September 30, 2012


Yesterday was my birthday. My husband rented a hotel room downtown for the night. We checked in and then ran all around the city, ate dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, did a little shopping and played with Legos. Mostly we just relaxed in our hotel room and didn't think at all about all of the work we have to do. I decided to take a bath and came up with the idea to throw the chamomile tea from the hotel room in the tub with me. It smelled amazing, peppermint tea would also smell great in a bath. Ryan swam in the pool, while I relaxed in my chamomile bath. To top everything off my in-laws completely surprised us and had a bottle of bubbly sent to our room. When we opened the door we initially thought they must have had the wrong room. I even have some vegan chocolate mousse cake left over to snack on for the next few days. The best part of all is that I got the one thing I wanted the most. I'm so excited for the year ahead. 

September 27, 2012

September 24, 2012

Thanks Vogue

Thanks for putting one of my favorites, Keira Knightley, on your October cover. It felt like a little early birthday surprise when I got it in the mail today.


These are the sort of home interiors that I love; clean, modest, rustic, unfinished, minimalist, sunny and definitely cozy.

Abbra Cadabra

Happy birthday to my good friend of eighteen or nineteen years Abbi, aka Trump!

September 23, 2012

Miroslava Duma

I have randomly been posting photos of her throughout the years not knowing who she is. I still don't really know, except for her name and that she's Russian. What I do know is that she is one of the most adorable young women I have seen, and her style is chic and fearless. This is how I would like to dress if my lifestyle and income allowed for it.

Cosby Sweaters

Here are the top three Cosby sweaters of all time.


This photo reminds me of a place in Charleston where Ryan and I drank wine late one night on our honeymoon. I don't remember the name of the place, but it was somewhere near the intersection of Queen Street and King Street. Charleston is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.

September 22, 2012

photo of the week

Here is another gem from Ben. I may as well do an entire post with just my favorite photos that he has taken. This photo was taken at the Minnesota State Fair. It has been a long time since I have been to one of those "get togethers", and they are a big deal in Minnesota. People either love them or they hate them.

September 21, 2012

Fiona Apple: Felon

Our government is a joke. Here is the war on drugs at its finest. How is it alright to carry a weapon but not alright to carry a plant that grows from the Earth? I've never heard of anyone killing a person with weed. Free Fiona and then let's all pass one around.

September 18, 2012

In The Water

I am trying my best to focus on water as a resource for the rest of my time at school. Water rights, ethics and conservation are incredibly important environmental and social issues facing us today. Do you think it's right for a body of water to be privatized and sold as a commodity rather than shared in order to maintain life? Do you want corporations to have a monopoly on water in impoverished communities? These practices and others that are just as troublesome are currently happening and with very little public awareness. This problem is closer to us than C02 and peak oil and global warming, because it is actually something that we can't survive without.