Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Finds: No. 6

Oh, hey there. And happy Friday! Can you believe it's already the end of October? Seriously, shut the front door. I can't believe how quickly time is flying by. I feel like I'm constantly saying that nowadays, but it's true. It even snowed here on Wednesday! Not cool, Minne. Not. Cool. 

Well, because it's getting colder out, apparently all I can think about it comfort food and warm drinks. Hence the food edition of my (somewhat) weekly Friday Finds post. So let's dive in.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fall Decor (For Under $40!)

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Oh, fall. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and it's officially time for scarves and boots to make their seasonal debut. I like to update my home too with transitional fall elements to make it feel a bit more cozy along with the changing season. Here are my picks to give your space a fall makeover without breaking the bank.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

All The Feels

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Some days I can't believe this blog is even real. Seriously, pinch me! Because I'm a new kid on this block, I've been really encouraged by others who are starting this journey too, hoping to inspire others and spark creativity. And I'm so surprised and honored to have been nominated for
The Versatile Blogger Award by Krissy of All The Details. We've recently been chatting back and forth and I absolutely love her blog style and aesthetic. #seriouslyonpoint

It's honestly been so encouraging to start making connections in the blogger community, so a huge thank you for nominating me!

Now here are the rules.

THANK the person who nominated you. (Done. Seriously, I'm still in shock!)
INCLUDE a link to their blog. (See above and go give her some love.)
SHARE seven facts about yourself.
TAG 15 bloggers you've recently discovered or follow on regular basis.

Now you can get to know me a little better.

ONE / I hate wearing socks. (Yes, I know live in Minnesnowta) But I really do. They make me feel restricted for some reason, so it's the best feeling in the world when I can take them off. Freedom!

TWO / Studying abroad in Spain sparked my love of eggs. The yoke used to put me off, but my host mother served eggs, over-easy with rice regularly and they eventually grew on me. This simple meal brings back so much nostalgia.

THREE / Speaking of travel... one day I want to hike to Machu Picchu in Peru. I may not survive the hike (especially after watching this episode of An Idiot Abroad), but it is one of my dreams to make it there one day.

FOUR / How I Met Your Mother is one of my favorite shows ever, but I only re-watch Seasons 1-6 and then start all over again. The last few seasons and the series finale still upsets me, so I just don't watch them. (Fun fact in addition to this fun fact: it's playing in the background right now!)

FIVE / My perfect Saturday would be getting brunch at a local restaurant and exploring new parts of that neighborhood. I grew up in Minnesota for most of my life and I'm still discovering new parts of Minneapolis to this day.

SIX / I absolutely love stargazing. And my favorite place of all time to see the stars is on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The first time I saw a shooting star was when I was there on a missions trip. I love being in awe of His beautiful, intricate creation.

SEVEN / If I were given a choice between savory and sweet, I will almost always choose savory. Keyword being almost. :)

Now it's time to give a shoutout to some wonderful people and their lovely blogs.

Valerie | Valerie's Keepers
Jen | The Effortless Chic
Jess | The Golden Girl Blog
Angela | Saffron Avenue
Liz | Sequins and Stripes
Anna | Work Life Balenciaga
Jenny | Coffee & Honeycomb
Leslie | The Happy Now
Anna | Vivianna Does Makeup
Emily | Cupcakes & Cashmere
Molly | Almost Makes Perfect
Jenny | French Press Mornings
Erin | Earnest Home Co.
Anuschka | Into Mind
Geneva | a pair & a spare

These ladies make my day a little bit brighter through their creativity and passion and inspire me to do the same. #allthefeels


Monday, October 19, 2015

The Stress-Free Way to Downsizing Your Closet

I shared a while back that after the move, I was going to try a capsule wardrobe. I've been in love with Caroline's blog, Unfancy, since she introduced the blogosphere to this amazing concept. If you haven't seen her blog, you need to stop what you're doing and go check it out now. And come back and finish reading this post, por favor. :)

I'd actually been re-evaluating my closet every few months and purging the things that didn't fit my style or I wasn't getting as much wear out of already. So this time around, there wasn't much to get rid of. But if you're a borderline hoarder like I am or are feeling a bit uninspired and want a fresh start, these are some of my tips that I adapted from reading Caroline's blog in downsizing my closet. I'll be sharing my capsule wardrobe in another post, hopefully soon!

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Finds: No. 5

It's that time again! Dishing up my favorite finds as of late. And oh, happy Friday!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Room Inspo: My Dream Bedroom

Well, the roomie and I finally moved! I'm happy to say this place is slowly starting to feel like home.

There are definitely things I already miss about the old place… the neighborhood, the square footage, and endless storage options (I miss this the most... wahhh). But I am excited to be working with a blank canvas and taking on the challenge of making the most of a smaller apartment.

My new room is bigger than my old room, so I did have some space to work with. It's almost coming together, but it's just missing a few finishing touches. So I wrangled up a list of a few things that I think would complete the vision I had for my new bedroom.