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More than MOA: Our Twin Cities Shop Guide

Hi, I’m Hannah, and I’m a shopaholic. Ok, not really, but there are few things in this world that get me more excited than a good day spent shopping in cute boutiques and local shops. I love a good bargain and knowing that I’m shopping small really does make my empty wallet feel a little more fulfilled at the end of the day. When I’m in a new city is no exception. I love checking out the local flair in the form of boutiques, antique shops, and the like. So it only felt right that I pop into a few local gems while I was visiting Minnesota this last January. Allow me to be the first to tell you that...

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Traveling: a Guide to Spontaneity

The greatest piece of advice I have received is to drop all possible responsibilities and just GO. Alright, maybe the greatest piece was actually somewhere along the very tangible lines of how to save money or properly wash a cast iron skillet, but considering whimsy and grandeur, driving away from all that is mind-boggling has been my favorite. Having a space for spontaneity is important. It is pushing aside the work and papers and television and media scrolling that occupy so much of our already-overwhelmed brains and choosing to choose what is impulsive and unplanned and straight up fun. This little line of advice may be one that has particularly resonated because of the love I already have for adventures...

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Food to Create Memories Around: Brittany's Tortellini Soup Recipe

Welcome to my table! The favorite part of my day is gathering my people and making food that sustains them. When you come together, even for the simplest meals to chat, something special happens: food makes memories. I’m sure it says a lot about me that so many of my memories include food: I can sit down for a bowl of risotto and remember the last time I ate it, the people I was with, and what we talked about. I knew Joelle and I would be fast friends when we discovered our equal love for all things food. It was one of those days that Joelle was newly pregnant and could barely eat a thing. Every winter, my mom...

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Better Home-Brewing

Coffee - the drink that fuels the world. One of my favorite things about it is its inherent ability to draw people together, surpassing the barriers of rank, race, and religion. Coffee brings unity, keeps us running, and just makes us ​happy. One challenge many face is not knowing where to start when it comes to making a good cup of coffee at home. Due to their ease of operation, the Mr. Coffee and K-cup revolution has held precedence in the average household for far too long. It’s a common misconception that home-brewing drip methods are inaccessible to the average person or take too long to perform. In reality, giving yourself an extra five to ten minutes and acquiring some...

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So Much to Offer: Our MLPS Food Guide

When most people hear “Minneapolis”, they think one thing: cold. Having spent the majority of my life growing up in the Twin Cities area, I can confirm that, while cold, Minneapolis has so much more to offer than just bitter freezing temperatures and vowel-induced accents. In fact, even though I’ve spent much of the last six years of my life trying to adventure outside of the Minnesota “bubble”, I continue coming back to the cities as perhaps one of my favorite places to visit. Minnesota remains one of the most active states in the US per capita and if walking/biking on any one of the gorgeous state trails doesn’t float your boat, one of our more than 10,000 lakes surely will....

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