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5 Fall Budget-Friendly Date Ideas

October 5, 2012

One of my favorite things about fall is the fun activities one can have in Minnesota. There is so much cuddling and cider being had at our residence, that I thought I would pass along this fun list of ideas. Give one of these a try this weekend!

  1. Have a movie/TV marathon night – whether you’re into Star Trek or Lost or Arrested Development, sit down with your honey and grab a nice hot apple cider and a blanket.
  2. Head to the Apple Orchard for some apple picking, hayrides, and other fun activities. If you buy apple cider there, when you get home you can do #1!
  3. Enjoy a nice morning at the farmers market. Use Trello to create your list and meal plans for the week. Don’t forget to grab a cup of coffee while your there to keep warm!
  4. Fall colors drive + picnic: Grab a salad or make some sandwiches, maybe grab a bottle of wine or some beers and spend time driving through the towns you know have beautiful fall colors.
  5. Grab tickets to your favorite local band or artist. One of Breski’s favorite activities is shows (the above photo is a local favorite, Brianna Lane).

What are some of your favorite date night activities?


In Love With the Faux Shamrock Shake

March 18, 2012

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I mixed up two delicious {faux} Shamrock Shakes last night. These delicious little puppies are so much tastier than the ‘real’ shake from McD’s.

I haven’t mentioned this before, but I have an intolerance to High Fructose Corn Syrup. I have to look at every single label when purchasing anything at the grocery store. And the ‘stuff’ is in everything. And guess what else it’s in… The Shamrock Shake.

So, thanks to my girl Cassie, over at Back To Her Roots, I was able to nom on my favorite March treat without the negative consequences from McDonalds.

I made a few changes to the recipe, see below.

Faux Shamrock Shake

Makes 1 Shake

4 small scoops of vanilla ice cream (or frozen yogurt)
¾ cup milk
½ tsp mint extract
½ cup whipped cream
1 straw

Mix all ingredients in blender until blended fully.
Pour into glass, insert straw and…

Are you allergic to anything? How do you get around it?

What to Wear to Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011

Whether you are going to a casual family thanksgiving or a fancy smhmancy shin-dig, these two outfits will help you get on the right track. I love dressing up, but since my family is casual I will probably be going with something from the former! Where are you going to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow?

Casual Style

Casual Thanksgiving Look


Formal Style

Formal Thanksgiving Look


Are you wearing anything special tomorrow?