I went to sleep thinking that I was going to take my dog on a nice run before going to work today.
I woke up to my phone giving me a weather alert as my morning music was starting...
!Blizzard Warning! Actual temperature +5 F, feels like -20 F, wind gusts up to 20MPH.
HA! No running for Mr. Patch this morning, even if he does give me this face:
(When my alarm goes off, he jumps on me to let me know it's time to run)
(Even when I don't feel like running at 7:30, he's pretty hard to resist. Look at that face.)
The good news is:
We live in the UP. We're used to this. This Is Winter. We celebrate this here.
Speaking of Celebrating Winter in the UP!!!!
Toady, for those who aren't blessed to be living in the Queen City, is the UP 200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30 Sled Dog Races. The UP 200 celebrated 25 years of racing this year!
This exciting race is a qualifier for the Iditarod that is a favorite among mushers for the challenging terrain, cheering crowds, and warm welcome that Yoopers give. This is one of my favorite events of the year! The city brings back the snow they've recently removed from Washington Street (downtown's main drag), local businesses stay open late and make huge amounts of hot cocoa, and the city stays packed with people late into the evening, even in the middle of blizzards!
...Not to mention all the folks who come into town to cheer on the dogs, eat a nice dinner on Valentine's Day, buy locally handmade jewelry for their sweeties...
Thank you to all of those who have made this weekend a busy, busy success at the shop! The Yooper Love Rocks and Woodland Love Pendants have been a big hit so far...
The good news for you procrastinators is that we will be open tomorrow--on Valentine's Day itself!--from 11am until 5pm, if you weren't able to get into the shop during the week, we're still here for you!
We're including a card and some lovely dark chocolate with the purchase of any of our Valentine's day collection, one stop shopping for those of you who are going to be scrambling for a gift before dinner!
Happy Weekend Everybody!
Let customers speak for us1881 reviews
I'm always up for mixed metals, and the detail of this flower is amazing. I have a number of rings from the twig collection and I like choosing which "season" to wear.
I wasn't especially smitten at first. (My wife was.) But seeing it on her hand in bright sunlight made a huge difference, it's beautiful. I gave it to her at dinner several days ago and she hasn't taken it off since.
I got this to give as a gift and it is perfect. Quality piece. Would definitely buy again.
I bought this as a gift for a dear friend of mine who loves puzzles, can appreciate the artwork, and who spent many years living in the UP, so a perfect gift all around.
Delivery was timely and communication with your company was excellent.
Unique looking ring and very comfortable
Had looked at this piece for a long time and finally ordered it. It has good weight and definitely good size. Love the stone and the silver work makes it even more interesting - Am very happy with the purchase.
I love this pendant with my whole heart and soul. It is breathtakingly beautiful. The waves, icicles and creative frosty background texture are the perfect setting for the lovely aquamarine and diamond. Nina created a masterpiece and I will always cherish it.
It is a beautiful set we are using as anniversary rings. They go perfectly with the wedding set we also purchased from Beth Millner.
These earrings are stunning with their copper accent and precious bears, I've gotten many compliments on them! They are also quite light weight, which is great for my sensitive ears.