Thursday, Jan 22
Saturday, Jan 24


Red Bull Crashed Ice



This event is so much fun every year.  This year my hubby is riding in the Fat Tire Cycling event.  
You will find me there with my cow bell! 

Acrylic tray

I'm so excited about this project.  I want to do the State of Minnesota, minneapolis skyline and maybe one other graphic. 
What do you think?  

I will be opening up a new website and online store very soon:) Stay tuned. 

IF you are a retailer and would like to work with me, please email me.

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival January 17th

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

Date: January 17, 2015
Location: Lake Harriet

Winter fun with strings attached – for kite flying and ice fishing 

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) will host the 13th Annual Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival in January 2015. The Kite Festival will take place on the north end of Lake Harriet near the Bandshell, located at 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway. Kites of all shapes, sizes, colors and themes will fly over frozen Lake Harriet. Admission is free.
Festival sponsors include the MPRB, Minnesota Kite Society, Tips Outdoors, East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA), People for Parks, Linden Hills Neighborhood Council (LHiNC) and the Nicollet-East Harriet Business Association (NEHBA).
Minnesota Kite Society experts will demonstrate their skills maneuvering spectacular kites throughout the day, and offer their expertise to kite flying enthusiasts and to those who are new to the pastime. Bring your own kite, or buy an inexpensive one at the lake. 
Tips Outdoors will teach kids ice fishing skills and safety tips. Equipment and permits for children will be provided.

Source: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Happy New Year!

Live and Love MN

This was my 2nd New Year EVER to be staying home on NYE.  I wasn't super excited about it but decided to invite a few neighbors over.

I went to France 44 and ordered a cheese platter (yum).  Called The Corner Balloon and ordered ginormous 2015 balloons and decor.  Went back to France 44 to pick up the ridiculous amounts of alcohol and BOOM... we had a party. A really fun party!

About a year ago my sister made me a photography backdrop.  I have used it a couple of times and loved it.  I decided to get it out for the party, slap some stars on a black backdrop and set my camera up on a tripod.  The results....amazing.  We had so much fun taking a million pictures.  I got a good laugh the next morning (ok, afternoon) when I went through the camera.

Happy New Year Everyone! 

Live and Love MN

Art Sled Rally January 31st


No Fees! Family-Oriented!
Saturday, January 31 · 2-4pm
Western Slopes of Powderhorn Park
Free Art Sled Rally Workshops - Details TBA

Minneapolis Parks January Events

Live & Love MN

MPRB Events
Popular events and activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Call the specified park or visit for event registration. Monthly event listings are updated regularly, so be sure to keep checking online.

January 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sliding Hill Extravaganza | noon-3 pm | Single Creek
Bonfires, s'mores, hot cocoa, and sledding on the best sliding hill in Camden! Bring sleds of all kinds for a community sliding hill event. All ages. Free.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Snowshoe Hike and Bonfire | 5-7 pm | Minnehaha
Meet at the Minnehaha Falls Pavilion. Snowshoes provided. Dress for the weather. Winter boots are a must.
Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.
8th Annual Dog Days of Winter | 6-8:30 pm | Hiawatha School
Hot dogs, hot chocolate, and popcorn for all to enjoy. Best of all, we will roast marshmallows over a campfire right next to the ice. Cost is $1 per person. All ages. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival | Noon-4 pm | Lake Harriet 
Kites of all colors, sizes, shapes and themes fly over Lake Harriet. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration | 3-4:30 pm | Green Central Gym
This event will be open to the public with recitals, choirs, music, dance, a guest speaker, and an old fashion soul food dinner.
MLK Day Skate | 3-5 pm | Logan
Bring your skates or borrow a pair from Logan. Enjoy free marshmallows and hot chocolate or hot apple cider.
Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration | 6:30-7:30 pm | Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Keynote presentation by Tony Sanneh and music by Ashley Dubose.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fire & Ice Family Skating Party | 6-8 pm, | Armatage
Enjoy a night with family and friends skating and a variety of outdoor activities or keep warm with hot chocolate and bonfire. No registration required. All ages. Free.
Fire & Ice Festival | 6-8 pm | Longfellow
There will be complimentary hot chocolate, a fire to warm yourself by and roast marshmallows and a few more fun family activities. Food will be available - prices will vary. All ages.
Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.
Frost Fest | 6-9 pm | Pearl
Indoor and outdoor activities including reindeer sleigh rides, ice skating, carnival games, a cake walk, campfire with s'mores, and door prizes. Free. All ages.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Family Ice Skating Festival | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, hockey, cocoa, chili, s'mores, bonfire, music, and sledding. No registration required. Free. All ages.

