Month: September 2014

arizona, part one

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You may remember that at the end of July, my friend Laura left Fort Collins for Phoenix, AZ, to begin a post-grad adventure on her own. Laura and I met through a serendipitous Craigslist roommate ad, and in the two years she was here, she became an integral part of my Fort Collins family. Saying goodbye to her was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do this year, so as soon as she drove […]

friday favorites

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Hi guys, Did this week fly by for anyone else? I feel like I blinked and bam! It was Friday. Not that this is a bad thing, but I definitely don’t feel like I got enough done. Tonight, however, I am flying to Phoenix, AZ to visit Laura, my friend/ex-roommate who left Fort Collins to start a new job, and I am soooooo excited to see her! I’ve missed her so much since she left, […]

on discovering I have ADHD

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acceptance / ADHD / advice / lately / lena / life / mental disorder / perspective / self-care

Around this time last year, I was diagnosed with ADHD by my therapist. We’d been meeting regularly because I was having trouble with anxiety and feeling overwhelmed (among other things). One day, after I’d tearfully expressed my anxiety about all the things I had on my to-do list, she asked me what exactly was stressing me out to get a better idea of what we could do about it, together. I answered things like, ‘depositing […]

current beauty favorites

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Let me begin by apologizing to my male audience for the pretty girly week we’ve having over here! A lack of interesting activity = a lack of interesting content, unfortunately. That being said, I personally love looking at what products different people use and what they like or dislike, so I thought I’d share a few of the beauty items I’ve been absolutely loving as of late… Pantene Repair and Protect Overnight Miracle SerumIt’s got […]

how to style…

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casual / clothes / comfy / cute / dressy / fancy / fashion / night out / ootd / outfit / style / stylish / weekend / work

One of my fall/winter staples is, of course, the chunky knit sweater. Mostly I wear it because a) I’m cold and b) I’m lazy, but there ARE ways to make this super cozy closet addition stylish. The sweater above is a from H&M, and it’s surprisingly versatile. Keep reading to see four ways to dress up your basic knit sweater! knit sweater: dinner date by lena-barclay featuring 18k jewelry I’m a big believer in only […]


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family / friends / lazy / love / nature / outdoors / pingree / rest / weekend / work

Happy Monday! To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t too blog-productive this past weekend. Between finishing up some work, a surprise dead camera battery, and just generally being lazy, not too many photos were taken. It was restful, though, and I got to enjoy some awesome QT with Conrad, as well as catch up with friends and family (both here and across the globe!). What do you say we start this week with some calming  Pingree […]

friday favorites

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Hey guys, Not gonna lie – I am pretty happy that this week is over. After deleting all my blog’s photos on Monday, I’ve been trying to restore my old posts as best as I can, and it has been exhausting, overwhelming, and tedious. I’m definitely trying to keep in mind the positives about getting a chance to start fresh, but it’s been really hard not to beat myself up for making such a silly mistake. […]