Friday, June 22, 2012

[friday favorites]

things i am loving this week =]

cookie butter
a friend at work bought me a jar of this from trader joe's.
it is what i would think heaven would taste like, as a food. in a jar.
oh. my. gosh.
i dip apples or pretzels or graham crackers in it.
this morning i put it on my waffle and topped it with a sliced banana.

chuck and blair
i am so obsessed with gossip girl it's not even funny.
chuck+blair for liiffee.

bed head
bed head after party.
i have been using this for years and i still absolutely love it.
it's one of the only products i use every single day.
it makes my hair look silky and smooth
and tames all of my frizzy hairs down
but now that I look at the bottle….
maybe they should have shaped it different…

i lovee this.

lucille ball
I need this photograph of lucille ball as a print.
she looks gorgeous.

kelsey byers
kelsey byers.
is this girl kidding?
if only I didn’t like candy and icecream so much.

this outfit.
i need it all!
and her hair. i’ll take that too, please.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

[ ten things tuesday ]

1. one of my college friends just got engaged to her Venezuelan boyfriend! they met while she was studying abroad in Venezuela. but didn't start dating until she came back to the US. and then she decided to study abroad in Venezuela again. and then he moved to the US last year, and now they're getting married! so awesome.

2. gossip girl has made me the laziest person alive. oh just kidding, i have always been this lazy. but this weekend, i am pretty sure i spent 12 consecutive hours on my couch. watching season 2 of gossip girl. damn you, upper east siders.

gossip girl

3. remember when little jenny humphrey (taylor momsen) went from looking like this, to THIS?

taylor momsen

4. minnesota. in three days. I don’t need to say anything else.

5. i need to learn spanish so i can find me a sexy south american boytoy (see #1)


i’ll take this guy.

6. lance armstrong came out. as a vegan. and now every vegetarian/vegan are losing their minds with excitement. cause a mainstream athlete doesn't NEED meat. and therefore no one should NEED meat. WELL, guess what? LANCE ARMSTRONG IS MISSING A TESTICLE. this man is a MACHINE. if he can be a mind blowing athlete without one of his balls, i think that proves to everyone he is not a normal person. so, keep on eating your meat. you'll never be like lance armstrong.


7. i wish people would stop taking pictures of me without my knowledge. especially right after my swim suit top falls off and i'm posing with my girlfriends (i'm the itty bitty one on the far right... don't you recognize me?) how rude!


8. i went to the farmers market on sunday, and bought pecan butter. oh. my. gosh. i never thought something like ground up pecans could taste so good. it is heaven in nut butter form. and you should go find some, and buy it. now.

9. had a deal for a $99 flight + 2 night hotel room stay for TWO. so obviously i bought three of them. and then one for my mom, so i can make her come visit me. i am thinking boston will be trip #1.


10. i am totally, madly, deeply in love with fried eggs. and it's starting to become a problem. i can't even go a DAY without one. i plan my dinner every night around what would compliment a fried egg or two. tonight i had french bread + tomatoes + fresh mozzarella cheese + salt n pepa + an egg on top. heaven.


murdering eggs. I do what I do.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

[ seven questions ]

Seven questions

my funny photo

1. What's your favorite style for home decor? (eclectic, modern, shabby chic, etc.)
i like a rustic modern twist. think 'fancy barn'

2. What is the best trip you have EVER been on?
studying abroad in australia. ah-mazing.

3. If you could have an exotic pet, what would it be and why?
i had a hedgehog for a few years. her name was pineapple.
other than her, i'd really like a monkey, if they weren't so messy.

4. Do you snore? (you can be honest, we're all friends here.)
heehee. sometimes. quietly. i used to be a loud snorer, but i pulled myself together.

5. Your car breaks down on the side of the road, what do you do?
then call my dad.
or my brother in law (he's a mechanic)

6. What's one item that has been on your wishlist lately?
oh my gosh. my wish list is never ending. but mostly, i need a new gym bag

because i keep carting all my gym gear around in a frumpy beach bag.
and it's totally inefficient, and kind of embarassing
when it's so packed it's bulging.
this lululemon bag is my dream.
other than the fact that it is astronomically expensive and
i would never even consider spending this much money on a duffel.

