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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DIY Unicorn Costume

DIY unicorn costume Pottery Barn Kids

Being that it is still 90°+ outside, it’s a bit difficult to wrap my head around the fact that it is officially fall.  Last year I threw together a DIY Rosie the Riveter costume at the last minute and my daughter ended up giving out major Tupac vibes, so I wanted to put a bit more thought and time into it this year.  I really liked this Pottery Barn Kids costume, but at $89, it is clearly not happening!  I used coupons at Jo-Ann Fabric and bought the shirt on sale at Old Navy for $4.  I think the grand […]

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A Weekend in Minneapolis Recap

We just spent a long weekend in Minneapolis.  As you probably know, Kelsey lives here, and I grew up here so I had a pretty good grasp on what I wanted to do before we came.  I LIVE for the MN State Fair – the cheese curds, the people watching – it’s the best.  We were here the same time as the fair, but I didn’t think it would make much sense to drag a 16 month around, and it also rained a good bit over the weekend.  Instead we tried to focus on more toddler friendly activities, and wanted […]

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Vegas Trip Roundup: Part Two

We woke up Saturday morning fresh as daisies- one of the best things about no longer being cool party people. GO US! We took our time getting ready, and decided our first meal of the day would be lunch at secret pizza inside the Cosmopolitan. Its not much of a ‘secret’ anymore… but it was still good. We found a prime location right outside of secret pizza with sofas and a coffee table to set our food on. It was the perfect people watching spot, near the Marquee pool party. Let me just say, of all the people watching locations… […]

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Tot Activities: The Odysea Aquarium

I was hemming and hawing about buying passes when The Odysea Aquarium opened up.  I thought my daughter might like to see the fish, but the Yelp reviews were all over the place and I couldn’t decide if it was worth it or not.  When summer rolled around, they had a special deal for annual passes. $69.95 for an adult versus $34.95 for a daily pass.  I do not think it’s worth the cost for the daily pass, at least for this age, but the annual pass is a steal.  We have gone there almost every week this summer, because […]

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Vegas Trip Roundup: Part One

The Ok Moms – Vegas Momcation Hey everyone! I divided our Vegas Momcation into two parts…. so lets get into it… Danielle & I traveled to Las Vegas for a girls getaway a few months ago for our first kid free vacation. The big question while planning was ‘what do you do in Vegas when you are mentally an 80 year old cat lady?’ THURSDAY We both got in Thursday late afternoon. Danielle picked me up at the airport and we went straight to our hotel- The Paris, for check in. My brother-in-law hooked us up and let me just […]

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Things We Love: Basic Invite

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are our own.  We only work with brands that we love (and we think you will love too!) Ok everyone, we don’t gush about paper often but we have to say it…. We love Basic Invite! There’s a whole world of sites that seem to disappoint in some way, be it color schemes that don’t work for your party theme, ugly envelopes, dorky graphic design… We could go on forever.  When we came across a site where everything was customizable, aesthetically pleasing, easy to navigate, and the kicker- offers sample print outs […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

It’s the most magical time of year!!! CHRISTMAS! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  If you have somehow missed this phenomenon in previous years, it’s when the Fall merchandise goes on sale the end of July! So not only do you get a preview of fall trends, but you get amazing deals on the upcoming season, not last season’s sad leftovers (aka the Half Yearly Sale.) We both were able to shop the sale early access sale with our Nordstrom cards, but it opens up to the public tomorrow (7/21).  A lot of the stuff did sell out, but they do restock […]

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Favorite Treats & Sweets – Phoenix

Ruze Cake House Even though I love to bake and even went to culinary school for it; I definitely have more of a salt/carb/cheese tooth than a sweet one.   I still love to go out to grab a little treat now and then though. I have been following Růže Cake House on Instagram for a couple years, back when the mother-daughter duo used to make beautiful cakes and macarons out of their home.  Now they’ve opened up an insanely gorgeous storefront in Scottsdale. Růže Cake House is tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale. They sell boba teas, macarons, and […]

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Rosé Granita Recipe

Ok, Frosé! Ugh, sorry, I already hate myself for saying that.  But as hard as I try not to be basic, I can’t help myself sometimes.  And let’s face it, rosé is the cool kid drink right now, and frosé (rosé granita, slushy, or snow cone – call it what you’d like) is the drink of summer. I rarely buy expensive bottles of wine, and this was no exception.  I used Ferard Bertrand Core des Roses because I had a sad bottle left from Gigi’s party, but any drier rosé would do.  I think this also might be pretty delicious […]

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