Saturday, December 31, 2011

back it up (part two)

+boot crazy
+surprise parties with pretzels hanging from the ceiling 
+trips to chicago for fencing, cheese, and deep dish pizza 
+bachelorette parties with wine and crowns


+a wedding (and it was beautiful! 
+croquet and grand ol' day
+cotton candy nail polish 
+friends leaving, friends returning



+cabin lounging
+top knot wearing
+catan 4 ever
+hair experiments


+pancakes, bbqs
+going to the races
+eating out way through the state fair
+working our butts off on freelance
+seeing more plays, loving them all

p.s. I hate to say it, but I've been pretty delinquent in my outfit documenting in these colder months. I don't have much to show for now, but maybe my resolution for 2012 will be to take more photos in general!

back it up (part 1)

1.9.11this is where i live

I liked doing my round up of outfits I liked from last year so much, I think I'll do it again.... but this time I'll include some memoriessss as well. So step into my time machine (which I imagine is gold and sparkly with pink lucite chairs inside), and we'll travel through the first half of 2011.. TOGETHER!

+made resolutions, accomplished some. 
+hard boiled eggs

final chili3.13.11

+got my hair dyed professionally for the first time
+tried out the holga 
+super bowl chili party extravaganza!

+botanical garden trips 
+snowsnowsnowsnow (still)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry & bright


Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

holiday inn

Hello blogtimes!

I'm in Michigan for the weekend - today we're celebrating my mom's birthday. We already went out and bought pies (instead of cake), got a giant potato cheese mountain for breakfast, looked at furniture, splurged on cupcakes, and now we're settling in for some olives and cheese.

Does everyone else have this sort of food centered Christmas eve, or is it just me?

Either way, I'm glad to be home.

Monday, December 12, 2011



A little late, but here's a photo recap of my trip to Akron, Ohio with Bryan for Thanksgiving! He met about half of my five billion relatives, and a good time was had by all.


We like to play a lot of games after we eat - this year included Mafia, Bang!, Four Square, Euchre, Boggle, and a few others that I forgot already...

peanut shoppe!

peanut shoppe!peanut shoppe!

We also ventured into downtown Akron, which was way cuter that I realized! We poked around a tiny Christmas market and dropped boom-boom dollars at the peanut shoppe. Friends, if you ever find yourself in the fine city of Akron, do yourselves a favor and go to the Peanut Shoppe. Old fashioned sweets and memorabilia lining the walls? Who could ask for anything more?!



I'll leave you with this rad photo of my dad and his wonderful siblings. This is the greatest photo in the world!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

cold season (#3)


I don't know about you guys, but it's officially winter in Minnesota. We had a longer fall than usual, and every day without snow was maaayyybeee the best day ever. Fall is seriously my favorite season, but now that there's snow on the ground I'm trying to remind myself how much I love cozy nights and holiday food. Luckily I've also got a couple more of these cold season posts lined up! This time it's the fantabulous Erin from Babes in Thriftland. I just got to peak into her closet last night (at a fantastic ugly sweater party) and it confirmed my suspicions that she is the master of thrifting. I'm betting that by the end of the year Erin will have found both of the items on her cold season list!

"The clothing item I am most looking forward to would be a big scarf. I love snuggling up in chunky knits and I think that they compliment any outfit. I can see myself in a cute dress, jacket, tights and my big scarf. Now if only I could knit really fast..."

(I can't knit at all, so I might check out this scarf from ASOS!)

"For non clothing items, I've been looking for a new to me vintage afghan. I found a light and dark teal one the other day but it wasn't quite right. I'm hoping to find maybe a chevron print one. I love being able to drink a hot cocoa and snuggle under a warm blanket when the temperatures drop"

(Looking for a chevron blanket too? How about the one above from Gore Dean or this vintage one from Sue Stitches?)

Thanks again, Erin!