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6 Things We Learned After Hosting a “Tough” Guest

6 Things We Learned After Hosting a “Tough” Guest

Out of our 80+ guests, we were bound to have one bad apple, and she came this week. I’ll spare you all of the details, but don’t worry, it’s not like anything from Airbnb Nightmares but she will not be getting a glowing review from […]

4 To-Go Essentials for Cutting Out Single Use Waste [guest post]

4 To-Go Essentials for Cutting Out Single Use Waste [guest post]

My name is Shelby Ray. I’m a wife, mother, and human living in North Minneapolis. I care a lot about plants, people, good food, and having plenty of variety in life. I move the furniture in my house quite often and like to talk about […]

How to Write Your Personal Statement Essay

How to Write Your Personal Statement Essay

This post is a bit different than the usual theme of my blog, but I thought it may be helpful to others that are considering applying to undergraduate or graduate school. As I was applying to graduate school last fall and writing all sorts of […]

7 Incredible Hot Springs You Have to Visit

7 Incredible Hot Springs You Have to Visit

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that any time I am anywhere near volcanic activity, I am going to look for a hot spring. I am also a hot tub/bubble bath type of person, but it’s ok if you don’t like those, because […]

Food Tips & Recipes that Make Camping Easier

Food Tips & Recipes that Make Camping Easier

There is something cozy about cooking over a fire, but it is not always relaxing or quick. When you are on the last mile of your hike, the only thing keeping you going is thinking about that dinner you are going to devour back at […]

Camping Essentials You Can’t Forget

Camping Essentials You Can’t Forget

Collin and I are in Montana for a week-long camping trip. We are camping for most of the time while we are gone, and then staying in an Airbnb for one night at the end of the trip. We learned about the important of compromising […]

Zero Waste CSA Week 9

Zero Waste CSA Week 9

We are in Glacier National Park this week, so this is going to be a short little post. This last week we received sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, fennel, potatoes, zucchini/summer squash, onions, cucumbers, broccoli, snap beans, sage bunch (which we dried), and arugula. Here’s […]

Food, Drinks, Murals and Music in Nashville

Food, Drinks, Murals and Music in Nashville

Guest blogger – Kathy Clark Instagram: @kathy.mpls Here’s a list of must-do’s, must-see’s, and must-eat’s if you find yourself in the country music capital for a weekend. I loved spending a long weekend in Nashville with my best friend, Emily, in July. This highlight reel is […]

Zero Waste CSA Week 8

Zero Waste CSA Week 8

This Week in our CSA We had zucchini, corn, tomatoes, collard greens, onions, cantaloupe, snap peas, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, ground cherries, and a bunch of basil. We had a ton of sweet corn from our road trip to Iowa plus some in our CSA, so […]

Zero Waste CSA Week 7

Zero Waste CSA Week 7

This week in our CSA we received a summer squash, eggplant, beets, broccoli, celery, peas, bell peppers, hot peppers, onions, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, and a little bundle of thyme. Since we were gone Saturday through Monday, I wanted to make sure to use up […]