Category Archives: Minnesota Activities
Every year, I head to the mall at an insanely ridiculous hour in the morning to score great deals. After all, isn’t that what life’s all about? lol okay maybe not, but it’s what I look forward to every year.
It seems that each year, we move on to a progressively earlier time in the morning (or Thanksgiving night, depending on who we’re talking about). So it’s nice to have a list of when all the stores are opening on Black Friday. So to help out my fellow shoppers, I wanted to put together a list of opening times so you can be ready. Don’t you just love being organized? Me too. Here we go.
If I missed any that you deem important, leave a comment and I will add it to the list!
|Babies ‘R Us||5:00pm|
|Dick’s Sporting Goods||12:00am|
|Toys ‘R Us||5:00pm|
That’s all for now! I’m excited, less than a week to go!
My oh my, I feel like it’s been ages since I wrote a post just about my life in general. Hubby and I have had a lot going on lately and it’s been tough to sit down and just write. But here I am, and I’m excited just to recap the last few months.
Wicked at the Orpheum
First off, I’ll start with last night since it’s so fresh in my mind. I went to see Wicked at the Orpheum with my mom, sisters and brother-in-law. It was soooo good. I really didn’t know what to expect because I didn’t really know the storyline, but I love musicals and this was a wonderful one.
I was so impressed with the actors and actresses and how amazing of singers and performers they were. The play flew by, and it was really fun. They even let you bring in snacks and drinks into the theater which is a new one for me! It was a great time, and I would recommend going if you have the chance. They are still in town for another week, so check it out!
New Book: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Ah yes, my absolute favorite author, Sophie Kinsella, has written another book called Wedding Night (it’s her newest novel) and I, of course, snagged it and have been reading it since last week. I’m almost done. I am just in love with her writing, she’s my favorite. If you haven’t read anything from her before, I’d highly recommend reading her Shopaholic series and then progress from there. Yes, that is the book that inspired the movie, which was also wonderful, though I still liked the book better.
I’m a Goodwill Blog Writer!
I have recently been asked to help write some content for the Goodwill blog, which they have just redone and launched. So far it has been a blast! I love coming up with new crafts and ideas, and it’s always fun to go thrift shopping for items to upcycle for your home.
Go check out the Goodwill Blog to see some of my craft ideas. They are still adding them to the mix, so if you don’t see them right now, check back again later. But of course, there’s some great stuff on there currently so it’s a win-win either way for you!
I’m Freelance Writing
Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a journalist. My dream job was to work at a fashion magazine and write my own column. Maybe someday… but I decided there’s only one way to get there; write! So I’ve started freelance writing for a few different places and it’s been a lot of fun. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do and dare I say it, I think I’m pretty good at it! It’s fun to take that first step towards something you have always wanted to do, it makes me smile! I guess this is the part where I say, if you know someone (or if you personally are someone) who needs a writer for anything fashion, beauty, shopping, saving money or anything of those sorts, you know where to find me! (email@example.com)! Was that a shameless plug? Yes. Yes it was.
Bloggy Boot Camp Minneapolis
I am so excited for this Saturday, I’ll be attending my first Bloggy Boot Camp (put on by the SITS Girls). It’s a conference for bloggers like myself who want to learn and take their website to the next level. I can’t wait to meet fellow bloggers and learn lots of good stuff to make my blog better! I’ll let you know how it goes!
Well that is all for now!! I know, lots going on over here. If you’ll be attending BBC or have anything to add to this post, please leave a comment!!
If you have concerns about a young child’s development, Help Me Grow offers a way to refer them for free help. The Minnesota statewide initiative connects children who have developmental delays and disabilities and their families to free early intervention services.
Early intervention is the best way to ensure a child’s future success and development. The Help Me Grow initiative is unique because anyone – a parent, guardian, child care provider, educator or other adult – can refer a child age birth through five if they have concerns about the child’s development. If the family decides to proceed with the referral, Help Me Grow connects them with a nearby school for a free screening or evaluation. Eligible children can receive free services in their home, childcare setting or school. If not eligible, early childhood specialists can suggest community resources or early childhood programs.
It’s easy to refer a child online or by phone. To refer online, visit helpmegrowmn.org and click the blue “Refer a Child” button. To refer by phone, call (866) 693-4769. The website also has valuable information about developmental milestones to help parents track their child’s progress.
For more information about Help Me Grow, visit helpmegrowmn.org.
I had a very popular post last year about volunteering in Minnesota. Many of you are looking for ways that you can help your neighbors, young and old, here in Minnesota. Well open your minds (an hearts) again and consider my following proposal…
Have you ever thought about adoption? Every year more than 250,000 children in the U.S. enter the foster care system.
If you are wondering how you can help, check out these two children who are currently looking for families right here in Minnesota, and you could be the one to help!
Adoption Opportunity #1
Here is a 12-year old boy who loves everything you might expect; video games, and legos. He’s looking for a family to join where he might be the youngest child, but would also do well in a family where he is the only child.
If you are organized and consistent, then you might be the perfect fit for this young man.
Adoption Opportunity #2
Also a 12-year old boy, this young man is looking for a family that can keep up with his energy and will be able to provide extra supervision for him.
He enjoys the simple things and is still very close with his maternal grandmother and younger siblings.
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you have any extra room in your heart for one of these boys, then please take the next step and find out how you can help them! Every child deserves a loving family.
If you want to talk to someone about one of these opportunities, you may contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.