Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Sunday Currently | 3

It's been a whole week since I published a blog post, but I promise I'm still here.

This past week we visited Gainesville, Florida...
and I hope to share some pictures with you later this week.

How has your weekend been...
what are you doing this Sunday?

this is what I'm doing
{ you can view my currently blog post from last week if you want to catch up a bit }

reading I finally cracked open the cover of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen. Are you reading anything good right now?
writing ideas in my head for characters that I'd love to write about on paper some day. Who knows, maybe they'll stay in my head and never end up on paper. It's fun to "write" about them for now though.
listening to a cover of Make You Feel My Love by Adele. It's beautiful. I'm going to browse some old songs on my iTunes too... beginning with Kathleen Edwards. Love her!
thinking that I am blessed even though life isn't perfect and doesn't always go my way.
smelling my Scentsy Rio Beach wax burning in our office. Yum! I could use a fall scent. Did you know that Michelle is now a Scentsy dealer? Go visit her Scentsy website now. (:
wishing lots of things... that the world would turn to peace and not violence for one, and lots of other deep thoughts sort of things.
hoping for visits with friends and family in the near future. Or maybe a phone call or skype session soon.
wearing bootcut denim, a grey long sleeve top with black arm patches, my red/black houndstooth scarf, black earrings, and my silver bracelet that a good family friend gave to me as a high school graduation gift. I always think of her, and her thoughtfulness, when I wear it.
loving lots of fall television shows. We've been keeping up with The Voice, X Factor, Go On, Parenthood, and Modern Family. Whew. Oh... and
wanting some new fall clothes, but more importantly cooler weather so I could enjoy wearing my hypothetical new clothing.
needing to call and talk to some family and friends that I haven't spoken with in a while. Not to mention, I could really use a visit to Colorado and Washington to visit with family and friends.
feeling a little bit frustrated spiritually, but I've still got hope.
clicking my way through iTunes. I'm hoping to find some new music that I like, and I'm also going to download the free app that I nabbed from Starbucks today.

Happy Sunday!
Now go link up with Lauren. (:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Sunday Currently | 2

Lauren started the Sunday Currently posts.... so go visit her blog, Siddathornton, today!
{ view my first currently blog post from last week }

reading my new Coastal Living magazine.
writing a grocery list for some things we need this week.
listening to the New Age Instrumental station on Pandora... it's so soothing and peaceful.
thinking about how we live so close to great beaches, but we don't visit them nearly as often as we should. I'm also thinking about cooler weather and more beach time.
smelling my morning cup of coffee, yum.
wishing that I could see the Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House in Rosemary Beach, Florida before tours end. Why does it have to be such a long drive away from Tampa Bay?
hoping that the Denver Broncos play better than they did last week... after Michigan's loss yesterday, I'm not sure I can handle another disappointment this weekend.
wearing black skinny jeans, a brown long sleeve top, black flats, infinity scarf, and my silver cross necklace. I'm pretending there's fall weather today. I'll probably be sweating later.
loving that No Doubt has new music coming out soon! Remembering their old albums, like Tragic Kingdom, makes me feel a little old. Gwen Stefani still has it.
wanting to win that gosh darn Powerball jackpot one of these days.
needing a sense of peace and faith that doesn't waver when times get tough.
feeling sad that we live so far from family and friends.
clicking on some of my favorite blogs today... I have some catching up to do. I haven't read or commented in a few days!

Now go link up on Lauren's blog!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Friday's Fancies { football frenzy }

My love affair with football began when I was a student at the University of Michigan. I had the opportunity to purchase student season tickets to watch the Wolverines play in the Big House, and I took full advantage of those student tickets during my entire time at the University of Michigan. I shouted, cried, and cheered my guts out in that stadium, and I loved every single moment of it.

Needless to say, I'm happy putting together two outfits for this week's Friday's Fancies.
You will see a college and NFL outfit from me this week!

Go Blue

sweatshirt  |  denim  |  earrings  |  shoes

Moving to Denver, and meeting my husband, turned me into a well rounded football fan. I no longer just cheered for my college team. The Denver Broncos became not just my husband's team, but our team. We both enjoyed watching training camp games, and we even held Broncos season tickets for a season before moving away to Florida. Go Broncos!

Go Broncos!

t-shirt  |  bracelet  |  boots

What do you wear to support your favorite football team?

I know sometimes I can't wear these outfits, because it gets downright cold in Michigan and Colorado at times. Freezing weather calls for anything that will keep you from getting frostbite, but when it's nice outside I try and wear some cuter football outfits. (:

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The University of Michigan fight song is the best college fight song out there! I'm sure everyone else is saying the same thing about their college too, but I mean it you guys.

