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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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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

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Must Try Summer Drinks

By: Amanda Magnus Now that the warmer weather is here there is more opportunity to grill out, have fires and just enjoy being outside. I don't know about you, but it's nice to enjoy an ice cold beverage on those warm days. I have a wide range of drinks that I enjoy, depending on what… Continue reading Must Try Summer Drinks

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20 Questions: Wedding Edition

By: Kristen Finstad   Well, it's my first blog post as a married woman! After 11 months of all things wedding planning, Andrew and I got married on Saturday and it was perfect. The weather was perfect, the ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a blast. It's hard to believe it's all over, but… Continue reading 20 Questions: Wedding Edition

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Our Summer Plans

By: Amanda Magnus and Kristen Finstad Well we are finally having some warmer weather and that means summer is in full swing. Plans are underway for all of the fun things we will be doing this summer! Summer always seems to fill up so fast with things to do but it's always fun and great… Continue reading Our Summer Plans

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Our Memorial Day Weekend

By: Kristen Finstad   Happy TUESDAY! Isn't it a great feeling starting the week and it's already Tuesday? I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Andrew and I sure did - it was busy and full of lots of fun stuff, but it was the perfect way to spend our last weekend together… Continue reading Our Memorial Day Weekend