I'll just post some hilarious pictures and maybe some videos for now ...
I promise I'll start this up sometime soon. 



I didn't go out for New Years Eve last night because (A) I was feeling a little tired and a lot lazy and (B) I had to work at 7 this morning - so staying out until after midnight sounded less than appealing. 

WELL, here's where the story gets interesting! This morning, I went out to my car and started it up. (I always park it on the street outside my house.) Then, like a true Minnesotan, I stared at the windshield and wished I didn't have to get out and scrape the ice off. 

That's when I realized this awful, awful smell. Bad smells aren't out of the ordinary in my car but this made me think my brother had put some bad food in my car as a practical joke. So, I look around the front seats and the floor, nothing. Turn to the back seat. See a guy asleep in my back seat. Get out of the car. Walk back into the house. Walk into my parents room. 
"Mom... mom?"
"Uhm. There's a drunk guy passed out in my car."

LONG STORY SHORT - the kid was really embarrassed and very apologetic and started walking away up my hill. I passed him as I left for work (finally) and offered him a ride home. He's actually a fairly decent guy.  At one point I said - "No offense but I do plan on telling everyone this story." He was OK with that.

Things to include ;;
- No, I do not lock my car doors at night. Yes, I will from now on.
- The smell was a mixture of really nasty bar-food-breath and the cheapest liquor you can find.
- No, I didn't scream.
- Yes, I told everyone at work what happened between fits of laughter. 


First of all, I'm sorry for sucking so bad.
Excuse #1 ...
I was so busy with my finals!
But class ended December 13th so the lack of blogging after that is just me being a terrible, terrible person. My apologies!

A new year - a new blog. I'm going to try to mix it up a bit and post more videos and pictures since I got a BRAND NEW CAMERA for Christmas (thanks padres!).

Stay tuned - I promiiiiise there's more to come!



What's not to love about them? They're fluffy, they can spin their heads ... they're a hoot!

see it on etsy 
see it on etsy 

see it on etsy 


The drive back to B-town was ... uneventful.
Although, it gave me lots of time to ponder my life - which is a novelty I think we all take for granted. Sometimes it's nice to just be alone for five hours with nothing but the rumble of the highway beneath me!
I certainly hope your Thanksgiving break (if you were lucky enough to have a break) was amazing and relaxing. Back to the real world!

colbie caillat
I never told you

I miss those blue eyes
How you kiss me at night
I miss the way we sleep

Like there's no sunrise
Like the taste of your smile
I miss the way we breathe

But I never told you
What I should have said
No, I never told you
I just held it in

And now,
I miss everything about you
Can't believe that I still want you
And after all the things we've been through
I miss everything about you
Without you

I see your blue eyes
Everytime I close mine
You make it hard to see
Where I belong to
When I'm not around you
It's like I'm alone with me

But I never told you
What I should have said
No, I never told you
I just held it in

And now,
I miss everything about you
Can't believe that I still want you
And after all the things we've been through
I miss everything about you
Without you

But I never told you
What I should have said
No, I never told you
I just held it in

And now,
I miss everything about you
Can't believe that I still want you
And after all the things we've been through
I miss everything about you
Without you



i’m totally addicted to holiday sweaters … my friends actually borrow my sweaters for ugly sweater parties … shh. and there's nothing better than finding a good deal at the salvation army on a tacky old sweater (how can you not find a good deal at S.A.?)

a vintage sweater + a comfy pair of jeans = delightful outfit

i'll be scouting out many many more sweaters for the next few weeks 
& of course i'll document them on here so make sure to check back!

(also; if you have an adorable holiday sweater - please send me a picture!)


I'm totally in love with my state. It's the best. Ever. Don't try to debate it with me. You'll lose.
And what better way to prove to my readers that it is the best darn state in the Union 
than to list the great famous people who once called this beautiful place home!

I was more than a little upset
when I saw that her wiki-page
didn't say anything about MN
but then of course... I've never
been allowed to list wikipedia
as a "reliable source" for any of
my research papers - so take
that you lying fools! This totally
awesome chick is straight from
the very heart of Minnesota -
Ely! I always knew there was
something about Mary ... Camden.

A little weird? Yes.
A lot talented? Totally.
Prince was born and raised in Minneapolis and still to this day he hosts short-notice concerts at his home in the city! What a guy.

