Merry Christmas

I just want to take a moment to wish you all a very, merry Christmas. I hope you all are celebrating with those you love. I will be with my family and that is the greatest gift of all. These are my favorite childhood Christmas photos. My first Christmas. I was four months old-look how [...]

Toys Of Christmas Past

I took a wonderful walk down memory lane today through the magic of eBay. eBay is an amazing thing. Every time my sister, my husband, or I think of something from our childhood, we plug it into ebay and there it is. Things you never thought you'd see again are suddenly available to you. The [...]

The Gift Of Art

With Christmas only three days away, the scramble is on to find the perfect gift. If you know someone who loves the Twin Cities, consider giving them a piece by Michael Birawer. This local artist (born and raised and resides here) uniquely captures the spirit of urban neighborhoods through out the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area. [...]

Christmas Windows

With a background in visual merchandising and display, nothing was more thrilling than installing the Christmas windows. It was, by far, my favorite task of the year. There is something very magical about these windows. It adds so much to the feel of the season and can make even the most of the "bah humbugs" [...]

Oh Christmas Tree

Over the weekend I decorated my lovely Christmas tree. We used to only use white lights, but this year I decided to play with color. Decorating the tree is like a walk down memory lane. I remember when I received every ornament, some going back to my childhood. For me, Christmas is a time of [...]

Great Finds At Bibelot

Minneapolis and St. Paul have many wonderful small businesses (did you all participate in "Small Business Saturday"?). One of the more fun is Bibelot. Bibelot is a great place to find unique treasures, especially during the holidays. It's the type of place you walk into and say, "One of everything please!". Here are my favorites, [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

"Thanksgiving" by Danny Roberts available for purchase at Etsy Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I'm so thankful for my wonderfully supportive family, my amazing friends, and all of you. I find great joy in writing this blog and you make it all worth it. I hope you all have a joyful day with loved ones. And for [...]

Glamorous Decor

After touring around some malls the other day with my mom, I realized we are in full holiday mode. I personally think Christmas should stay under wraps until after Thanksgiving, but alas, I think I'm the only one. Don't get me wrong, I love decorating for the holidays as much as anyone, I just think [...]