Family Tradition at Cracker Barrel in LakeVille, MN

Cracker Barrel is a must stop for our family every time we head up to the Minneapolis/St.Paul International airport. My mother-in-law flies into the cities every time she flies into visit us from Tennessee. It is conveniently off of the Interstate 35 exit in Lakeville, MN. One of my favorite …

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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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Cedar Valley Resort in Whalan, MN

*I received a stay at Cedar Valley Resort to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. Mark and I survived ten years of marriage together! To celebrate our accomplishment we wanted to use this opportunity to get away from everyday life. We arranged with relatives to …

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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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Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery

When Mark and I discussed where we wanted to go for our 10th Anniversary it was a no brainier! We agreed we should head towards Lanesboro, Minnesota! One of the big reasons was because we knew we could stop at Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery! This Winery has become one of …

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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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