In a serious fit of power-reading this weekend I finished Everything I Never Told You (I give it 3 stars, out of five). Thank goodness for Wild hockey games for the Red Head and new glasses for me because my book club deadline (tonight!) was sneaking up in me at light speed. Tonight I look forward to chatting it out with pals and endless supplies of chips and dip. We do book club right.
Source :: Mrs Clark Kent
The last couple days have been the perfect mix of work and play. There have been Walking Dead episodes, small house projects, time spent with books and magazine piles, long workouts, good friends, good wine and lots of appetizers. No complaints from me! Today is shaping up to be more of the same as I’m running out the door to a wedding shower. Enjoy these links while I attempt to win all the wedding shower games. Ha!
After a pretty insane few weeks at work, I relished the opportunity to work from home today. I baked, I cooked, I stared at my dog, I took (not taught… what a nice change!) a spin class, ran errands, answered emails and tried to catch up a bit. T’was glorious.
The Red Head is heading into a long stretch of work travel so I look forward to a weekend of Walking Dead (we have an agreement not to watch it without each other) and lazy days. I hope you’re able to enjoy the same, but with less zombies. Catch ya Sunday!
Source :: new girl in town
This image really did it for me today. Not quite sure what it was but I had to share.
Source :: ElsaMuse
I didn’t watch a minute of the Oscars live and even failed to record them so I’ve relied heavily on my sister’s recap and Buzzfeed for my fix this year. I thought I had gotten most of the details from the show and then I happened upon this post from Davee. How beautiful are those lay-downs for the Best Production Design nominees? Two thumbs up and an Oscar for the creatives behind them!
Source :: Davee Secrets
To sum it up simply, Lutsen, Minnesota is a gem. Get ready for a confusing equation but if Galena (Illinois), Stillwater (Minnesota) and Narnia (the book and movie) had a baby, Lutsen would be it. Quiet, quaint, snow-covered, full of wonder and freezing temperatures. It also has the badge of honor as the most north I have ever been! The two days I spent up there last weekend were far from enough so I’m already plotting a trip that way again come warmer temperatures. At this point, anything about -40 wind chill would be considered an upgrade! That scary thermometer read didn’t stop some of our group from hitting the slopes, another pair from cross country skiing and a few stragglers from adventuring around ‘town’ (not much of a town to speak of), though, so imagine the damage we could do in summer! The north better get ready for us! Until then, Lutsen.
Source :: elissa_erickson and faucetheadcreative
I have seen Narnia, guys, and for some reason, have opted to return to civilization. Poor choice. A poor choice, indeed. I should have stayed among the northern hills of Minnesota longer! I’ll do a full recap this week but for now, enjoy these links from around the web while I attempt to unpack and stifle my tears.
For the next few days some friends and I are trekking ‘Up North’ (as they say around here) for some quality time in Lutsen, Minnesota! The temperatures are going to be bitter cold, at best, but we’ll have great company and a healthy stash of item #7 on the list below to keep us busy. After a hectic week of deadlines, a snowy, quiet mountain is just what I need. Catch you on Sunday for the wrap up, if I make it back alive!
1 :: Cally Slipper from Minnetonka Moccasins
2 :: JamBox from Jawbone
3 :: Everything I Never Told You
4 :: Hat from Carhartt
5 :: C.O. Bigelow Balm
6 :: Duffel from Herschel Supply Co.
7 :: Ketel One
As another blustery, snowy, winter Minnesota day winds down, one thing is clear: I have embraced the turtleneck bob. Or as it also often appears, the scarf bob. Here’s to hopefully only a few more weeks that call for this messy, comfy look!
Source :: Fashion Gone Rogue