Shopping local at Celebrations *Party * Gifts * Toys in Albert Lea, MN

*I received products from Celebrations Party, Gifts, and Toys to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. From November through January is a busy time in our house with holiday excitement.  Having the holidays within weeks of each other has the kids nearly bouncing off the …

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Traditional Lefse Day

Ever since I was a little girl my mom has made lefse every holiday season. It is as iconic to our family as the Thanksgiving turkey or the Christmas tree. The holiday season would not be the same without this classic treat in our home. We are starting to pass …

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When I began to think about Shopping Locally in Albert Lea, MN

Christmas is around the corner and I have begun to think about what I am going to buy for each of my kids. The older my kids get the more purposeful I have become in buying my kids presents. We have a billion toys already laying around our house. I …

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Revival of a Small Town

I was born and raised in Albert Lea, MN. A town surrounded by rural farming communities. You will only find a traffic jam in our great town during the Fourth of July parade which is held on the third of July rather than the fourth. You will also experience a …

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Simply Charming Ceramics in Albert Lea

Mark and I believe that art is as important to our children’s education as math, science, and handwriting. Art inspires, teaches, and relaxes our kids brains. Simply Charming Ceramics in Albert Lea inspired the artist in each of our kids. They each were able to pick a ceramic pumpkin in …

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Minnesota Homeschool Field Trips

Field trips are a huge part of every homeschool families year. There is nothing better than hands-on experiences in which the kids can see the practical application for their sit down work at home. For example the Minnesota Zoo hosts a math day at the zoo every November. During this …

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New to You, My Favorite Thrift Store in Albert Lea

New to You has been a part of my childhood since the beginning. I cannot remember a time when it was not part of our shopping route. When my sisters and I were in need of new shirts, pants, or dresses New to You was our first stop. Now that …

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Myre – Big Island State Park a Southern Minnesota Gem!

Some of my best childhood memories are of my parents, two sisters, and I loading up in the family van and heading to any number of Southern Minnesota’s State Parks. Now as an adult with a family of my own I love being able to Explore Minnesota‘s State Parks through my …

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The Lovely, Kelly Gau Studio

Our new favorite place in town is Kelly Gau Studio! Kelly has a natural God given talent for not only bringing out the lovely in her art, but is also able to teach others how to make lovely pieces as well! Naomi lives and breaths art, I’m fairly certain that colors …

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