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Small Business Saturday

Everyone knows about Black Friday, but do you know about Small Business Saturday?  This year, it is Saturday, November 26th (always the day following Black Friday).

We’d like to highlight some of our favorite small businesses to get you thinking about how you can support small and local businesses this year:

Pretty Sunny Studio – Minneapolis, MN

Carly makes terrazzo handmade products in happy colors and patterns.

Olive Branch Baskets – Eden Prairie, MN

If you’re looking for hand-picked gift baskets for any occasion, Tehani is your gal!  She has great taste and does an excellent job curating something special for you.

Courage Craft Co – Beldenville, WI

Karissa makes handcrafted baby accessories in the cutest fabrics.

Thistles & Threads – Osseo, MN

Home decor, apparel, gifts & more.  This cute shop is run by Jess, a talented business owner and designer.  They are having a Small Business Saturday event 10am – 4pm!

Ellingboe Photo – Twin Cities, MN

Caroline does beautiful work and is so fun to work with to boot!

Koselig Candle Co. – White Bear Lake, MN

The quality is top notch and we love the look of the black or white vessel – it always looks good in your house no matter the season.

We hope you can find a way to support local businesses this year.  We know what it’s like to run a business, so we encourage you to show any small business owners some love! If you can, check out a few of these on our list or let us know of any you’d recommend!

 

 

Where You Can Watch Fireworks!

Many towns and communities have canceled fireworks this year due to Covid-19 however some towns and communities have decided to proceed while stressing social distancing. Some towns have closed roads or changed venue sites to assist with social distancing guidelines.   Flag and fireworks

Here are just a few:

Chanhassen’s fireworks display is still a go at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, at Lake Ann Park. However, Lake Ann Park, Greenwood Shores Park and the trail between the two will be closed this year so spectators will have to find a different place to watch the show.

Chaska: Starting at dusk on July 4 at McKnight Park over Lake Jonathan.

Lakeville: At 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be launched at King Park. The display will be able to be seen throughout the city to allow for proper social distancing.

 

If  you are ‘Up North’, fireworks will be shot off over Gull Lake in Nisswa, courtesy of Cragun’s Resort and Madden’s Resort at 10:00 pm on July 4th. In Park Rapids at dusk on Saturday, July 4, fireworks will be shot from Heartland Park;  and in Walker fireworks will be shot off at dusk from the park area for the Fireworks on the Bay in Walker event.

 

Check out Cities websites as some will also be live streaming the fireworks display.

 

Happy BDay USA

May you have a safe and very blessed 4th of July. Happy Birthday USA!!

 

 

 

 

Christmas in the City – Minneapolis MN

In Minnesota we don’t stay indoors when it’s cold and Christmas time is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Minneapolis.

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There are numerous tents with hand crafted items for sale, Christmas music, a beer garden and an ice skating rink. Grab a hay bale and hot chocolate and watch a movie.

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The night we attended they had Fireworks and it was spectacular.

 

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Check out Holidazzle if you can. If  time allows, stroll down Nicollet Mall to see the vintage Dayton’s windows. Our Saint Bernard loved the Santa Bear display!

 

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