Brainerd Lakes Area, Family Activities, Food + Dining Features, Product + Service Reviews, Recreation Features

Jack Pine Brewery of Baxter, MN | A Not-So-Typical Local Taproom Experience

This post is sponsored by Jack Pine Brewery. Thank you for welcoming us and making this post possible! Some of the best businesses in the Brainerd Lakes Area are the ones who had humble and authentic beginnings. Jack Pine Brewery is one such company. Laura and I (Becky) recently had the pleasure of visiting this… Read More Jack Pine Brewery of Baxter, MN | A Not-So-Typical Local Taproom Experience

Brainerd Lakes Area, Crafts, Recreation Features

Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project from Frugal Farmhouse

Thank you to Maren and Frugal Farmhouse for graciously inviting us to the Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project. It was wonderful! A warm crackling fire, yummy snacks, good friends and a nail gun. How could you go wrong? I (Becky) recently had an amazing opportunity to participate in yet another The Frugal Farmhouse… Read More Word of the Year Wooden Sign Project from Frugal Farmhouse

Brainerd Lakes Area, Recreation Features

The Frugal Farmhouse | DIY Woodworking Classes Where Fun & Creativity Collide

We want to say a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to Maren and The Frugal Farmhouse for allowing us to join her DIY woodworking class so we could experience it and share about it with you. We loved every second of it, Maren! It was one of those weeks where, by Friday afternoon, all I (Becky)… Read More The Frugal Farmhouse | DIY Woodworking Classes Where Fun & Creativity Collide

Crafts, Product + Service Reviews, Recreation Features

Have Paint, Will Travel | The Traveling Art Pub of Brainerd

A huge thank you to the team at Traveling Art Pub for allowing us to participate in one of their painting events free of charge, so we could share about our experience with you! Something Fun in the BLA: The Traveling Art Pub Something fun and unique has taken the Brainerd Lakes Area and beyond by… Read More Have Paint, Will Travel | The Traveling Art Pub of Brainerd

Brainerd Lakes Area, Kids, Product + Service Reviews, Recreation Features, Zoo Features

Pine Grove Zoo Little Falls, MN | The Second Oldest Zoo in the State of Minnesota

Pine Grove Zoo is a gem in Little Falls, Minnesota, and it’s a hidden treasure to many (even those who live only 30 minutes away!) It offers a wide variety of animals, many of which aren’t at other local zoos. It also provides a beautifully landscaped, well maintained layout that allows for a quick trip around the zoo, or a more leisurely day, depending on the time available. We all commented that it is the perfect size for a trip around the zoo before the kids start to get tired and cranky. We were able to get in and out before the nap time meltdowns began!… Read More Pine Grove Zoo Little Falls, MN | The Second Oldest Zoo in the State of Minnesota