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sfw Contributors

Margaret Pennock - 14 years

Thea Miller Ryan - 14 years

Jennifer Dumke - 14 years

Jill Funke - 14 years

Brianna Venekamp - 12 years

Darcie Bontje - 3 years

Sarah Javers - 2 years

Natalie Slieter - 1 year

Emily Olson - 1 year

Stacey Kracht - 1 year

Chellee Nemec - 1 year

Chantelle Duncan - 1 year

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Calendar of Events




In Our Community Tips for Visiting Santa In Our Community The Greatest Gift

Couples Connection Gifts From the Heart


Sugar & Spice


Pet Pals




In Our Community World Polio Day in Sioux Falls

Style: 36


Beauty Trends “Va Voom” Holiday Lashes

Fashion Trends The Perfect Party Wear


Where To Shop

38 104

Foodies: 52 54

Festive Holiday Cheer

Recipes Holiday Treats


Processed Foods in Moderation



Holiday Home: 62



Home & Garden Oh What Fun About the House Maintaining a Simple Clean Feel About the House D.I.Y Monogrammed Drinkware


Health: 80




The Skinny On Skinny Lattes & Mochas An Expert Guide To Coffee Cutting Edge Health Advancing Medicine Wellness What Next? Health Wrapped by Healing Hands

Profiles: 94



Cover Story Kasey Olivier, Holiday Dreams Can Come True

102 What’s New

Defining Grace Boutique

104 The Arts

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Happy Holidays 2016

Nov 19, 25-26, 30 Dec 1-3 & 7-21 Art Moms and Friends Holiday Pop Up Art Shop 10 am – 5 pm Park Place Center 3101 W. 41st Street moms llc and art moms (and friends) holiday boutique Nov 20 Explorer Craft & Vendor Fair 1 – 5 pm Explorer Elementary School (4010 W. 82nd. St) Admission: FREE (605) 610-7211 Nov 20 Sioux Empire Brass Holiday Concert 3-4:30 pm




Our Saviors Lutheran Church Admission: Freewill offering 605-361-7662

Nov 25 – 27 Men’s College Basketball Tournament: Sanford Pentagon Showcase 5:30 pm Sanford Pentagon (605) 336-2432 Nov 25 Parade of Lights 7:30 – 9:30 pm Phillips Ave. Downtown Sioux Falls Admission: FREE 605-338-4009

Calendar of Events

Nov 26 Jingle Bell Run – Sioux Falls 8 – 11:30 am Fawick Park Admission: $30 605-201-7973 jbr .org to register Nov 26 Presentation and Book-signing by Authors of “Gitchie Girl” 10 am – 12 pm Siouxland Libraries Ronning Branch Admission: FREE 605-367-8140 Nov 26 & Dec 18 Flick & Float 2 pm – 4 pm Midco Aquatic Center Admission: Active Swim Pass or Daily Admission 605-367-7665 or

Nov 28 - 29 RENT 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion Admission: $27.26 - $98.11 605-367-6000 Dec 1 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 7 pm Washington Pavilion Admission: $36.52 $196.75 605-367-6000 Dec 1 Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience Holiday Concert 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion – Belbas Theater Admission: $35.43 605-367-6000 or Dec 3rd – 31st McCrory Gardens Garden Glow 2016 Brookings South Dakota 5pm – 7pm *Excluding December 24 & 25 Admission: FREE to SDSU Students & McCrory Gardens Members Adults: $4, Youth: $2 (6-15 years of age) Children: FREE (5 years of age and younger) 605.688.6707 or Dec 2 Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Concert 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion Admission: $31.62 - $43.61 605-367-6000 or

Dec 2 – 4 Augustana Christmas Vespers 7 pm Dec 2, 3 & 7 pm Dec 3, 2 pm Dec 4 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Admission: $10 - $17 605-274-5320 Dec 2 & Jan 6 Free First Friday Kirby Science Center, Washington Pavilion Admission: FREE 605-367-6000 Dec 3 Early Bird 6-on-6 Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Tournament 9 am MariCar Community Center & Morningside Community Center Admission: $60 per team 605-367-8222 Dec 3 Polar Express Party (winter-themed story time, crafts & activities) 10:30 am – 12 pm Siouxland Libraries, Prairie West Branch Admission: FREE 605-978-6899 Dec 6 Strategies for Picky Eaters 12 pm – 1 pm LifeScapes – W. 26th St. Admission: FREE 605-444-9500 Dec 7 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer 7 pm Washington Pavilion Admission: $27.26 $85.03 605-367-6000

n o s a e S 7 201 On Stage Mads Tolling & the Mads Men

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Jim Witter: I Write the Songs

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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Friday, April 21, 2017 All concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion

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Dec. 2 Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Concert

We Cater Holiday Parties throughout the Season! Call 605-444-1800 or visit Sioux Falls 3705 S Western Ave 605-444-1800 Sunday - Thursday - 11 am - 8 pm Friday - Saturday - 11 am - 9 pm (quick-service)

Brookings 1805 6th St • Brookings 605-692-7427 Sunday - Thursday - 11 am - 8 pm Friday - Saturday - 11 am - 9 pm (quick-service)

Newest Location 323 S Phillips Ave. Downtown Sioux Falls 605-271-2672 Sunday 11 am - 8 pm Monday - Thursday 11 a m - 9 pm Friday - Saturday - 11 am - 12 am (Table Service) Featuring 20 different tap beers Check our Facebook Page for Specials and Promotions

Dec 8 Santa’s Belt, Youth Acrylic Painting Workshop 6:30 pm – 9 pm Instructional Planning Center Admission $25

Dec 11 Annual German Christmas Service 4 pm First Lutheran Church, Downtown Sioux Falls 605-332-8186

Dec 8 – 10 NCAA Division II Volleyball Championships 12 pm Sanford Pentagon Admission: $6 - $30 605-373-2033

Dec 18 Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers 4:00pm Orpheum Theater Admission: $40 premium seats; $35 balcony (605) 444-9600

Dec 10 Reindeer Games 2 pm – 4:30 pm Midco Aquatic Center Admission: Active Swim Pass or Daily Admission $3 & $4 605-367-8222 Dec 10 South Dakota Symphony: Holiday Collage 2:30 pm matinee & 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion Admission: $23.27 - $53.27 605-367-6000

Dec 18 Christmas On Ice 5 pm Scheel’s Ice Plex (Sanford Sports Complex) Admission: $7 adults, $3 students, Under 4 – Free (bring 3 cans of food, get $2 off) 605-271-8897 Dec 25 MERRY CHRISTMAS Dec 30 Mike Miller Classic 1 pm – 10 pm Sanford Pentagon Admission: $10 - $55 605-312-7900

Garden Glow 2016 A Sight For All To Experience! Stroll through a wonderland of lights, images and scenes of the holidays.

December 3rd – 31st 5pm – 7pm Nightly *Excluding December 24 & 25 The Gift shop will be open with unique McCrory Gardens items. Holiday Treats & Hot Chocolate Reduced Admission rates apply: FREE to SDSU Students & McCrory Gardens Members Adults: $4 • Youth: $2 (6-15 years of age) Children: FREE (5 years of age and younger)

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Feb. 9 Mads Tolling & the Mads Men

Jan 1, 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Jan 4 & 18 Winter ACA Quick Start Your Kayak (ages 7-13) 6 pm – 8 pm Embe Admission: $35 605-759-5665 Jan 6-8th Coppelia Orpheum Theatre Tickets available December 10, at Jan 21 Adult Frosty Frolics Coed Volleyball Tournament 9 am MariCar Community Center & Morningside Community Center Admission: $60 per team 605-367-8222 Jan 22 Professional Image Wedding Showcase 12 pm – 3 pm Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort Admission: $10 605-334-0619

Jan 24 & 25 Stomp 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion Admission: $27.26 - $95.93 605-367-6000 Jan 27 Shemekia Copeland 8 pm Sioux Falls Orpheum theatre Admission: $36 - $45, Student (w/ID) $12 605-335-6101 Jan 27 & Feb 23 Jr/Sr Visitation Day 10:30 am – 1 pm Southeast Tech Health Science Center Admission: FREE 605-367-7667 Feb 9 Mads Tolling & the Mads Men 7:00 p.m. Washington Pavilion Admission: $30 605-367-6000

Feb 17 - 19 37th Annual Artist of The Plains Art Show and Sale 5 - 9pm Friday, 10am - 6pm Saturday, 10am - 3 pm Sunday Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Sioux Falls Admission: Free Feb 28 Jim Witter: I Write the Songs 7:00 p.m. Washington Pavilion Admission: $30 605-367-6000

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you.” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29: 11-14

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Tips for Visiting Santa... from Mrs. Claus By Thea Miller Ryan • Photos courtesy of Santa


he real Mrs. Santa Claus has seen it all. Her husband meets millions of kids each year and sometimes it goes well, and sometimes it doesn’t. She has a few tips for making your child’s visit with Santa better.