OK, so he's really more of an Illinois guy,
even though he was born in Minneapolis.
But he's an avid hockey fan - where do you think
that came from? Probably the land of 10 million
hockey players! It's alright, Vince ... I'd be willing
to put in a good word for you if you wanted to
proclaim your loyalty to Minnesota.

Get this, Winona is from my county, Olmsted! You go girl. She's even named after the nearby Minnesota city - Winona. Couldn't have guessed that, eh?

Minnesota, hail to thee!
Hail to thee, our state so dear,
Thy light shall ever be
A beacon bright and clear.
Thy son and daughters true
Will proclaim thee near and far,
They shall guard thy fame and adore thy name;
Thou shalt be their Northern Star.

Like the stream that bends to sea,
Like the pine that seeks the blue;
Minnesota, still for thee
Thy sons are strong and true.
From the woods and waters fair;
From the prairies waving far,
At thy call they throng with their shout and song;
Hailing thee their Northern Star.

Don't think I forgot the other great Minnesotans! 
Cheers to you; Bob Dylan, Judy Garland, Jesse Ventura, F. Scott Fitzgerald ... and more


A truly inspiring video of an amazing man ...
Thanks to my aunt for sharing it (via Facebook!)

We're often quick to think our lives couldn't get worse
Yet, Nick Vujicic shows how to embrace the life you've been given!



Lordy, lordy ... what a day!
I had planned on barricading myself inside for Black Friday but my brother and I just couldn't resist the temptation!

I, of course, got some scrapbooking materials on sale (like I even need more?)
Little Brother got a new Xbox Kinect for $70!
Even though I rarely condone spending more than $20 on electronics ... the Kinect is usually $150.
Crazy? Yes.
The family and I have been playing "Dance Party" all afternoon.
Embarrassing to admit ... the Dad beat me.
My ego is just a tid bit singed.

If you're looking for a super fun gift for your family to enjoy this holiday season
(and you're not opposed to spending)
I would definitely recommend the Kinect :)

Only if you already have an Xbox - Otherwise you're looking at spending about $300 


Happy Turkey Day!

I'll be spending the day with my family and our close friends
My relatives all live on the west coast so we spend every Thanksgiving with our other "orphaned" friends!
Enjoy the day, all you beautiful people.



Song of the Week
This week I'm turning the "song of the week" into my "artist of the week"

I've been following Lissie for a few years now and I can never get enough of her.
Now, I already knew she was amazing but when I took my ex-boyfriend to see her as a Christmas gift at
The Cedar in Minneapolis - She was epic.

I'll stop talking now because there's nothing I can say that will show you how great 
she is besides you listening to her music! So please, please check her out quick!
And here's my top five of her songs
 (with my favorite lyrics from the songs!)

In Sleep
Why am I so terrified of wakin' - He's gone and I feel I've been forsaken
In sleep is the only place I get to see him, I get to love him

When I'm Alone
When I reach out and I only grab air
And it kills me to think that you never did care
And it's hopeless
You've always run off somewhere else

Everywhere I go
Angels will fall on me now everywhere I go
Angels will call on me and take me to my home

Reach but don't push it away
Say nice words and play with intention
Practice restraint - find out what matters
I know your heart's been broken but
Martyrs never open doors, no

Worried About
For the last four years of my life I've thought about you
Pretty much every fifteen seconds




Illustration by Sophia Chang


The newest of Stephanie Meyer’s mormon-sex-fantasy series
– “Twilight” – hit theaters last Thursday.
Breaking Dawn Part I is, in one word, laughable. 

Yeah, yeah I read the books in high school like every other girl in my graduating class. But I understood the absolute ridiculousness of the plot! 

(ex. Taylor Lautner’s character “imprints” on Bella’s baby-girl … His “soul mate” is a baby). 

From the sickeningly long wedding to the painfully awkward honeymoon and on to the vomit inducing pregnancy and birth (not joking about the vomit … half a bag of popcorn and I was ready to make a run for the restroom) this movie was, uhm. well. let’s see. it totally sucked.

Sorry, Twi-hards. I call it how I see it.

Don’t pay to see the movie – I beg you. $6 I wish I had spent on ice-cream and a Redbox movie.
If my review really makes you want to see it (that wasn’t my intention and I apologize) please, wait until it comes out on DVD … rent it… and force someone to watch it with you. Someone you don’t like.
Good luck!

1: I just gagged... such an awkward wedding scene!!!
2: Beautiful cast ... terrible actors.
3: Just as awkward in real life as in the movies - I love consistency