Rochester’s Newest Traveling Flea Market

Does anyone else’s Pinterest log time increase once the Calendar hits September? I don’t know what it is about fall but the nesting gets out of hand.  It’s like all of the sudden my soul is screaming for scarves, suede everything, and orange tones. And the DIY board fills up.  Real quick.  With projects that […] Read more…

Rochester Downtown Farmer’s Market Finds

There’s just something about waking up early just to sip coffee in the sunshine and shop for flowers by the bunch that takes me away from the entire week I just had.  I literally go to another place when I get to the Farmers Market. Maybe it’s the buckets of fresh flowers at every corner.  Maybe […] Read more…

Rochester’s Tonic Juice Bar

You know when you go to grab a bite somewhere and you stay hours longer than you intended?  Like 3 hours longer?  This is that place. This was my first time stopping by Tonic but I’m already making plans to go back.  The decor and overall vibe is so, so perfect.  Plus, where else can […] Read more…

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Rochester Downtown Farmer’s Market Finds

So the Farmers Market happened  yesterday.  My Mom and I both had the day off and we seized the opportunity to go hunting for the prettiest peonies.  Even though it was POURING we vowed to come back every Saturday.  And here’s why… It didn’t take our internal pink powers to sniff out buckets of peonies. […] Read more…

Rochester’s Best Chocolate

Two of my favorite things… chocolate and coffee.  For me, either one is consumed on a daily basis regardless of what time of day it is.  I can’t even remember the last time I went without either. So if you’re like me, these daily necessities need to be changed up a bit to avoid fatigue. […] Read more…

Rochester’s Revamped Coffee Shop: Cafe Steam

For someone who loves/depends on coffee and spends a lot of time writing and working on a laptop, Cafe Steam is the perfect destination.  It’s a wonderful, sun-lit space to enjoy a cup of whatever suits your fancy while catching up with a friend or working remotely for an afternoon. Speaking of fancy, their menu […] Read more…

New Building Codes You Need to Know About

Existing home inventory in the Rochester and surrounding areas is slim at best.  That’s causing the new construction market to boom at the moment.  While considering new construction it’s important to stay up to date on the building code changes that may affect your ability or desire to go that route. Mike Paradise, President of Bigelow […] Read more…

Where to Get a Great Salad in Rochester

After having a disappointing last salad of 2014 I decided to go for an old favorite for my inaugural 2015 salad.  Said salad is the House Salad at City Market / City Cafe. This salad is many things.  But mostly, it’s: Consistent Huge Less than $6 and delicious. Get on over to City Cafe on the […] Read more…

An Old Friend, an Antique Mall, and a Vintage Chess Set

It was a cold day.  A really cold day.  But the moment we stepped into The Old River Valley Antique Mall we were greeted with a warm smile and some good old midwestern small talk. As I mentioned, I plan to visit all of the antique shops that Rochester, Minnesota has to offer this year.  But I know I’ll […] Read more…

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