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Jul 31

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Jul 30

North Loop hipster sighting. #Minneapolis

North Loop hipster sighting. #Minneapolis

Look up! From the Vertical Endeavors parking lot, top of the building next door. #Minneapolis (at Vertical Endeavors - Minneapolis)

Look up! From the Vertical Endeavors parking lot, top of the building next door. #Minneapolis (at Vertical Endeavors - Minneapolis)

Jul 29

Twin Town Guitars bathroom has some good old school Minnesota vinyl on display. Can you name them all? (at Twin Town Guitars)

Twin Town Guitars bathroom has some good old school Minnesota vinyl on display. Can you name them all? (at Twin Town Guitars)

Jul 28

Mugshot Monday - My Great Grandfather’s “Think of me” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee
I love the story behind this coffee mug. It belonged to my Great Grandfather Karl Hoessel and was given to him by my Great Grandmother Kate. My mom tells me back when they were in love and recently engaged, Kate sent Karl this coffee mug when he was away studying at the Lutheran Seminary in Buffalo, NY.
The coffee mug says “Think of me” on the side and has a decorative mustache protector — Great Grandfather Karl always had a beard and mustache, my mom said. I love this. Most mugs have a message that reflects the owner’s likes/dislikes or point of view. But this coffee mug is so intimate. I can visualize Karl sitting and sipping morning coffee from this mug and thinking about Kate back home. So lovely.
I did try growing a big beard for this mugshot so I could experience the mustache protector — it still works! 
Thanks, Mom for lending me Great Grandpa Karl’s coffee mug — and for sharing this awesome story.

Mugshot Monday - My Great Grandfather’s “Think of me” coffee mug with Guatemalan Dark Roast by Peace Coffee

I love the story behind this coffee mug. It belonged to my Great Grandfather Karl Hoessel and was given to him by my Great Grandmother Kate. My mom tells me back when they were in love and recently engaged, Kate sent Karl this coffee mug when he was away studying at the Lutheran Seminary in Buffalo, NY.

The coffee mug says “Think of me” on the side and has a decorative mustache protector — Great Grandfather Karl always had a beard and mustache, my mom said. I love this. Most mugs have a message that reflects the owner’s likes/dislikes or point of view. But this coffee mug is so intimate. I can visualize Karl sitting and sipping morning coffee from this mug and thinking about Kate back home. So lovely.

I did try growing a big beard for this mugshot so I could experience the mustache protector — it still works! 

Thanks, Mom for lending me Great Grandpa Karl’s coffee mug — and for sharing this awesome story.

Jul 27

“Nobody believes the official spokesman… but everybody trusts an unidentified source.” — Ron Nelson

(Source: Wikipedia)

Jul 25

hellocereallovers:

Our submission to thingsorganizedneatly. The contents of an entire box of luckycharms 

hellocereallovers:

Our submission to thingsorganizedneatly. The contents of an entire box of luckycharms 

Bauer Bros Salvage. Minneapolis.

Bauer Bros Salvage. Minneapolis.

Jul 24

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dro72:

I revised my mugs on Society6. Now there’s an image on each side.
If you bought one of the old ones you are in possession of a collectors item.

These are great coffee mugs.

dro72:

I revised my mugs on Society6. Now there’s an image on each side.

If you bought one of the old ones you are in possession of a collectors item.

These are great coffee mugs.

Jul 23

Chica Golden Hotwheels eyeing up my Kramarczuks hot dog on National Hot Dog day!

Chica Golden Hotwheels eyeing up my Kramarczuks hot dog on National Hot Dog day!

Bus shelter waiting. #Minneapolis

Bus shelter waiting. #Minneapolis

Jul 21

Mugshot Monday — “I <3 Yurts! Snow Mountain Ranch" coffee mug with NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee
Check me out — I’m all YURT-BURLY!
This last week, I stayed in a yurt in Colorado with my family at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and it was awesome. I highly recommend it! No, seriously. It’s like camping, but you have electricity and the tent is already up!
Also, the mountains were amazing and there was a ton of stuff to do with Cindy and our 3 kids — zip line jumping, hiking, horseback riding, summer snow tubing (no, really!), white water rafting, and more. 
By the way — The NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee is free to all guests at the Buck Board restaurant in the main lodge. It was very good. And very free.
Interesting Disclaimer: I’ve posted 236 Mugshot Mondays and this is the first one that was not taken on a Monday. I’m home in Minneapolis today, but I wanted the lovely yurts in the background for the shot! I took this on Saturday, the day we left. I miss the mountains already. And the yurt.

Mugshot Monday — “I <3 Yurts! Snow Mountain Ranch" coffee mug with NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee

Check me out — I’m all YURT-BURLY!

This last week, I stayed in a yurt in Colorado with my family at the YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch and it was awesome. I highly recommend it! No, seriously. It’s like camping, but you have electricity and the tent is already up!

Also, the mountains were amazing and there was a ton of stuff to do with Cindy and our 3 kids — zip line jumping, hiking, horseback riding, summer snow tubing (no, really!), white water rafting, and more. 

By the way — The NESCAFÉ Alegria coffee is free to all guests at the Buck Board restaurant in the main lodge. It was very good. And very free.

Interesting Disclaimer: I’ve posted 236 Mugshot Mondays and this is the first one that was not taken on a Monday. I’m home in Minneapolis today, but I wanted the lovely yurts in the background for the shot! I took this on Saturday, the day we left. I miss the mountains already. And the yurt.

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