By Sharon Parker
In August of 2010, we loaded our car with our daughter and her essential possessions and drove 10 hours to Albion College in Michigan for her final two years of schooling.
Our daughter and her roommate had not met before we arrived, but they had communicated online to figure out who would bring what of those essential things you only need one of — a microwave, TV, etc. They had figured out what they could share to keep their small space from getting too cramped.
What a good idea, right? And if at least some of the stuff students bring with them to college is handmade from their home state ... well, it's never too soon to subtly remind them of where they came from (and where you hope they'll return, at least for a visit once in a while). So consider some of these fun and practical handmade-in-Minnesota items to help set your college student up in their home away from home.