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currently: best morning retreat in minneapolis




We're in an interesting place with our weekend rituals. ...and it involves riducously tasty morning goodies & coffee. Getting out, [ morning / noon / night ] for a coffee break is something we've gotten in the habit of doing at least once every weekend. And lately,...we tend to look at each, and instinctively know where we're going. Sarah Botcher joined a recently moved shop a handful of months ago. ...and i'm a sucker for a freshly made flaky, buttery treat.

Someday I hope to thank her for waking [ most likely very early ] to make these delicious eats, for me.

state fair time, minnesota!


Last Friday, Andy & I decided to hop the bus and check out the State Fair. It's been a couple years since we've been,...and turned out to be a perfect summer night. We were quickly reminded how expensive the fair can get (no carnival rides for us this year) >> but still had a great time. Sky capsule contraptions, a few fried foods and LOTS of people [oh my].

My favorite part, was spending the evening with my husband. { ❤ }

testing,...testing!


After months of research and thinking, we've gotten a new camera, and so far (it's only been 2 days!)—I love it. The weather has been amazing up here and yesterday Andy & I went out for a walk. We took the bus, walked the 'hood, had a wonderfully relaxing lunch and tested it out.




See, the thing is, next Saturday we'll be in the air. Swinging through Denver to pick up our 2 favorite people—and together we're all heading to San Francisco for a very perfect week away. VACATION!! I wanted to at least know how to run my new device. (eeep!) Aaaand, I'm learning.



This is all still way over my head. Automatic features vs. manual. HD videos. Blah blah blah. I barely understand any of it, but i'm excited to have the tools. I already feel more creative.

AND, when I get back, i'm going to bring all my new adventures on video to the very professional: Kelly!! (i love my friends)...who's offered to play around with my random clips to make something creative and awesome.



So, in conclusion: here are my first test photos. Yea! ...and our pieced-together attempt at understanding the video-ness. I'm easily amused. I love all the sharp focus stuff in the front, with blurry things in the back. Plus, I loved Andy's shirt. I swear he made every photo better.

office bets: let it snow!


Yesterday afternoon we all made a little wager at the office, on how much snow was coming our way. I hadn't really been following the weather reports, and tossed in my guess of 6" for the weekend snowfall totals.

Welp: we've definitely passed that.

Honestly, this stuff is awesome. The drifts are insane,...and I can't remember getting this much snow for a really long time! Now that it's evening, things are finally starting to kinda slow down. Andy and I stepped out front, determined to walk the few blocks to get a couple indulgent groceries and to stop by the liquor store. Because, after all, what's a snowed-in weekend without big-gingers to keep you company?





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