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Welcoming by Design: Trends, Tips, and Special Touches to Make Your House feel like Home

Kitchen by J. Curry Interiors

The Challenge: Create a welcoming home. The Expert: Jessica Curry, an interior designer with almost two decades of experience and owner of Interiors by J. Curry. While she specializes in kitchens and bathrooms, Curry has experience designing for all areas of the home. She is a Certified Kitchen Designer, an uncommon cred in Rochester, Minnesota….

Sweater Love, or Not

Mariah's sweater on bedpost

By Mariah Mihm Love/Hate We all have a love/hate relationship with something. Maybe it’s food, or a place. Mine is a sweater. I have a deep love for cream colored sweaters, which is evident if you peek inside my closet. Today I was folding laundry. A load of whites, warm out of the dryer and…

Mmmmm is for Mimosa


#HappyNationalMimosaDay! Brunch anyone? On a Thursday! Wine not? Bad pun. I know. Yet, I’ve been seeing similar phrases on so many t-shirts lately. Have you? If brunch can’t be in your game plan today, maybe you could have one with dinner, or after. It’s sweet and refreshing without being overwhelming, so long as you make…

A Fashionable Twist on A Christmas Carol

Having read and watched many versions of A Christmas Carol over the years, I decided to write my own. It’s my favorite Christmas story. The result? Penny McPincherton’s Christmas Reckoning. It’s a fashionable and modern twist set in Minneapolis, Minnesota. About Penny McPincherton’s Christmas Reckoning How does penny-pinching, Penny McPincherton feel about Christmas? “If I…