It brings me joy and gratitude to share with you stories and celebrations in our seventh edition of Midwest Nest. It's exciting to see so many other businesses in our community celebrate alongside us, as new businesses are born and current businesses spread their wings. As you can see by this month's cover, featuring Jill Krahn and Jodi Ellingson of the new Hair Success, we are proud to be able to showcase the hard work and stories of their own leaps of faith. Not only will you visually see some beautiful new homes and businesses in the Fargo area, editor Tracy Nicholson will share with you the stories that built their foundation. Although our story is only seven issues deep, Krahn and Ellingson's is 32-years in the making, built on past experience, passion, partnerships and endless determination.
Another journey worth celebrating is this month's artist, Josh Zeis. We are honored to share his extraordinary story that started with serving our country and ended up changing the course of his life. See how his journey to define this experience has led him to a profound life in the arts and a meaningful path serving fellow veterans.
In this issue, we also share one student's path inside the NDSU's Interior Design program, as we explore the depths of what it takes to earn the degree. After heading back to school, we decided to heat things up and head to the lakes. Take a tour through the stunning West Battle Lake project by Chris Hawley Architects, with a unique design built around the time-honored, Finnish tradition of the sauna.
It's always encouraging to be able to highlight creative projects in the community that inspire and spark others into changes and projects in their own lives. Here's to beautiful business and to the beautiful people behind all of the projects we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to share with our readers. Midwest Nest has been a new part of my journey in life that I am very blessed to have - thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible. Life is Beautiful!
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