Chatbooks Versus Artifact Uprising Photo Book Series

Note: This is not an ad; just my opinion! I am notorious for taking a million pictures on my phone, but never getting anything printed.  I recently noticed a lot of ads for apps that will publish monthly photo books for you.  The two I was specifically looking at were Chatbooks and Artifact Uprising. Each app basically works the same way, where you can upload your photos, and each month they will send you a new book to add to your series. I particularly love this idea, because it gets all those cute little day to day photos that you […]

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Fall Family Photos|Tips and Tricks to getting the best possible shots

Ever have ‘one of those days’ or ‘one of those weeks’? We all have. I like to think when you have kids the more appropriate phrase is “I’m having one of those years”. Nothing went quite as planned this year. Terrible twos might not happen for every child, but for my twins the saying fits perfectly. So it came as no surprise when even the weather didn’t cooperate for my ‘fall’ pictures this year … it was 80 degrees…. and humid. My pictures still turned out great thanks to my super talented friend and photographer Ashley Cohn (check her out […]

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Halloween Basket Tutorial + Haul

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!! Yea… im pretty excited… My kids are finally old enough to (sort of… kind of) understand Halloween. So naturally I’m going even more all out than last year. We are not only going to trick or treat, we are also going to Pumpkin Nights at the Minnesota State fairgrounds this year. It looks absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the girls’ reactions to all the lit up pumpkins! I don’t wanna spoil our costume choice yet, but I thought I would share this years basket goodies! First up, The goodies from Target: These bats light up…. thats […]

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Best Spots in Minneapolis/St.Paul for sweets

Its no secret I have a major sweet tooth. If you share my passion for diabetes inducing foods these are my top places to indulge in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area: Minneapolis: Glam doll Donuts (2605 Nicollet Avenue) This place is THE PLACE for donuts…serious.. don’t mess with other places. Just go here. This is the place where Rockabilly and sugar meet. My top favs are the bombshell and pucker up. Go early to avoid sell outs and huge lines. Bring these for your morning meeting and you will be promoted…to CEO. Sebastian Joes (4321 Upton Ave South & 1007 West Franklin […]

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