Good food + Strong drinks + Great friends = The perfect close to 2013 Drew & I decided to lay low this year at home, but still invite others to join of course – we never resist hosting a party! The result was a ridiculous night of glitter, giggles & fun – which left me […]


January 1, 2014

12.31.13 New Years Eve

Every year I have the same New Year’s Resolution: loose weight. Well, blame it on the gym membership I pay for but don’t use, our family’s amazing Scandinavian cooking or the fact that I can’t quit anything cold turkey (even over indulging on pizza and cheese curds). I can’t seem to ever make that resolution […]


December 31, 2013

2014 / The year of change

“The trouble is, you think you have time” -Buddha   This blog post is a long time coming. I am not sure where to start or how to begin, most of this may even turn into rambling words – but they are my words. And they have been fighting to come out for some time. […]


July 12, 2013

A New Adventure

“You may delay, but time will not” – Benjamin Franklin   Today I am getting a little personal, talking about my love affair with hearty fatty awesome tasting food – and why it’s time to break up. Let’s start at the beginning… I grew up in a family that ate home cooked meals together all […]


March 27, 2013


Okay let’s be clear – when I say that we should be shopping local this holiday season, what I really mean is that we should be shopping local ALL YEAR LONG. Especially here, in Duluth, where we have an amazing community of artists, musicians & talented people living together on a hill. I will be […]


December 4, 2012

7 Reasons why you should: Shop local this Holiday Season

I grew up thinking beer came from a can, from a store, and most likely had the words “Budweiser” or “Miller” on it. You either bought the red box or the blue. This had more to do with social exposure & advertising than anything – Dad always drank what he called “the good stuff”. Strange […]


November 30, 2012

7 Reasons why you should: Support your Local Brewery & Drink Craft Beer

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” -Cynthia Ozick It only seems appropriate, the week before Thanksgiving, that my blog series focusses on Thankfulness. I knew I could come up with 7 reasons why you should be thankful no problem, but we are all thankful for so many different […]


November 15, 2012

7 Reasons why you should: Be Thankful.