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Going Native

Going Native

Educational and Environmental Project Part 2 (or as I call it “Going Native”) + The Minnesota State Fair — how fun is that?! Once again I am delighted to be selected as part of MP&G Marketing Solutions’s team and with Mary Pat McNeil, an amazing marketing...
Why We Need Trees As Much As We Need Love

Why We Need Trees As Much As We Need Love

Even though my project with the Minnesota DNR Arbor Month Celebration (2016) was wrapped up a few months ago, I’m still mindful of trees and the health benefits they provide. I’ve learned so much from the background research I did for the project — something I...
Everything Starts with a Need

Everything Starts with a Need

I’m seated in the intimate glow of the NORD TASTING ROOM among a wonderful group of women who make up our local NAWP. It’s a Wednesday evening, the March chapter meeting and we’re celebrating women entrepreneurs. “Here, try this. I love this. I eat it every day. It’s...
Color Instincts

Color Instincts

NPR’s Science Friday, featured a fascinating story on how octopuses use color to communicate. Marine biologists still have a lot of work ahead to interrupt the various shifting colors octopuses display, but it’s clear their use of color to communicate is more...
Shut Up and Drive Already!

Shut Up and Drive Already!

Yes, the title is a little aggressive, given this is a professional, business blog setting. Perhaps the pushiness stems from frustration that we are not moving fast enough (at least for me), when it comes to operating sustainably, ridding ourselves from chronic oil...
Custom Bookmark Designs for Your Summer Reading

Custom Bookmark Designs for Your Summer Reading

We all have our share of reading we do for our business — books, articles and posts to keep us up to date with the latest news and industry trends. But come summer, we want something lighter, a delicious, decadent good story to get lost inside as we dig our toes into...
Sparks!

Sparks!

A lot has changed since I was a little girl celebrating the Fourth of July with my younger brother and my mom. We would sit on a blanket in a rural Minnesota field, sprayed down with OFF! to repel mobs of mosquitos, waiting for it to get dark enough for the fireworks...