GIVEAWAY! The Little Dorset Shop


Holidays

A bit off the beaten path from Hwy 7/Co Road 226 in Dorset, a town with a reigning population of 22, rests the adorable Little Dorset Shop. Filled with Minnesota-themed love notes, Paul Bunyan wrapping paper, recipe cards, coupon books for kids, Dorset postcards, ‘Uff Da’ wine glass tags, loons, bicycles and mittens, custom decks […]

June 29, 2018

Saint Paul Winter Carnival


Events, Holidays

The St Paul Winter Carnival has been a Minnesota tradition for over 130 years. 130 years. Let that sink in. So the story goes; In 1885, a New York reporter wrote that Saint Paul was, “another Siberia, unfit for human habitation” in winter. Offended, the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce decided to prove not only […]

February 5, 2018

The Bentleyville Tour of Lights


Events, Holidays, Paul Bunyan

The Bentleyville Tour of Lights should be a winter tradition for everyone! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than strolling through America’s largest, free, walk-through lighting display? Bentleyville, in Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park, features more than 4 million lights across 20-acres off the shores of Lake Superior. Enter by way of the […]

December 24, 2017

Minneapolis Holiday Boutique


Holidays, Retail

‘Tis the season for winter markets! I am all for shopping locally and that extends to gift-giving as well. And I’ll always look for any excuse to get into the holiday spirit! This one is the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique at the U.S. Bank Stadium. Filled with shopping, music and the football game playing in the […]

November 14, 2017

The Dead End Hayride


Events, Holidays

Before I say anything, I should tell you that I love Halloween. Everything spooky, frightful, gloomy, cobweb-covered and pumpkin-y. That includes haunted and scary. This is why I decided to check out The Dead End Hayride in Wyoming, MN. Located in the back woods of Pinehaven Farm, DEH is known for their over-the-top pyrotechnics, explosions, […]

September 24, 2017

Happy New Year


Holidays

Here’s to new beginnings, laughing until your sides ache, making your own opportunities, sleeping in, chasing sunsets, finding your voice, exciting adventures, connecting, embracing, deciding, seeking, collaborating and cupcakes. xo Jessica (MNBucketList)

January 1, 2017

Merry Christmas 


Holidays

Christmas is most often about cherishing traditions. A good time to remember our ethnic past, because Christmas usually gives us an excuse to feel closer to our ancestors. In a country where the past is looked at as not as important as what opportunities lie ahead, Christmas has become a way to reach back to […]

December 25, 2016

Happy Hanukkah 


Holidays

Today marks the beginning of Hanukkah. As we light the first candle on the menorah and one more on the eve of each night, we celebrate the miracles and the rededication of the Holy Temple. We continue for eight days, our festival of lights, until January 1st. I love this time of year, not only […]

December 24, 2016

Pumpkin Nights


Events, Holidays

If you need something to do to this weekend, I suggest making your way to the Twin Cities Pumpkin Nights at the State Fairgrounds. Displaying more than 3000 pumpkins along the half mile walking path, Pumpkin Nights takes a theatrical approach to the typical pumpkin patch. You’ll see things like; Scarecrow Row, International Bazaar, the […]

October 30, 2016

Anoka State Hospital 


Cemeteries & Graveyards, Historical & Museum, Holidays

When I say that Anoka is ”The Halloween Capital of the World”, its not just because of the fun parades or the inflatable pumpkins. Anoka carries a much more sinister past. Anoka State Hospital, also known as First State Asylum for the Insane, Anoka State Asylum and most recently Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center, Minnesota’s largest […]

October 25, 2016

The Holidays


Holidays

Today’s post is a little different. I asked Dani to come home with me for the holidays as she has become part of my family, as a handful of incredible people in my life have over the past year (you’ll see them riddled throughout my page). Today, as a recap, I asked her to post […]

December 28, 2015

4th Annual Winter Wares (Circa Gallery)


Holidays

This past weekend was the 4th Annual Holiday Pottery Party called, Winter Wares at the Circa Gallery in Minneapolis. While held in a gallery, the festivities weren’t what you would have expected… This was party where you could meet the Artists and actually put their art to use. Often times, art can feel inaccessible and […]

December 16, 2015

Happy Hanukkah!


Holidays, Retail

Happy Hanukkah! [pretend it’s shaped like a menorah]. If you’re on my Holiday Card list, then you know my holidays start now. I’ll be eating a lot of sufganiyot and bunuelos in the next few days. No matter what your beliefs, may these eight days bring you light, love and calories. Festival Of Lights, Galleria […]

December 7, 2015

My Holiday Gift Guide


Food & Drink, Holidays, Retail

Need a little inspiration in deciding what to get the Minnesota-enthusiast in your family (or for yourself – who’s judging!) this holiday? Let me help a little. Here are some of my most favorite gifts, all from some of my most favorite Minnesota companies. Each of these places has a great story, too! So I […]

November 24, 2015