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Weekend Recap: River Falls Days

By: Kristen Darkow   Summer is flying by! Growing up, we always measured the halfway point of summer by River Falls Days, the annual summer celebration in my hometown of River Falls. And, friends, River Falls Days 2019 is in the books. Andrew and I headed home to spend the weekend with my family and… Continue reading Weekend Recap: River Falls Days

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Our Favorite Games to Play

By: Amanda Magnus Traditional or non-traditional card games - our family is up for either! We grew up playing some traditional card games with my grandparents and then every Easter we would play some non-traditional games with my Aunt Deb and Uncle John. Games are always fun and a great family activity! When it comes… Continue reading Our Favorite Games to Play

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Our Wedding Day – A Recap in Photos

By: Kristen Darkow   If you're not already sick of hearing about our wedding, then today I have for you a recap of the weekend with a bajillion photos! Some of them are taken by family and friends on their cell phones, but most of them were taken by our wonderful photographer, Wendy Jo Stocker… Continue reading Our Wedding Day – A Recap in Photos

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Our First Time Strawberry Picking

By: Amanda Magnus This past week the kids and I had our first strawberry picking experience! We go through a lot of strawberries in our house, so of course going and picking our own was a great idea! I had never been strawberry picking before but had wanted to go for the past few years.… Continue reading Our First Time Strawberry Picking

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The Best Items on Etsy for a Bride-to-Be!

By: Kristen Darkow   Everybody loves Etsy, am I right? Cute, homemade and personalized items, all while supporting small, home-based businesses. I've always been a fan, but over the past year while Andrew and I were engaged, Etsy was my lifesaver. A good chunk of our wedding decorations, bridal party gifts, etc. were all from… Continue reading The Best Items on Etsy for a Bride-to-Be!

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Patriotic Fourth of July Crafts

By: Amanda Magnus With the Fourth of July coming up much quicker than anticipated, now is a great time to start thinking of some crafts to decorate for the holiday. I love the Fourth of July because it's always so fun getting together with family and friends and getting to watch the fireworks. It's also… Continue reading Patriotic Fourth of July Crafts

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Unique Fourth of July Recipes

By: Kristen Darkow   Can you believe the 4th is just around the corner? If I had to guess, I'd say it's May 15. And yet here we are with less than a week until July. Honestly though, July 4th is one of my very favorite holidays! I love summer, I love cookouts, I love… Continue reading Unique Fourth of July Recipes

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Honeymoon Recap: Tenerife and Dublin!

By: Kristen Darkow   See that last name? ^^ Crazy, huh? It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks, but we are back from our honeymoon and adjusting back to real life as a married couple! It's hard to believe it's already the middle (almost end?!) of June, but we will be reliving our wedding and… Continue reading Honeymoon Recap: Tenerife and Dublin!

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How to Make Money from Home

By: Amanda Magnus As you know, if you are a regular reader, I am a stay at home mom. And if you are also a stay at home mom you know that making the decision to go from a two income household down to one is not an easy one. It takes planning, budgeting and… Continue reading How to Make Money from Home

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How I Keep My Kids Busy for the Summer

By: Amanda Magnus Summer time is probably one of the busiest seasons for us and many people. If you live in the Midwest you want to take full advantage of the warm sunny weather for the short time we have it. Summer also means kids are out of school so that means extra time with… Continue reading How I Keep My Kids Busy for the Summer