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Custom cake toppers are all the rage right now, and I am here for it. But what do you do when the cake has been cut and you’re now left with a sticky stick of a memory? How do you reuse a cake topper? There’s a few ideas floating around… TURN IT INTO AN ORNAMENT Cut […]

HOW TO REUSE A CAKE TOPPER

Nov 22, 2021

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‘Tis the season to be thankful. This was the thought that was running through my mind as I lugged a far-too-large turkey from the trunk of my car to my freezer. As I whipped that thing by this weird net bag, it was not lost on me that this year, I have so much for […]

FIVE THINGS FOR WHICH I AM THANKFUL

Nov 19, 2021

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Relaxed Sophistication. Those are the words that are emblazoned across Effie Bridal’s Trunk website. And from what I can tell, they are right. Paula Coulter wasn’t always in the wedding dress market, but after she found herself severely injured in the I-35W bridge collapse on August 1, 2007, she shifted her mindset. Owning a bridal […]

EFFIE’S BRIDAL TRUNK

Nov 17, 2021

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Reusing wedding decor might seem impossible. It might even seem weird. But it can be a really neat blessing in disguise for some elements. For example… YOUR ARCH WOULD LOOK AWESOME IN A GARDEN This is easily one of my favorite ways to reuse wedding decor. One of my couples who had a beautiful backyard […]

REUSING WEDDING DECOR

Nov 15, 2021

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At the time of writing, it is 6:01 PM CST on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Might as well be 10 pm for how dark it is.  This morning marked the end of Daylight Saving Time, which means sunset is getting earlier and earlier, and it gets darker sooner. This is a hot-button, controversial topic, I […]

FUN WINTER WEDDING PHOTO IDEAS

Nov 8, 2021

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It was summer 2020 when I realized I had to go full-time in creative entrepreneurship, and it had to be SOON. I gave myself one more school year to make it happen. I had nine months to save money, create a solid marketing plan for my business, and generate and determine additional streams of revenue. […]

5 REASONS I LOVE MY CULTIVATE WHAT MATTERS POWERSHEETS

Nov 5, 2021

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We too often like to use time as an excuse, rather than an opportunity. We see what little we have of it, and rather than enjoy what gifts can be given in that timeframe, we would rather think of what could have been if there were more. We see minutes rather than moments, and many […]

A + C: AN ELEGANT FALL STILLWATER HISTORIC VENUE WEDDING

Nov 3, 2021

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When I taught Honors English, every other year I would have my class participate in NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing Month. Yes, biannually, 35 ninth-graders would write somewhere between 10,000 to 12,500 words in the form of a novel, and one of them even had their self-published. It was about more than just making students write; it […]

WHY ADD A WEDDING PHOTO ALBUM?

Nov 1, 2021

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Vacation, all I ever wanted…amirite? Today I embark on another great adventure: Inspired Retreat by Amber Housley. Three nights and four days of refreshed growth. It is going to be amazing. I have some big plans in the works–including a product and design shop dropping in less than two weeks and an educational e-book that […]

FIVE FAVORITE TIPS FOR ROAD TRIPPING

Oct 15, 2021

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533 days. Bridesmaid Gabby had done the math. 533 days from April 25, 2020, to October 9, 2021. The former date was the day she was supposed to giving this speech. That was the day we were all going to congregate in Bemidji at First Presbyterian Church to watch Kate and Jarad become husband and […]

K + J: A FALL BEMIDJI, MN VOW RENEWAL

Oct 13, 2021

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