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Great Finds, Hidden Gems For Everyday Home Goods At IKEA

I know what you’re thinking. Shop IKEA for quality household goods? Yep, that’s what I’m saying.

03/27/2012

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Running Season: Guide To Spring Runs In The Cities

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.

03/17/2012

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Victory Home Décor Stores In The Twin Cities

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.

03/13/2012

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Twin Cities Midtown Global Market: A World Of Culture

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?

03/10/2012

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A Guide To A Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Day

You don’t have to have Irish blood running through your veins to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day here in the Twin Cities.

03/09/2012

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A Guide To Indoor Water Parks 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.

03/02/2012

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Awaken & Renew: Pure, Clean, Locally Produced Skin Care

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.

02/28/2012

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Guide To Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) For Kids

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.

02/24/2012

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A Guide To Yoga For Families And Kids

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.

02/17/2012

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Getting Away, Staying Near: Staycations In Twin Cities

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.”

02/10/2012

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Sew Many Shops To Learn Knit: A Guide To Handicrafts

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.

02/07/2012

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A Guide To Music Classes For Families And Kids

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.

02/03/2012

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Giving from the Heart: A Guide to Spoiling Your Valentine

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 […]

01/31/2012

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A Guide To Minn. Snowmobile Trails

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.

01/28/2012

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A Guide to Celebrating Valentines’ Day With Your Child

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 […]

01/27/2012

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