Thursday, October 25, 2012

Birthday wishlist

Today is my last birthday of my 20s. To celebrate, I'm creating a big ol' wishlist. Some of it's ridiculous luxuries I'll never get, but feel free to buy me any of it.

Coach loveliness:

Classy glassy ware:
Source: via Heidi on Pinterest

Owl butter dish:
Source: via Heidi on Pinterest

This view:


This jacket:

Beautiful boots:

Mid-century awesome:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

SundaySteps: Seeing red

Red shoes are a great way to add a pop of color to any otherwise dreary fall outfit.

Some of my favorites:

Source: via Heidi on Pinterest


Source: via Heidi on Pinterest

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kitchen tip: Keep pots from boiling over

My skills in the kitchen are definitely limited. The smoke detector often ends up in the cupboard, and a mess is inevitable. Pasta is one of the few dishes I can successfully pull off, but the meal usually follows a catastrophic boil over when I'm not looking. But not after this tip.

Place a wooden spoon across the top of the pot and let the water boil away. I've yet to have a mess erupt from my pasta water.


Friday, October 12, 2012


This week marks a decade since I moved to Fargo. My move here was meant as something temporary, a step toward getting somewhere else. I was at the end of a relationship and confused about which direction my education should go.

I moved into a small, cheap (and scary at times) downtown apartment. Broadway was in the middle of its reconstruction, and young people tended to stay away. The first winter here, I read almost a book a day, slept in a room with nothing but a bed and watching Oprah on 17" TV from an air mattress. I planned my next move, where I would go and how I could find a hipper, cooler place to call home.

But somewhere along my stay here, it became my hometown.

The city grew up with me. I met my husband, reconnected with some great friends, found a career and made a home.


Source: via Heidi on Pinterest

Thursday, October 11, 2012

ColorfulThursday: Rose Gold

I'm not a huge fan of pink, nor of gold, but put them together and I think I've found something to get behind.  

For your Home:

For your Feet:
Source: via Matt on Pinterest
Source: via Heidi on Pinterest

For your Closet:
Source: via Nuri on Pinterest
Source: via Jen on Pinterest

For your Makeup Drawer: