Lattice House Shelves

Summer is fleeting us (tear!), so I decided to take a little hiatus from blogging and social media last week to enjoy what’s left of the season–our Minnesota summers are just too short and our winters are too brutally long (more…)


Our First Home: A Duplex

On Friday, July 17th it became official; Ken and I kicked off our first home buying experience by also simultaneously becoming landlords. Yep, we bought a duplex! (more…)


Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer

The carefree days of summer are fleeting and for many that means school is quickly approaching. ‘Back to School’ was always a bittersweet time. Was it for anyone else as well? In many ways it meant new beginnings and exciting challenges and (more…)


Printable Temporary Tattoos

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Today I’m talking tattoos here on F&M. I’ve never made the plunge into the world of real ink, because I haven’t been able to find THE tattoo that I know I’ll (more…)

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Pink Grapefruit Sno Cones

It’s been HOT HOT HOT here the past few days, so I’ve been doing all I can to embrace the heat and not shut all the windows and screen doors to pump the A/C. Afterall, isn’t this the season we wait all year to arrive? (more…)


Makers Spotlight No. 3

Every time I gather research for the Makers Spotlight column, I’m always amazed by the handmade talent I discover. With so many passionate people out there hustling every day, and creating perfectly (more…)

Our San Francisco Checklist | Francois et Moi

Our San Francisco Checklist

Back in 2012 as honeymooners, Ken and I had a 3 day layover in San Francisco while en route to Maui. We planned it that way so we could check out the Bay Area and break up the frightening long flight from Minneapolis to Maui. As we (more…)


Big Sur Travel Guide: Eat + Stay + Do

Big Sur, California is a place like no other, and I’d highly recommend spending a few nights in the area if you’re making the PCH roadtrip or just need a getaway. It’s a small, welcoming community sprinkled along Highway 1 with a good (more…)

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