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I love it when my friends have birthdays!  The lovely lady below was celebrating her birthday  with a spa day.  This is usually the only time I get to do Spa days.  Birthdays and big celebrations.  I never do this on my own.  I've never really had a facial that I was completely happy with.  I have sensitive skin and my face usually breaks out after.  blah!   NOT THIS TIME.  I am completely obsessed.  Every time I look in the mirror I can't believe how much better my skin looks.  

I am so excited that she wanted to do a promo with Live and Love MN 
Lucky you, Lucky me!! 

I'm  a stay-at-home mom.  One kid is in school, one is here with me every day.  A HUGE benefit of a spa at Lifetime is that you are allowed 2 hours of FREE childcare.  No babysitters needed, no babysitters to pay!!!  



Patina is full of Minnesota Merchandise

Shoe Zoo

Shoe Zoo

School is back in Session.  Where did the summer go?  I thought I was prepared.  Camera charged, her outfit laid out,  bath night taken care of.

The morning was going great.  she woke up at 6am (that part wasn't that great) and was ready to take on 1st grade.

We get on her backpack, she pits on her flip-flops and we head out the door.  Then I remember, no flip flops at school.  Shoot. She goes in to find her slip on flats.  They are too small.  She looks for her other pair, too small.  CRAP!!!!  I let her go to school in her flip flops. Does that make me a bad mom?  No, I'm pretty sure this is one of  my lesser mistakes I have made as a mother.

Shopping here I come!!!  I've always driven past Shoe Zoo.  Never stopped. Today was the day.  I did not want to make yet another Target purchase this week.

One pair of shoes and $68 later I was excited to have a pair of uber cute shoes.  Not so excited about the price.  I have been buying Gap & Target shoes for so long that I didm;t realize how expensive a pair of Children's Shoes Cost! (insert sigh)

I hope I don't turn into one of those parents who gets upset when she gets them dirty.  Because she WILL get them dirty.  Im guessing they make it 1 day before I freak out.  haha

Besides the fact that I had sticker shock...I wished I could afford several different pair of shoes for her.  Such a great store.  Shop Local Minneapolis! 

Libertine~ Uptown Minneapolis


Libertine 

3001 Hennepin Ave.
Uptown Mpls
612.877.7263
Libertine


Libertine has been on my list of restaurants to visit for only a short period.  A few weeks ago we were at Coup d'etat and noticed Libertine's rooftop.  Since in over 30, we hardly eat in Uptown.  WE save it for "special" nights out.  Well, Friday night was the night!!!  All dressed up (pretending to be 25) and ready to go.  Roof top seating is key.  The atmosphere was so much fun.

 I am a firm believer that your waiter sets the mood of your experience from the minute they visit your table.  Our waiter, CJ, was so much fun.  Full of suggestions and spunk!  He did not disappoint, everything we ate was amazing.  We ordered so much food there was no room at the table.  This is very typical with this group of friends.  We laugh at ourselves but do it EVERY.SINGLE.TIME!

If you want excellent food and a fun atmosphere, go to LIBERTINE.  This will be on my list of "places to take out-of-town guests".  
Libertine


La Fresca


4750 Grand Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
612-825-4142

From the owner of Rincon 38 & Cafe Ena

My friends have a list of restaurants they want to experience.  A #mnbucketlist so to speak.  We crossed off the ones I have been to and decided from there.  Since Rincon 38 is my friends favorite restaurant , we thought this would be a perfect spot to try.  

It was great! My favorite thing on the menu was CAMPESINO.  Perfection! 

La Fresca Mpls
Live & Love MN

What once was old is new again! Fanny pack turned Waist Pack

Waist Pack

Waist Pack by liveandlovemn featuring Kate Spade

Source: 1: Brit + Co  2:Anthropologie 3: etsy Ruth Kraus  4:Luggagebag   5:Tory Burch 6: Kate Spade 

Current Obsession:
WAIST BAGS!

I remember going to amusement parks when I was a kid.  My mom and dad always wore Fanny Packs.  How embarrassing! Those ugly nylon bags that they seemed to cram EVERYTHING into.  Well ladies & gentlemen, They are back.  At least according to me.  My husband has declared that they were, and still are awful.  I disagree (insert giggle).

Places to wear your amazingly stylish waist pack:
Concerts- who wants to carry a bag at a concert?
State Fair- 2 hands to hold your fried twinkie on a stick
Festivals
Farmers Markets- need hands to hold your flowers!
Grocery store- one hand to hold coffee, another to push cart
On a walk around Lake Calhoun-never know when you might need a beer from Tin fish

CLearly I have thought long and hard about this.  Everyone needs one.

What do you think of the new fanny packs   waist packs?  Love it or loath it?

SHOP LOCAL : Parc Boutique and Solid Manufacture Co. created this fanny pack perfection...

Back to School Shopping at CC & Mays


boys backpack
Thank you social media for helping me find the perfect toddler backpack.  Follow CC & Mays on Facebook or Instagram and you will be instantly addicted. 

The clothing collection for girls and boys is exactly what I would order if I owned a kids shop. I could buy EVERYTHING in the store if my budget allowed.  I went there specifically for this backpack. My son played in the play area and did not want to leave. The result: I bought 4 more items that I wasn't to panning on getting. Swoon!!!  Shop local at CC & Mays. I promise you will love it! 


CC& MAYS 
17420 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, Minnesota



Happy 20th Birthday Mr. Little Guy

Come explore City Hall and celebrate the 20th birthday of Thom, the Lake Harriet Elf!
On Friday, August 15th Minneapolis will be honoring “Mr. Little Guy” for 20 years of spreading creativity and community to our children.
*Attend the Lake Harriet Elf Day Proclamationat 9:15AM in City Hall Room 315! 
*Join us for birthday cake in Room 317! 
*Join us for an Elf Craft in Room 317 
*Come for a Young People’s Tour of City Hall! Tours will begin every hour on the hour (starting in Rm 317) at10am-4pm, and run approximately 30 minutes, depending on the audience.

Linden Hills Cornfest 2014

Linden Hills, Minneapolis If you like this you will love :

Pig ate My Pizza 



Weekend events- August 16th & 17th




Smack Shack’s Annual Crayfest Block Party

Saturday Aug 16 @ 12:00pm At Smack Shack, Minneapolis

All you can eat Louisiana Style Crawfish Boil featuring Minnesota Crayfish washed down with All you can drink Hurricanes and Beer. Street Party with Live Music and Crayfish eating contest!
21+ Event | ID Required | Rain or Shine
Tickets are $40.00 in advance and $50.00 at the door.
Buy Tickets


Aug. 17: Tilia’s Augtoberfest. The bash is back with a hog roast, craft beer and music from Frankie Teardrop, Black Diet and Umami. (2726 W. 43rd St., Mpls.)

August In Minneapolis

August In Minneapolis
It's August already! Can you believe how fast the summer is flying by?  We still have a couple more months to enjoy this beautiful weather.  August in Minneapolis is, in my opinion, the best month of the year.  There are art fairs, music festivals and everything in between.  

Don't forget to check out the Events tab of  L&L for upcoming events.  Hope you are having a fabulous summer! 

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