It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. 🖤
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Thanks @rewineddesigned and @vistaprint for my awesome new marketing materials! Sorry I’ve been a little quiet in here. Sometimes even small businesses need a break after the holidays! Rest assured that I’m over here quietly prepping for spring and a whole new line of products! I’m coming for you @iowagathering and @vintage_and_made_market !! Tell me one thing you’re excited for during all this snow or something you’re looking for as to come spring?
Hello from 3,000 feet above Minnesota! We’re @ashleahalpern and @thereluctanttraveler, two ex-NYC travel writers who relocated to Minneapolis in February 2018 following an exhaustive 16-month, 40-state, 229-city search for a new hometown (#linkinbio). In the end, the Twin Cities won us over not because we have work or family here (we don’t), but because of its beautiful parks and lakes, bountiful bike paths and ski trails, ace cocktail bars, indie cinemas, overflowing farmers markets, edgy galleries, sterling museums, hip boutiques, excellent restaurants, superlative craft breweries, old-school bowling alleys, eccentric festivals, offbeat bookstores, gut-busting comedy clubs, first-class music venues, ethnic diversity, walkable neighborhoods, and—above all—kind and welcoming locals. So if you love Minnesota and the rest of the North as much as we do, give us a follow. This feed will be an obsessive homage to everything that makes the Upper Midwest great and we can’t wait to share it with you.
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One of two stations to have an escalator system along with the Convention Center stop.
I’ve been MIA here for way too long 😩 I hope everyone had a great holiday season! Between web design and shoots, we’ve been traveling a little bit and have a few days at home before we take off again 🤣 10 points for anyone who knows where this is! 🎉 (hint: it’s not Fargo)
My first wedding of the year is on Saturday! Woo! Please pray for good weather, or at least safe travels in the snow storm. ❄️ I know that it will be the most amazing beautiful day no matter the weather! And I’m low key very excited to do more snowy wedding photos. ☃️
Jumping on the 10 year bandwagon! ❤️ The picture on the left was the night that Dan was brave enough to attend his first Haacke family function. I guess we can assume that he survived! 😜🤣 #10yearchallenge
you guys. there’s a play-mat in what was once my very cool + hip loft space. AND. a baby swing. .....i don’t even know who i am anymore. what’s next? sweatpants in public? a mom haircut? ugh. ...at least eloise is cute as shit. ✨
I remember sitting in our doctor’s office 11 months ago...the news wasn’t what we planned for. We had planned on bringing a baby home in October. We planned on baby’s first Halloween costume, a baby at Christmas and a baby to snuggle on New Year’s Eve. 😢 But life doesn’t always go as planned. As hard as those days, weeks, and months were we held onto hope. Our doctor gave us hope. Our family gave us hope. Our community gave us hope. You Midwest Girls gave us hope. And here we are now. We can almost feel that baby in our arms. Nearly a year later from our biggest storm, we will welcome our biggest rainbow. 🌈 Today was a beautiful day. Midwest Girls sent emails and DMs sharing their hearts with us. Most of them brought me to tears. When we decided to launch this tee, we hoped it would spark joy and honor so many. Honor mamas, babies we never met and babies that healed broken hearts. ❤️ Thank you for all of the kind words and positive response about our newest tee. Do me a favor? Tag a mama who needs to see this tee. Maybe she needs to know she isn’t alone either. 🌈❤️ #themidwestgirl
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Scenes from home 2018, Fields Eau Claire | Hasselblad 500cm “Go with your love to the fields. Lie easy in the shade. Rest your head in her lap. Swear allegiance to what is nighest your thoughts.” Wendell Berry
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Note to self: Always try to go somewhere warmer/sunnier in the winter. Need to feel those rays on my face STAT. For now, I will just do the next best thing and look at pictures of warmer places I have been and pretend I’m there. 🤷🏻♀️
Every morning before I left for school my mom would tell me, "Go out in the world and do wonderful things." ✨ . I always thought those wonderful things had to be BIG. Like saving someones life or finding a cure for cancer 😳 . But that wasn't the case. Every day we can decide what energy we are going to bring into the world. We decide if we're going to embrace the day with positivity or if we drag through the day spreading negativity 🤷🏻♀️ . Those wonderful things could be smiling at the people passing by, not flipping off the guy who cut you off on the road, reminding your friends of how amazing they are, or taking a minute to appreciate the morning winter air ❄️ . Because truly, every day may not be wonderful but you can make sure there are wonderful moments in each day 👏🏻 . So my friends, go out in the world and do wonderful things 🙌🏻
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Hi, it’s me. 👋🏼 I don't post too many pictures of myself on here because I'm usually the one behind the camera lens. This is me in freezing weather attempting to dress up for my birthday that happens to be in the middle of winter. Before I used to not like having a December birthday because it was so close to Christmas, it just got bundled together. But now, having celebrated the past 4 birthdays in Minnesota, it’s the cold that drags me a bit down. This one day of winter, however, is when I step out.
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Keep the char-broiled burgers and the chicken cafes—I’ve got my eye on ice cream and pie! 😏🍦🥧
GIVEAWAY! You could win $25 in @schnuckmarkets rewards for you AND a friend! Keep reading to see how to enter! . Easy breakfast idea! I’m loving these @kodiakcake frozen waffles topped with Schnucks vanilla greek yogurt, chia seeds, and fresh berries! Top with mint if you’re feeling fancy! 💁🏼♀️ [ad] #schnucks#simplyslim#simplyschnucks#kodiakcakes . Now for the giveaway! Like this picture and leave a comment with your favorite easy and healthy breakfast ideas! Tag some friends for a bonus entry! (One friend per comment please!) One winner will be chosen. Winner will receive $25 in Rewards PLUS $25 in Rewards for a friend! Disclaimer: Winner and friend must have Schnucks Rewards account so we can award the prize! Schnucks Rewards not available in all markets. This giveaway is not sponsored by IG or FB.
I was in Madison for 13 hours this weekend. • That was just enough time to go to my company holiday party, get woken up by the hotel fire alarm (false alarm)...and as is tradition....stop at Devil's Lake on the way home. • p.s. Thanks to everyone in my stories who helped me decide whether to post the wide vs. the tall version of this photo! • Normally I'd always pick the vertical for @instagram but the landscape version won by an overwhelming majority! • I have a theory as to why, but I'm curious...why do YOU think that was? #travelwi
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Hump day. Am I right?!? Saying ✌🏻 out to today and looking forward to the weekend. PC: @eliseabigailphoto