Contagious Toys Opens Its Doors To Winona

Contagious Toys Opens Its Doors To Winona

Contagious Toys is now open to the public!  The toy store’s owner, WSU graduate Mike Onstad, has quietly had their current space for over a year, but sales were strictly online.  Thankfully, as of December 9th, the store is open for all to stop in and play, browse, and buy!  Onstad stresses that he has […]

Silky-soft skin: DIY Sugar Scrub using three pantry staples

Silky-soft skin: DIY Sugar Scrub using three pantry staples

Sugar scrub is at the top of the list of body care products I no longer purchase. Not because I don’t like it, but because it’s really expensive at stores, and I found a great recipe that I can whip up without going to the store to buy ingredients―they’re already in the pantry. If you […]

Live @the Levee: Holiday Edition

Live @the Levee: Holiday Edition

Live @the Levee will hold its second concert and first ever Annual Holiday Edition, December 21st 12-8 pm @Levee Park, in a huge heated tent, where Main Street meets the Mississippi River! What is Live @the Levee? A series of free, day-long music festivals held at Levee Park, Downtown Winona. How did Live @the Levee begin? […]

The Huntress Project: Overcoming Substance Abuse

I have a story to share. A story that I am now tied to and have my own little part in. Maybe after I tell the story, you will find your part. Meet Teri Tenseth Market. Some of you may know her from her work at KQAL, the WSU radio station, or perhaps you’ve met […]

Real hot chocolate: easier than you think

Real hot chocolate: easier than you think

  I learned how to make real hot chocolate recently from the Pioneer Woman*. I’ve made it twice, and have decided it’s the most wonderful thing. Her original recipe is here, complete with beautiful, in-action photos, but I will sum it up for you in 50 words or less: REAL HOT CHOCOLATE 1 part half & […]