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$99 Art Sale at the Soap Factory by Ann Treacy
October 10, 2011, 1:54 am
Filed under: Minneapolis

My favorite art event of the year is the $99 Art Sale at the Soap Factory. They get artists from all walks of life to create unsigned art. The art is all the same size and the price is $99. You buy it ‘cause you like it – then you tell you who the artist is. Then you research the artists to see if you have any taste.

My bit of sadness is that they changed the size of art this year. It’s bigger – not like 8 x 11. More is not always better.

I got a fun picture of Patrick by the modern art. I think it’s his future. (The grey beard, not modern art!)



First Day of School by Ann Treacy
October 10, 2011, 1:52 am
Filed under: St Paul

‘nuff said.



Super Toxic Make Your Own Balloons by Ann Treacy
October 10, 2011, 1:51 am
Filed under: St Paul

Do you remember tubes of plastic you could use to make balloons? They came in primary color and the deal was that you squirt out a blob, put it on the end of a straw and out it up? If you used these you can probably remember the very strong, very toxic smell. It kind of make me light headed just to think about it.

Well we found this for sales in Hamley’s in London and saved it to share with our cousins. They were as much fun as we remembered – in that it’s nearly impossible to blow up the balloons. They are weirdly slimy and sticky and after about 20 minutes you feel a little sick and dizzy.



Food Truck City – St Paul by Ann Treacy
October 10, 2011, 1:50 am
Filed under: St Paul

Just a quick nod to our visit to the food trucks in St Paul. They are there Wednesdays at lunch time. We went with Grandma and Uncle Billy. I love the idea of the food truck. Affordable, fancy-ish food in bite-sized portions.



State Fair Pics by Ann Treacy
October 10, 2011, 1:48 am
Filed under: St Paul

So it’s mid-October and ai realize I’m woefully behind on the blog so it’ll be lots of quick posts (hopefully with pictures) of life since school started. We’ll start with pictures from the Fair.

We are the family in the matching t-shirts. This year we let everyone decorate their own t-shirts. Uncle Dan and I let Bridie do our decorating. I think Dan’s shirt will be one of the most memorable highlights from the day. Let’s just say, sometimes you have to be careful about where you plant your flowers. They can bloom in mysterious places.

We did all of the usual fun stuff – the giant slide, the education calendar, the arcade, the water rid. Our favorite food was – (*not* fried Twinkies) Sweet Martha’s cookies. Kate has a friend who works there and let’s just say our bucket runneth over!




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