• Bring your child out a couple of times to see Santa or get them to do an actual visit with Santa before you do pictures. Have them wear something comfort- able for their first Santa meeting. Kids in uncom- fortable outfits are upset even before they get to Santa’s lap. When your child is more comfortable with seeing Santa, you can dress them up for your holiday photo shoot. • Give yourself plenty of time. Rushing creates tension.

What can parents do to prepare their child to meet Santa?

• Consider bringing your child out early in the day when they aren’t tired, keeping in mind that later in the day things become much more hectic and can upset and confuse children.

• Prepare your child for their visit to Santa by reading books to them about Santa. Let them see pictures of Santa or watch movies or cartoons about Santa and his reindeer, elves and helpers.

• Come out early in the season to avoid the long lines. This gives you time to mail your Christmas cards and print more copies of Santa photos. Going earlier in the season also allows Santa to spend more time with your family.




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• Before you actually visit with Santa be sure your child has visited the restroom if necessary. For those last minute repairs and accidents bring along a comb or brush, hairspray, moist towelettes, and pins or barrettes for long hair.

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• The best photos are taken within the first 15 seconds. If you wish to take a group photo with a baby (6 months or younger), first position the rest of the group and then hand Santa the baby and back away quickly. If you think very young children will be afraid of Santa, hold them facing you with the child’s back to Santa and talk to them calmly before backing away.

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• If your child has a last minute flip-out while meeting Santa, there are several things you can try. Perhaps the child will stand next to Santa’s chair. If there is a Mrs. Claus on the set you might ask her to sit with Santa and hold the child. Many times children will go to a woman over a man. The staff may ask you to sit with the child for the photo. Sadly, sometimes nothing works. You may either decide to take the crying photo, many of which have become family classics, or you may decide to try again at another time. • Christmas is for all ages so don’t forget to do family photos and include all generations. These tips were provided by Mrs. Claus, Jeanne Pattison, of Sioux Falls, S.D. She and her husband, Mr. Claus (Bill) travel all over the United States to Santa conventions and are currently with the premier Adventure to Santa, a DreamWorks DreamPlace at the Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton, Colorado.


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The Greatest Gift Books Benefit Children’s Home Society By S.J. Menning


really believe that everything—all of our lives’ experiences—have led us to where we are today,” says Tammy Roberts, a truth truly seen in hindsight. Tammy and her husband Tom released Tom’s fifth book for Children’s Home Society this fall—a success neither would have predicted from where it started nearly 25 years ago during a South Dakota blizzard. Tammy had volunteered to coordinate the children’s Christmas program at their church that year, and was looking to add something extra to fully include the littlest ones. “Tom had been traveling for work and got stranded at the Summit Exit truck stop in a snowstorm,” Tammy recalls, “so I mentioned to him, ‘while you are stuck there, maybe you could write a story for the program.’” Tom’s story, ’Twas the Night Before Christ, was a hit. Word spread and soon churches and radio stations throughout the area wanted to broadcast the story. Eventually, in 2002, a book idea was proposed. “It sounded exciting,” says Tammy, “but we wanted it to be something bigger than ourselves.”




For The Benefit of The Children’s Home Society

Tammy and Tom knew instantly they wanted to use the book to benefit Children’s Home Society, a local organization that provides services to victims of child abuse and domestic violence. “Once we set out to do it, so many people were interested in helping,” says Tammy. They sold 3,000 copies in just 3 weeks. The book has been reprinted multiple times and the project has spurred additional books. The couple has collaborated on Santa’s Prayer, released in 2009, Little Lost Sock in 2011, Return to the Farm in 2013, and now The Greatest Gift, The Wise Ones’ Journey in 2016. Local Artist Jim Brummond has illustrated the past three books. Tom says that Tammy’s marketing background and relationships she has built over the years largely contributes to the success of the books. “It’s fun for me to pull this team together where people can use their expertise,” says Tammy. “And we just have so much support.” Tammy says the book project is really a community effort. While Tammy and Tom may lead the charge, they credit the retailers, churches, organizations, and individuals who support the project for playing an integral role. One hundred percent of the book sales support the programs and services of Children’s Home Society. “The stories are so relatable,” says Tammy. “These aren’t ‘children’s books’—they are family books with a great message. And it’s a unique way for people to help the kids at Children’s Home.” Since 2002, over 50,000 copies of the books have been sold, raising $1.1 million for the organization. Tom explains The Greatest Gift as a poetic take on the gift of the magi and how it applies to us all. Tammy and Tom will be hosting nearly 80 events this fall throughout South Dakota. If you would like to get a copy of The Greatest Gift, or any of the books to benefit Children’s Home Society, go to For information on the program and services provided by Children’s Home Society, visit

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Gifts From the Heart

Get Crafty in Gifting!


one are the days of ties and tacks as the only affordable gift option for the man in your life. Forget stressing over what to get that special someone who already has one of everything.

Don’t worry about finding that perfect gift. Make it! There is nothing more meaningful than a gift from the heart, made by hand. From Pinterest to DIY tutorials, the Internet hosts a treasure trove of homemade gift ideas that won’t break your gift-giving budget this year. Or, if you want a little more guidance than the tutorials provide, take advantage of crafty classes that many local Sioux Falls businesses offer on a regular basis. Here are just a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing:

Get Personal

• Personalize otherwise traditional gifts for a true custom approach. If you need assistance, the Bead Co. in downtown Sioux Falls is happy to show you how to do—or help you with—metal stamping of meaningful quotes, signatures, fingerprints and more.


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• Custom mold a signature keychain. • Make your mark with fingerprint cufflinks. • Stamp the date of a best catch on a custom fishing lure.

Sentimental Meanings • Take a trip through your past or share the dreams of your future. Color Me Mine and Unglued both offer classes for custom handprinting and design & décor on otherwise everyday products. • Make every Monday a little better with a custom mug— complete with your sweetie’s favorite coffee beans for future use. • Handprint an “I ª you because ___________” on framed glass for an ongoing, uplifting daily reminder.

• Create a box of special date night ideas, but go one step further: include everything that is needed for each date and include a minimum of twelve in total: one date per month.

• Put a romantic twist on a simple game of Jenga by adding handwritten sweet notes or suggestions.

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• If you are ready to get a little more hands-on with your projects, your options are even more endless. A few supplies and a couple of tools, along with a good dose of positive attitude, is all you need. And don’t forget to check local businesses for any upcoming workshops that might be able to help you along the way!

• Pull double duty and protect your end tables with a painted wood-slice coaster set. • Feature your true love’s most favorite things in a string art piece.

• Take it up a notch from the tie and tack gift theme to create a tie rack using antique nails and pallet boards.

• The couple that plays together stays together: make a homemade, larger than life, Yardzee game for a little outdoor (or living room) fun!

We have set up links to websites that feature custom made and date-night-fun products: Handwritten Signature Key chains, Fingerprint Cuff links, Stamped Fishing Lures, Personalized Coffee Mugs, Box of Dates, Jenga, Tie Rack, Coasters and more. Visit and click on the extended content tab.


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eghan McNeill, the front office supervisor at the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society, shares these holiday gift ideas for your pet:

Dogs: Kong toy, natural chews (Bully Sticks, antlers, etc.), interactive puzzles, “unstuffies” toys (no stuffing for you to pick up!), tennis ball launcher. Cats: Cat nip, cat garden (safe plants for your cat to chew), drinking fountain (for those who prefer to drink out of the sink), cat trees, window seats.

New products: Toe Grips are great for elderly dogs that struggle to walk on slippery wood/tile floors. For cats, an interactive feeder helps monitor food intake and allows them to use their hunting skills on something appropriate. Why give: “Why not give your pet a present?” Meghan says. “They are family, after all.” Ultimate gift: “Bringing home a new friend from your local shelter or rescue center also might be a huge hit for your pet as well as provide a home for the holidays for an animal in need!” Meghan adds.




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Vaccines Help Prevent The Once Feared Polio Disease Immunizations are still needed across the world By: Natalie Slieter Photos by Maggie Sweets Photography


ayor Mike Huether declared October 24th as World Polio Day for Sioux Falls to bring awareness to this devastating disease. The Rotary Club in Sioux Falls was also recognized at this event for their work to eliminate the disease.

Charlotte Hofer is a member of the Rotary Club and said her membership is personal. “The polio story is important to me because my mother is a polio survivor,” Charlotte says.

Charlotte’s mother, Shirley Hofer, was five years old when she got polio in her left leg. She was in extreme pain and required to stay in bed for several months. Shirley is from the Freeman and Marion area where many other children also contracted polio around the same time as her. The year Shirley had polio, three children in the small community of Freeman died. That’s enough to terrify a community.

“Today, two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, still remain polio-endemic,” Amundson says. “Not all countries are vaccinating their children, as we do here in the United States. That means a child with polio in another country can bring it here.” The lack of vaccinating children can be due to social and religious stigmas as well as ignorance.

