Month: June 2016

friday favorites

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friday / friday favorites / lately / weekend

Happy Friday! How are you all? After a pretty rough week last week, I’m thankfully feeling a lot better. This weekend I have a very fun girls’ camping trip planned, so I will really try to be a good blogger and take tons of photos to share here. We’re heading to a campsite on the Poudre River, and I cannot wait to be in the mountains, go hiking, sit by a warm campfire, and sleep […]

the style uniform

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basics / capsule / closet / clothes / fashion / style / success / uniform

Lately, I keep seeing article after article about style uniforms, and why they’re such a great idea. From Steve Jobs to President Obama to Mark Zuckerberg, wearing the same clothes every day seems to have some serious links to personal success.  There’s a lot of different lines of thought as to why this is. The biggest reason points to the concept of decision fatigue – a real psychological condition in which a person’s productivity and […]

fresh and fragrant pasta salad

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cooking / delicious / easy / food / fresh / healthy / quick / recipe / simple

Growing up, I hated pasta salad with a passion. I was not a big fan of mayonnaise, and my only concept of pasta salad was of the creamy, slightly sweet, macaroni variety (I’m sorry, but yuck). These days, however, I’ve found a happy medium; a salad that’s crunchy, creamy, healthy, and insanely delicious, thanks to the addition of French Dijon dressing, herbs, and fresh vegetables. What’s more, it can be put together in less than […]

one whole year

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best friend / dog / love / puppy / sad

Dear, sweet Tobes, It’s hard to believe it’s been a year. A whole twelve months since you left our world – how is that possible? I still wait for your bark when someone knocks at the door. I still look for you when I hear thunder or fireworks going off. We both still routinely reach down from the sofa, expecting to touch your soft fur. Your death was one of the hardest things I have […]

friday favorites

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friday / friday favorites / lately / weekend

Hello! Hope you all had a lovely (short) week. I love having long weekends, but somehow, even with no work on Monday, the week still feels ridiculously long. I just don’t understand it. But I’m so glad it’s Friday! June is officially under way, and Conrad’s mom Cathy is in town for the weekend, so we’ll be spending lots of time with family ❤  In other news, we’re heading to France so soon! At the end […]

five things my parents taught me about love

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advice / family / love / parents

Our parents are one of the most significant parts of our lives, but they’re certainly not without flaws. Most discussions with friends regarding parents admittedly involve a lot of eye-rolling and mock-horror. While my parents have been mentioned in a few of these discussions (remember the DONUTS, Mom!?), I know how lucky I am to have been raised by my mom and dad. It’s far too easy to point out everything our parents did ‘wrong’, […]

isla de la mujeres

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adventure / girls trip / isla de la mujeres / island / mexico / travel / tropical

How do I even begin this post? To give you an idea, here’s a list of my draft titles… I Died and Went to ParadiseHoney, I’m Never Coming HomeCómo Vivir Ilegalmente en México (How to Live Illegally in Mexico) Suffice it to say, we had the time of our lives ☺ For my dear friend Courtney’s 30th birthday, we spontaneously booked a trip to Isla de la Mujeres, Mexico, thanks to an incredible deal via GroupOn. […]