Monthly Archives: December 2012

Do Re Tree

Macy's Minneapolis Christmas display

Dayton’s, er Marshall Field’s, I mean Macy’s holiday display on the 8th floor of the Minneapolis store.

Macy's Christmas display, Minneapolis

December 29th, 2012|Minneapolis|Comments Off on Do Re Tree



December 29th, 2012|Nature|1 Comment

Christmas Film Festival


One of my friends, Katie, (also a former coworker from my first job) hosts an annual tradition with her husband Mark: the Paulson Christmas Film Festival. The setup? Monday nights with dinner, drinks and a Christmas movie each week for a month. Tonight’s movie was National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The menu? Tacos and stingers. So good to see Katie and Mark, friends Shandra (another PR agency alum) and Peter and meet new folks too. The result? Awesome fun.

December 29th, 2012|People|Comments Off on Christmas Film Festival

And it snowed & it snowed

Pine tree with snow

It snowed for practically 24 hours. On the plus side, my snow blower works.

December 29th, 2012|Minneapolis|Comments Off on And it snowed & it snowed


Pine and snow

With the weekend’s forecast, snow lovers in the Twin Cities will be pining for snow, no mo’.

December 28th, 2012|Nature|Comments Off on Pine



It wasn’t the first nor the second time, nor the fourth or fifth, but the eighth time I reckon that I’d seen the Holidazzle parade roll down Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. And it was every bit as much fun to watch (and as cold) as every year I can remember.


December 28th, 2012|Minneapolis|1 Comment

Guthrie Show

The Spots  - Target

A few of the Target Spots and I head to the Guthrie Theater for a holiday performance. #SparkleHollyTwinkleJingley

December 28th, 2012|People|Comments Off on Guthrie Show

Skyway Art


I walk past this wall art on my skyway walk between office buildings and to my favorite coffee place (when I need an afternoon pick-me-up!)

December 26th, 2012|Minneapolis|Comments Off on Skyway Art

Pine cones


almost bought pine cones, that were brittle and broken on shelves in the store. But mom had found these, which fell free from the trees.

December 25th, 2012|Nature|2 Comments

Alaskan White

Alaskan White

One from the Beer Series of photos, also including Mothership Monday and Summer Friday. I first ‘discovered’ this beer on my 2011 Alaskan vacation, and it’s now one of my favorites. Since my street name is the same as the city where it’s brewed, it’s even more appropriate to keep stocked in the fridge.

December 25th, 2012|Food & Drink|Comments Off on Alaskan White