Hail! to the victors...

Michigan by College Fight Songs on Grooveshark

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Now go and link up your football outfit!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Florida Bucket List

Yesterday I started writing a blog post about my daydreams of escaping from Florida. No, it's not really that bad here. It's just that the Florida summers turn me into a blubbering crybaby. I want nothing to do with 98 degree temperatures and 100% humidity. It's not for me, and it's especially not for me when it lasts for 5 months straight. I find myself yearning for cooler weather, sweaters, and good music.

{ Florida has its shining moments too }

After realizing my words made it sound like I was throwing myself a whine and cheese party, I began thinking of all the things my husband and I should really try and take advantage of while we live here in Florida. If we ever leave, we'll regret not taking advantage of all that Florida has to offer.

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Our Florida Bucket List:
{ in no particular order }

visit Gainesville
watch the sun set over the Gulf
take an art deco architecture tour through Miami
drive through the Florida Keys to Key West
eat our weight in fried food at the Florida state fair
go on an airboat ride in the Everglades
see Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba
go deep sea fishing
snorkel with manatees
see a sunrise on the Atlantic
visit St. Augustine
go kite surfing (that one's for my husband)
kayak a river or the intracoastal
see the beaches along highway 30a in the panhandle
go to Disney World while Christmas decorations are up

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Are you from Florida...
what are some things we need to do while we live here?

Monday, September 17, 2012

No Soup for You!

My trip to Michigan last month was mostly to see my dad race his boat, but I did manage to squeeze in a quick trip to Ann Arbor devoted almost solely to devouring a Blimpy Burger cheeseburger. My dad and I left without being scolded, which is a feat in itself, and we also had happy tummies to boot!

Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor has some of the best burgers you will find in the state of Michigan. They are greasy in a good way, delicious, and the atmosphere cannot be duplicated. It's not unlikely to find a line at least 10 people deep any time you visit. Be warned that  ordering guidelines exist, and you will order appropriately or face the "attack chef" wrath. My first visit to Blimpy Burger had me in a nervous sweat, but I survived. I've survived plenty of times. The deliciously greasy food is worth the nerves. I promise.

{ prepare yourself... they don't have much patience for slow answers here }

{ those vegetables look very happy for being deep fried in oil }

Before dropping me off at the airport, my dad and I made our stop at Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor. Even after plenty of visits, you're never fully prepared for the ordering process. It's a part of the fun though. I had mentally prepared myself and studied the menu for what felt like hours in line. I knew exactly what I wanted, but I still managed to falter when it came time for selecting my bun. My plan was to order the kaiser, but I heard the impatient tone in the chef's voice, when he asked if I wanted the regular bun, and I quickly replied "yes". Damn! I blew it, I thought to myself. The guy next in line, thankfully for me, took the attack chef's wrath. The chef grilled him (no pun intended) about whether or not he wanted his burger in a paper container, because the poor guy didn't have a tray or a quickdraw bun response. I probably pressed my luck by taking pictures in line, but I managed to escape unscathed. All I know is that my dad and I both made it through the line without any major mishaps. It did scare my britches off when the guy behind me got a healthy dose of the attack chef though. That was enough to scare me into being more prepared the next time I visit Blimpy Burger. There will be a next time. There always is. Maybe next time I'll even be brave enough to order a couple of items off the grill.

{ beware the attack chef }

My dad and I enjoyed our burgers and deep fried vegetables while sitting outside under a nice shade tree on the intersection of Division and Packard. We reminisced about my time as a student at the University of Michigan, and it was fun remembering the time we spent together as father and daughter in Ann Arbor. I'll never forget parents weekends, the football games we attended together, the meals we enjoyed, or the time I graduated with a college degree in hand. How time flies.

triple on a regular bun with mushrooms, american cheese, and all the condiments }

{ deep fried zucchini }

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Tips for ordering at Blimpy Burger:

- Be prepared. Read the signs, and no cell phones in line!
- Always take a tray, or you will get yelled at (it happened to me once)
- There's no table saving allowed. Wait in line for food, and then take a seat.
- Don't tell the wrong person the wrong thing.
For instance, don't tell the deep fryer the type of burger you want.
Don't tell the grill cook that you want fries!
Condiments come last.
- Cash only. Have your cash ready. No cards.
- Enjoy your food!

