Heather Woitas, owner of Cherished seconds, was raised by parents who enjoyed do-it-yourself projects and home remodeling. Heather's dad told her that if she wanted a new bedroom, she would have to build it herself. So she did, and she loved the challenge.

To this day, Heather credits her father’s love of DIY for instilling her passion for refurbishing and restoring vintage and unique items. She isn’t afraid of hands-on work, either. In fact, she relishes it. “There is something to be said about a woman using power tools and using them proficiently. I used to borrow my dad’s tools, but now I have more saws than he does,” she says.  

CHERISHED SECONDS

Heather’s store, Cherished Seconds, opened in Stewartville in 2015. “When I first opened the shop, I needed the trifecta: a place to sell, a place to teach and supplies for people who want to do it themselves.” 

 

Mar/Apr
2017

Spring Gardening: A Time of Renewal and Rebirth

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Written by Cindy Mennenga

It’s always a sure sign that spring is just around the corner when the seed and flower catalogs begin arriving in the mail. Spring is such a hopeful time of year, and the prospect of seeing young shoots break through the soil can help pass those seemingly endless winter evenings. Leafing through colorful catalogs helps people dream about spring, with its longer days and the awesome flowers and edibles they may want to plant.

GARDEN TRENDS 

Spring is, of course, the busiest time of the year at area garden centers. Nina Sargent, co-owner of Sargent’s, says, “There is definitely a shift toward more folks growing their own veggies.” She shares that people want to control what they are eating and know how their produce
was grown. She adds that the availability of organic products that
really do work has contributed to this growing trend.

 

Mar/Apr
2017

Body Contouring: Weight Loss and Skin Removal

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Written by Brittney Marschall

After losing a significant amount of weight, extra skin can make it difficult to manage a healthy, active lifestyle or a more sleek and toned appearance. Body contouring can remove excess skin and fat tissue from one or more areas of the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, chest, arms or breasts. 

BODY CONTOURING CHOICES

Body contouring involves many choices. One of the most important is choosing a surgeon you can trust. There are several options here
in Rochester.

Olmsted Medical Center (OMC) offers reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Srdan Babovic and the newest member of the OMC plastic surgery department, Dr. Ghassan Mehio, share a passion for helping people look their best. Dr. Babovic has been a practicing plastic surgeon since 2000 and is named one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons according to Consumers’ Research Council of America (Reconstructive Surgery Liposuction Facts, Tummy Tuck). OMC cooperates with other doctors and specialists in many medical groups, including Mayo Clinic and private practitioners. 

 

Mar/Apr
2017

Only Half (13.1) Crazy: Journey of Four Non-Traditional Runners

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Written by Stephanie J. Sawyer

Brenda Shamblin, Mandy Wanzek, Kathy Johnson and I were all acquaintances, and we have become very close friends over the past four years. Our journey started in 2012 when we met at Moms on the Run, a running group for moms of varying fitness levels. The program’s support system of coach and team community has been life-changing for many moms who said, “I couldn’t run around the block,” and are now running half marathons. This was true for us, and our group catapulted us into a world where we didn’t think we belonged. 

MOTIVATION

Last year, we decided to set a lofty goal. We signed up for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Las Vegas, Nevada. We followed the Hal Higdon training plan for half marathon training. We did short runs during the week and long runs on the weekend. Time constraints were definitely the biggest challenge for us. We are all working moms, and carving out the time for training was difficult. We ran three mornings a week at 5:30 a.m. It wasn’t easy, but I can speak for all of us when I say it was well worth it.

 

Mar/Apr
2017

Travel Insurance: Peace of Mind for Unexpected Travel Changes

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Written by Catherine H. Armstrong

Spring Break is fast approaching, so families and students may be looking to escape the blustering cold of Minnesota in favor of more moderate temperatures. But what happens if weather or other personal factors creep up and your travel plans are delayed or cancelled completely?  The solution for all things is to take advance precautions, and travel is no different. By considering the advantages of travel insurance, you can rest easy that any change of plans can be only temporary.

Marcy Jacobson, owner of Adler’s Travel, is a strong proponent of travel insurance. “Clients buy insurance on themselves, their homes and cars; they need to insure their vacations, as well,” she states. 

 

The Rochester International Film Festival (RIFF) is a one-week event, screening approximately 20 films not otherwise available to people in southeastern Minnesota. The festival runs from April 21-27, 2017 and is hosted by the Rochester International Film Group (RIFG).