Friday, January 20, 2015

Fire & Ice Skating Event | 6-8 pm | Bohanon
Hot chocolate, a fire to warm up by and roast marshmallows and a few more fun family activities. Free. All ages.
Fire & Ice Family Skate | 6-8 pm | Windom NE
Ice skating, fire pit, smores, hot cocoa and popcorn. Free. All ages.
Winterfest | 6:30-8:30 pm | Linden Hills
Horse drawn wagon rides, ice skating, music, sledding, roasting marshmallows by the fire, warm refreshments, face painting and the exciting medallion hunt. All ages. Free.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Windom Reads | 9:30-11:30 am | Windom South
Authors reading to youth, face painting, creation station, and the National Federation of the Blind. Free. All ages.
Art Sled Rally | 2-3:30 pm | Powderhorn
Come watch the antics of outrageous never-tried-before art sleds, or drop in yourself with a contraption of your own. Each sled and its creator will take to a decorated hill accompanied by throngs of spectators. Live music, a warming tent, hot chocolate and coffee will round out the afternoon activities.
Learn about the MPRB Events Go Green initiative and certification.
See printable event calendar for other events held in the parks by outside groups.
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Other Highlights
Public events held in the parks by other groups
Jan. 1 Jan. 1
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 Jan. 15-18
Polar Dash, 9 am, E. River Parkway.
LifeTime Fitness Commitment Day 5K, 10 am, West River Road, Above the Falls and
City of Lakes Loppet, 9 am, Theodore Wirth.
U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, 7:30 am, Lake Nokomis. 

Lake Harriet Trolley

  • Holly Trolley, 12:30-3:30pm, Saturday/Sunday, Nov. 29/30 and Dec. 6/7
  • Vinternatt, 6-8pm, Saturday, December 6

I love Linden Hills.  It is the most charming neighborhood.  The chain of lakes, the downtown area, the trolley.  It doesn't get much better than Linden Hills.  I am bias,  I live here:) The Trolly has been on my list of things to do with my kids.  I just never think about it when i am planning a day out.  I love that they have these events on holidays.  Its is on my Minnesota Bucket List.  Looks like I get to check it off this weekend.  

The fare for Holly Trolley and Vinternatt is $4 per passenger.
Share the spirit of the season by putting a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots under our tree. Please go to for additional information.

Primrose Park Boutique

20 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

P: 612-315-3292   E:

Instagram wins again.  I have been following Primrose Park since their store opening.  I finally made it into the store for their dress sale.  I have to say.  Jennifer, the owner, has fantastic taste in clothes! Usually I go into a boutique and like several pieces.  I went into Primrose Park and loved EVERY SINGLE PIECE.  It is my new happy place! 

It doesn't matter the occasion, she has an outfit for it.  Dressed up or down, this is the place to go.  Trendy yet go-to style.

Holidazzle Village 2014

Minneapolis Holiday Marketlive & Love MN

Directions to Nicollet Mall:

From the North:
Take Hwy 280 South to I-94 West. Exit from I-94 to 11th Street and follow 11th Street to Nicollet Mall.

From the South:
Take I-35W North to the 5th Avenue exit and go left on 7th Street to Nicollet Mall.

From the East:
Take I-94 West to 11th Street. Follow 11th Street to Nicollet Mall.

From the West:
Take I-394 to the 6th Street exit. Follow 6th Street to Nicollet Mall.

Each night, the Holidazzle Village featuring the Minneapolis Holiday Market will have something new and unique to explore. Stroll down Nicollet Mall and take in all the festivities with you and yours. Perhaps you’ll sing along with the festive bands and choirs performing on the half hour. Or maybe you’ll stop and take a selfie with one of the iconic Holidazzle light bulbs walking the streets. If you’re in need of a good tale, catch one of our story time experiences being told on stage. We’ll have ice skating where you can enjoy nights under the skyline, and we’ll have live reindeer on hand spreading holiday cheer.

But that’s not all. On specific nights, you’ll find incredible activities that make each trip to Holidazzle Village unique and special:

  • Nov. 28: Opening Night Fireworks (6:30 PM)

  • Dec. 6-7: Glass Blowing Demonstrations (beginning at 3:30 PM)

  • Dec. 13-14: Dog Sledding Exhibitions (beginning at 3:30 PM)

  • Dec. 20-21: Ice Skating on Nicollet Mall (Beginning at 3 PM

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Small Business Saturday is November 29th

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