Sausage Gravy Breakfast Pizza

 I was looking for something different for breakfast and came across this recipe. It was very easy to make and tasted amazing. I served mine with maple flavored breakfast sausage links (my daughter’s favorite and a must have with almost every breakfast) and canned cinnamon rolls with orange frosting.

Sausage Gravy Breakfast Pizza 

PREP TIME: 20 minutes                    COOK TIME: 25 minutes             SERVES: 4

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Arm-Knitting Tutorial

The Winter issue of inMagazine just hit stands and newspapers today in the Bemidji, MN area! On pages 28-29 of our newest issue, Hannah gave us step-by-step instructions to arm-knit a scarf for our coldest season of the year. It’s both a fresh fashion statement and a creative way to add something new to your wardrobe!

To see the entire Arm-Knitting Tutorial, watch the video below and don’t forget to pick up our Winter 2015 inMagazine today!

Christmas Candle Holders

When I was at home to celebrate Thanksgiving (well the weekend before the holiday), my mom already started to decorate for Christmas in a few small ways. She has had these candle holders sitting around the house for a few years and we used them, but she had added the green pine to make them a little more seasonally appropriate. I think they are just adorable!

The Night We Light

Winter parades are something that Minnesota does. While other people were out and about finishing up their Black Friday shopping last week, my boyfriend and I decided to head downtown and see what the parade was all about last Friday night.

Keep in mind, up to this point Bemidji seemed kind of dark and gloomy. I was wondering if they the city had lost it’s touristy vibe that it’s so famous for in the Summer months. But the city has a secret you see, and it’s this parade. Continue reading

InStyle with Abby: Easy Outfit for a Busy Day

I woke up late and didn’t feel creative so I threw this together. I received a couple compliments on this new shirt which is surprising because red just isn’t in my wardrobe…ever! Someone once told me that redheads should never wear red…however we all know that rules are meant to be broken.

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Express Shirt (Goodwill): $5
Necklace (Herbergers): $20
Pants (Deb): $20
Purse (Goodwill): $5
Boots (Walmart): $15
Total outfit cost: $65

Minnesota Nice

I’m new to the city but not to the state. I’m a born and raised Minnesotan. I moved to North Dakota twice in the last quarter century and my latest departure from the “oil boom” state was a couple of weeks ago.

My new hometown is just a quick two hours away in Bemidji, MN from where I previously lived for the last few years. I grew up in a small 2,000-something Minnesotan town 10 miles from the Canadian border. My family moved to an even smaller, no population sign town when I was in high school. Everyone always knew everyone. You’d bump into people while out and about running errands or make their sub while working at the local Subway. You’d carpool with your neighbors to and from school. You know, the good stuff. I’m sure it’s similar throughout the region and maybe even the country. Somewhere along the way though, I moved away from the small town vibe into a growing city of over 50,000 people.

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InStyle with Abby: BLACK FRIDAY IS HERE!

Black Friday… it’s a thrifty girl’s dream. So keeping up with the spirit I decided to wear my $12 Black Friday cardigan from Target last year. All apparel is again 40% off so if you need me, you know where I’ll be.

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Cardigan = $12
Scarf = $6
Leopard Belt = $3
Black Trousers = $6
       Boots = FREE       
Total Outfit Cost = $27