Friday, April 17, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. This Lumberjanes T-Shirt-

Check out Lumberjanes here.


2. This Lovely Bike Basket-

I can just imagine myself riding to & from the farmers market with this beaut! Now, this bike basket is beautiful, but if you ask me, you could probably find one just as lovely & fancy for a lot less than $78. Anthropologie prices do not equal real world prices, in my opinion. 


3. Frannerd's Blog-

Fran is a fabulous Chilean illustrator & blogger/Youtube that I've been following for several months. She loves cats & books & fries & coffee, so we're basically soul mates.


4. Florence & the Machine's Recent Music Videos-

Florence Welch has a new album coming out on June 2nd & boy, is she piquing my interest with her recent music videos! While her vids are always a little artsy, this new series seems to be a cohesive storyline. Man, she's such a bad-ass! I can't wait to hear the new album. 

5. Camping & Fishing-

Even though it was snowing today (Yes. You heard me), I can't help myself from thinking about going swimming, fishing & camping this summer. Maybe it's my recent bout of homesicknesses or maybe it was the long stretch of beautiful weather we had, but I am ready for some mountain time. Oh, I have plans.....

Happy Friday, Friends!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. Inside Tom Waits-


2. Fitness Picks-

I've been working on getting in better shape & these are currently my favorite fitness apps; Zombies, Run! & My Fitness Pal. If you're like me & have trouble getting your mind off of the discomfort of running, try Zombies, Run! It's one part fitness & one part compelling story that you listen to while you run. The app even shuffles in music from your phone while you're working out. I'm currently using My Fitness Pal to track my daily caloric intake. It's pretty nifty!



In addition to running & watching what I eat, I've started riding my bike more. Now, when I ride to work, I don't want to have to base my entire outfit off the fact that I'm riding a bike. I often wear dresses in spring & summer, but I also don't want to flash anyone while I'm riding down the streets. What is the solution, you ask? BICYCLE SHORTS!


You heard me. Underneath my skirts & dresses. It may seem weird, but it has been working out splendidly! AND you're covered if the wind kicks up later & decides to flip your skirt up! Also, being someone who does not posses a thigh-gap (we're being real here, right?), sometimes the ol' legs rub together. Not sexy, but oh-so-true. These bicycle babies also help with that. So much winning!

3. Paper Towns 

Paper Towns is my second John Green book ( I read The Fault in Our Stars last year) & I have to say, I liked Paper Towns waaaay more that TFIOS. If you've been underwhelmed by John Green in the past, this might just be your book & be sure to check this one out before the movie hits theaters this summer.


4. Girls Like Comics Too Tee-

A must for Free Comic Book Day or any Comic Con adventure. 


5. Rushmore Pencil Set- 

For obvious reasons. 


Happy Friday, Friends!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up # 5: Easter Edition


The Irish Session at Patrick's Pub

Cat Bros


Hand-lettering practice at Saturday Art Group 

Mama Destree, tending the fire

Trying to light the candles for Papa Destree's 60th Birthday 

Portable Weather Station

Much fire! 


Bunny Cake

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Showers

As we continue to have more nice days than soggy ones, lazy afternoons in the park & on the patio are becoming more regular. Nothing like a good book & a little sunscreen to start the spring off right!

April Showers

Friday, April 3, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. Where do I Belong by Rusty Clanton-

The more I hear from this kid, the more I love him.

2. Creepy Planters-

The minute I saw this DIY I loved it. This is just the kind of weird thing I would show up to a house warming party with. "Welcome to your new home! Try to sleep knowing this demonic planter is sitting in your living room!"

P.S. Good luck with the website. It's in dutch or something but you get the idea of the DIY. 


3. Falling Star by Miyumon-

This reminded me a little of Neil Gaiman's Stardust. 


4. Serial-

I realize I'm about 6 months too late on this, but I'm completely hooked on the This American Life spin-off,  Serial. I haven't finished the first season yet but I'm sure I'll blow through it before the weekend is out. If you're looking for something to listen to while you work or on your commute, I HIGHLY recommend this riveting 12 episode true-crime mystery. 


5. This Steampunk Ariel Cosplay-


Happy Friday, Friends! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Favorite Friday Favorites

1. It's Almost Swimming Season-

2. Someone is Seriously Inside my Head-

A Clarissa Explains It All sequel in book form. Seriously??? 


3. Seeing This Amazing Lady in my Very Own Town-

She will be at Greeley's very own Moxi Theater on April 8th. Do you have your tickets yet? 

4. March Playlist-

5. Velocipede Necklace-


Happy Friday, Friends! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thrifting Thursday: Big Lots & Beauty

I recently made a trip to my local discount haven, Big Lots, to pick up a few things. While perusing the makeup section, I noticed a few bins placed haphazardly on the bottom shelf. Upon closer inspection, I found a veritable cornucopia of brands, colors & products, all mixed together.

Now, while one person may look at this & think, "I'm not sticking my hands in that", I looked at it and thought, "CHALLENGE!"

A nightmare to some; A treasure trove to others.

While digging through the mix of truly terrible colors & semi-opened lipsticks, I happened to find a few choice products. I've never seen either of these nail polish brands at Big Lots, but they had a pretty nice selection of colors from both. If I were you, if you love a color that you come across, get a backup. Big Lots often gets products that are being discontinued, so you may not be able to find that same product ever again.  Each bottle was priced at $1.50. 

Sinful Colors Professional 

Sephora by OPI 

I picked up this lovely orangy-red Revlon nail polish that I've been wearing for the past few days. It wears pretty well with minimal chipping with a base & top coat. For $1.25, I'm a happy camper!

Revlon Brilliant Strength in Inflame

Despite what you might think, you can find some amazing deals & products at Big Lots. Just like thrifting, sometimes it takes multiple visits & some digging, but when you find something great, you feel like you've struck gold! 
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