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Today is our traditional family Thanksgiving and this year my husband was blessed with a matching sweater that says, “Gobble until you wobble!” I had to include another holiday so that we show up to family events matching. Christmas always includes our matching ugly sweaters. We arrived at my parents late last night after IContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”
How is everybody doing out there during the month of NaNoWriMo? Mine is off to a slow start and I’ve been taking a much needed break because of all the events that I’ve been involved in this year. During my quiet week I had one of those moments when you’re driving in your car andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Month”
There’s an hour before the first day of NaNoWriMo is over and I’m busy typing away because I didn’t want to miss getting in some writing. Yes, I’m counting blogging as writing because it’s what I can do at the moment. My fingers are sticky and stinging because I had some hot glue misses. I’veContinue reading “Day #1 of NaNoWriMo”
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September 10th & 11th – ThinkCutie.com is at Surly Brewing Co. weekend event in Minneapolis from 11 am to 6 pm. Visit us at booth #48 under the main tent. 520 Malcom Ave SE, Minneapolis.
September 17th from 10:30 am to 4 pm – The Kimchi Festival. Silver View Park, Mounds View, MN 55112.
Art, Jewelry, and Children’s books are in The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis
Guess what day it is in Minnesota! It’s the grand opening of the Minnesota State Fair! Everyone has been waiting to fill their bellies and walk around to see what’s new this year. You’ll see some of us sitting the audience during the live news broadcasts or hear us participating in crazy news station contests. Music will be playing every corner and the smell of everything on a stick will permeate the air.
I’ve been having a serious debate about the days before my husband and I plan to walk through the gates. Should I fast or cut down on my normal intake of calories to save room for the big day? This is actually a topic of conversation before we attend the fair up here.
A few days after the fair might mean a grease detox. My counter might be lined with a few bottles of Kombucha and empty yogurt cups to restore my gut health.
Another question we ask up north is whether or to attend a second annual event, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. This festival goes until the end of September instead of 2 weeks like the fair. It’s a step back in time and you’ll see many people dressed up in costumes that require corsets and no zippers. Knights will joust and performances from days long past will reappear. One of my favorite spots is visiting the outdoor blacksmith area where iron and glass twist together.
The food follows the theme and the biggest thing to get is the huge turkey leg and soup in bread bowls. Small shops filled with handmade creations and fairy like creatures fill the shelves. This is one place where you can find fellowship with artists of all things ancient.
Personally, I don’t know if I’m ready for two events but I might attend at the end for the Octoberfest like celebration. I can’t resist handmade. Between those dates my husband and I will be taking our own handmade items to Jacklope Arts weekend event on September 10th and 11th at Surly Brewing Co in Minneapolis. Then, the following weekend on September 17th is our first Kimchi Festival in Mounds View. Like I mentioned before my fingers are getting a workout these next few months.
I might need a few weeks to recover after all the excitement. Don’t worry, I always post daily events here. I’ll also post any new prompts from attending different events. Speaking of prompts, it’s time for a foodie prompt. Write about a dinner, or a favorite food for 5-10 minutes. You can even write about a chef preparing a meal. Remember to use your senses.
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Saturday, August 14th – Collectors Marketing
I will be signing books and selling my handmade miniatures of literary and comic characters.
9:30 – 3:30
1201 Larpenteur Ave W, Roseville MN
Cub Food’s Roseville Pavilion
NOT Har Mar Cub