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What SheSays: Saving money for your dream wedding
The average U.S. wedding now tops $25,000 when all the vows are said and done. On this weeks episode of What SheSays, The Forums Heidi Shaffer, Anna G. Larson and Emily Welker talk about what an expe...
5/7/13 at 3:20 PM The Great Indoors: Why wedding cakes have gotten smaller and cuter 6/10/12 at 9:00 AM
Technology, Bonding, and Vacations
I heard a statistic the other day that got me thinking about the influence of Facebook, Twitter, and the overwhelming constant newsfeed that bombards our everyday life with many times negative opinion...
3/27/13 at 9:48 AM Shopping and Vacations 12/18/12 at 10:27 AM
Vacation Planning... Help! 8/28/12 at 10:30 AM
Personalize a Wedding with Dollar Store Candles and Sheet Music.
Cassie and I had the opportunity to work on a few personal touches for a wedding, so I thought I would continuewith somewedding decor ideas. (Check out the "Celebrate" beverage tubfrom the previous ...
1/24/13 at 8:10 PM Dairy Trough turned Beverage Tub for a Country Wedding 1/23/13 at 7:50 PM
Wedding Weekend: Heartland, Saint Paul Hotel, & Amsterdam Bar (again)
One week ago, on a sunny fall afternoon, Jake and I were married amongst the company of a small group of family and friends at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. Because we decided to get ma...
10/22/12 at 6:05 AM My Saturday Mishap & Simple Sauteed Cabbage With Balsamic Vinegar 4/18/12 at 9:24 PM
Two of my former students are getting married today - Sarah and Tyler. I will attend their reception this evening where I am sure I will also see a bevy of other EM alumni that remain close to them. S...
10/20/12 at 10:14 AM It's time to clean out those nooks and crannies... 7/24/12 at 10:04 AM
Congratulations Nadine! 3/20/12 at 6:31 PM
PEZ Dispensers: Unique Wedding Guest Favors
One of my readers, Miki, shared an awesome and unique wedding favor idea with me. Her niece recently got married and they hand-picked a PEZ dispenser for each guest. As you can see, the bride and gro...
8/7/12 at 3:00 PM I Love Friday...and Guest Book Ideas! 7/20/12 at 8:15 AM
DIY Wedding Gifts 6/11/12 at 10:15 AM
Wedding Guest Attire Pt. 4
I published a post about finding the perfect dress for the wedding last week. It was a purple and green floral printed strapless dress that would have been perfect for a summer wedding. I bought it fo...
7/31/12 at 8:29 AM Found it! Cute little 20 Something dress 7/25/12 at 10:55 AM
Wedding Attire Pt. 3 7/23/12 at 7:08 PM
I now pronounce you: Worthy of Publication
Unless your space ship just landed in Fargo, or you're one of the few who never picks up a newspaper or watches tv, you've been made aware of the controversy surrounding The Forum's refusal to print t...
7/29/12 at 8:26 AM Feeding on feedback 11/26/11 at 8:58 AM
Major victory for Marriage 11/10/11 at 1:21 PM
A late night with faces and a side of beard
Last Thursday I had a paper due and a test to take. On Wednesday night I wrote my paper and took a few generous Adobe Illustrator study breaks, so studying for the test was delayed until the next mo...
4/8/12 at 10:46 PM
mama mondays: wedding memory more meaningful 20 years later
Coming off a holiday weekend, it's a little hard knowing where to focus my Monday thoughts. So much has happened. The youngest Salonens giving their best Thanksgiving pose I could write about...
11/28/11 at 1:00 AM mama mondays: a beautiful beginning 7/11/11 at 10:35 PM
mama mondays: anniversary-by-numbers 11/22/09 at 4:26 PM
My Wedding Ring is not an Accessory
On the way to church today, I realized that I had "no" jewelry on. This was in part because I left all of my jewelry at the Happy Host Inn last week at the end of the wedding weekend. I left most of m...
10/30/11 at 8:56 PM It's All About Me... 10/25/11 at 9:58 PM
Wedding Rehearsal? 10/21/11 at 7:02 PM
Two Weddings and a Blessing
My cousin got married two weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to be a bridesmaid for one of his weddings (that's me on the far left, there). Yes, one of the weddings--there were two. Both weddings were...
8/11/11 at 4:35 PM Drunk as a Monkey 7/13/10 at 12:00 AM
The Wedding 7/12/10 at 12:00 AM
Pretty Pink Lemonade
Here is a thirst quenching drink perfect for the scorching weather this weekend has in store! I first discovered this recipe from Sandra Lee a few months ago and finally tried it out yesterday. I used...
7/14/11 at 7:08 AM
It's an honor just to be Attending!
For me, the months of April- Juneare birthday season. For others, like my two brothers, sister-in-law Kate, and sister Ruth, this is running season. For most in North Dakota & Minnesota, we are se...
5/23/11 at 3:16 PM
A Wedding in five acts
Act I scene I The Protagonists Lisa and I were introduced to Alison Larson just prior to our own wedding. Alison felt like family from the start. Alison is smart, kind, capable and strong; much lik...
5/13/11 at 7:25 AM Letter to Dave 9/30/10 at 1:11 PM
Wedding Day 6/24/10 at 7:18 AM