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The Lowbrow's grilled cheese

The August Break: Sixteen

Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 16. Fire These days, Jesse and his college-bound friends refer to things that used to be “cool” (my generation) and “groovy” (my mom’s generation) as “sick” and “fire.” Apparently the lunch I took the boys out for on Friday was “super fire.” The Lowbrow’s grilled cheese with […]

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The August Break: Eleven

Wondering what the August Break is? Check out this post. 11. Edge Yesterday I felt like I was out on the edge of something. Emotional, overwhelmed. My sensitivity and intense caring about everyone and everything became too much. I leaned into it and let it be and did my best to just live with it, to […]

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This is livin’!

It was a fall day just like today about 8 years ago when I had a very memorable encounter with an irrepressible chimney sweep named Victor. We needed to have the chimney cleaned in our new home and were lucky to have Victor’s business, Copperfield Chimney Sweeps, recommended to us. Victor is a local guy, with […]

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Shop small this holiday season

Rachel’s Holiday Shopping Boutique on Facebook As many of you are already aware, over the last few years there has been a movement to encourage holiday shoppers to remember to “Shop Local” and “Shop Small.” American Express has made a big effort to establish the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend as “Small Business Saturday,” partially in […]

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Think like a queen

Go ahead. You can do it! You can also make someone’s Queen for a Day dreams come true! Are you especially grateful for someone this Thanksgiving season? Show your gratitude by nominating her for this fabulous pampering package being offered by 7 businesses in my neighborhood. The winner will be the lucky recipient of a […]

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Magical

We have this really magical thing happening over here. It’s what we hoped would happen when we started bringing women to the same place at the same time – ♥ women who own businesses and have started non-profits ♥ women who want to own a business, but don’t yet know how or when ♥ women who make creative […]

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Walking each other home

There were severe storms on Sunday, all over the Midwest. As you likely heard, there was a record-setting tornado in Joplin, Missouri. I truly cannot imagine the scope of the devastation caused by that multi-vortex twister. But you may not know that Minneapolis suffered several very grave and devastating hits as well (see National Weather […]

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Shrimp spring risotto

We had a lovely Easter celebration yesterday, which we hosted for my brother Matt and his family and some very close friends, the Willcock family (really, I told them that they might as well be “related.”) Our little Minneapolis house expanded to accommodate 7 children, 1 teenager, and 6 adults. Thank the Lord above that […]

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