Celebrating the little things

Yay, it’s FRIDAY! I get to help judge a speech tournament at the local high school, so I’m very excited for the weekend to start. Granted, it’s not like it’s been a terrible week or anything, but it’s always nice to have a few days to yourself. No matter what, I try to remain optimistic and…

Goals

New Year’s resolutions seem to be hit and miss with some folks. I have friends who swear them off, saying that they only cause you to feel guilty and prevent you from being happy with yourself. Others think that resolutions are a wonderful way of keeping yourself accountable for things you would like to do…

I am in love….

They finally arrived! Every day I’ve been anxiously going to my door, hoping that a package would be there for me. Today was that day. (I also got my delivery for cat food, but nobody cares about that) Some details about the shoes: I ordered them through this Etsy shop, which was a great experience. They tell you…

Winter in Minnesota

Minnesota is my beloved home state. I’ve lived here all of my life and I see myself living here for the foreseeable future. Both my husband and I grew up in this wonderful state (only a mile from each other!) and every year I’m reminded again and again about what I love about the ‘Land…

Slowing down

“And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than…

The dull days of winter

  This is Hotel Shoreham, which is located in Detroit Lakes, a town about 40 minutes east of where I live. The pizza at the Hotel Shoreham is fantastic, large and delicious. They also make the best Bloody Marys I’ve ever had. The hotel closes up during the winter, so all of my memories of…