Zoma Olson @szsrocks

Wife and Mom. I love to travel, take photos and read books. I love learning new things.

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I'm reading about #Vikings tonight. Don't get me wrong, I want the Vikings to win today. It's just that every time @steve7343 and I watch them, they lose. All of #minnesota will thank us when the #minnesotavikings #bringithome #purplepride #minnesotan #skol #skolvikings
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I'm reading about #Vikings tonight. Don't get me wrong, I want the Vikings to win today. It's just that every time @steve7343 and I watch them, they lose. All of #minnesota will thank us when the #minnesotavikings #bringithome #purplepride #minnesotan #skol #skolvikings

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Today's needle felting project. As always, @lilfishstudios was a terrific teacher. #fiberart #crossingartsalliance #gnome #mushroom #needlefelting #needlefeltingsculpture
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Today's needle felting project. As always, @lilfishstudios was a terrific teacher. #fiberart #crossingartsalliance #gnome #mushroom #needlefelting #needlefeltingsculpture

Pavement. Prompt 3/52: pg. 3 (open a book, pick a word). Since Divergent by Veronica Roth was sitting on my desk, I used it for this prompt. #artstew52 #52weekchallenge #instachallenge #creativelifehappylife #pavement #quotes #drseuss
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Pavement. Prompt 3/52: pg. 3 (open a book, pick a word). Since Divergent by Veronica Roth was sitting on my desk, I used it for this prompt. #artstew52 #52weekchallenge #instachallenge #creativelifehappylife #pavement #quotes #drseuss

Opening night at the @bartz_snow_sculptures and we got to meet Diggs the Lobster! Diggs is 19 feet high. Along with amazing snow sculptures,  every year the Bartz brothers raise money for One Day's Wages helping to provide clean water around the world. This year's goal is $25,000.  #snowsculpture #exploreminnesota #onlyinmn #thisismymn @onedayswages #snowsculptureforacause #lobster #Minnesota #newbrightonmn #winterfun #snow #bartzsnowsculptures
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Opening night at the @bartz_snow_sculptures and we got to meet Diggs the Lobster! Diggs is 19 feet high. Along with amazing snow sculptures, every year the Bartz brothers raise money for One Day's Wages helping to provide clean water around the world. This year's goal is $25,000. #snowsculpture #exploreminnesota #onlyinmn #thisismymn @onedayswages #snowsculptureforacause #lobster #Minnesota #newbrightonmn #winterfun #snow #bartzsnowsculptures

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Adventure 4: Learn how to make Æbleskiver. Æbleskiver is a Danish spherical pancake traditionally filled with apples. Today I took a cooking class at the American Swedish Institute to learn how to make Æbleskiver. I can't wait to make these at home. Date completed: January 13, 2018. #QuestScouts #50adventures2018 #50adventures #aebelskiver #americanswedishinstitute #minnesota #yum @strandberg.ulla Do you make these?
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Adventure 4: Learn how to make Æbleskiver. Æbleskiver is a Danish spherical pancake traditionally filled with apples. Today I took a cooking class at the American Swedish Institute to learn how to make Æbleskiver. I can't wait to make these at home. Date completed: January 13, 2018. #QuestScouts #50adventures2018 #50adventures #aebelskiver #americanswedishinstitute #minnesota #yum @strandberg.ulla Do you make these?

Adventure 3: Attend a concert at the Dakota Jazz Club. On Friday night, Steve and I went to see the Squirrel Nut Zippers, a swing band from North Carolina, at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis. Both the venue and band were new to us. The Squirrel Nut Zippers are pleasantly weird and I felt transported to New Orleans. It was a fun evening! Date completed: January 12, 2018. #QuestScouts #50adventures2018 #50adventures
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Adventure 3: Attend a concert at the Dakota Jazz Club. On Friday night, Steve and I went to see the Squirrel Nut Zippers, a swing band from North Carolina, at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis. Both the venue and band were new to us. The Squirrel Nut Zippers are pleasantly weird and I felt transported to New Orleans. It was a fun evening! Date completed: January 12, 2018. #QuestScouts #50adventures2018 #50adventures

Adventure 2: Go to a Speakeasy. Another carryover from my 2017 50 Adventures list. After hanging around the ice castle, we headed to the Velveteen Speakeasy to warm up. Complete with a hidden subterranean entrance and art deco decor, the Velveteen Speakeasy is inside the old Connolly Shoe Factory and is furnished with plush horseshoe booths, dark wood and dimly lit chandeliers creating a cozy, intimate space in otherwise industrial surroundings. We warmed up nicely here! Date completed: January 6, 2018. #QuestScouts #50adventures2018 #50adventures #Speakeasy #onlyinmn #thisismymn #stillwatermn #minnesota
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Adventure 2: Go to a Speakeasy. Another carryover from my 2017 50 Adventures list. After hanging around the ice castle, we headed to the Velveteen Speakeasy to warm up. Complete with a hidden subterranean entrance and art deco decor, the Velveteen Speakeasy is inside the old Connolly Shoe Factory and is furnished with plush horseshoe booths, dark wood and dimly lit chandeliers creating a cozy, intimate space in otherwise industrial surroundings. We warmed up nicely here! Date completed: January 6, 2018. #QuestScouts #50adventures2018 #50adventures #Speakeasy #onlyinmn #thisismymn #stillwatermn #minnesota

