i’m a rebel just for kicks… and other tuesday musings

excited about the start of kickball season
reading Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
dreaming about what i want in my dream house
loving my new niece Fiona

laughing about an oh so true sign

craving a chimichanga and a margarita
listening to Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
watching The Wire
thankful for a friend who is officially cancer free!
looking forward to birthday doughnuts

Thoughtful Thursday

excited about my brother moving back from London in mid September!!
worried about nada
reading What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
creating flip book animation
loving memories from this weekend where nearly every single one of my family members were there and we just relaxed on a boat and caught up
laughing about the look I got from everyone in my skyfit class when I told them we were doing this [we did, and no one died]
wondering if you guys have any blog suggestions for me. I’d love to hear your favorites in the comment section below!
craving Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
listening to Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder
watching Jane the Virgin 
thankful for an incredibly supportive husband
looking forward to the end of our deck project [it’s been two months of board replacement, power washing, sanding and staining. first coat=done… one more to go!]

Mexican Musings

excited about heading to Mexico
worried about nothing!
reading The Nightengale by Kristen Hannah
creating a list of things to bring with on vacation
loving a new type of Christmas celebration
laughing about a silly Harry Potter tweet
christmas hp
wondering how early is too early to have a beer in Mexico
craving tacos and a corona
listening to Give Me A Try
watching Jessica Jones
thankful for a family I love spending time with
looking forward to a much-needed mani/pedi with my mom and sister

Friday Favorites

It has been a fun week so far, and this weekend Steve and I are headed to Michigan for my cousin’s wedding. I am so excited to spend the weekend with my family hanging at the pool, playing wiffle ball, and seeing my cousin marry a wonderful girl! Now that it’s almost the weekend, I wanted to share some of my favorite things that make the weekends amazing!

Currently crushing on Elle King’s song Ex’s & Oh’s:

Favorite Motto:


Favorite Outfit Inspiration (all I want is a full flirty skirt…now!):


Favorite Food– Food Trucks Downtown MPLS:


Favorite Drink– Bourbon Side Car :



What about you? What things are going to be making your weekend even better?

Friday Favorites

This week has been incredibly fun for me! It’s been in the 60’s which has allowed me to finally get outside and enjoy our new neighborhood. We also are puppy sitting my parents dog so I’ve been spending any non work time exploring the parks around our house. I honestly feel most like myself when I can get outside, open up the windows in the house and sip wine with a puppy by my side! I’ll be spending my weekend having an impromptu dinner party, trampolining, going on a road trip and visiting family. With this good mood comes some blog inspiration, so without further ado… here are my Friday Favorites…


Favorite Motto:


Favorite Splurge (Kate Spade Weekender Bag (if i could)):


Favorite Food (Bacon Wrapped Cinnamon Rolls… so sinful!):


Favorite Jam:


What about you? What have been your favs from this week?

It’s Fall & I’m Loving It!

Hey! Did you guys know that it’s fall?! I know! I think I may be the first person to point that out to you (ahh sarcasm… you are a good friend to me).

Well since Steve and I bought our house in March, this is our first fall at our new home! And I have to tell you, we are seriously enjoying it!

We raked the yard for the first time, and although that in itself is not a fun job, leaf jumping is!

Graceful, no? haha

To continue with our “fall theme” Steve and I spent last night carving our first “front step” pumpkin! It is way more fun to do when you get to annoyingly display it on your front step for the whole neighborhood to see vs. your apartment neighbors. It definitely makes it feel more like Halloween!

pump 2 pump

Plus, on Sunday Steve went skydiving with my brother and brother-in-law for my brother-in-law’s 30th birthday! Never have I ever been more terrified and exhilarated all at the same time!

sky skydiving

They all had an absolute blast, and I enjoyed staying safe on the ground watching them flip and glide their way safely down to earth. Phew!