“My mom survived polio,” Charlotte says. “Others weren’t so lucky.” Shirley says the disease she had back in 1942 still affects her to this day. Because of the polio, Shirley’s left leg is smaller than her right leg. She still suffers from pain and has insomnia. But Shirley does find a positive from the trial she went through as a child. “It has made me more compassionate toward people with disabilities,” Shirley says. Dr. Paul Amundson, chief medical officer for Dakotacare, says polio was once one of the most feared diseases, with 15,000 cases of paralysis each year in the United States before the polio vaccine was available.


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United in the Fight Against Polio ~ L-R: Rotary President Sawyer Vanden Heuvel; President Bob Bohm, Board member Charlotte Hofer, polio survivor Shirley Hofer; Mayor Mike Huether; President Michelle Lavallee; President Kim Erickson, and Asst. District Governor Shelli Masek.

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Dr. Amundson says while there is no cure for polio, there is a vaccine to prevent the disease. He says a child not getting vaccinated allows the risk of becoming infected and spreading the disease to others. “Here in the United States and here in Sioux Falls, polio survivors are still dealing with the late effects of polio,” Dr. Amundson says. “The pain often comes back.” Shirley can attest to this as the pain returned, this time in on the right side of her body. However, Shirley looks at her journey and stays thankful. “I am so grateful that my polio was quite mild compared to so many others who survived but suffered life-long crippling,  painful conditions,” Shirley says. To learn more or donate, visit


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Filling Her Days With Enthusiasm


aroline has converted one of her bedrooms into what she calls her “activity room.” In it, she has her loom and spinning wheel, her sewing machine, and her computer.

But Caroline’s interests travel way beyond that room. In her parlor, she has a harp; on her wrist, an Apple watch; in her refrigerator, homemade yogurt; and beyond her front door more pursuits. “I feel I’ve been given the enthusiasm for interesting things,” says Caroline. Caroline grew up in Madison County, Iowa, and then attended the University of Iowa, where she met her future husband. After graduating, they moved to his hometown of Canton, South Dakota, about 20 minutes south of Sioux Falls. With her nursing diploma, Caroline sometimes worked in a doctor’s office, but mostly, she devoted herself to being a fulltime mother and wife. She and her husband raised two sons and a daughter.

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In 2012, on her 80th birthday, she moved to Touchmark. “I moved to Touchmark, because I had been taking care of our home by myself for 20 years after my husband died, and I just wanted to retire from that,” she says.

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She is not inclined to use the exercise machines, preferring walking. She and her dog are often seen taking morning strolls on the Touchmark paths. She belongs to a Touchmark book club. She plays Texas Hold’em twice a week at Touchmark and drives 25 miles to Canton once a week to play Mahjong with friends. She enjoys taking the Touchmark bus with friends to restaurants and special events. “If the bus is scheduled to go to lunch, dinner, or other activity—I’m on it! I really enjoy the social aspects of it.” “Touchmark is such a wonderful community. When I go away, I really miss it and the people. And when I come back, it is so good to see everyone again. We really look out for each other. It is very much a family and community from the staff to the residents. It’s a great experience.” To learn more about life at Touchmark, including our latest expansion, call 605-496-0674 or visit

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‘Tis The Season To Be GLAM!

By Chantelle Duncan Photos by Margaret Pennock


ending out holiday pictures to family and friends? Preparing for an elegant gala or company Christmas party and you know selfies with friends or coworkers cannot be avoided? Brighten up your eyes with false lashes so that every picture screams, “VA VOOM!”

Here’s why: False lashes are a wonderful way to enhance your eyes without wearing a ton of makeup. It will make your lashes appear long, fuller, and separated without any clumps that mascara might leave behind. Are you a little emotional at family gatherings because you haven’t seen your nieces or nephews since they were in diapers? For the criers, you can wear these lashes and not have to worry about the black mascara tears running down your cheek, or the heavy duty waterproof mascara clumps that build up on your lashes. Your normal selfies turn into a celebrity photo just by adding false lashes. Besides concealer hiding your dark circles, false strips widen your eyes, and steal the attention so they can’t take their eyes off you. Hooded eyes, small eyes, wide eyes, or even sensitive eyes, anyone can join #eyelashesonfleek! The best part is, false eyelashes companies have become the big sister to mascara and they have made a lash strip modified just for you.




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Here’s How: Pick false lashes that best compliment your eye shape. (There are many types, from natural human hair or mink, to synthetic faux lashes.)

Measure false lash strip to the size of the hood of your eye.

Apply thin layer of lash glue (you’re in luck, there is hypo allergenic eyelash glue) right on the strip. Fit snug on the hood of the waterline, wait about 30 seconds to dry and go!

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Perfect Party Wear for the Holidays


By Brianna Venekamp

t doesn’t matter if you’re hosting or just attending, finding the right outfit can be stressful and time consuming. But, before you pull out your same ol’ go to little black dress, try one of these options for your holiday attire.


Unleash your inner diva, by pairing a long sequined maxi with a long-sleeved burgundy shirt, a plaid shirt with a black sequined pencil skirt, or a delicate polka dot tulle skirt with a plaid shirt.

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Forget the ‘no white after Labor Day’ rule. A crisp LWD is a sophisticated and unexpected choice for the holidays. Amp up your style with a statement necklace or find a dress with beadwork on the neckline to do all the work for you.


When you team bold colors, like sapphire, garnet, ruby, or emerald, with detailed embellishments, you don’t need a lot of accessorizing. Simple accessories will do.


These styles are a party all their own, so neutral pumps are all you need to complete your look, with simple or no accessories.



Look for outfits with ornamentation like beading and embroidery. They give an outfit a fresh-off-the-runway vibe, and no jewelry required, means one less thing to coordinate.


Attending a party after work with little time to spare? Shift tailored black trousers into party mode, by pairing them with a subtly embellished peplum top. Add a blazer during working hours, and then bring on the glamour by pairing the outfit with metallic sandals and jewelry.




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2101 W 41st Street 605-334-7767 DITZ designs Limited edition collectible Father Christmas figures. Each figure is dated, numbered and signed. Embellished with sculpted face, realistic eyes, and a lighted tree. Crafted by artisans, each original design takes on its own personality. Prices vary.

518 N Cliff Ave Harrisburg 605-261-1568 Treats for the holidays! Homemade treats and baked goods. Toffee, fudge, cookies, cakes and so much more! Take the stress out of your holiday and order ahead. Prices vary.

Harold’s Photo Experts Tell your family and friends about your year with a personalized holiday letter. Our 8.5x11 holiday letters are printed on premium paper and feature your photos and text. Choose our scoring option for easy folding to fit into #10 4x9 envelopes. Envelopes optional. Great paired with one of our Holiday Cards! 8.5x11 holiday letter starting as low as $.79.

Luca’s Boutique

401 8th Street Suite 122 605-212-2655 Exquisite and the perfect holiday gift. These handbags are handcrafted by independent artisans in Italy. Limited gift certificates available. Prices vary.

Young and Richard’s Floral and Gift

222 S Phillips Ave Sioux Falls The perfect keepsake Christmas gift is a hand painted Ne’Qwa ornament—something they will cherish forever. Prices range from $29.99-$99.99.

First Impressions

775 10th Street Hwy 18 Rock Valley, IA 712-476-2945 • Dimensional original art. Warm neutrals with bronze and burnished gold accents. 48” x 36”. Price: $220




Where To Shop

Riddle’s Jewelry

Corner of 41st and Louise & at The Empire Mall 605-361-0911 or 605-275-9161 Celebrate the Joy of Us with two center diamonds to symbolize each of you. Prices vary.

Forget Me Not Gift Boutique

5005 S Western Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57108 605-335-9878 • Whimsical gnome ornaments feature knit hats, faux fur beards, linen canvas bodies and felt tweed feet and hands. Perfect for your own tree or a gift exchange. Price: $18

Artisan 57

Located in Vance Thompson Vision Center 3101 W 57th Street 605-371-7057 The Revox 7 by Revision Skincare. Laugh your way through the holiday season with this peptide-rich serum uniquely formulated to reduce the appearance of expression lines. Price: $120


4101 N Hainje Ave 605-334-9727 This gorgeous island features a painted and glazed custom finish. The extra details like beaded openings and molding on the door and drawer fronts just add to the beauty! Prices vary.

Defining Grace Boutique Shop our great selection of double hoodies and many more trendy affordable options! Sizes small to 3XL. Shop online anytime! Prices vary.

Wild Water West Waterpark

26767 466th Ave 605-361-9313 2017 Season Passes—a season pass is your ticket to fun, all summer long! Passes start are as low as $74.95 per person.

Where To Handy Man Home Remodeling Center

910 E 10th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57103 605-336-0316 Come in and see our newest shower doors! This Foremost Brushed Nickel Frameless Sliding Shower Door is perfect for your new 5’ shower! Starting around $400.


Wireless World

2802 W 41st Street Suite B Sioux Falls, SD 57105 605-380-1042 Speck cases are designed to make an impact—and take one. Fantastic deals coming your way this Black Friday on all Speck cases at Wireless World. Prices starting at $34.99.

The Eye Doctors, P.C.

