Archives for February 2013

How to get (or renew) a passport in Minnesota

Breanne mentioned not too many days ago that she and I kind of suck at adventures right now, and I laughed out loud when I read that. She was being generous; I suck at it much more than she does. My husband and I have not been on a no-kids trip in nine years. This […]

Fashion, explained #1: Allie on pairing colors, rethinking what you already own, and the best of the new trends

  This is the first in an occasional series of fashion posts where we interview women who inspire us with their fashion philosophy. First up, my amazing friend Allie! You know those websites that people go to everyday for a daily dose of inspiration? Well seeing Allie everyday is kind of like that. She puts […]

Summer Camps & Activities in the Twin Cities

It’s February, and for parents everywhere that means it’s time to register for summer camps, summer sports leagues, and all manner of enriching activities that often double as child care for the summer and certainly protect against constant requests for electronics privileges. If you know this drill, you know you’ll soon be sitting by the […]

Office and Craft Closet (Re) Organization

I live in a very old four-square style house in St. Paul. The cool thing about four-squares as they are just as described: square, with four bedrooms on the second floor, one in each corner. Many years ago we gave up our guest bedroom for a home office. We own a business that we run […]

Clickery for February 22, 2013

Welcome to Clickery, a weekly feature where we share things we like because maybe you’ll like them too. Breanne’s Links I love this poster by Emily McDowell, taken from a line Helena says in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Check out McDowell’s Etsy shop for other wonderful posters and cards. (Via DesignMom). Got some cardboard, […]

My brother, “the adventurous one.” Also: more fun

Me and my big brother heading out on a snorkling/kayaking trip in Turks & Caicos. As my brother casually wrapped up telling me about his ice fishing trip on Lake of the Woods a few weekends ago, I realized how superior his adventuring skills are to mine. I would have blogged that trip to pieces, […]

My hair’s so now

Among the traits I inherited from my dad are an allegiance to what works and very thick, wavy blonde hair. My dad has bought the same brand and color of socks his entire adult life: he likes them, he never has trouble finding a match, it’s okay if one gets lost, he never has to […]

Clickery for February 15, 2013

Welcome to Clickery, a weekly feature where we share things we like because maybe you’ll like them too. Jen’s Links I’ve written about this here, and it’s all over the Internet (the mom stays in the picture) but this essay on the same subject is so beautiful; I really loved it. So You’re Feeling Too Fat to […]