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Missy
Minnesota
Daughter. Wife. Mother. Friend. Knitter. Foodie. Graphic Designer.
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Sometimes you have a really crummy afternoon of parenting. Sometimes you get a chance to redeem your day with a beautiful Spring evening. That was my yesterday. This was my evening. We finished dinner early enough to go around our block twice before E and Jon had to run to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at missdesigns
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I'm a damn fortunate girl. My kids are super travelers and I have a VERY good excuse to visit Napa Valley (and San Fransisco) on a regular basis. Both of my husband's siblings live in California with their families. One lives in Napa Valley, the other in the SF bay... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at missdesigns
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Like (I hope) most parents, I'm a big fan my children's teachers. They give, give and then give some more to their students, including my children. Since I work at Molly's school every day for an hour (I merely do crowd control at recess and lunch) I get to see... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at missdesigns
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This guy. He was the highlight of my week last week. Since I work every day at Molly's school during the lunch hour, I never get to eat lunch with Elliot at his school. But last Thursday was an exception. A last-minute opportunity came from one of Jon's aunts to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at missdesigns
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I'm more than just a little proud of this cake folks. Now, I'm more than a little handy in the kitchen, but cake decorating is a completely different story. Cake decorating is meticulous work and takes more patience and energy than I normally have. But I have been to more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at missdesigns
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March is a special month for my family - in the span of 4 days we cram in 3 BIG celebrations. You all know me and my love of multi-tasking, right?! First up is March 18 - My mom's birthday and my wedding anniversary. As Jon likes to say, he's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at missdesigns
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Meet Willa. Willa was Molly's birthday gift from Nana, Poppa and Auntie. She's an American Girl Wellie Wisher (or, as I like to call her: good practice for a "real" American Girl doll). The girls have been inseparable since they met. Willa does everything with Molly. Rides to school with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at missdesigns
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I have had an insane amount of girlfriends add to their families in the past year and a half. 18 to be exact. Apparently there is something in the water here...good thing I drink mostly wine ;) By now, I've gotten the "first-visit-to-baby"/"welcome-baby-gift" down to a science. Every friend I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at missdesigns
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It's my very favorite season peeps: Christmas! I have adored this holiday since I was teeny tiny. Perhaps it's because of the themed Christmases my sister and I enjoyed as children. Perhaps it's my mom's oatmeal cookies that she makes with the red and green m&m's only during this season.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at missdesigns
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We found the costume at Costco back in August. "Look Momma! It's Wonder Woman! I want to be Wonder Woman! I wanna dress like Momma!" Maybe Molls remembered I dressed up as the Amazon Princess last year - or maybe my daughter thinks I AM Wonder Woman?! Or maybe it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at missdesigns
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I've always run a little late. I was born two weeks past the due date my mom was given. J.K. Rowling had written four Harry Potter books before I gave the first one a chance. Stephanie Meyer had written the whole Twilight series before I decided I was signing up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at missdesigns
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Our weather turned. Finally, it's Fall in MN. I'm sorry I've been MIA awhile. Life kinda got CRAZY - don't worry! It was in a good way! August brought my family back to MN and the start of a new school year. September launched a new business (Wenonah Creates), and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at missdesigns
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Every summer, 60+ Schneiders storm a small beach on Dam Lake near Eagle River, WI. It's kinda like Normandy - except we carry sand pails, floaties and beers. We play, we laugh, we dance, we build sand castles, we boat, we eat, we bond. I'm quite new to this tradition,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at missdesigns
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This may not look like much to you all, but to me, it's pretty damn exciting. Four weeks ago, after 2 years on the market, my parents North Carolina house SOLD. Three weeks ago, after a FaceTime walkthrough with myself and our realtor, my parents BOUGHT a house in Minnesota,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at missdesigns
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A moment of silence please. It's the end of an era. For the first time in 6 years, there are no baby items in our house. The big tank-stroller, high chair and changing table are long gone. After Molls started standing on the changing table when she was 13 months... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at missdesigns
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You see these 2 people? Don't they look happy? Don't they look relaxed? Don't they look in love? These are 2 people who got out of the house without their children for their first date night in a month. I told my husband during the short car ride home, "I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at missdesigns
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We've found ourselves at our local library A LOT in the two weeks school has been out. Elliot's been filling the bag with non-fiction dinosaur books (shocking, right?) and Molls' has been grabbing Hello Kitty, Disney Princess and Strawberry Shortcake books like they're going out of style. I'm not exactly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at missdesigns
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It's been awhile, hasn't it friends? No, I didn't fall off the face of the Earth. I just let myself get too busy and too wrapped up in this thing called Life. Spring was...huh, what was Spring. A blur, I guess. We celebrated my Mom's 73rd birthday, Molly's 3rd, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at missdesigns
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Happy Anniversary my Dearest! For 10 years we have shared the same last name. For 16 years we have shared the same heart. Some of you may remember the challenge I gave myself in February: to fit into my wedding dress by my 10 Year Anniversary. I knew it wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at missdesigns
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When Molly was 3 months old, we took a long weekend trip to the Cities. Before returning home, we visited the Mall of America. I piled the counter high with cute dresses and pjs for Molly at Hanna Andersson. While I was checking out, Jon placed this sweet little giraffe... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at missdesigns
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The best part of Stitch Fix is that even though you can help direct your stylist to pick out pieces by using Pinterest and giving feedback, you just really don't know what you're gonna get until that lovely little brown box arrives on your doorstep. Some months Stitch Fix is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at missdesigns
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Some days it's easy to drag my butt out of bed before sane people are awake, but I do love starting my day with a good calorie burn. So, every night before I go to bed, I lay out workout clothes for the next day on the floor by my bedside and then I set 2 (ok, 3) alarms on my phone for my 4:30 or 5:30 am wake up. Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at missdesigns
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Elliot has been taking swim lessons all winter at our local YMCA - he's doing a great job with it and has advanced two levels since he began. More importantly, he's gained confidence in the water and can actually swim! Last Monday before swim lessons began, he told me in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at missdesigns
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She has to have at least one book in her bed with her as the lights go out for the night. We hear her in their room reading to her dolls, her stuffed animals, maybe even her big brother. Last week she read to me. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at missdesigns
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It's true. I'm, gulp, 35. The numbers don't lie... The day was a quiet, simple one well spent with good friends and my family... Woke in rented farmhouse for final day of Knit Group Retreat with 8 girlfriends. Enjoyed 1 mimosa with my over easy eggs and 1 birthday bagel.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at missdesigns