Oh hey, Monday! Amiright?!
This weekend I: laughed until it hurt, ate way too many chips and dip, slept on the ground, hung out by a fire, perfected the s’more, ignored my makeup bag, used up all the bug spray and had the BEST time with my gal pals. Seriously, camping with these people is so, so funny and I will be laughing about it for the week ahead. Those two days of dirt, wine and unwinding were exactly what the doctor ordered. While I unpack, pout that it’s over and journal about all the funny stories from this weekend, you can enjoy these links from around the web.
I’m on the road (again) this weekend for a camping extravaganza! For the last four or five years, my gal pals and I have gone camping every summer in Wisconsin. Despite moving, changing jobs and life’s other adventures, we’ve seemed to always make it work. I am really looking forward to three days with four of the best girlfriends in all the land. I’ve got a car full of floating loungers, a cooler full of wine, two grocery bags of snacks and some serious tunes to keep me company on my journey until we all meet at the campsite. Hope to catch you late Sunday after the adventure has sadly come to and end. Wish us luck and hope for cell service so you can follow the shenanigans on Instagram!
Source :: Modern Day Hemingway
I’m sure you’ve noticed that things have been quieter than usual around here lately. My average five or six posts a week are down to a lone few. Trust me, I’ve noticed too and I hope to be back on my blogging game soon, but part of the reason for my silence lately has been a big project at work. Thankfully, after many hours of planning, coordinating, blood, sweat, tears and heavy lifting, the project, our back-to-school look book, launched last night! We partnered with local blogger, Davee Ek, and are pretty pumped about the results. A few of my favorite shots are below but follow along here for more behind-the-scenes shots and check out the book here! And now, a cocktail to celebrate. See you tomorrow, friends!
Producer/Art Director :: Michael Dodes | Photographer :: Nick Fay | Fashion Styling :: Davee Ek
Production Assistant :: Erin Pederson | Photography Assistant :: Josh Olson
Assistant Stylist :: Alex Kelm
Being out of commission last week left me with plenty of time to daydream, plot, plan and scheme for our home decorating projects. Of course, I would get an idea and then quickly fall asleep, but in between the non-stop naps I found a few pins that got my wheels turning with plans for our master bathroom. The Red Head and I were focused on finishing the basement initially, but after talking it through a master bathroom seems to be the smarter decision in terms of resale value. I’m up for any excuse to use white subway tile so I was an easier sell on this idea. Above are just a few ideas that I’d love to incorporate: dark grey grout, roman shades, white trim, hexagon details… oh, this is going to be fun!
The clouds are parting, friends, and I’m starting to feel like a human again. I’m easing back into life after becoming a further master of Bravo TV and catching up on some recent movie releases these last few days. It’s been nice to have time to re-coup but I’m also looking forward to the busy week ahead. Let’s kick it off with the weekend wrap up, shall we? Enjoy.
This week the last ten days of travel, work, late nights, early mornings and self neglect caught up with me in a big way. I’ve spent the majority of the last two days in bed with a bottle of water and cuddling puppy. I’m not on the mend quite yet but I have high hopes for next week. Please send any good vibes my way! I could definitely use them. And I’ll catch you next week with, hopefully, some more pep and inspiring content!
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One year ago this crazy creature was born. A few short weeks later we met him for the first time and a few weeks after that he was ours. It’s been a roller coaster ever since but the good definitely outweighs the bad. Thanks for being so dang cute, Drake. Keep up the good work and enjoy your first birthday with globs of peanut butter, socks from the hamper and shoes from the entry… your three favorite things.
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After a week of visiting with family, this weekend was all about the friends. Yesterday, a big crew of us headed to Elk River for the first annual “Klein Fest.” As with any perfect summer outing, there was bocce ball, swimming, clay shooting, the tallest bonfire I’ve ever seen, a rain storm, late night barn dancing, so much food (check this out), about a dozen dogs and not nearly enough sleep. A great success, if you ask me! I’m playing catch up today, but still laughing at last nights adventures and already looking forward to Klein Fest 2015! Enjoy these links from around the web while I do my best to avoid the desire to nap on the couch with a Kardashian marathon (embarrassing, but true)!
Well, I totally slacked on the picture taking the last few days while I was in Washington Island. I had high hopes of coming back, editing to my hearts content and posting and blabbing and blabbing some more, but the truth is, I completely unplugged this week. I hopped on Instagram here and there, but other than that, I read a book (with pages…. what?!), a pile of magazines, caught up with family, swam when it got above 60 degrees, slept in, kayaked and re-charged. It was perfect and I’m already plotting to unplug again in the not-too-distant future. Serves the mind and soul well.
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