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Feature Friday- Apricot Lane Boutique: Wisconsin Dells

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Feature Friday- Apricot Lane Boutique: Wisconsin Dells

Meet Megan Nelson (and her husband.) She’s the owner of Wisconsin Dell’s Apricot Lane. Apricot Lane is a specialty retail franchise that offers a variety of fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags, gifts and more. Handbrewed Soaps has just recently partnered with this great store (you’ll will find our wine soaps here!) Below, Megan shares her wisdom, and passions. Read her amazing interview below! Tell us about you and your store? We are a women’s fashion boutique that carries primarily women’s clothes, but also accessories (hats, scarves, handbags).  I love gifts as well, so we do have a good amount of gifts...

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Taster's Thursday: Mad River Brewing Company

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Taster's Thursday:  Mad River Brewing Company

It’s Taster’s Thursday! Today is the day we discuss wineries, brewing companies and the beverages they produce. And of course, at the end, we rate our experience in two categories: 1) A Family Friendly atmosphere and 2) The Beer itself. See explanation here. We had the privilege of visiting Mad River Brewing Company. There are many breweries to visit in Humboldt, so why did we pick this brewing company? Well, it’s because of their story! Their brew master, Bob Smith, followed a dream and made it a reality! You cannot NOT support that! As the story goes, Bob (then homebrewer...

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What Does Paul Bunyan and Beer Have in Common?

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What Does Paul Bunyan and Beer Have in Common?

What does Paul Bunyan and beer have in common?  Well fun of course! Not only am I a sucker for parades; I’m a sucker for tourist traps! So, we had to stop at the infamous Paul Bunyan and Babe exhibit while driving up 101 on our way to Springfield, Oregon. This road side attraction is a great place to take a break from driving. You can walk around, use the bathroom and actually talk to a two story high Paul Bunyan and  Ox Babe. Yes, that’s right, he talks. I’ve always tried to figure out where the person who is...

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The Best Place to Spend the Fourth of July- Ferndale, CA

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The Best Place to Spend the Fourth of July- Ferndale, CA

Want in on the best-kept Fourth of July Secret? Can you say Ferndale, CA? I think by far, my favorite holiday is the Fourth of July. I love the parades, the BBQ’s, and the fireworks. The 4th (for some reason) gives a large metropolitan area such as ours, a small town feel. Last year however, we decided to get out of town to follow our family motto, “When in doubt, go north!” We happened to land in Ferndale, CA on the Fourth of July, and I never, I repeat NEVER have had such a great Fourth of July. What’s so...

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The Ultimate Family Friendly Brewery Road Trip

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The Ultimate Family Friendly Brewery Road Trip

It’s summer time! And if you are a little like us, you may have waited to the last minute to plan a trip to anywhere. So do what we did last year... BREWERY ROAD TRIP! (Note: This trip was taken in 2015. I was suuppppeeerrrr pregos. Being huge and uncomfortable, I had no desire to write about it. So I’ll share it with you now! Enjoy!) We have a motto in our family, “When In Doubt, Head North!” I have no idea why or where it came from, but we use it, like All. The. Time.         Waiting until the last...

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