Shoe shopping for a good cause! Naot Footwear Trunk Show

Naot Shoes trunk show

Spring has sprung and if you’re like me, you want to get some new shoes for the upcoming summer season. For those of you living in the Twin Cities metro area, you should check out the Naot Footwear Trunk Show and Donation Event at your local Schuler Shoes Thursday, May 5th through Saturday, May 7th. Have you ever been to a trunk show? I… Read more »

Disney World travel planning: not for the faint of heart

Disney Travel Planning

My husband has never been to a Disney park, so for our big trip this year, we decided to go to Disney World because if you live east of the Rockies, that’s what you do I guess. Growing up in California, I was lucky enough to be able to go to Disneyland. Every time we went, it was amazing. The Disney… Read more »

Etiquette and manners, the shoe edition

Shoes Etiquette

What’s the etiquette for shoe wearing when you visit a friend? Do you take your shoes off? In California, this is sort of considered bad manners, unless you know the people pretty well. The only exception to this rule of etiquette is usually for your hippie friends or your friends who are really weird about their carpets being clean. Last week,… Read more »

White Elephant Gift Exchange Shopping Tips

White Elephant Gift

As the holidays approach, one American tradition at parties is the white elephant gift exchange. It might go by a few different names, (Yankee swap?), but the idea is that you find a ridiculous gift, wrap it so the giver is anonymous, put it in a pile of other anonymous ridiculous gifts and the fun ensues. If you’re like me,… Read more »

How do you handle stress?

handle stress

Ever since I moved to Minnesota, I’ve gained way too much weight. Why? Stress. I’ve always self-medicated using food. A warm chocolate chip cookie always makes me feel better. What do people do to battle stress that isn’t food or booze? No one ever seems to have an answer to this question. Sometimes they say exercise, but how in the… Read more »