The Fabulous Kegs Drive In

Baby boy and I spent a few days in Grand Forks last week and I knew we had to check out The Fabulous Kegs Drive In.

The Fabulous Kegs Drive In (a.k.a. The Kegs, The Kegs Drive In or The Fabulous Kegs) is only open until September and it’s one of those vintage roadside spots that I’m just a sucker for.

It’s located on a quiet residential street, surrounded by mature trees. This place has been in the neighborhood for years and apparently lots of you have fond memories of this place, because this photo got tons …

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Street Style: Colorful Summer Layers

Leanne Sucrow is an interior designer and owner of The Green Room design service and furniture store in Fargo.

She’s also my boss lady at the studio, an occasional shop featuring handmade, upcycled and vintage items where I sell (shameless plug alert) Prairie Style Vintage clothing and accessories every third weekend (Thursday-Saturday) of the month.

She also has a great look — colorful and eclectic, but always balanced. She’s a woman who can wear an entire outfit of statement pieces and it looks totally right.

She kindly let me take her photo at the studio’s July event so you …

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Guest Post: A Walking Tour of Downtown Sioux Falls

I just got back into town from a #PrairiePlaces road trip, so today I’m bringing you a guest post from my friend Amy, who is fresh from a road trip herself.

Amy Hirsch is the mother of three and a writer at heart. She’s the Business Manager at Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead by day (that’s where we met) and she blogs at The Lunch Hour Gardener and Bright Above Fargo. I encourage you to follow her work. Her insight, humor and lovely photos always make me smile.

I hope you like her post as much as I …

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A #PrairiePlaces Road Trip To Grand Forks and East Grand Forks

One mama, one toddler, two cities and two states in three days — the road trip is on! Get ready Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, the next #PrairiePlaces road trip is coming to you.

I was raised just over the border in tiny Hendrum, Minnesota, right in between Fargo and Grand Forks. And when I was growing up, there were Fargo people and Grand Forks people. Since shopping options are limited in a town of about 300, you’d hop on I-29 and either head north to Grand Forks or south to Fargo to buy your …

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A Little Summer Love From Gordmans

It’s July giveaway time! Seriously, how is it possible that it’s already the middle of July?

This month’s giveaway comes to you from Gordmans, a chain based in the Midwest with tons of locations throughout the region.

I’m totally shopping there for some new maxi dresses, like this floral stunner from the Jessica Simpson line.

What would you buy from Gordmans this season? Let me know what you’re shopping for in the comments below, in a Facebook comment or a Tweet and you’ll be entered for a shot at a $25 Gordmans gift card.

Every comment or Tweet counts as …

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Thoughts From The International Peace Garden

The International Peace Garden is a gorgeous spot on the border between North Dakota and Manitoba, 2,300 acres of lakes, trails and flowers nestled in the Turtle Mountains.

It’s a quiet and compelling place to visit. It’s also an unusual place, a park that’s also a symbolic gesture of peace, cooperation and goodwill between the two nations.

Eli and I visited on a scorching day in late June, when the smoke from wildfires in Saskatchewan made the light hazy and moody. (The countries were sharing more than just tourists on this particular day and it was …

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A Winner and A Cool Campaign From Bison Booties

Thanks for entering the June Bison Booties giveaway. You’re a passionate bunch and it’s always fun to read your comments.

Before I announce our winner, I wanted to take a second to tell you about a cool campaign from the mamas over at Bison Booties. It’s called the Normalize Breastfeeding Project and it’s a simple way to provide support to nursing moms in a way that doesn’t distract a hungry baby and respects a nursing mama’s personal space.

You can request a few of these cards for free with any purchase over $5 on the Bison …

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Yurt Life

I posted a ton of photos from my Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway trip between Valley City and Lisbon, North Dakota last month and I’m still getting messages about the yurt we stayed in on our first night.

Jo and I got a ridiculous kick out of Rockstad’s River Inn and Yurt in Fort Ransom. (We may have actually squealed a little bit when we got the keys…) The address is just listed as “Main Street” and that’s absolutely all you need to know to find it. If you can’t find a 30-foot yurt with a wraparound deck …

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An Inside Look At Vivie’s Lingerie Boutique

“I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute.”
“It`s not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood.”
Dita von Teese

Yvonne Denault loves women. She loves beauty, glamour and the confidence that comes when a woman embraces her body and owns her femininity. She’s built Yvonne Denault Photography on the idea that skilled portraiture and boudoir photography can help women of every age, shape and size reclaim their power. She’s also the brains behind Pinup on the Plains, a gleefully decadent girls night out. You can see some of my party pics from the 2013 event here.

Now Yvonne’s taken the next …

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Win Colorful, Handmade Bison Booties

This month’s giveaway is from Bison Booties, which produces cool and often colorful handmade booties and slippers for babies, kids and adults. The soft-sole, vegan-friendly footwear (and other baby items) are designed by owner and super mama Erica Hager and sewn in Bismarck, North Dakota.I first noticed Bison Booties when Eli was a baby and I was looking for something that would stay on his busy — and super wide — feet. (Sorry baby — you inherited your mama’s feet!)Then it seemed like I saw them everywhere. They popped up on TV, making cameos on …

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