We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly. About two years ago I made the decision to live a more "zero waste" lifestyle. I am not OK seeing our oceans polluted with plastic, seeing garbage...
Every May when the weather warms up (well, for short bursts anyway, because this is Minnesota), the grass greens, and the trees bud I catch a fever. A flower fever! And the only prescription is to get out my...
I am a master procrastinator. The week before Christmas ALWAYS has me scrambling to finish up all my D.I.Y. gifts! With Christmas only days away (eek!), here are a few creative ideas to inspire your gift-giving! Buy a box...
My KonMari Journey: Part One   I am embarrassed to think about how we used to live.  I am reluctant to put it into words. I recoil at the memory. My husband and I had two kids by the time we were in...
I love the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” Maybe I’m a sucker for cliches, but that one is a personal favorite. Hearts can fit in any size home, and for us the size of our home does...
Most mornings I take my son out for a stroller ride before the day gets too hot. I love our West Mankato neighborhood as there are houses of all shapes and sizes and styles - so much character! As a...
Nothing ruins a beautiful evening in your backyard faster than mosquitoes.  And if you've spent any amount of time outdoors in Minnesota in the summer, you know that the little pests are plentiful here.  Today we are talking to...
Before I had kids, I did all kinds of things I am no longer able (or willing) to do. Life B.K. (before kids) involved more time and more money.  Luxurious indulgences like monthly pedicures and hair appointments. Yoga classes...
Easter is right around the corner! Here are some local Easter Basket fillers from some of my favorite people. I strive to keep health in mind when stuffing my daughter's basket each year. Practicality is another intention, followed by...
How many of us find it so important to capture images of our childrens' childhood?  If you're anything like me, you have an iPhone album full of their adorable little moments... Maybe their faces on Christmas morning, or them...

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40 Free Things to do In + Around Mankato this Summer

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Summer break is officially here!  Every day has the chance to be an adventure, but adventures can get expensive! Our team has rounded up 40...