Category Archives: retail

Ax-Man Surplus: A crazy-#$@! store with some crazy-#$@! sh*t.

Every time my nephew comes to visit, he insists on visiting Ax-Man. And who can blame him? It’s a pretty cool store. And what kid doesn’t like cool stuff? Ax-Man is a store that defies any description. You’ll see all sorts of kookie stuff … Continue reading

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Holiday Open House at Northern Clay Center (the kids will never know you’re shopping)

Every year I have such good intentions to buy holiday gifts that are unique, made by hand, and/or support some sort of great cause. But then, THEN, the holidays sneak up on me and I fall short (yoohoo, Amazon…). Not … Continue reading

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No Coast Field Trip at Silverwood Park. No kidding.

I’ve got no business blogging right now work deadlines eating away at my stomach lining. But when it comes to cool stuff happening, I say, “Work, shmerk!” Ignore any typos because I’m about to blow minds with my fast typing. … Continue reading

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Paws on Grand: Fun for your four- (and two-) legged kids.

I realize the average kid may not be quite the dog-lover my boy is. And if that’s the case with yours, just consider this a fun thing to do with your d0g-child, and the human child can just tag along this … Continue reading

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Open Streets Minneapolis: Featuring the coolest street in the city.

If you go to just one Open Streets event this year, make it this Sunday’s Open Streets on Central Avenue NE. I’m not just saying because it happens to be in my neck of the woods. Okay. I’m saying it … Continue reading

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Camp Arbor 2013: Morning fun in the (fingers crossed) sun.

For parents who know a thing or two about multi-tasking, here’s an idea that lets you get some shopping done and the kids entertained all in one magical morning: Camp Arbor at the Shoppes at Arbor Lake. Camp Arbor is … Continue reading

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Growing Green Babies: Eco-friendly family fun just in time for Earth Day.

When we had our boy, I was more than happy to borrow a lot of the big baby landfill necessities like crib, pack n’ play, high chair, saucer, tricycle, etc. But sadly, my earth-saving tendencies stopped at poopie diapers. If … Continue reading

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