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It’s the Weekend!
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It’s the Weekend!

Do you have fun plans this weekend? I’m taking a writing class at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and hoping to try my hand at some poem and essay-writing later in the evening. Also headed to a sweet, little gift exchange at a cozy restaurant in Uptown with the Tapestry Magazine team. We’re celebrating … Continue reading

Weekend Favorites
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Weekend Favorites

It’s almost the weekend! What are you up to? Drew and I are maybe/hopefully/fingers crossed purchasing a car tonight! It’s waiting for us in Rochester, and we just have to give it a good test drive before we make things official. The rest of the weekend I’m hoping to straight up chill with my family (they’re … Continue reading

(Thanksgiving) Weekend Favorites
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(Thanksgiving) Weekend Favorites

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re headed down to Iowa to spend the long weekend with the Elrick clan. I’m excited for some cozy holiday time with everyone and lots of rest and relaxation. And some potential early-morning shopping with my mother- and seesters-in-law too! Have fun with these links, and enjoy the glorious feast this weekend! 1. Are you traveling … Continue reading

Weekend Bits
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Weekend Bits

Happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? I’m getting brunch with some friends on Saturday, and then Drew and I are headed out of the Cities to pick up a mid-century modern dresser we snagged off of Craigslist. We’re quite excited about it (me because I think it’s beautiful, and Drew because he’ll finally have space … Continue reading

A Bit on Home
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A Bit on Home

As late autumn waxes and wanes, occasionally sidling up to fog the windows and frost the shrubbery out front, I can’t help but feel excited about the upcoming holiday revelry that always means celebratory feasts and community. I’ve never been too irked by winter because it means fresh activities, new foods, and much togetherness. Not only that, but I’ll have … Continue reading

Midwest is best
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Midwest is best

Drew and I got to spend some time up north at the farm and North Folk Winery with my Aunt Molly and Uncle Ron a few weeks ago and had the best time watching how wine is made, taste testing whites, reds, and cider, chatting on the porch, and indulging in the most delicious appetizers: our … Continue reading

Secrets
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Secrets

I am a master secret keeper. You probably didn’t know that about me. Probably because I’m so good at keeping secrets. Secretive about my secrets. Not in a bad way, but sometimes, I just don’t like to share. I’ve felt it coming on more lately, as I’ve gotten older. Like an inner vacuum, I can close … Continue reading

Tint of Sound
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Tint of Sound

Thunder, iron-hued, while a collection of dancing turns in field clearings. Alabaster breath, leaves pull west and fill. A look, melic. Morning billowing like sea smoke, the universe reflected in your bearing. I see who I will become by the way you favor talking with your eyes. By the heaving of bark and twig. We … Continue reading

Superb Midsummer Day
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Superb Midsummer Day

It’s one of those mornings that are far and few between. No outer coercion to get me out of bed before necessary. Quiet light filtering through the pale curtain hanging from my window. A cup of coffee at my side, and the knowledge that I get to be with people I love later on. On … Continue reading