Also, I have two songs I’m currently obsessed with and the two couldn’t be more different. The first, is Gooey by Glass animals. It’s a very odd song, but even though it takes a while to understand the lyrics, the beat is so fun! (excuse the somewhat pornographic nature of the music video. NSFW unless you minimize the video)

The second one is Geronimo by Sheppard and it’s just a fun upbeat tune!

What about you lovely readers? What have you been up to this unseasonably warm fall season?!

So… I guess It’s Been A While

Sorry I’ve been on posting hiatus, but it has been a crazy past few weeks. Work has been exploding in my face this past week, but in a good way! But I feel that I can finally breathe and give an update! So, here it goes…

The boy and I have been house hunting for a few months now and are finally finding ones we like! We’ve narrowed down our choices, but realize that we still need to be critical about them since it is such a big purchase. It’s like my dad always says, “Never be afraid to walk away from a house.” So I’m trying not to get too invested in any one house, but when you find one that seems to fit all of your needs, it’s a little hard not to be sooooo excited!

Do you have any tips for a successful house hunt?

This weekend one of my best friends and college roommate is coming to visit! I haven’t seen her since her wedding, so I’m looking forward to a few girls nights and enjoying a relaxing weekend.

I’ve been being crafty lately and have created these beauts:

They are gold plated trays with chalkboard paint on the inside! I have absolutely no idea what I am going to use them for, but I’m pretty excited!

I also added some glitter and chalkboard paint to this mason jar!


The boy and I attended a Wild game last week and had the pleasure of sitting in the 12th row!!! Never again will we be so close!


Along with all the craziness that has been my week, one of my roommates lost his job, so we have been doing our best to console him. We’ve been going out to lunch, hanging at night as well as enjoying coffee mornings with our matching coffee mugs! (Shannon, Ethan & Nicole) Gotta love roommate bonding! : )
Finally, the boy and I have bought tickets to see New Politics, Sleeper Agent and Magic Man so we are gearing up for that concert! If you’ve never heard of those bands, I have provided a sampling of music below for your listening pleasure!

Sleeper Agent: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XXj5kyrQkg8
New Politics: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NVOUTkFkMNU
Magic Man: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-5s1q7SVs6U

Phew… So there we go! An update! 🙂 love all you readers. See you next week! I promise I’ll remember to post!

Since It’s Friday

Neon Trees just premiered their new song this morning called “Sleeping with a friend”. The song is great and since it’s Friday it seems appropriate for all those single folks heading out tonight ; )

Hope you enjoy!


Lost Kitten

I had to spend this morning driving all over the place so I wanted to listen to some music to keep me awake. Since the boyfriend and I will be attending the Hellogoodbye, Metric & Paramore concert in a few weeks I decided to put that playlist on.

While listening to these songs I came across a song that I had completely forgotten about.

**Now before I go any further I have to put in a disclaimer here:: Do you ever have a song you love but you cannot figure out why? Well this is one of those songs for me. Every time I hear it I can’t help but laugh, mostly because of the lyric, “I was looking for a hooker when I found you” and the general ridiculousness of the song.

Albeit bizarre, I can’t help it. I honestly love this song so I wanted to share “Lost Kitten” by Metric with you on this snowy (sigh) humpday!


A Reflection (of sorts)

Every once in a while I think it’s good to take a step back and reconnect with yourself. What is going on in the world of you? All too often we are caught up in what we’re doing next to realize faults we may be making. I try every week to use this list and update it so that I can sort of track my feelings for the week. Weird, maybe but hey, whatever helps, right? So here it goes…
excited about new hobbies
worried about where the funny smell our apartment has mysteriously obtained is coming from
reading Seriously, I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
creating to-do lists
loving adorable and supportive cards from friends
laughing about my knack for finding the most obnoxious furniture to move
wondering if a nap is a plausible solution to any problem
craving a good magazine and a glass of wine
listening to Texas by Magic Man
watching The Blacklist on NBC
thankful for my incredibly strong and supportive family
looking forward to the possibility of a trip
feeling drained
What about you? How are you feeling this week?