Dog collars That Look Good and DO Good

I had been searching for a new collar for Finn for the summer because the leather collar he usually wears really takes a beating from all his time spent at  in the lake. I wanted something colorful, sturdy, and easy to clean. That’s when I found Geopetric. Their products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and…

Who Rescued Whom?

I never planned on adopting Finn. Or as he was named when I first met him, Gin. I planned on fostering him for awhile, teaching him some manners and showing him what a loving home could feel like. I needed a distraction from some of the major changes I was making in my life, and…

Throwback Travel Diary: North Shore

When I turned 30, I knew that I wanted to spend it deep in the woods. With a January birthday that can get a bit hairy, but I’m nothing if not up for adventure. So we packed our entire closets to layer with (not joking) and headed up to the North Shore for the weekend. I…

10 Things I Always Pack for the Dogs on Lake Trips.

Packing up the car and heading to the lake to unwind for a couple days is my all time favorite summer activity. And it is definitely high on Finn’s list of favorite things too. As soon as we hit the dirt road that leads to our cabin, his head pops out the window and he…

Summer ’17 Bucket List: Moped Edition

Now that we have solidified our South Minneapolis Hipster status by adding a moped to the family, I have been contemplating all the fun places I’ll be able to drive it. (The fact that Shirley only goes 38 mph puts a bit of a damper on things, but luckily we live in a neighborhood with plenty…

Dog Friendly: Wild Minds Artisan Ales

We might be a little biased because it’s our neighborhood brewery (South Minnie-woop woop!) but one of the best local breweries to bring your pooch has to be Wild Minds Artisan Ales. Killer beer menu aside, Wild Minds has turned this old warehouse into the perfect inside/outside location to enjoy their barrel-aged ales for two and…

The Yellow Cabin

  I couldn’t be more excited that lake season has officially begun. My family has a cabin North of Brainerd that I have gone to every summer for as long as I can remember. It may be a little dated compared to some of the beautiful lake homes people are building now, but having the…