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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Rolling into Roller City in Mason City! Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota Gem!

Growing up my family has always been close to my moms sister Sharon. We spent many weeks during the summer at her house. Any Friday we had off of school meant a possible weekend at her house. I have so many amazing memories spending time at their Northern Iowa home. …

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Come One, Come All! It’s History Fest Week in Mankato, Minnesota!

Last year we were introduced to the History Festival in Mankato, Minnesota by a good friend of ours. They had been going with their boys for a few years and absolutely loved it. Mark and I try to fill our schedule full of field trips in the fall. The hope …

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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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Tyden Farm No. 6 the Past with a Touch of the Present

We had a delightful day at Tyden Farm No. 6 in Dougherty, Iowa.  As we drove into the driveway the property owners, Ted and Judy Pitzenberger, greeted us with warm welcoming waves and smiles. We were welcomed into the front of the barn, which is now used to welcome guests as the …

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Summer Time Memories Around the Campfire

We have had fun all summer having grill outs, but our favorite is the old fashioned camp fire with hot dogs, chips, and baked beans. Which is what seems to be our main staple when sitting around the camp fire. Maddie and Noah have a blast playing on the wood …

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