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Winter Lakefront

A few weeks ago when it was bitterly cold, my friend Karin (in her classic Prepared Friend fashion), texted me in the car line at school: “Want to take the kids to the Bradford Beach? I heard there’s some amazing sights.” Um, no. I don’t. It’s, like, -20. It’ll be even colder at the lakefront with the breeze coming in off the lake. But since I’m trying harder to get out and do things in the winter, I sighed. Yes, I’ll go. This…

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Family Photos at Home

It started last year–through some rabbit trail of clicks–I was following Milwaukee photographer, Hannah Toldt. Over time, I noticed that she and I had some mutual friends and I figured it would be cool to know her in real life, so I messaged her to see if we could take a crack at getting to know each other. Hannah agreed and we met for coffee. We talked for a couple of hours, which is pretty unusual for two complete strangers…

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Be Local: Bastille Days

It’s a tradition for our family to go to Bastille Days in downtown Milwaukee.  There’s live music, artists, dancing, entertainment, great food galore and a guy that walks around with a lizard. My two favorite things about going to Bastille Days is that a.) it’s FREE  and b.) these mouthfuls of deliciousness: Mmmm.  Beignets.     This is definitely a family friendly event.  Kohls Art  Generation was there for the kiddos to paint with watercolors and make their own buttons (for…

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Be Local: Lakefront Festival of Art

I’ve been thinking for awhile about adding a feature to the blog called Be Local.  It will be a good reason for me to get out and venture off the ol’ beaten path of grocery store, library & Target.  Let’s discover & explore some spots, food, events and people together, shall we? We’ll kick off with the Lakefront Festival of Art.  We headed there on Saturday and the weather felt like autumn but it was nice to be outside after…

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