wknd recap // starks the singing pup

wknd recap // the home t

my favorite tee right now from the home t

happy gloomy monday, friends. i hope you all had a wonderful weekend. it was simply gorgeous here in minnesota. i had a very “grown up” weekend with meeting with  potential wedding photographer, looking at houses, and getting our house ready to be put on the market this week. (eeeekkk). lots of things happening. big things. but great things.

in addition to the fun things going on, we got starksthepup to sing for us. gotta practice for the wedding :) we also finished House of Cards season 2 this weekend. SO GOOD. it’s like pringles though so once you start you better get comfortable. cannot believe they haven’t started filming season 3 yet.

wknd recap // converse

feeling hipster with my all stars and skinny’s

wknd recap // starksthepup

sweet potato waffle fries at streetz


 starksthepup has learned to pose for me

wknd recap // coffee with starks

coffee on the deck on a sunny Sunday morning

wknd recap // cafe lurcat

date night at bar lurcat

wknd recap // orhpeum

the orpheum to see aziz ansari!

wknd recap // fiance and me

[b] and i waiting for aziz to start

wknd recap // aziz ansari

aziz posing so that we could all get a shitty blurry picture

have a fabulous week!



minnesota love

ootd // minnesota love

so how bout this weather? forecast for today looks incredible if you solely look at temperature. if you look at the radar and details it looks much less appealing. storms. thunder. hail. tornadoes. rain. starksthepup will not be pleased. we do need the rain, but i just hope this weather cleans up its attitude before birthday weekend commences tomorrow.

i had a post that i was hoping to have ready today, well actually yesterday. but the creative blogging bug has not been my friend. if only i could translate all the thoughts in my head to here and they sounded the way i wanted and my pictures could magically be edited, that would be like ideal. alas, a short post is on the docket for today. and also an unlikely one seeing as i am not at all an ootd (outfit of the day) type of gal; i follow way too many fashion bloggers who look flawless in all their posts to dare put myself out there. i’ve never been one to be able to put together outfits well. so when i finally feel like i put one together, i kind of want to just wear it everyday. i need to connect with some fashion blogger friends and have them help this ‘unfashionista’ out. ive been working on getting over what people might think, and stop caring so much about comparing myself to others; so – here’s my look on this stormy thursday. my favorite part is hands down my new Minnesota necklace from a local shop in my hometown (Brick Girls Loft). hands down one of my favorite places to acquire new and fun jewelry.

ootd // minnesota love

Crop Jeans (Gap Outlet) // Navy Cardigan (Gap Outlet) // Infinity Scarf (Len) // Minnesota Necklace (Brick Girls Loft) // Wedges (Target)

ootd // minnesota love

ootd // minnesota love

meanwhile in minnesota // spring has arrived

yesterday felt like friday which means today was supposed to be saturday. but things didn’t exactly work out that way. [lamesauce] in other news, spring has ((finally)) arrived here in the wonderful state of minnesota. it was just a few short weeks ago i was writing about our plentiful snow fall; and even last week there was snow while i was exploring the lands of canada. but i do believe that spring has arrived and it is here to stay. (i hope) which aside from the fact that my allergies are annoying, means only good things.

sunshine, long walks with the pup, ((my birthday)), reading on the deck, running outside, flip flops, driving with the windows down, eating on patios. all fun things. seeing as it was gorgeous out yesterday B and i went on a nice long walk with starksthepup. it was made a little extra long by the fact that i needed to get some more steps in to ensure i would reach 10,000 (which i did). looking forward to reinstating that little activity after work most days now, especially because i am done traveling until june. believe it or not, starksthepup certainly doesn’t believe it, but i am most pleased with getting back into a routine and spending time with my boys.

hope the sun is shining where ever you are! xoxo

meanwhile in minnesota