Archive for October, 2011

October 31, 2011


I visited the 1968 exhibit at the Minnesota History Museum and yes, it was groovy! I’d recommend it to anyone, especially if you remember 1968 or have had any fascination with the ’60’s. Be there or be square!

October 27, 2011

style macgyver

style macgyver courtesy of piperlime

October 26, 2011

handsome husband

I just had to share that Minnesota Bride is featuring my handsome husband in a small article on their web page (click here). Too bad the closest he ever got to male modeling was watching Zoolander!

October 24, 2011

a classic is about to be born …

After news broke that I was going to be an Aunt for the VERY FIRST TIME, I got to party planning. Surprisingly, it was not a party for myself, but a get together honoring this little stoker and his Mama. Thanks to my belief that babies should have lots of books upon arrival, I decided to start a library for the little one. This idea themed the entire shower inspiring  invitations (not pictured … sorry!), party food, and presents! Each one of Amy’s friends told me about their favorite childhood book and I proceeded to hunt online and in book stores to get my hands on each one. At the party, friends wrote baby a little note on the inside cover of their favorite story. This boy now has a great start to one killer library – including classics like Where the Wild Things Are and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The party food also tied into the children’s books. Goodies from books such as Green Eggs + Ham (deviled eggs + food coloring, no ham), The Stinky Cheese Man (cheese + crackers), If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (chocolate chip cookies), The Very Hungry Caterpillar (cupcakes), etc were displayed and eaten. From the amount of leftovers I’m assuming that one or two party-goers are also pregnant (not me!) …

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: To anyone thinking about attempting deviled eggs, don’t use fresh eggs!  Sounds weird, I know. But if your eggs have been in your fridge for at least 5 days, they peel much better than eggs right off the farm. Mine were fresh and a ______ (insert mean word) to peel!

All in all, the shower was a success. We played games (very competitively), opened presents, snacked (obviously), and more than anything came together to support Amy on her journey into motherhood!  We love you, Ame!!

October 19, 2011

like mother like daughter

My sister Amy is just about 8 months pregnant – not that you can tell. She’s such a little one naturally. I took some fall maternity photos this weekend with Amy and her husband, Barrett. It was hilarious. Between Amy squatting in front of a hollowed out tree and Barrett hoisting her up to align her pregnant belly with the Stone Arch Bridge, we had TONS of laughs. I am prepping for her baby shower this weekend so my little nephew has been on my mind day and night. I am beyond “stoked” (pun intended) to become an Auntie for the very first time!

When I was looking through all the photos we took, I couldn’t help but recognize the insane resemblance Amy has to our Mom. Their smiles are identical. She would have loved to be part of this experience – can you even imagine a Nana Linda?! Too good to be true. Lord knows Mom is one proud lady! I have no doubt in my mind that Amy is going to hit the Top 10 Mothers of All Time list rather quickly (I have experienced her mothering). Be on the lookout for a baby shower post, coming soon! It’s going to be something to “read” about!

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October 10, 2011

braids are back!

If you were a Pippi Longstalking fan, you’ll be pleased to know that braids are back in full swing! The braid-phenomenon sweeping this fall was covered on the Today Show this morning – always a good indicator of a trend taking the fashion industry by storm. If you don’t know how to braid your own hair, cruise on over to YouTube. There are tons of videos useful for self-teaching. Happy braiding!

October 7, 2011

lessons from anne of green gables

October 5, 2011

Gorgeous Goldenrod!

Simply summing up the sun these past few October days! Gorgeous Goldenrod!

Tibi v neck dress, $495
Lace thong, $28
Demi bra, $36
Jessica Simpson platform heels, $90
Leather bag, $100
Feather jewelry, $6.99
Tarina Tarantino chain choker necklace, $163
Yellow shades, $159
1STDIBS.COM – Pieces – Yellow Shell Back Chair