5116 S Western Ave 605-338-7104 Attach the handy ReadeREST Magnetic Eyewear Holder to your shirt to keep your glasses secured without putting a hole in your clothes. Price: $15

Mahlander’s Appliance & Lighting

130 N Minnesota Avenue 605-336-7798 Adding the finishing design touches for the holidays? A pop of color never hurts—especially when the color is blue! Price: $279 – $379


Nyberg’s Ace

41st & Minnesota, 12th & Kiwanis, 10th & Sycamore, 41st & Sertoma 605-336-6474 Hammer Stahl® Professional Series cookware & cutlery. A legacy of superior craftsmanship with a distinctive 7-ply® multi-clad surgical stainless steel to create the very finest cooking experience in your home. Lifetime warranty. Made in the USA. Price starting at $39.99.




Where To Shop

3509 W 49th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57106 605-361-0006 Zignature brand is the food your dog has been looking for! Includes protein sources such as venison, trout, salmon, turkey and even kangaroo. Proudly made in Minnesota, USA. Go ahead and try them—your dog will love you even more! Prices Vary.

Mainstream Boutique, Dawley Farms

716 S Highline Place 605-275-3046 Belle Via Jewelry—original handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces. Prices start at $22.


5035 S Louise Ave 605-271-6908 MantraBand—simple, elegant bracelets with delicate polish and an uplifting, positive and mindful message for your daily reminder, affirmation and inspiration. They come in Silver, Gold & Rose Gold. Price: $29.50 & $41

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Lauriebelles Boutique

2101 W 41st Street Suite 51 605-362-9000 Hey ladies...from casual to dress, shop all the cool styles your guy needs. Prices vary.

615 E Brian Street Suite B Tea, SD 605-498-0101 • Love Your Melon beanies! These stunning, comfy, and CUTE slouchy beanies come in a variety of colors, plus 50% of net proceeds from the sale of all Love Your Melon products are donated to Love Your Melon’s nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer. Price: $30

Eddy Joy Baby Boutique

5005 S Western Ave Suite 170 Sioux Falls, SD 57108 605-275-0014 Pair together this super-soft penguin and matching touch-and-feel book from Jellycat for the perfect gift this holiday season! Book: $12.50; Stuffed animal: $22.50

Raymond’s Jewellers

1111 W 41st Street 605-338-7550 • Just in! A new exotic, color gemstone jewelry line…a musthave fashion statement! Each piece is a masterpiece! Heirloom quality, with a unique style that embodies luxury and elegance! Prices vary.

Arthur Johnson Shoes

2804 W 41st Street Near 41st Street & Kiwanis Ave 605-334-5751 The Brooks “Ghost 9” provides smooth, balanced cushioning and comes in three widths for a perfect fit. Price: $119.95


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Divine Hair Designs Salon and Boutique

2108 W 49th Street Suite 200 605-335-8776 For Tea’s Sake—premium organic loose leaf tea and mugs. A wonderful, healthy gift. Many flavors and designs to choose from. Prices vary.

J.H. Bechtold Jewelers

Stensland Family Farms Ice Cream + Country Store

325 S Phillips Ave 605-332-7151 • Butterfly Kisses…handcrafted Italian designs in sterling silver. Prices vary.

3101 W 41st Street Suite 109 605-271-0833 • Give the gift of ice cream, milk, cheese, butter and other dairy products! Gift cards are now available at both our Sioux Falls and farm locations. Prices vary.

Dakota Vision Center

5012 S Bur Oak Pl 605-361-1680 Dakota Vision Center, East 5418 E Arrowhead Pkwy 605-271-0464 Update your style with a new holiday look! Over 2,600 trendy frames to choose from including Tiffany, Jimmy Choo, KLiik and Ray Ban. Prices Vary.

Gypsy Trading Company

1324 E Cedar Street Brandon 605-941-2521 Grab the best gifts at Gypsy Trading Co. Everything from custom items to the funniest of gifts. Prices vary.

J.H. Bechtold Jewelers

325 S Phillips Ave 605-332-7151 Butterfly Kisses… handcrafted Italian designs in sterling silver. Prices vary.

Beauty Lounge llc Salon & Boutique

605-334-3761 43rd & Minnesota Ave. Sioux Falls SD Earrings, necklaces, bracelets made with sterling silver and gemstones, all different styles. Prices vary.




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The Body Garage Medical Spa

6301 S Minnesota Ave 605-334-2443 • ZO Anti-Aging: prevents/corrects aging, addressing both visible signs of aging and key triggers that can lead to premature aging. Price: $250.00

The Robin’s Nest

108 E Willow Street Harrisburg, SD 605-767-0191 • Vintage-inspired jewelry, perfect for your holiday outfit or a personal holiday gift. Prices vary.

Prairie Boutique Facebook@prairieboutiquellc Instagram@prairie_boutique Let it snow! We have soft warm blanket scarves in amazing colors. Great stocking stuffers, plus get one for yourself. Available in assorted colors. Price: $20


The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S Western Ave #170 605-334-6633 Warm up next to the fire in this cozy cardigan! Whole outfit under $100.

Homeology Decor & Gift Boutique

216 First Ave Rock Rapids, IA 712-472-3822 homeologyrockrapids OR 248 Hwy. 71 S. Arnolds Park, IA Cute, cozy, comfy furniture, just in time for the holidays. Prices vary.

Belle Touche Salon & Day Spa

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S Western Ave Suite 180 605-275-6200 Feel the comfort of the holidays in Aveda’s own aroma with certified organic ginger and ginger lily, named Candrima after “moonlight” in Sanskirt for lily’s moon-white blossoms. Price $39.50

The Diamond Room

3501 W. 57th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57108 605-362-0008 Stunning new rose and white gold Parade in Color designer ring featuring pink sapphires and fiery white diamonds. (No Pricing)


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Shop BeSpoke

1327 Cleveland Ave. Larchwood, IA 712-477-2388 Barefoot Elegance China Cabinet, dimensions: 90H by 42W by 26D. Materials: bleached oak burl, walnut burl, leather. Prices from $8500.

Gunderson’s Jewelers

The Bridges at 57th & Western 2109 W 57th Street 605-338-9060 John Hardy Classic Chain Hammered Link Bracelet, just one of the John Hardy Collection to choose from this holiday season. Price: $1395

Vivaz Medical Spa

5019 S Western Avenue 605-328-9770 SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex®—rejuvenate skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing skin texture and tone. TNS Recovery Complex 0.63oz. Price: $179

Forget Me Not Gift Boutique

520 N. Cliff Ave. Harrisburg 605-213-3111 The Holiday Classic Candles by Nest Fragrances. Pairing the comfort of a traditional holiday fragrance with a festive red velvet package. This extraordinary scent captures the aroma of a sparkling holiday. Price start at $42

Flyboy Donuts

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5005 S Western Ave Suite 190 605-321-5259 Taste the difference that fresh makes! We source the best international beans, artisan roast them in our own roaster, and deliver them to your cup hours after roasting. Over 100 blends to choose from. Available in K-cup, whole bean, and ground varieties. Prices vary.




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Clarity Hair by Tammy

Serenite Salon Suites 4240 W 69th Street Suite 11 605-214-1011 • Neuma hair care products. Professional performance plus healthy sustainable plant-based USDA certified ingredients! Great gift ideas that are healthy for you and healthy for your hair. Prices start at $26.

Audiology Specialty Clinic

5124 S Western Ave Suite 4 605-275-5545 Give the gift of hearing to someone you care about. Ground breaking technology gives your brain total access to the sounds around you, resulting in understanding speech better with less effort. Hear better. Less effort. Remember more. Prices vary.

You’ve Been Framed

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5015 S Western Ave Suite 140 605-361-9229 Beautiful, hand-stamped talisman necklaces and bracelets constructed of sterling silver, brass, and 14K gold. Prices start at $160.

Beautique Boutique


1725 W. 41st Street 605-332-4400 Magnolia Home Metal Park Bench Add an accent of color to your room with coral bench design by Magnolia Home host Joanna Gaines. Available only at Montgomery’s in Eastern SD. Price: $294

1316 E Cedar Street Brandon 605-582-2882 Stay comfy & cozy for the holiday season! Price: $14 - CC Beanie $16 - CC Sherpa Mittens $25 - Natural Life mug and cozy socks gift set

Rainn Salon and Spa

The Bridges at 57th & Western 5019 S Western Ave Suite 160 605-521-5099 Moroccanoil gifts and gift sets. All Moroccanoil products are oilinfused. This unique approach to hair care leaves hair naturally smooth and shiny, but also improves its condition with each use. It’s the perfect gift idea! Prices start at $25.

Weigh 2 Go Weight Loss Centers

Sioux Falls, 3801 W 34th Street Suite 135 & 6709 S Minnesota Ave Suite 202 Brandon, Brookings, Pipestone, Worthington & Omaha 605-201-0282 Metabolic testing that tests your resting Metabolic rate. Same machine that is used on the biggest loser. Prices start at $30

Shopperts Piano Gallery

1020 E. 41st. Street 605-339-6023 “Kawai Digital Pianos” The digital piano preferred by many teachers for its incredible, realistic touch and feel of an acoustic piano. Prices vary


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Holiday Drinks Traditional or New, Warm Up Holiday Parties By Thea Miller Ryan


ith a twinkle and splash, holiday drinks can be the highlight of the party. Like Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas,” people take comfort in old, traditional holiday drinks as well as new, refreshing ones.


Tom and Jerry drinks make the top of the list of traditional holiday beverages. They first appeared in Christmas stories and films around 1932. The drink began as a publicity stunt to get people to come to the early 1820s play, Tom and Jerry, or Life in London, by British journalist Pierce Egan. The drink went on to become wellknown in the 1932 holiday story, Dancing Dan’s Christmas, and films, including 1941’s The Great Mr. Nobody, and The Apartment, a 1960 holiday tryst. South Dakota food blogger Fran Hill, said Hot Buttered Rum is her favorite holiday drink. “There is nothing like wrapping my hands around a steaming mug of Hot Buttered Rum as I sit in front of a twinkling Christmas tree to fill me with the warmth and glow of the holiday season,” she said.




Festive Holiday Cheer

Slow-Cooker Hot Buttered Rum from Fran Hill • • • •

2 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 sticks cinnamon • 6 whole cloves • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg • 2 quarts hot water • 2 cups spiced rum • fresh nutmeg (grated for garnish) • real whipped cream (Redi-Whip in a can is good for this.)

• Create a cheesecloth sachet for the whole cloves, or use a tea strainer to contain them. • Add all ingredients (except fresh nutmeg for garnish and whipped cream) to a slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Then, turn heat to low and continue to simmer until serving. Serve topped with real whipped cream and grated fresh nutmeg. Keep the bottle of spiced rum on the side for those that like to add a little more kick. Serves 20. Betsey Wick, a veteran Sioux Falls bartender, said the Moscow Mule has become very popular again. In fact, she said, “a true copper cup and the correct makings for it will be the envy gift of everybody who loves holiday mixes.”

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“And, of course,” Betsey said, “You can’t really go wrong with simple and classic…Bailey’s on the rocks. There are a number of great flavors now, too.” New Holiday Drinks While martinis are nothing new, some of the new ways to mix them can be holiday favorites as well. “A true, classic, properly made Chocolatini is great for the holiday,” Betsey said. “Use equal parts of Godiva White Chocolate Liquor, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liquor, and quality vodka.” Also, she said, “Rumchata is great cinnamony happiness on its own, but also pairs well with many liquors you wouldn’t expect. Rumchata and Wild Turkey American Honey is called a Motorboat. Rumchata and Southern Comfort is called The Gay ‘90s. Both are perfect holiday drinks.” Locals love the holiday smells and tastes of nearby Strawbale Winery’s Hot Apple Raspberry Cider. The warm drink is perfect for the cold months and brings back all kinds of holiday memories. Strawbale’s Hot Apple Raspberry Cider 1 Bottle of Strawbale Apple Raspberry Wine 1 Packet Mulling spices 1 Cup apple cider 3 Tbsp honey or to taste Combine the following ingredients in a sauce pan or crock pot. Warm slowly for about an hour. Do not boil. Remove spice bag. Enjoy.

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Ingredients 1 c. sugar 1/3 c. light corn syrup 1/3 c. water 2 tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 8 c. Popped Corn 1/3 c. red and/or green nonparells 1/4 c. cinnamon candies Directions Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients in a heavy sauce pan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium; bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until candy thermometer registers 255 degrees F. Remove from heat; stir in salt and vanilla. Quickly pour mixture over popcorn; toss gently to coat. Add nonparells, tossing gently to combine. Moisten or grease hands. Working quickly, press the mixture into 5-inch starshaped cookie cutter. If candied corn becomes too hard to shape, place in a warm (200 degrees F) oven for a few minutes to soften.

Ginger Crinkle Cookies Ingredients 2/3 cup canola oil 1 1/2 cups turbinado sugar, divided (see Tip) 1 large egg 4 tablespoons molasses 2 cups sifted whole-wheat pastry flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon sea salt Preheat oven to 350 °F.Mix oil and 1 cup sugar in a large bowl until combined. Beat in egg until combined. Stir in molasses until evenly incorporated. Sift flour, baking




soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt over the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Put the remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a small bowl. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in the sugar before placing 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Do not flatten.Bake the cookies until set, but still soft when gently touched, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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Boot Tracks Ingredients 1/2 cup salted butter 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 6 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder, (optional) Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting Preheat a nonstick (not Belgian) waffle iron. Cream butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, cocoa powder, oil and espresso powder (if using). Beat until thoroughly combined. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the preheated ungreased waffle iron. (To avoid burnt fingers, use two spoons, one to scoop and one to scrape dough onto the waffle iron.) Close and cook until the cookies are puffed and cooked through, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Waffle irons vary, so watch closely and don’t let the cookies get too dark. Transfer to a wire rack to cool until just warm. Dust the cookies with confectioners’ sugar while still slightly warm (see Variations).Variations: Instead of confectioners’ sugar, drizzle cooled cookies with melted bittersweet and/or white chocolate. Or make a peppermint drizzle: Mix 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, 4 teaspoons water and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract; add natural green food coloring, if desired.


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Processed Foods in Moderation By Stacey Kracht





rocessed foods tend to get a bad reputation, and often that’s for good reason. Some processed foods aren’t all bad for us—as long as that’s not all we are eating all the time. It’s important to be aware of what we eat because it’s what fuels our bodies, after all. Some processed foods can have health benefits. According to, “Milk and juices are sometimes fortified with calcium and vitamin D, and breakfast cereal may have added fiber.” Good processed foods include low- and non-fat milk; whole grain cereals; frozen fruits and vegetables without sugar, syrup, or sauce; dried fruits, oatmeal and whole grain bread; frozen seafood (not breaded); canned salmon and tuna; and roasted nuts and seeds.

Healthy Diet ~ Healthy Life

Highly processed foods contain unhealthy additives and artificial ingredients. They often have high levels of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Canned options are usually high in sodium, refined carbohydrates, fats, and trans fats. Avoid canned items with high sodium, boxed meals, ready-to-eat shelf-stable meals, packaged cakes and cookies, and high-calorie snack foods like chips and candy. Read the labels on your food items and look over the list of ingredients. Educate yourself on what those mean: you may have to do some research to understand fully what is in your food. Look for canned foods without salt added and fruits in natural juices or water, and try to avoid foods with one of following listed as the first ingredient: sugar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, monosodium glutamatate. Be aware of hidden trans fats listed as partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, as well as hidden sugar and sodium. Amanda Eben, Hungry for Truth contributor, describes her common-sense, healthy approach to providing meals to her family: When making decisions about food and buying groceries for my family, I like to keep health in mind. I like to have a protein with every meal and also eat lots of fruits and vegetables. We also like to keep everything in moderation. Most importantly, I like to make home-cooked meals because there’s just something about having a connection to that food as compared to something that came from a box or a package. Sources: UPMC HealthBeat; EatRight: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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A Holiday Home for the Kid at Heart By Jennifer Dumke Photography by Cipher Imaging Architectural Photography


he soft glow of candles, stockings by the fireplace and, of course, a stately holiday tree trimmed to perfection make this custom home a classic backdrop for festive dÊcor. Take a closer look and see the homeowners’ love for the childhood favorite Disney on display throughout the home, which was built by Rallis Construction.

A welcoming entrance leads into the main living area and immediately sets the tone for a “luxury yet livable” environment. Soft chocolate brown leather furniture from Montgomery’s Furniture accompanies eclectic accessories such as the round copper top coffee table. Rich, hand-scraped maple floors are softened with a large oriental rug. An angled fireplace with a custom stacked-stone surround and wood mantle creates a melody of architectural elements. The neutral-toned walls, vaulted ceiling and large windows ensure the space remains bright and welcoming for relaxation and entertaining. A traditional buffet with builtin wine rack is perfect for gatherings and is accented with a statement piece of art and mission-style accessories. Leading into the kitchen is a casual dining area filled with contrasting design elements such as a modern glass-pendant light fixture paired with an “Old World” style dining table and chairs. Taking a turn, the space is given a festive finish with classic poinsettias. The use of wood extends into the open-concept kitchen with peninsula. Tones of black

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and cream tile in the backsplash are partnered with the alder custom cabinets from Schoenhard’s Custom Cabinetry. Stainless steel appliances from Karl’s TV, Appliance and Furniture glisten among the wood tones and stand out with the coordinating tones of the backsplash. A double-tiered peninsula features laminate countertops and farmhouse-style sink, perfect for quick bites or casual cooking conversation. For added convenience, a walk-in kitchen pantry with pocket door provides additional storage.




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Subtle yet contrasting, the master bedroom features cool tones of sky blue and indigo. Rich jacquard bedding and soft carpet add a luxurious feel while the angled tray ceiling and dark wood furniture and blinds keep in line with the classic features of the rest of the home. Flowing into the master bathroom, the hues of blue continue to be seen throughout. Dark cabinets, ocean-inspired walls and crisp white create a more modern feel. For added flair, whimsical framed art of Disney characters graces the walls and other accessories. In addition to a love for all things Disney, the main level office takes a turn with a bold use of an aviation theme. A trendy chevron area rug adds a touch of modern to the space, which includes a tufted leather chair and expansive wrap-around desk. To keep a spacious feel, neutral walls allow for aviationthemed wall dĂŠcor to complement unique accessories. A silver and white trimmed holiday tree adorned with a classic star is perfect for the festive months.


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The lower level of this home is filled with fun. From gaming tables to a full bar and from a sectional sofa to flat-screen television, the homeowners demonstrate their love for comfort, hobbies and entertaining. Neutral walls and soft carpets from Thornton Flooring provide the necessary palette to focus on their themed dĂŠcor and holiday items. To ensure a holiday feel throughout the entire house, a large corner tree is colorfully filled with heirloom Disney ornaments.

A statement wall features a nostalgic aviation piece of art painted on wood planks and coordinates with the relaxed textures of the accent pillows. Simple accessories and wide-open spaces ensure plenty of room for parties and simplicity. And what lower level recreation area would be complete without a classic popcorn machine? Nestled in the gaming area, this vintage piece is the perfect finishing touch. Giving an industrial flair, a triple pendant light fixture with Edison-style bulbs hangs over a pool table. No need to go upstairs for treats or refreshments, a full bar is easily accessible and utilizes the same elements as the main kitchen. Rich alder custom cabinets from Showplace Kitchens and tile backsplash from the Stone Center continue to work with the entertainment-inspired furniture and dĂŠcor. Delicate holiday touches are displayed on the laminate countertops while wood blinds blend with the wood grains of the cabinets. For extra seating, a corner pub table and chairs is accented with an industrial-style pendant light with Edison bulb. During this festive time of year, the homeowners utilize the table to display a variety of Disney-inspired holiday dĂŠcor.

The words displayed in the guest bedroom seem to say it all: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Hints of deep red stand out against the creamy walls and can be seen throughout the plaid bedding. Festive finds such as throw pillows and a small tree ensure that even overnight guests enjoy a taste of the holidays. A large window is simply accented with blinds and deep-red side panels for a bold statement of color. The guest bathroom displays a rustic feel with a wood checkerboard framed mirror and oldfashioned holiday tree with burlap base. Hobbies and holidays, these homeowners know how to take decorating to the next level by embracing their love for a cherished childhood icon and turning it into the inspiration for one of the most beloved times of the year.




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A Customized Kitchen By Stacey Kracht, inSKribe LLC


eSpoke Design Studio and Workshops, which provides luxury home remodels, recently completed a kitchen remodel in a Georgian-inspired Sioux Falls home. Local BeSpoke designer Keith Morgan notes the importance of maintaining the simple, clean feel of the home. For the cabinetry, the homeowner wanted locally sourced material, and Keith wanted to add a level of refinement. Dying the product was the answer: new life was brought to a traditional oak with a silver finish and walnut accents. BeSpoke produces their own sheet goods: “We have the ability to work with wood that’s grown anywhere on the planet.” Creating their own raw materials gives them lots of options; you won’t see that silver oak anywhere else in Sioux Falls. Additionally, the cabinetry is fully motorized: the operator can open upper cabinet doors with a simple touch. Keith’s team provides high-end design and fabrication. BeSpoke designs materials in the same environment they’re crafted in, allowing the design to progress throughout the fabrication process. “Design people often say they wish they could have changed something once it’s built,” Keith explains. “Our process is fluid and allows us to keep developing.”


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This particular home is divided into smaller rooms, providing an intimate feel. The entry was small and lacked storage, so the team created a walnut set of cabinets for storing coats and shoes. This free-standing signature piece features raised crescent details on the doors. “We [gave it] more of a furniture feel, rather than a simple extension of kitchen cabinetry,” Keith says. The moldings create a beautiful face and crown that aren’t used elsewhere in the kitchen.

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The ceiling features three simple walnut coffers with added delineation in the surface. The counsel on the right wall mixes a furniture piece into the cabinetry for variety. The English sycamore comes from Scotland and is a crisp, light color, contrasting nicely with the silver oak. The countertops were also made of locally available materials – Calcutta by Cambria. The discreet white look differentiates from the rest of the kitchen. German company Blanco was used for the hardware. The knobs on the cabinets have a slight art deco feeling. All the doors on the lower interiors are one-inch thick, solid walnut. BeSpoke takes a space from raw stud to finished product, streamlining the entire process. Because the same craftsmen complete all aspects of the job, they make everything custom fit. Their finished work showcases the wide breadth of talent within their workshop.

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Monograms are a wonderful sentiment for gift-giving and can create a homemade feeling for store-bought items. Etching glass to create personalized, custom barware provides a perfect gift during the holiday season and is likely easier than you think! Make some extras with your own monogram to add unique flair to your holiday gatherings and use all through the year.


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“Our clients don’t want to know what’s behind the walls; they want impeccable design that befits their lifestyle,” Morgan says. Bespoke has been delivering flawless luxury custom cabinetry and remodeling services since 1998, see “This is so addicting,” Morgan says. “We are creating a legacy of work that adds unmatched aesthetic details to a home.” In the end, Bespoke’s success among luxury market clients stems from the artistry of Morgan’s work and the company’s exemplary level of service. Bespoke marquetry features distinctive architectural detailing, the use of unique materials, and flawless craftsmanship. “Establishing a level of trust with clients is very important in achieving beautiful pieces,” Moran says, “because in the end, we have to understand the client’s needs as well as preserve the artistic vision.” To that end, Morgan stewards each commission from start to finish. “Our clients don’t have a team of contractors and subcontractors, designers, and laborers— they have me,” Morgan says. “They trust that the Bespoke product is the epitome of elegance because I and my craftsmen are there throughout the remodeling process.”


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Get the Skinny on Skinny Lattes & Mochas: An Expert’s Guide to Coffee By Jarett C. Bies, for Avera Health


nergizing espresso-based treats, as well as good oldfashioned black coffee: the love affair with those tiny beans that mean so much is getting stronger every day. Couldn’t you just crush a giant frappe or a big old café mocha right about now? There’s not much that beats a big cupful of your favorite caffeine-laced beverage; it helps you cope, concentrate and celebrate, too. Now that gourmet coffee is everywhere, sometimes it’s easier to down that drink and deny the sugar, calories and fat we can find inside the cup or carafe. We dashed off to a coffee shop with Avera Heart Hospital Dietitian Lauren Cornay, so she could fill us in on the facts. Approaches to what to order vary as much as people do, but there are a few easy things to consider, she said. “Drinking black coffee is pretty safe, but the moment you add cream or milk of any kind, up goes the overall calorie count,” Cornay said. “If you love a latte with whole milk, you’re looking at a 230-calorie drink that packs 8-11 grams of fat.”




That adds up fast if you have one every day on the way to work. You can help yourself by using skim milk, Cornay said, because it’s lower in fat, and the baristas will tell you it makes a better cappuccino, too. “Skim milk tends to froth up better and give a voluminous topping to a drink–more so than its fattier cousins,” she said. “So if you love that heaping hat of foam on top of your drink–stick with skim. The ‘skinny lattes’ you find at most coffee shops typically are skim milk-based with artificially sweetened flavored syrups.” Unfortunately, there’s really no “good” fat in an iced latte topped with whipped cream. Unsaturated “good” fats, like those found in olive oil, nuts and seeds are helpful, but milk has mostly saturated fat, which you should limit in your diet. “Some people aim to avoid this fat with plant-based milks like soy in their coffee creations, but if you do, ask for unflavored soy milk,” said Cornay. “Coffee shops tend to use vanilla soy milk. It’s tasty, but packed with added sugar. There are other milks out there, too, but beware of coconut milk in your coffee. It has some

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good nutrients but it’s a high-saturated fat product. Buzz-inducing blender drinks are amazing, but they’re uberindulgent, just in case the mountain of cream inside that plastic dome on the top didn’t give it away, Cornay reminds us. “Most of the mixes that go into ‘frappes’ and other drinks of that ilk are sugar-heavy and hard to justify drinking very often,” she said. “Most of the 16-ounce versions of this drink, at Starbuck’s, Caribou, or even McDonald’s, pack a whopping 500 calories! That drink is giving you 75 grams of sugar and 20 grams of fat. It’s like getting the calories you’d normally get in a full meal. So if they are your favorite, it might be something to save for celebration.” Outside of cream or milk, folks may also add sweeteners to their coffee. Our expert said the only differing factor in this rainbow of pink, blue, brown and yellow packets is your preference.

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“The nutritive sweeteners– honey, sugar, brown sugar–are all about the same. They all add 15 grams of sugar per tablespoon, and your body treats them all the same,” Cornay said. “Non-nutritive or artificial sweeteners are seen by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as helpful for those who seek to cut calories or lose weight.” She said that while that’s the “official word” on artificial sweeteners, Cornay and some of her peers in the world of nutrition and dietetics feel more digging is due. No matter how simple, complex or creative your order at the coffee bar, all of the choices pack caffeine into our bodies, and Cornay said this extra-complicated plant extract is studied more than any other “It’s just so popular,” Cornay said. “And now we have newer research that shows elevated consumption of boiled or espressobased coffee can connect to mild rises in cholesterol levels. So with fancy coffee, it’s a lot like any food choice: take time to know what goes into what you order, and don’t over-indulge in the bad choices.”


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Advancing Medicine How Clinical Trials Help Bring You The Latest In Care By Lora Black, MPH, RN, Sanford Health Senior Director of Clinical Research


ow do we get the treatments we have today? How do they go from an idea to a patient’s bedside? While there are many steps along the way, one of the most important is the clinical trial phase.

Sometimes called a clinical study, a clinical trial looks for new ways to prevent, detect and treat disease. This is the fastest and safest way to find new treatments and improve the health of everyone. For example, chemotherapy is now the standard treatment for cancer, but before it could become the mainstay of treatment, it was a clinical trial. Today’s clinical trial will be tomorrow’s “gold standard” of care.


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What are we looking for? While clinical trials are often associated with the testing of new medicines or devices, they are also used to examine how certain lifestyle changes may help prevent disease. There are also diagnostic and screening studies designed to find better ways to detect disease. Additionally, a clinical trial can be used to examine the quality of life of patients to explore ways to improve their comfort. Clinical trials are used in almost every area of medicine. For example, at Sanford we have more than 300 clinical trials in 15 specialties including cancer, diabetes, women’s health, heart and vascular, infectious disease, orthopedics and genetics.

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Who’s in a clinical trial? People enroll in clinical trials for a number of reasons. These studies often provide access to promising new treatments that might make all the difference in their care. Participants may also help researchers and physicians discover more about their specific disease, contributing to finding answers, improving the quality of life for everyone with that disease, and potentially discovering a new way to treat disease. Everyone who signs up for a clinical trial is treated with respect. A primary responsibility of the study staff is to focus on the safety of the participant. In fact, clinical trials are overseen by an Institutional Review Board or ethics board, as well as other committees that are meant to protect the safety and care of participants involved in the clinical trial. This may include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And if at any point a participant wants to leave the clinical trial, they can do so without giving up access to other treatment. How do I find one? While some people think they need to travel for the latest clinical trials, many are actually offered locally. Always check with your physician about your clinical trial options, as there might be open studies for you close to home. You can also log on to or to find a list of clinical trials is offered near you.

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What Next? New Revolutionary Sinus Procedure Offers Relief for Chronic Sufferers By: Jennifer Dumke


ou have tried rinses, taken medications, avoided irritants and yet chronic sinus pain continues to wreak havoc on your life. What’s The thought may seem daunting but thanks to new, less invasive techniques, in-office procedures to treat chronic sinusitis are offering relief without having to go under the knife. At Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat, Board Certified Otolaryngologists Dr. Kasznica and Dr. Tamura have teamed up to bring this revolutionary technology to local patients explaining, “Our in-office sinus procedure involves opening the sinuses with mechanized and balloon-assisted techniques.” Referred to as balloon sinuplasty, this safe and effective endoscopic


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Wrapped by Healing Hands Physicians Deliver The Gift Of Healing By Stacey Kracht • Photo by Maggie Sweets Photography


he gift of healing. It’s a gift that keeps on giving and keeps you going. During the holiday season, this is one gift that many of us take for granted. We are often so worried about finding that perfect Black Friday deal or the perfect Christmas decorations, that we often forget to take care of our own bodies. Aches, breaks, and dislocations don’t stop for the holidays. In fact, the holidays can often be a catalyst for orthopedic disasters.




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“Pain can wear on people physically and emotionally and can consume people’s energy and focus. Alleviating that pain often frees people to get back to their work or pursue passions that they may have given up due to their pain,” said Dr. David Jones, Jr., a premiere Board Certified orthopedic surgeon at the Orthopedic Institute. Luckily, because of committed physicians like Dr. Jones, on-call physicians are available to provide healing services from when the Thanksgiving Turkey is being cut to when presents are unwrapped under the Christmas tree. The gift of healing is something that every caring doctor holds dear during the holiday season, and a service that answers their life’s calling. “I was drawn to healing others genetically,” said Dr. Peter Looby, one of the physicians at the Orthopedic Institute, “Over four generations there have been nearly a dozen physicians in my family. For decades we have been blessed with the confidence our patients have had in us. I’m proud of and humbled by my opportunity to continue this legacy in my home state of South Dakota.” “The opportunity to come along side patients in their time of need, whether it is a devastating injury or debilitating pain, and walk them through the healing process and along the road to recovery is a tremendous blessing,” said Dr. Jones, “It is particularly meaningful when this gift comes at a cost, whether it be sleep in the middle of the night or time away from family to address a more emergent problem.” South Dakotans are blessed to live in thoughtful communities—we genuinely get joy out of giving to others and making them smile. Though we are blessed with generosity, we should also be conscious of our health. Thankfully, there is a lot of comfort in knowing that if unexpected injury or physical pain occurs for you or your loved ones, there are caring physicians in the Sioux Falls region who are ready to deliver the gift of healing.

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ontact lenses have come a long way since soft contact lenses were first approved by the FDA in 1971 and quickly gained widespread popularity. Today, options range widely from the type of materials they’re made of to custom fitting options.

For Dr. Joel Quist at Dakota Vision Center in Sioux Falls, staying on top of innovative products and technologies is paramount for his practice. “I perform comprehensive eye care from giving free exams for infants under the age of one to patients who are considered geriatric. However, I primarily focus on specialized contact lenses and I lead the specialty contact service at Dakota Vision Center.”

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Dr. Quist notes, “I’m really excited about our EyePrintPRO technology which creates an optically clear prosthetic scleral contact lens from an impression of the eye. From the impression, we are able to create a perfect match to the eye and a custom, large lens that covers the front surface of the eye including the white area, or sclera. This can provide superior vision and an extremely comfortable lens. We are the first to bring it to the region and the only practice in the region that has it.” In addition to EyePrintPRO, Dr. Quist is pleased to offer a non-surgical alternative for patients who want freedom from glasses and contact lenses called Corneal Refractive Therapy or CRT. “Corneal refractive therapy is a great alternative for adults and children that aren’t candidates for Lasik or for those that would prefer not to have surgery. It’s safe and completely reversible.” He continues, “It’s kind of like braces for your eyes because it literally reshapes them to correct your vision but you only have to wear them while you’re sleeping. It’s a great option for children and athletes or people whose eyes aren’t developed enough yet for Lasik. This therapy can be successful for patients with low to moderate myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism.” Dr. Quist specializes in the following contact lenses:

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asey Olivier plugs in a string of Christmas lights at her Sioux Falls home with a deep appreciation for the holiday—she didn’t have many holidays for more than half of her young life. The young Sioux Falls attorney made partner at the Heidepriem, Purtell & Siegel Law Firm in 2015 and became an equity owner this year. In January the firm will officially change its name to Heidepriem, Purtell, Siegel & Olivier. In the four years Kasey has been in practice she has risen to the top of her field being named a top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association and one of the top 10 female litigators in client satisfaction in the State of South Dakota. There’s no way people who meet Kasey think that she could have ever been anything less than the professional woman she is today. It’s almost impossible to imagine the poised, beautiful young lawyer as a child in need of protective services, placed into foster care, rejected by her family, abused and struggling to survive day by day.


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There is something unique about Kasey: some call it passion, others call it drive. Some just puzzle at how she got to where she is today. But Kasey has a deeper understanding of what it takes to not just survive, but to thrive. “It didn’t take long after being put in foster care for me to realize that all the odds were against me. Foster youth are commonly told that they aren’t going to be able to attend college and that they should simply settle for whatever job they can get. Foster youth are immediately stereotyped and given the impression that they don’t quite measure up to kids with normal families,” Kasey said, sadly. She was born into a “picturesque family,” she said, on a farm in Minnesota. “I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Laughter was the essence of our home.” When she was seven, her father died in a traumatic farming accident. After he died, her life began to change. Slowly at first, but her mother remarried and things took a turn for the worst. It wasn’t long before Kasey was declared a child in need of protective services and the department of social services began abuse and neglect proceedings. “The hardest part of being removed from your home is that people believe that you, as the child, did something wrong,” she said. “When a child is declared a child in need of protective services, it is because their home is unsafe and they need protection from their parents.” Kasey was removed several times from her parents’ home, but when she was placed back the situation would only get worse. Finally, after members of her community began to speak out, Kasey was permanently placed into foster care. It was there that she first learned the gut-wrenching feeling of being alone. “There is no stability in foster care. I was moved from home-to-home as other peoples’ lives changed,” she said. “I had no control over what was happening in my life.” In her senior year of high school, Kasey became tired of the instability in her life, so she began looking for other options. She discovered legal emancipation, which is a route to becoming an independent individual. Kasey filed the legal paperwork and was officially emancipated from foster care in December 2004. “I knew I had to get out and I knew that it wasn’t going to be easy, but I never thought it would be as hard as it really was,” she said. “Looking back, I was so young and so lost. I didn’t have a family to help me learn how to be an adult, but somehow I just kept putting one foot in front of the other.” Finally on her own, Kasey moved into a house that she rented. “The house had cockroaches, a broken heater and I slept on a mattress on the floor,” she said. “But I knew if I kept working hard things would get better.”


