Friday, July 6, 2018

Target FREE 3rd Sunday at the MN Children's Museum

Mark you calendar, because next Sunday is the third Sunday of the month and you can get in free to the MN Children's Museum (normally admission is $12.95/person.)

Free admission hours are 9am-5pm.

Here is the full list of Free Admission left for 2018:

July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
 December 17

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

Quick Vacation Workout (no equipment needed)

Are you on vacation for the next week like I am and unable to I turned your regular exercise classes or don't have access to your equipment. This is just a series of quick workouts so that I get in 15 to 20 minutes of exercise each day and targeting my whole body and working on some stretching. After being gone all week, I don't want to go back to my classes and have fallen out of shape. We all know how quickly that can happen and how far you can be trying to get back into the swing of things.

The asterix next to the yoga poses are just indication to me that these are part of an Instagram yoga challenge that I need to post a picture of.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Nine Nights of Music is FREE!!!

9 Nights of Music FREE outdoor concerts every Tuesday in July and August

You can check out Nine Nights of Music for FREE in July and August at the Minnesota Historical Society! Check out the website for free parking ideas too!

Check out the website so you can add these dates to your calendar!

Friday, June 1, 2018

FREE MN Fishing Weekend June 8-10

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June 8-10  MN residents 16 and older fish free with children younger than 16.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


I know I don't do reviews too often anymore. I want to be sure that a product that I'm going to review is something that fits with my blog and with our family's lifestyle, which is why I am doing a review for Dr. Jacobs castile soaps.

Castile soap is very mild and works well with most skin types. I have to admit that I do wash my face with bar soap in the morning which I am sure many dermatologists would gasp at. But along with that confession I have to also add that I use a Castile soap which is different than using traditional soap.

 For the purpose of the review I tried out the almond honey liquid Castile soap right right away at home and I absolutely adore the scent. And it left my skin feeling so clean. I do intend to bring this soap because it has a pump bottle up to our cabin to use in the bathroom. There we don't leave out any bar soap which could attract unwanted visitors.

Some things I wanted to tell you about Dr. Jacobs Naturals Castile soap is that it contains no parabens, no petrochemicals, no sulfates, no phthalates (what kind of word is that with 4 consonants in a row), no gluten, is 100% vegan and is made in the USA.

The scent base gave me to try out in the bar soap is minty cucumber mojito. The scent is refreshing. I really like using bar soaps. There is something ritualistic about lathering up the bar and your body.

Last week they sent me a large bottle of charcoal liquid soap that would be great for putting in your own pop bottles that you need to refill. I have been seeing a lot more beauty products made with charcoal as of late. It seems to be a new Beauty Trend because the charcoal is supposed to be detoxifying and purifying. The label reads that it is a three-in-one product that cleanses, softens, and sense. The scent is definitely more musky than the other two. There are directions on the bottle of how to use it as a body wash, shampoo, and shaving lather. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Too Cute Not to Share -- Our Dog Trained to Ring a Bell for a Treat

The kids spent some time working with our dog Ace to teach him to ring a bell in order to receive a treat. He is a very food motivated dog, so he learned this rather quickly.