Keeping warm is a skill.

Keeping warm is about more than just what you wear.

Working outside for the Inauguration straight after three years in Arizona and Florida was the greatest slap in the face weather ever gave me. Ok, 2nd greatest, the 1st I’ll recount someday.

Regardless, I spent many winters schlepping up and down New York City as a student/worker/commuter/babysitter. So I can tell you with confidence that wear some tights under your summer dress” is the greatest load of crock I’ve ever heard in terms of winter wear fashion advice (and it doesn’t seem like anyone will stop writing these things). 

There’s more to it than that. Now that winter has decided to join us in earnest, let’s get into how you can keep from losing your fingers to frostbite. Continue reading “Keeping warm is a skill.”


We need a realistic lifestyle blog.

I’m putting this out there like “The Secret,” because that’s apparently how that works: I would like a blog or website that actually has “Tips on How to Keep Your Broke Ass Alive.”

Because honestly, those tips are definitely more helpful than yet another lifestyle blog on the newest overpriced fashion brand.

And it should definitely be named something better than “GOOP.” For obvious reasons. Continue reading “We need a realistic lifestyle blog.”

“A Minnesotan will invite you anywhere…

“…except into their home.”

I moved to Saint Paul during the Polar Vortex (quite the welcome). For about a year and a half, I worked from home. Two winters came and went this way, and I started feeling like I was losing my mind…just a tad.

When the third winter started to rear its ugly head, I decided I’d had enough. Something needed to change. I teetered on the edge of sanity and thought I’d give in. YOU WIN, MINNESOTA. I CAN’T DEAL WITH IT ANYMORE.

After some soul searching, and lots oh I mean lots of wine, it became apparent to me that I needed to A) work outside of my apartment and not in an office sharing space with people I never see more than once, and B) I needed to learn more about the things I wanted to do.

Continue reading ““A Minnesotan will invite you anywhere…”