Author Archives: Melissa Faulkner

About Melissa Faulkner

1. If I blog, someone will eventually discover me. 2. If someone eventually discovers me, I will become rich and famous. 3. If I blog, I will become rich and famous. Follow me for shorter, daily doses! @melisslyss

My First Tinder Date

I’m pretty skeptical about any form of online/app dating. And that’s putting it gently. There’s only so many free hours in a day, and I usually choose to spend those hours investing in friendships and trying to get a solid community … Continue reading

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France 44 Wine and Cheese Shop

There is this magical place just south of my apartment in Minneapolis called France 44. If I had to design my own personal heaven, it would probably mimic this shop. If you enter to the right, you can find copious amounts … Continue reading

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My New Toy

Barbies, Razor Scooters, Pokemon Cards, Gameboys, Polly Pockets, Beanie Babies. “Toys” was such a vast category when we were children. Nowadays, if I say I got a new toy, eyebrows raise. Adult toy means one of two things. I either … Continue reading

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Lake Life

“Hey. You probably already have Fourth Of July plans…but would you want to come to our lake cabin this weekend…?” “Yup.” Previous plans are irrelevant when the words “lake” and “cabin” are involved. Whitney and Landon (Whindon) are my favorite … Continue reading

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I’m a Grown Ass Woman

Maybe it was the brutal winter finally ending. Maybe it was the increase in Vitamin D. Maybe it was Mercury finally leaving Retrograde (I don’t even know what that is, but the Internets were all about it last month). Maybe … Continue reading

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When You Live Next To a Pizza Place

When you live next to a pizza place, your decision making process for meals becomes infinitely easier. I could put on shoes, walk to the grocery store, spend a minimal fortune on mislabeled organic produce, walk back, cook something, accumulate … Continue reading

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Yoga, and Horses, and Baked Beans, Oh My!

Hally Marlino played a pivotal role in my life while I lived in Madison. I first met Hally when I was working the front desk at Inner Fire Yoga, and she was teaching. Hally is a self-proclaimed “Blue Collar Yoga … Continue reading

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The Day I Took My Ex’s Sweatshirt To Goodwill

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
I had forgotten about your sweatshirt’s existence. I was looking for an extra set of sheets – inside a polka-dot canvas box, high on a corner shelf inside my closet. I don’t venture there often.…

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Winthrop, Washington

If you drive three hours northeast of Seattle, you will find yourself in the grand Northern Cascade region. Mountains have always fascinated me. Something about being so small and insignificant is strangely comforting. LIke the details of life are so … Continue reading

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I Had To Go To Europe For Work

I recently had to go to Europe for work. Now – let’s just get it out of the way and acknowledge how downright pretentious that sounds. It’s just oozing with jerk. So if you will now allow to me to … Continue reading

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