All posts tagged "woman"

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Safety tips for runners

    Whether running alone or with a group, make sure to be alert to your surroundings By Lori...

  • Real Chicz of Douglas County
    Born into a life of public service

    Swanson’s goal is to keep people safe By Tara Bitzan Becky Swanson of Alexandria said public service...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    5 minute mommy time-outs

    By Alyssa Stern We all have five minutes in our busy lives to take for ourselves. The important thing is to remember to take the five minutes and do something for us, because we mamas deserve it. 1. Essential oil bath – soak for about 20 minutes. Here are some suggestions: Take...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    10 benefits of reading

    By Lori Mork As a voracious reader, I know the positive effect that getting lost in a good novel can bring. Here are 10 reasons why you should grab a book and dive in: Works your memory. It doesn’t matter what you read, reading helps the parts of your brain connect in...

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    Fall 2014 fashion trends

    By Karla Mikkelson Wrap Coats. Face it, it’s Minnesota. When both warm and trendy are in? Can’t beat that. Matchy matchy sets. I know, I know, we used to avoid this. You’ll start to see it now. Leopard print. It’s been in for awhile, but it’s still running rampant. A feminine take...

  • Health & Fitness
    15 minutes a day to a stress-free, healthier you!

    By Kristen Haabala Wiener Stress is a natural part of life, but when it becomes too much, it can affect your health. In fact, chronic stress can trigger serious illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and even cancer! Unfortunately, you cannot avoid stress, but you can change your reaction to it....

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Make a bookmark from old book spines

    By Lori Mork If you have a book that’s seen better days, here’s a way to make use of the spine by turning it into a bookmark. Here’s what you’ll need: Old, unusable book Heavy cardstock Matte gel medium for glue Roller Eyelet Ribbon or tassel Cut apart the book, saving the...

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    Look stunning this school year

    By Courtney Bitzan This school year, liven up your wardrobe and make a good impression on your classmates and teachers. Here are some ideas to help you design the closet of your dreams: PANTS: Patterned pants are a must this fall. Anything from zig-zag stripes to floral, patterned bottoms are trending. Step...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Got a treasure? Stash it in a book safe!

    By Jessica Sly Do you like to read? Do you have lots of little knick-knacks that need a place to go? Try making a book safe! It could be used for stashing items or as a carrying case for a phone, tablet or e-reader. (I made this safe for my Kindle.) Here’s...

  • Food & Drink
    Me thyme

    By Crystal Dey Take a moment in time to experience a perfect pairing of pears and thyme in an autumn infusion. Usually apple is the featured fall drink, but this season, the fruit is sharing the spotlight with another fleshy pome – the pear. A hint of orange adds zip to this...

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