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She attended college classes in her senior year of high school and worked at four jobs nearly 70 hours a week to pay her bills. “I never slept in or took time to relax, I just kept pushing myself,” she said. “During those years, most of the time I was going without food to get by,” she said. “I would have to muster up my pride and frequent the food shelf when things got really bad. One day there was a package of Oreos on the shelf. They told me they were for kids. I wanted those so badly. I wanted those Oreos,” she said with tears in her eyes. Growing up without adults to help her navigate her education, she struggled to figure out how to apply for college. She knew she wanted higher education but the financial aid forms, taxes and applications were overwhelming. Today she’s very grateful for the admissions office at Augustana University. “Admissions there were set up to help. I worked with them and I got in. I started at Augie on time.“I made friends there—people who are lifelong friends.” After her freshman year, a social worker sent her an application for an internship program in Washington D.C. for the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, which is a program that works to improve the foster care system nationwide. “As part of the program, I was selected to be Senator Tim Johnson’s intern. I didn’t know anything about the program, where I would live or how I was going to afford to live in Washington for the summer,” she said. “That summer changed my life. Up until that point I didn’t tell people about my past. I hid it really well,” she said. “I came back from that internship and decided I could do something with this.” When fate finally handed her a blessing, it also came with a boyfriend, Ryan Olivier, from Sioux Falls. Ryan and his parents became the first mentors, guides and family she’d had in many years. They helped her make a lot of decisions, including leaving Augustana for a less expensive state college in Minnesota, but with the goal of saving for law school.


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Admission to law school wasn’t easy, either, as she wasn’t selected by the University of South Dakota in the first round. “They did accept me in a program called the summer screener program,” she laughed. USD selects 30 students they think have potential to make it in law school and put them to the test all summer long with the top ten students being invited to join the incoming class. Kasey not only made it through the program, but she excelled in law school and graduated with honors. Following graduation, Kasey served as the Second Circuit law clerk, where she worked side-by-side with the judges in Minnehaha and Lincoln County. After completing her clerkship, Kasey joined the Johnson Heidepriem law firm in the summer of 2013. She married Ryan Olivier and his family in August 2013, and helped found the law firm Heidepriem, Purtell and Siegel, where she became a partner after three months. Kasey practices in civil litigation, meaning she is a trial lawyer. “The best part of my job is that I am able to represent seriously injured people. It doesn’t matter if it was in a car accident or because of some other traumatic event. I get to help people. My clients need someone to stand up for them, just like I did so many years ago.” Her passion is also helping kids in foster care. It’s heart breaking to see a kid go through some of the same things she did, she said, but she can relate to them and ease their worries much better than most. When their stories start to bring up those feelings of loneliness and terror from the past, she says she puts it on a shelf. “That’s my shelf. We take it down when it’s appropriate. We don’t dwell on it. You can have a breakdown, but you can’t unpack your things and stay there. You have to move down the road.” Kasey hasn’t let anything in her past hold her back. Beyond being a partner at her firm, Kasey serves on the Board of Governors for the South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association, will be the Second Circuit Bar President in 2017, recently joined the Admissions Committee at the University of South Dakota School of Law, and serves on the board of governors for the Sioux Falls area CASA. As for the future, “Right now I am doing my best to love every day as it comes.” Her husband Ryan and his parents Orvin and Sharon Olivier have provided Kasey with the family she has always wanted. “Spiritually, emotionally…they loved me as family every step of the way. Every day is an opportunity for me. My childhood was taken from me, I have survived abuse, emotional upheaval and educational disruption, but my pain has turned into compassion and my past desperation inspires my current motivation,” she says. Kasey Olivier is no longer alone. She comes home every day to a loving husband and a sweet, overly excited dog. This Christmas she will eat good food, laugh and embrace her family. She will continue to fight for the people that come to her for help, for those that are hurt, or for the abused children that need a voice in our court system and community.

Holding to a Standard of Grace... Not Perfection Defining Grace Boutique fashion for the everyday woman on the go! By Chellee Nemec • Photos by Lynn Marie Photography


or busy moms that don’t have time to go shopping at the mall but want clothes they can fall in love with at a reasonable price, Defining Grace is a new online boutique open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Fun styles complimenting all different body shapes that can be paired with inspirational and versatile accessories are the fashion pieces you will find at online at Defining Grace. Co-owner Amanda shares, “We are constantly traveling and searching for current fashion trends, top-notch quality clothes and accessories to offer our customers at affordable prices. We hand-select each piece with our customer in mind to put together amazing collections just for them.” Co-owner Megan adds, “We strongly believe that every woman


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deserves to feel her best when she gets dressed— no matter her size or her wallet!” The super cute maxi dresses and versatile tops that you will find online at Defining Grace Boutique are a reflection of the owners’ personal style. Their unique personalities blend to provide customers with clothing options that are both fun and functional. From a flirty, vibrant kimono to a neutraltoned cozy vest, their clothing and accessories appeal to a wide range of women at affordable prices. Defining Grace Boutique features models on their site of all different sizes so women can get a perspective of how a clothing option would look on their own body. The defining difference that makes Defining Grace Boutique stand out is their commitment to faith, family and work. The name “Defining Grace” comes from their belief that every woman is defined by God’s grace, not perfection, which is their focus in selecting the clothing they offer and the way they market their clothing to their customers. They strive to build a relationship with their customers by offering more than just a great selection of clothing. Through their website and Facebook page, they bring customers into their personal lives by sharing inspirational quotes, using live feeds featuring them talking to their customers, and hosting contests and giveaways that are sometimes tied to or inspired by causes they support, such as cancer awareness. Their goal is to inspire women everywhere to love who they are right now in the place they are at in life. They are two friends that have a passion for fashion, a love of God and a heart for people.

325 S. Phillips Avenue • Downtown Sioux Falls 332-7151 •

• Fashions ~ Sweaters, Tops & accessories • Organic Tea’s & Mugs • Head to Toe 100% Organic Products

from our hair colors to toe nail polish.

Shop online 24-7 with Defining Grace Boutique for fun affordable fashions handpicked for your life and body style from friends with a passion for fashion. Get in on all of their promotions and new arrivals by visiting Defining Grace’s Facebook page

2109 W. 49th Street Suite 200 Sioux Falls

Defining Grace Boutique Owner: Amanda and Megan Location: Online Hours: Open 24 Hours Facebook:

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National Music Museum Acclaimed Museum Exhibits More than 15,000 Instruments Story and Photos by Margaret Pennock


racing the campus of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, the National Music Museum (NMM) is a destination for music lovers world-wide. Founded in 1973, the museum houses an incredibly diverse inventory of more than 15,000 instruments, with 1,200 on public display. These range from Italian Renaissance violins to guitars strummed by none other than Elvis. NMM Manager of Communications Patricia Bornhofen adds, “People quickly realize this is not only a musical-instrument museum. It’s a history museum, art museum, science and technology museum, and performing arts center. You can come for an NMM Live! concert, or marvel at the NMM’s Stradivari collection, or discover instrument masterworks you never knew existed. People rarely leave here without expressing awe (and pride) that this is a South Dakota treasure.” According to the New York Times, the NMM is a “musical Smithsonian […] whose galleries teem with masterpieces.” Attracting thousands of visitors every year, the museum features instruments from all cultures and categories. The New York Times called it “one of the largest and most important collections of historical instruments in the world.”

Tenor saxophone by Adolphe Sax – Paris - 1861-1862

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Musical Diversity

The University of South Dakota is also the only college in North America to offer a graduate degree in musical instruments, which has catapulted NMM into becoming an epicenter for musical-instrument research.

Must-See Treasures At The National Music Museum:

Holton Sousaphone

• The world’s oldest known playable harpsichord, Naples (ca. 1530)

• The earliest known cello — the Andrea Amati “King” (mid-1500’s)

• Four Antonio Stradivari instruments — a violin, mandolin, guitar, and cello (17th & 18th centuries)

• A full set of Adolphe Sax saxophones (mid 1800’s)

• Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash guitars • The Bill Clinton “Presidential” saxophone, 1993 The museum also hosts NMM Live! concerts in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at the National Music Museum, as well as music movies, which are shown at the Coyote Twin Theater in downtown Vermillion.

Stradivari guitar peghead

The National Music Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums in Washington, D.C. and is recognized as “A Landmark of American Music” by the National Music Council. For more information regarding the NMM or their event schedule, visit


H o l i d ay 2016


Sioux Falls Woman Magazine ~ Holiday 2016  
Sioux Falls Woman Magazine ~ Holiday 2016