thINK local: Bar Buffalo – Rochester, MN

An amazing thing happened recently. An international reader of ink. contacted me to let me know that she and her family were traveling to Rochester, MN, and they had looked up our Airbnb rentals that I have previously spilled some ink about. Unfortunately, all three of our apartments were booked over part of the time…

Four out of the box Valentine’s Day gift ideas

My husband has always given me flowers for Valentine’s Day, and I love it. I am, admittedly a flowers kind of girl, so it works for me, and is an easy win for him! He, however, is considerably more difficult to buy for. He’s not a big gifts guy, so he doesn’t get too excited…

Millennials are destroying certain industries…a millennial tells you why

It’s been well documented that the millennial generation is destroying certain industry sectors. Recently headlines touting that millennials have killed: beer, mayonnaise, diamonds, chain restaurants, department stores, razors, and Hooters, have all made their way into my morning headline scroll. I find myself amused because, as a member of the millennial generation (as now defined…

Your day in one bag

Earlier this year, I attempted to overall the way I went about my day. I generally carry at least three bags to work. I had my work/computer bag, my gym bag, and my lunch bag. I also carried a purse, which I often left locked in my car as I didn’t have a great place…

Forget the cold, beat winter dryness

In case you didn’t hear, it’s been cold, very cold, up here in the Midwest. Schools closed, businesses shut down, even the postal service suspended delivery for a day as the coldest air in twenty years blasted the region this winter. For those who fortunate enough not to have to go out in the frigid…

On the couch with Cece, LICSW – Loving through the love languages

Here’s an interesting fun fact about meeting people online. Many popular online dating sites give you a percentage of compatibility. The percentage is largely based on information you put in about yourself, plus information that you put in about what you’re looking for, and then is further refined based on your match history, search preferences,…

Three things for the start of February, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

It’s Friday, and it’s February! The shortest month of the year features Groundhog’s Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and these three things to kick off the month of love! Have you heard, conversation hearts, the most popular Valentine’s Day candy in 2018, won’t be on store shelved this year! Personally, I always found a…