Borealis gift guides: Minnesota-made gifts that work

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We work hard in Minnesota, and we expect our gifts do the same. These are some very Minnesota-nice, useful, practical, yet delightful gifts we’ll love to give — and would love to get. Totally getting this for some men in my life who both paddle and motorcycle and everything in between. From Winona-based Sanborn Canoe […]

Borealis Holiday 2014: Our picks for gifts made in Minnesota

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We love writing gift guides and are so excited to bring you this year’s series, featuring gifts made here right in Minnesota. Some by artists and craftspeople, some by world-renowned (yet home-grown brands) — all reflecting the practical, artistic, playful, smart, humble, and beautiful spirit of this northern life. Our series starts today with “Indulge in Minnesota” — luxurious gifts you secretly want […]

Borealis gift guides: Minnesota-made gifts to indulge

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How do you define an indulgent gift? Is it a little me-time, something delicious, or something that makes you feel confident or playful? Something glittery and shiny or simply something well-made that transcends trends and time? (For us practical, realistic, and resilient Minnesotans, indulgent may simply be defined as really great boots.) Here are a few Minnesota-made gifts that […]

What preemies need most — thoughts on World Prematurity Day

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November 17 is World Prematurity Day and today — like every July 22 and every time I learn that someone I know has just had a preemie — I remember the days of denial, terror, tears, and emotional exhaustion as we waited eight weeks in the NICU for that elusive day when things would be “normal.” Our first […]

Clickery for October 31, 2014

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Welcome to Clickery, a weekly feature where we share things we like because maybe you’ll like them too. (We missed Clickery this year and are glad to be back!) Breanne’s Links Bookmarked for a point in my life when I have more time to sew: A DIY Map Quilt Pattern for Minneapolis from Purl Soho.  Wouldn’t […]

Four favorite pumpkin recipes

Four favorite pumpkin recipes from Borealis Blog

Memes are funny because they are true, and this one made me laugh out loud. While I am not a pumpkin spice latte drinker, I am a white girl wearing yoga pants at this very moment and I do like fall. (Image found here, or all over Pinterest.) So here’s my (possibly inevitable) entry into the […]

You should tri it

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If you start running for health or because it is on your bucket list (or to lose baby weight like I did, seven years ago), the first question, real or in your head, is always “are you going to run a 5K?” Once you’ve done that, the question becomes “how about a half?” and when you’ve […]

On trail and on the town

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This summer my oldest son turned 13 — a momentous occasion for all of us. He is officially a teenager. I am officially a parent of a teenager. They weren’t kidding about that “the days are long but the years are fast” thing. It was truly a blink of an eye. But he underwent a […]