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Adventure 1: Visit an ice castle. This was on my 2017 50 Adventures list but we waited too long and it was closed due to unseasonably warm weather when we finally got around to going last year. We walked around the outside but walking around the inside was much more fun this year! The @icecastles_ we visited was built by hand and weighs over 25 million pounds.  Wandering through the ice castle, I kept humming, "Let it go! Let it go!" and then we went through a passageway and there was Olaf! Inside the ice castle there were a couple of ice slides, a maze, a concession stand, several places with fire pits to warm up around, and even a water fountain with dancing water sprays and colorful lights. The ice walls have colored lights inside them that change color. It was really quite magical! Date completed: January 6, 2018. #QuestScouts #50adventures2018 #50adventures #icecastles #thisismymn #onlyinmn #winterfun #minnesota #stillwatermn #ice #winter #olaf
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Adventure 1: Visit an ice castle. This was on my 2017 50 Adventures list but we waited too long and it was closed due to unseasonably warm weather when we finally got around to going last year. We walked around the outside but walking around the inside was much more fun this year! The @icecastles_ we visited was built by hand and weighs over 25 million pounds. Wandering through the ice castle, I kept humming, "Let it go! Let it go!" and then we went through a passageway and there was Olaf! Inside the ice castle there were a couple of ice slides, a maze, a concession stand, several places with fire pits to warm up around, and even a water fountain with dancing water sprays and colorful lights. The ice walls have colored lights inside them that change color. It was really quite magical! Date completed: January 6, 2018. #QuestScouts #50adventures2018 #50adventures #icecastles #thisismymn #onlyinmn #winterfun #minnesota #stillwatermn #ice #winter #olaf

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Adventure 42: Go to the Omni Theater. For our final adventure completed for our 2017 50 Adventures quest, we saw Rocky Mountain Express at the Omni Theater at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Now I want to add a train trip to our 2018 50 Adventures list! 😀 #50adventures #QuestScouts #omnitheater #sciencemuseumofminnesota #trains
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Adventure 42: Go to the Omni Theater. For our final adventure completed for our 2017 50 Adventures quest, we saw Rocky Mountain Express at the Omni Theater at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Now I want to add a train trip to our 2018 50 Adventures list! 😀 #50adventures #QuestScouts #omnitheater #sciencemuseumofminnesota #trains

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Adventure 41: Make crystals. Some adventures come with lessons. 1) use more food coloring, 2) use a deeper pot for growing the crystals. Using just water, food coloring and Borax, growing crystals is a cheap and fun project. Although I deem this adventure a success, our crystals don't have as vibrant of color as I had hoped and the crystals grew and adhered to the bottom of the pot. We were able to chip them out, but they could have grown bigger if they hadn't spread out on the bottom of the pot. I want to try this again and make a crystal votive candle holder. It's a learning adventure! #QuestScouts #50adventures #diy #crystals
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Adventure 41: Make crystals. Some adventures come with lessons. 1) use more food coloring, 2) use a deeper pot for growing the crystals. Using just water, food coloring and Borax, growing crystals is a cheap and fun project. Although I deem this adventure a success, our crystals don't have as vibrant of color as I had hoped and the crystals grew and adhered to the bottom of the pot. We were able to chip them out, but they could have grown bigger if they hadn't spread out on the bottom of the pot. I want to try this again and make a crystal votive candle holder. It's a learning adventure! #QuestScouts #50adventures #diy #crystals

We celebrated a few of our 2017 adventures for dinner tonight. Fresh homemade pasta (#38) with Steve's homemade pasta sauce, garlic toast with fresh, homemade mozzarella cheese (#37) and drizzled with balsamic vinegar, red wine from a winery we visited for (#40) and ended our delicious meal with homemade Limoncello (#36). #QuestScouts #50adventures
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We celebrated a few of our 2017 adventures for dinner tonight. Fresh homemade pasta (#38) with Steve's homemade pasta sauce, garlic toast with fresh, homemade mozzarella cheese (#37) and drizzled with balsamic vinegar, red wine from a winery we visited for (#40) and ended our delicious meal with homemade Limoncello (#36). #QuestScouts #50adventures

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