My husband and I are big fans of Halloween. For the entire month of October (and I have to admit, most of September) we re-watch our favorite Halloween movies classics and horror flicks. In addition, we are tracking new ones set to release. When that first autumn leaf hits the ground, we break out the Oktoberfest, throw popcorn in the microwave, and head to our family room for scary movies and puppy snuggles. It’s a vibe I wish lasted all year round (after all, I love to cozy up!). With our movie list ever-growing, I’ve decided that my iPhone notes have gotten out of hand and that I better share it on my blog with all of you. Happy viewing!Read more
Tis the season for laying out in the sun, a seltzer in one hand, and a book in the other. I don’t know about you but I’ve been soaking up plenty of Vitamin D and good stories this summer. With several more weeks left of the sun, I thought I’d share some book thoughts for those looking for their next beach read.
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My mom, my sister, and I spent several years trying to go to Italy on a girls’ trip. The Covid pandemic certainly did not do us any favors. Growing up, my family traveled quite a bit around the United States and Mexico, but no further. Life and busy schedules can get in the way of traveling overseas. At the start of 2022, Covid restrictions began to lift and calendar openings aligned like stars in the sky. We jumped at the opportunity that we’d discussed for years. A week-long trip exploring the beauty, flavors, and culture of Italy.Read more
Spring is finally here (although not in Minnesota) and I’m sharing book thoughts on my top 5 favorites from this winter. I’ve also reviewed the biggest letdown that I read this year. During the snowy season, I chose a mixture of fantasy, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, and romance novels. I’ve been getting my thriller fix through audiobooks, which I find to be my favorite genre to listen to. Plus it’s the only genre I can get my husband to agree on for a car ride. I’m actually working on a future blog post titled, “The Best Thriller Audiobooks for Road Trips”, so stay tuned for that.Read more
Call me crazy or call me Minnesotan, but I look forward to winter. In fact, when the first snow falls, I find it oddly satisfying. I love living in a state with four seasons, even though sometimes winter overstays its welcome. Which is why it’s important to book fun trips for these particularly cold months. After all, the winters here are long, so you might as well make the most of them. Of all the places to go for a winter getaway in Minnesota, my favorite location will always be the Gunflint Trail.Read more