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Jennifer Flaa
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Jennifer Flaa is freelance writer and blogger who lives in Mason City, IA with her husband and dog, Trayse. She is a new wife and city girl whose husband’s job has taken her on a tour of the rural Midwest. She has contributed food and local travel-related pieces to publications in North Dakota, Iowa & Minnesota and shares her adventures on her blog Jeni Eats. You can also find her on Twitter @JeniEats.

Entries by Jennifer Flaa

Giving Trees and Why We're So Obsessed With the 90s

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:11 PM

When you spend your first quarter century living somewhere, it will always feel like home.

In my case, this somewhere is the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota. My husband and I have since been transferred to Iowa, two hours from our childhood homes. We frequently return to visit...

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A Carbon Monoxide Detector Saved Our Lives

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 10:56 AM

We never gave carbon monoxide detectors much thought until this week.

Last Saturday morning began with a minor scare.

Our carbon monoxide detector started beeping. I panicked and took the dog outside while my husband checked the device. Fortunately, it only wanted to tell us it needed a new battery,...

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Finding My Voice: Growing Up Asian and Adopted in the Midwest

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 11:14 AM

One evening when I lived in Fargo, ND, I walked to a nearby gas station to purchase snacks to satisfy my evening munchies. Cheap cookies and pickle chips in hand, I returned to our apartment complex and walked past a group of male college students standing on a balcony. One...

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I Met My Spouse Online: 9 Online Dating Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

(20) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 10:14 PM

In the spirit of our first wedding anniversary, I crafted a list of nine lessons I learned from online dating. At the very end of a six month run on Match.com in 2009, I met Jake.

Online dating was actually less scary than it initially sounded. I found it...

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