10 Best Things About Minneapolis

I’ve been living in Minneapolis for a year now, and that time has been filled with exploring new places and things to do. There is always something fresh to find, and I’m still nowhere close to being done!

So without any further ado, in no particular order, here are 10 of the things I love best about Minneapolis:

(While these are technically the “Twin Cities”, I see these two cities and the surrounding areas as “Minneapolis”. So I apologize in advantage to St. Paul. I promise I’m not ignoring you!)
  • Murals. Seriously, they’re everywhere and they’re all so incredibly beautiful! Whether it’s a simple phrase written over and over, or a multiple story portrait of a famous artist, Minneapolis has murals like no other city.
  • Craft breweries. Here is a list of breweries around Minneapolis!
  • Markets. From fresh veggies to handmade crafts, there’s always a fun and unique market happening all year round!
  • Brunch. Every Sunday Tony and I head out to a new brunch spot, and we still aren’t finished! My go-to is The Tavern on France, because of their fantastic buffet and delicious waffles.
  • Concerts. Although big name artists often come to Minneapolis, I far prefer checking out a new band at First Ave!
  • Museums. Science museums, art museums, history museums, Minneapolis has them all!
  • Parks. Not only do these parks provide a chance to walk, run, hike or bike, they also host outdoor concerts, sporting events and plenty of Instagram photo ops!
  • Lakes. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, and Minneapolis has quite a few on their own! Beautiful in any season.
  • Restaurants. Deciding where to go for dinner is a very difficult process, because Minneapolis has everything you could want and more!
  • Coffee shops. I could probably live in any one of Minneapolis’ coffee shops. It seems like each one has an awesome view and even better coffee!

It’s only been a year, so I can’t wait to see how much more I’ve explored in another year!

Subscription Boxes That Shouldn’t Exist

There are subscription boxes for everything these days. So I’m going to entertain you by creating subscription boxes that shouldn’t exist. Ever. (But if you do create one, please sign me up.)

  • White elephant gifts. Think about all the times you’ve needed a gift but didn’t have one. If only you were sent a worthless trinket every month so you could give those newlyweds a high heel tape dispenser.
  • Sock. You only get one sock, and it’s always a different size.
  • Pictures of other people’s families. Finally fill those empty frames with pictures of happy, loving families! Who cares if they aren’t yours?!
  • Half used candles. Someone enjoyed the candle first, so you know it’s good.
  • Other people’s bills. Paying bills sucks. Make yourself feel better by looking at how much other people spend on a monthly basis! (She spent how much on toilet paper??)
  • Cat/dog subscription box. Yeah I know, this already exists. But these boxes send you things for the animal opposite the one you have. So if you have a cat, you get a rawhide bone. Have a dog? Enjoy that catnip!
  • Rocks. It’s heavy, but on the bright side…your rock garden is going to look BOSS.
  • Boxes of boxes. What’s in the box?? Another box! And in that? A box! So much fun!!

Maybe there’s a reason these don’t exist, or maybe subscription box creators are just unimaginative! So what are some subscription boxes that you think don’t exist for a reason?

March Monthly Favorites

March is typically a pretty dull month. It’s not quite spring, but there’s never enough snow to make it look like a winter wonderland, so we’re stuck right in the middle. You don’t want to be outside, but you’re sick of sitting inside waiting for nice weather. Although March definitely isn’t my favorite month, I did have a few favorite moments!Read More »

So, Why Blogging?

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, between showing off my outfits, sharing my favorite things from each month, and explaining why I left my favorite phone company.

So why did I decide to focus more on blogging? Read More »

Floridian Adventures

There’s nothing like going on a warm, sunshine-y vacation in winter, and we’ve been looking forward to our vacation since we booked tickets in December. Tony and I decided to take advantage of my dad’s residence in Florida and head down his way in March. We planned our trip around the 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday, but had plenty of other plans to keep us busy during our stay. Read More »

January/February Month(s)ly Favorites

Last year I did a monthly recap of all the exciting things that happened in my life, and this year I’m going to switch it up! Although I’m already a few months behind, I’m going to share my monthly favorites. So without further ado, here are my January and February favorites!Read More »

Blogs That Never Became Blogs – Tips for Being Unemployed

While rereading old blog post drafts, I came across a few gems. I’m not sure why I never published them, but since I’m such a kind, giving person, I’m going to share these glorious posts-that-were-never-posts with you. This one in particular I wrote after I quit my job selling cars and hadn’t yet found a replacement job. Enjoy!Read More »