Simple and Easy Homemade Basil Pesto (and Tips For Growing Great, High-Yielding Basil Plants)

Every summer, my favorite thing to grow in the garden is basil. It’s easy to grow, nearly maintenance free, and because I grow two plants every year, it’s quite cost-effective, producing hundreds of dollars worth of basil every summer for me. I’m no master gardener, but I think there are four keys to growing healthy, high-yielding […]

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Apple Season: Picking Plus Saucing and Local Orchards

It’s the hap-happiest season of all!  That crazy song had it all wrong…parties for hosting, marshmallows for roasting and caroling out in the snow?  No thank you.  I’ll take pumpkin carving, cider sipping, leaf jumping, corn mazing any day of the week, hands down.  And one of our absolute favorite traditions to do each year […]

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Healthy Food on a Budget: Whole Foods Store Tours

Do you pack your kids’ lunches?  It can feel hard to pack a healthy lunch every day.  I’m a new school mom ,first year with a Kindergartner, and though we’ll let our daughter eat school lunch sometimes, I’m not overly impressed with the school lunch choices and how not-so-healthy the options seem to be, but […]

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Recap: Moms Night Out at Pinstripes

We had the best time at our Moms Night Out at Pinstripes sponsored by Park Nicollet Women’s Center and Ascendancy Research! Our title sponsors were fantastic!  Representatives from Park Nicollet Women’s Center were on site.  They’ve recently recreated their center for women’s health that you have to check out – it’s now open at the Methodist Hospital campus in […]

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How To: Organizing Baby Clothes

It’s amazing to me how much room those tiny, little pieces of clothing our babies wear take up. While my son’s nursery closet started out nice and organized, with specified bins and drawers for each piece of clothing, and even closet clothing dividers, he has grown so fast in the past year that my carefully constructed organizational […]

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