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how I’m not shopping for an entire year, and why.

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One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to do absolutely no shopping for one year. My decision to make this resolution is partly due to the realisation that I had way, WAY more clothes than I was actually wearing (thank you, moving) and partly thanks to this article by Ann Patchett.  I decided that, for one entire year, I would not buy anything that was not consumable or something that I absolutely needed. Things […]

eight hours in helsinki

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And the Scandinavian adventure continues! Every time we go to Sweden, I try to plan a mini-trip to see a little more of Europe and since my best friend, Nora, was in Helsinki for Christmas, I thought it would be fun to visit her in Finland for the day! We used the same boat company as we took to go to Tallinn last year, and one boat-rocked-sleep later, we awoke to sun (SUN!) in Helsinki. Fresh of […]

arizona, part two

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Hello again! Yesterday, I left you as we started to explore Old Town Scottsdale, but due to computer issues, I was not able to upload all of the pictures I took of our tour! As I said, we left downtown Phoenix after a trip to the Natural History Museum, and spent the rest of the morning exploring the art galleries, shops, restaurants, and historic buildings in Scottsdale. Cowboy heaven^^ I wanted one of everything from […]

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 […]