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My name is Claire Cilip and I write and produce the blog, Wasting Time Wisely. My family and I have lived in Minneapolis  going on five years now and continue to uncover things we love about the Midwest. Growing up in east bay, California gave me an appreciation for food and design and I count myself lucky to have been raised in such a culturally diverse and innovative city. That exposure was what first sparked my interests in all things design. College and young adult years were spent on the east coast where I met my better half and it’s because of his job that our family of 4 are transitioning (and loving life!) in the land of 10,000 lakes.

This blog is a culmination of my passions, writing, photography and design. Stop by anytime to see what currently has my attention as well as our family’s adventures as we continue to grow and experience everything this life has to offer!



  • Reply Dad

    Hate to be at that point where my kids have better living space than me. I also saw my Raising the Bar book on your bookshelf which I’ll be grabbing when I’m out at the end of March:-) that and my AC/DC CD!!!

    Love you.

    January 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    • Reply clairecilip

      Hahaha! I BELIEVE the “Raising the Bar” book was a gift, but you can take your AC/DC cd ;) Love you too!
      ps. It’s all Ikea, haha! Your stuff is WAY better, hello buffet and dining room table that probably cost more than a year of our rent-lol…

      January 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Jessica Occhipinti

    Hey there fellow blogger! Just wanted to let you know that I got connected to your blog through “Blogtember” I had some trouble finding your email address quickly, so i figurered I’d leave you a comment instead! Upon stumbling on your site, I was instantly pulled in with your style and personality. Just wanted to let you know that I linked up with you today and one other blogger in my most recent post! Keep up the great work, and HAPPY BLOGGING!

    xo Jess, from The Iris Blog

    August 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Stopping by from Blogtember! What a great blog you have- I’m loving exploring and getting to know you a bit!

    September 9, 2013 at 7:25 am
    • Reply clairecilip

      Thanks for stopping by Megan! It’s so great to connect with other bloggers-it’s what makes it worth doing :)

      September 9, 2013 at 11:18 am
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