Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fourth of July

Can you believe that Fourth of July is already this upcoming weekend? I seriously have no idea where June went!

Whether you're headed up to the cabin, staying in the city, or traveling around the country, here are a few outfits I put together that should have you covered no matter what you end up doing this holiday weekend.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Finds: No. 1

The cutest doppelgänger ever. Meet the most adorable Prince George look-a-like.
Swooning over the Rifle Paper Co. planners. Pre-order yours now!
Essie does it again: the nail polish I've been wearing non-stop this month.
Shocking study on the best sunscreens we should be using. Seriously, who knew?!
genius DIY for your succulent plants. Why didn't I think of this?
H&M's version of the Serena and Lily pom throw, which looks like it's been discontinued. Sad face.
The best mask I've tried in a while. Smells great too!
And the dreamiest throw pillow you've ever seen.

Happy Friday, y'all.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Budget DIY: Kitchen Utensil Upgrade

Here's a quick and easy DIY you can do in less than 30 minutes to spruce up your basic kitchen utensils. This weekend, one of my roommates got married (eeeek, so crazy!) and we needed to replace some kitchen items now that's she's moving out. I was inspired by this DIY gift idea and decided to personalize these a little bit. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Easiest DIY Project Ever

Grab a canvas. Grab a paint brush. Some black paint. Annnd you're done!

See? Easiest DIY tutorial. Ever.

Monday, June 15, 2015

So Fresh & So Clean

"My take on fragrance: it should smell great, never overpower, and make you feel great."
Bobbi Brown

I like to switch up my perfume based on the seasons. So when summer rolls around, I want something that's light and fresh. Be prepared to hear those words a thousand times in the next few sentences. Full-on floral fragrances tend to give me a headache, so I tend to gravitate towards more citrusy, slightly sweet, fresh scents during the warmer months.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jumping On That Podcast Bandwagon...

I don't know about you, but I kinda feel like podcasts are having a moment right now. Instead of playing that Friends episode for the millionth time on Netflix for some background noise, you can throw on a podcast and listen to something equally, if not more entertaining. All while getting to check things off your to-do list that you never thought you'd get around to. I love a productive multi-tasking sesh. #typeAforlife. But actually, my favorite time to listen to podcasts is when I'm driving. It's perfect for making time go by faster during your morning and evening commute. 

Here are a few of my current favorites that have caught my attention and sometimes makes me wish there was more traffic. Crazy, I know.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Swedish Weekend

I've lived in Minnesota for a total of 10+ years and there are still so many places I haven't visited. One of my friends is going to be teaching in Sweden for the next two years and we thought it would be really fun to have a Swedish-filled day since there is so much Scandinavian influence around here.

And what's more Swedish than Ikea! Wink. We made a quick trip and picked up a few things, which mostly ended up contributing to my plant addiction. Plus, stay tuned... I see a few DIY projects coming your way with a few of the things I bought!

Afterwards, we visited the American Swedish Institute and toured the Turnblad Mansion. Neither of us had been, and it did not disappoint. The mansion was absolutely stunning. I love, love, loved all of the beautiful architecture and Swedish furnishings. My favorite room was the kitchen– gorgeous marble and beautiful tiles... the minimalist chic vibes were flowing. I'm telling you, this kitchen was of Pinterest dreams. Swoon. Insert heart-eyed emoji here.

Once we finished exploring, we got a couple of cold press coffees at Fika and just enjoyed the beautiful weather. Oh, and I almost forgot! If you're ever there, you have to try the Swedish almond cake! It was so good that I want to try making it at home. Amazeballs. And yes, I did just say amazeballs.

I had so much fun this weekend exploring a new part of Minneapolis and it makes me love this city even more.

What's your favorite spot in Minneapolis?

Leave a comment below so I can add it to my list of places to see!


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Father's Day Gift Guide

Hold the phone, can you believe it's already June?! Which means Father's Day is coming up! And for those of you who were just about to Google it... I've got you, it's June 21st!

I don't know about you, but I feel like dads are some of the hardest people to shop for. And my type-A personality never lets me forget that I need to send gifts out well in advance so I don't repeat my Mother's Day fiasco. I put off my trip to the post office and ended up paying $40 in shipping... yikes! 

So I put together a list of a few things that I thought would make great gifts this year that aren't a box of golf balls or a tie (My default "I don't know what to get you" gifts). I'm thinking about getting my dad those Nikes. The BF has these and says it's like walking on clouds.

What are some of your gifts ideas for dad this year?

Let me know and leave a comment below, I'd love to hear!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Who's Joe Fresh?

Have you guys heard of Joe Fresh? Well, if you have, then you're way ahead of the curve! (Or I'm just really behind.) Anyway, it's a Canadian brand that's now available online to ship to the good ol' US of A. To me, they kind of give off a J. Crew/Madewell/H&M/Zara vibe, which I love. And the best part is that everything is actually really affordable!

I ordered a few things a couple weeks ago during their Memorial Day sale and could not be happier. I picked up the striped t-shirt dress in navy, the black space dye active tank, the pink v-neck tee, and the panama hat and I'm in love with everything. I think these are the perfect staples transitioning from spring to summer and I'm definitely going to be picking up a few more pieces later on. (Or this week. That still counts as later.)

Head over to their site and let me know if you pick up a few things for yourself! Happy shopping. (: