis. Those frigid temps and the dry winds can wreak havoc on even naturally beautiful, lustrous skin. There is no better time to find the perfect moisturizer, masque serum to bring out your skin’s best qualities.
If you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.
My kids have more energy than I can ever remember having. While all this get-up-and-go is awesome it can be helpful to harness some of that energy and ground the kids while tuning into their inner calm.
When you’re tired of the bitter cold and the monochromatic white color scheme that reaches as far as the eye can see and you find yourself in need of break, but can’t spare the time and/or money to get away from MN, you can opt for a “staycation.”
I am envious of those who can make their own clothes, accessories, décor and gifts. We all know people like this — those who can cut out and sew their own skirts, hats, bags and more; darn the holes in well-worn and loved sweaters and scarves.
The gift of music is one of the best gifts you can ever give your child. Music soothes, exhilarates, inspires, teaches, sustains and more. The gift of music lasts a lifetime.
By Anna Berend Dia de los enamorados. Giorno dell’amore. Jour de l’amour. The day of love. No matter how you say it, Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to shower your special someone with gifts […]
There is no shortage of outdoor winter fun to be had in the Minnesota whether it’s downhill skiing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing or racing through the snow on a snowmobile.
By Anna Berend Once you become a parent, Valentine’s Day takes on another meaning. It isn’t just a time for romantic love, but also a time to celebrate the love between a parent and a […]
Baby, it’s cold outside. There are plenty of fun things to do in the snow, but when the temperatures drop low, it’s a good idea to find a few indoor activities that don’t require head-to-toe winter gear for kids and their parents to enjoy.
There are hundreds of terrific sledding hills in the Twin Cities but based on word-of-mouth, these are the best hills around.
There’s nothing like an icy, cold plunge into a freezing Minnesota lake to get the heart pumping.
The ball might drop a little earlier at these celebrations, but who’s counting? Well, that is to say, other than the kids counting down to “midnight” at these pint-sized parties that end well before midnight.
Sometimes the loud, crowded, dizzying, drunken New Year’s Eve scene doesn’t fit the bill.
The adrenaline rush and uncontained laughter while shooting down a slick, snowy hill make this winter activity well worth the time spent out in the frigid air.
We all know the holiday season is about giving. Of course, you might have a hard time convincing a kid of this, but after your child has completed his or her own list of holiday desires have them make a shopping list for all the special people in their lives.
I realize many people have already taken care of their requisite holiday photo by this point in the year, but if you are like me you’re just now realizing that the holiday season is upon us and you’re scrambling to get a perfect portrait of your brood.
It’s such a treat to be invited over to someone’s house cocktails, dinner or a festive party. So what kind of hostess gift is appropriate to bring?
Some traditions are just too hard to resist, and driving out to a Christmas tree farm and cutting down the family tree each year is one such tradition.