Jan Behrens, RIFG board member, explains, “Our basic goal is to provide a local opportunity to see world cinema. And, movies are always better in a theater.” In addition to international films, one or more Minnesota filmmakers attend the showings to answer audience questions. “Two years ago,” Behrens recalls, “we showed a Minnesota-made film called ‘Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile.’ The filmmaker talked afterward about how she happened to make a movie about a young gal living in the Twin Cities who traveled all the way to India to be in the Miss Tibet contest. Fascinating!”

 

Mar/Apr
2017

Awkward Moments We Must Choose to Embrace

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Written by Amy Brase

Backrubs are my love language. Flowers are nice. Letters are sweet. Help with the dishes is glorious. But the key to my heart? The secret to my swoon? A good old-fashioned shoulder rub from my hubby. Add a foot rub, and it’s an extra special night. If a little head massage comes into play? Melt! 

Men, roll your eyes and groan if you must, but you have got to trust me on this one. Women, you know it’s true. A massage without expectations? Tenderness just because? Priceless. 

Maybe it’s the comfort level. There’s no one who knows me as well as my man, and there’s nowhere as comfy as our own living room. Or maybe my aching body just needs the attention. After all, hundreds of research studies boast of the health benefits of massage. Or maybe, I just sort of like to be pampered. 

 

Mar/Apr
2017

Kari L. Douglas of Ameriprise

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Written by Tessa Slisz

KARI L. DOUGLAS

CFP®, CRPC®, ChFC®, APMA®

Financial Advisor | Echelon Wealth Partners 

A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FINANCIAL ADVISOR, LIFE CAN BE BRILLIANT.

Kari Douglas of Echelon Wealth Partners is a Financial Advisor who strives everyday to inspire the clients she works with to help them plan to achieve all of their dreams, goals and aspirations by providing a comprehensive approach with creative solutions and strategies in wealth creation and preservation. She possesses the capabilities and resources to provide customized recommendations and support for tax strategies, estate planning strategies, investments and retirement income planning. Through this comprehensive approach, she helps her clients feel more confident in their financial future and well-being. She translates her clients' dreams into plans with purpose. Whether you are focusing on retirement income planning, protection needs, or small business planning, she will work with you to find the right financial solutions to help you bring your own unique goals and dreams more within reach.

If you are the type of person seeking an inspirational, life-changing collaboration with a financial advisor, please call Kari to schedule an appointment. 

 

4115 26th Street NW, Suite 100 | Rochester, MN 55901 | 507-281-4341 | 800-396-8363

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | ameripriseadvisors.com/kari.2.douglas | CA Insurance #OF39661

Ameriprise Financial cannot guarantee future financial results. Ameriprise does not offer tax or legal advice. Consult your tax advisor or attorney. Investment advisory services and products are made available Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2017 Ameriprise Financial, Inc., all rights reserved. 

 

 

 

 

Jan/Feb
2017

Dr. Katie Layden of RAK Chiropractic

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Written by Tessa Slisz

DR. KATIE LAYDEN

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Katie Layden, Doctor of Chiropractic, owns RAK Chiropractic with her husband Dr. Ryley Layden. The dynamic duo specializes in Sports Chiropractic, Pre/Postnatal care along with Pediatric Chiropractic.

Dr. Katie's passion is pregnancy and children. She has achieved great success helping many children with an array of conditions from colic and fussiness to ear infections and bed wetting; overall promoting a healthier and stronger immune system.

Dr. Katie has helped many women achieve a successful birth through the power of the chiropractic adjustment. She is Webster Technique certified which helps position the baby for the best possible birth.

Although Dr. Katie enjoys working with mothers and children, she is interested in helping any individual wanting to improve their overall health and obtain their nutritional goals.

Call today to find out about specials RAK Chiropractic is offering!

3411 22nd Ave. NW | Rochester, MN 55901 | 507-208-4305 | www.RAKChiropractic.com 

 

 

Jan/Feb
2017

Dr. Lucy Gores of Lakeside Dentistry

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Written by Tessa Slisz

DR. LUCY GORES

Doctor of Lakeside Dentistry

Lucy Gores is a general dentist practicing at Lakeside Dentistry. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2010 with her undergraduate degree, she finished dental school at Creighton University in 2014 and moved back to Rochester. Lucy is a 3rd generation dentist - after her grandfather and father. She keeps her focus on comprehensive care and patient comfort, and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. 

For a pleasant dental experience, call Lakeside Dentistry! 

 

24 W. Silver Lake Dr. NE | Rochester, MN 55906 |507-282-8222 | www.lakeside-dentistry.com

 

 

 

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