Thursday, April 2, 2015

Three Movies You Might Have Missed.

Winter in Minnesota means hibernation. And more often than not, we enjoy cuddling by the fire, curled up watching movies. Here are three underrated movies you might have missed that are worth a watch:


P.S. Seen any good movies lately?

Monday, March 23, 2015

My Old Pink Suitcase.

My first suitcase. To a girl with perpetual wanderlust, my first piece of luggage was the ultimate sign of freedom. It was my ticket to see the world. Have pink luggage, will travel.

It's a beast and it's pink. I can recognize it across the airport in a heartbeat. It can definitely fit a couple small baby pandas if I had to. I can tell you within a half pound how much it weighs, if it's going to be tagged heavy (which it has been, more times that I can count), or if I've got room for a souvenir or two. 

It's been my travel companion on many adventures. Italy, Jamaica, Canada, Hawaii. Minnesota to South Carolina and back. Crisscrossed the United States for the year that bag was my home away from home. Across town to my first stationary home of my own. Italy,  Canada, Hawaii, Jamaica.

It's dirty, starting to tear a bit, and a zipper catches. There are still adventures left to be had in that old bag, but for someone else next time.

I'm hanging up my travel tag on my old pink suitcase. 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Oh, hello. I've swapped blogging for sleeping. When busy, something has got to give and for me it's this blog. I know it will always be here when I have a few spare minutes! So to catch up, here's what I'm currently up to:

READING // Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter 

ANTICIPATING // Sunshine and sandy beaches...

THINKING ABOUT // Doing with less. I'm attempting to purge 40 bags in 40 days and I'm seriously contemplating switching up my wardrobe to a capsule wardrobe. Anyone out there given this a try?

EATING // Leftovers from Spoon and Stable. K and I had a date night last night and the hottest restaurant in town. I'm definitely recreating their Paloma cocktail soon!

THANKFUL // For my job. It makes me think, stretches me outside my comfort zone, and allows my creativity to flourish. I love it.

WORKING ON // More like working out. Since joining ClassPass, I have finally hit my fitness stride. I love trying new classes, studios, and instructors. Some of my faves include Pure Barre, [SolidCore], Surge Cycle, and Modo Yoga! Sign up today and we can live the sweaty life together! (< - - affiliate link)

PLANNING // Our bathroom remodel! K has worked so hard and we are finally ready for tile. He did the hard work, now I'm helping planning out the pretties like paint, fixtures, and tile.

WATCHING // House of Cards...duh.


iPhone wallpaper via Fleur De Letters...isn't it perfect for the start of spring?!

Monday, February 2, 2015

When You Just Have to Shake It Off

My face turned bright red, not once, but twice last week. And not because I was busting my butt in the gym. No instead, this was the red the comes straight from embarrassment.

On Monday, school started back up and apparently I forgot to put my professor filter back on after winter break. One of my student's medical device buzzed, and in an effort to make her feel at ease, I started telling them the story of when I was going through security at the airport and my electric toothbrush started buzzing. I should have left it there, but I had to go one step further and well, before you know it, my face was turning bright red as I realized I inadvertently was comparing a buzzing electronic toothbrush to another device that vibrates. Foot in mouth. I backpedaled as fast as I could but the damage was done. Let's get back on topic, huh? Oh boy.

And then, on Thursday, I was moving furniture around on in the space I manage so I turned on the tunes to keep me company. Well, as the beginning strains of Uptown Funk started to float, not quietly I might add, through the space, I realized my boss was having a private meeting in the library...where the music was playing. You guys. I uptown funk'd my boss in a meeting. He grinned when he told me but man, whoops. Note to self: make sure the other channels are off before blasting Bruno.

So yeah. That all happened last week. Foot in mouth. Burning cheeks. Embarrassed. But what can you do but shake it off and move on! Here's to a new week!

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