7. It's almost Summer (or winter if you live in the Southern Hemisphere), what are you looking forward to most?
coming from minnesota and now living in california, it has kind of felt like summer

since i got here in february.
i am mostly looking forward to my big sister coming to visit me in july :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

[ hiking in malibu ]


hiking in los angeles is significantly different compared to hiking in minnesota
in minnesota, we do a lot of stepping over trees
running into branches
swatting mosquitos
in california, we admire massive houses we pass on our ‘hike’
which is really more like a leisurely walk
it really is incredible, but it certainly takes away from the whole hiking experience
when you’re surrounded by houses that are too big for their own good

Thursday, May 10, 2012

[ when obama endorsed same-sex marriage ]

as you probably know
(unless you've been hiding in a hole)
(or unless you don't watch tv or read the news online)
obama is finally endorsing same-sex marriage.
he's always been kind of wishy-washy on where he stands with this
but now he is stating that he personally believes gay and lesbians should have the right to marry.

i am a huge supporter of making same-sex marriage legal
and even though this is coming SO late in his term
i don't think it is ever too late for someone to finally stand up for what they believe in
there's this little website out there called 'when obama endorsed same-sex marriage' on tumblr
full of funny, excited .gifs, as a response to this news
i love it so much, i can't help but share a few of my favorites.

this is exactly how i feel. except i can't do things like this at work.
but when i get home, it's on.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

[ ten things tuesday ]

1. this should have been posted yesterday, but of course i was too busy spending 2 hours and $140 at target last night to get anything else done. woof.

2. i am absolutely obsessed with the idea of moving to europe and learning another language. i struggle with staying in one place too long. then i realize how much i love living in california and i decide i think i'll stay put for a while. this place is stealing little bits of my heart away from minnesota every day.

3. i am not sure how i survived cinco de mayo, or why i have never properly celebrated it before. a holiday dedicated solely to drinking and eating chips and guac? why did i wait so long to hop on the cinco de drinko bandwagon? so awesome.

4. i watched an episode of 90210 and nearly threw my tv out the window because it was so bad. but then i didn't, because it was so bad, it was good. and i couldn't stop watching it.

5. my 'loose jeans' became 'tight jeans'.. damnit. i need to learn to have self control. i had to suck in so hard this morning to get my pants on. so annoying.

6. has anyone seen 'fat, sick, & nearly dead' the documentary? probably going to watch it. and eat delicious solid food through the whole thing.

7. i am going to a wedding in northern california this weekend. i cannot even contain my excitement. the last wedding i was at i may or may not have gotten sick in the rental car on the way home. i am so good at celebrating new marriages.

8. does anyone think that jessica simpson will ever lose the babyweight? cause i don't even know how you can come back from looking 20 months pregnant like she did.

9. someone had these balloons delivered to a coworker of mine today. if someone ever delivered balloons like that to me in public, i'd never speak to them again because i would be so embarassed. but i'd be totally cool if they delivered them to my apartment, because they were so festive and awesome. and i'd get to enjoy them without the world laughing at me.

10. in result of my jeans not fitting me anymore, i have decided to not eat sugar for four days. i mean, i can only consume sugar that's not in the form of candy or syrup or frosting. if anyone knows anything about me, it's that i eat sugar like it's the #1 staple food group. i eat frosting out of the jar. pretty often. so this is totally insane and if i actually survive the next four days, it will be an absolute miracle. i already thought about giving up at least 25 times today. (update, i failed)

Monday, May 7, 2012

[ oh my! monday ]

los angeles kings are doing big things in the stanley cup playoffs
i spent my sunday morning watching the kings game on tv
which they won.

half the team is absolutely beautiful
the other half are missing teeth.
but whatever.
i don't look at those ones.
here you go.

dustin brown
dustin brown

Jeff Carter
jeff carter

jordan nolan
jordan nolan

dustin penner
dustin penner

mike richards
mike richards

jarett stole
jarett stoll

davis drewiske
davis drewiske. oh my gosh.

alec martinez

willie mitchell
willie mitchell

jonathan bernier
jonathan bernier.

all from one team.
smokin' hot, right?

and just in case you thought I was joking….
scott parse
see? scot parse. no teeth.