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If you're too scared to visit Blimpy Burger, you can get an amazing burger at Clyde's Drive-In located in St. Ignace, Michigan. It will only be a 4 hour drive from Ann Arbor. ;)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Sunday Currently | 1

I first noticed Lauren doing a post like this on her blog, Siddathornton...
and I love the idea of reading my blog in the future and seeing what I was doing at that time.
I aim to post one of these each Sunday of every week. That's the goal for now.

reading Steve Jobs' biography by Walter Isaacson... his story will make you appreciate your technology that much more. He was a genius.
writing this blog post. Okay I took the easy way out on this one. Forgive me this time.
listening Did you see my Friday's Fancies blog post from yesterday. Clearly I'm obsessed with the song "Gangnam Style". That's what I've got stuck in my head at the moment. Yes, I also do the dance.
thinking about how much I miss the change of seasons that occurs in northern Michigan.
smelling the Gucci Guilty that I put on this morning after my shower. I currently have a tiny sample size but might need to upgrade to a bigger bottle once it's gone. Yum.
wishing we lived in Washington right about now. Looking at this kills me.
hoping that everything will work out, in regards to where we live, exactly the way it's supposed to work.
wearing a comfortable striped neon H&M top and my favorite pair of Paige denim.
loving that it's actually not in the 90s every single day, but I wouldn't really know since I stay in the a/c until the sun goes down.
wanting these gorgeous burgundy Paige skinny jeans! Seriously. They will be mine... maybe.
needing a trip to Michigan, Colorado.... or Washington.
feeling full after eating a big meal tonight.
clicking on too many clothing websites. I also pinned some things to my new pretties Pinterest board.

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Is there anything you're currently
doing that you'd like to share?

happy weekend to you (:

oh... and go link up with Lauren!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Friday's Fancies { autumn lust list }

As a young girl I never imagined that fall would be my favorite season, but it's slowly grown on me over the years. The fact that football, pumpkin spice lattes, and boots enter my life this time each year definitely doesn't hurt fall's chances of being my favorite season. There are currently many things I love about fall, and the list just keeps growing.

With that being said, I'm also excited about some of the fall trends this year! That's just another thing to add to my list of fall goodies.

Now let's get to my lust list shall we....

Fall 2012 Lust List

A cozy and comfortable sweater, that just so happens to go with anything, should be on every one's fall lust list. For that reason, this gorgeous sweater is on the top of my list!

I have fallen for JadeTribe bags. The fall colors of this weekender bag are a perfect combination. I think I need this in my closet.

We all need a little bit of rose gold in our lives, right? This watch is the perfect solution.

Burgundy is popping up everywhere this fall, and I think it looks fantastic in denim... especially these Paige denim verdugo skinny jeans. I can see myself wearing the heck out of these!

My fall lust list is absolutely not complete without a cute pair of boots. These beaded moccasin booties are killer. Get in my closet.

What fall trends, if any, are you looking forward to most?
Do you love any of my favorite items?

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Oh and have you heard this song?
If not you might be living under a rock, because it's everywhere right now.

It's Gangnam Style by Korean rapper Psy.
If you have not seen this, please do yourself a favor and watch it.
And dance to it. You're welcome.

He tells people to "dress classy, dance cheesy". Love it.

Britney Spears danced to it on the Ellen show.
You also saw it on Good Morning America.

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Letting Go

From the perspective of someone who can be quite the perfectionist at times, I know how difficult it can be to let go. I had a cute green security blanket that I slept with for quite a while, and I sucked my thumb until I was older than five. Awesome. I know. Those things aside, it's hard letting to. We grow up and must let go of all the expectations we had for life as a child, because, quite frankly, things change. Life all around us changes. Little disturbances create big waves, because we hold onto something too tightly. We cling to people, places, or things that make us feel safe and comfortable. It often takes a little bit of faith, some honesty with ourselves, and a whole lot of trust, but letting go allows us to really live this beautiful life.

a view from above...

For someone who often struggles, but is getting better at dealing, with life's curve balls, I really enjoy flying for some odd reason. I absolutely love it, flying that is, not the crying babies and crowded airports part. For the few hours I'm in an airplane flying from point a to point b, I feel like there's no worry in the world. Zooming through the sky at 20 or 30-something thousand feet is almost therapeutic to me. I know that all you anxious fliers out there are trying to figure out how anyone could ever feel relaxed and peaceful in an airplane, but I just do. It's hard to explain the exact feeling.

All I know is that flying isn't much different than life. We're zooming along at cruising altitude, there are ups and downs, and every once in a while there's some turbulence thrown in just to shake things up, literally. All I know is that flying, like life, takes some faith and knowing that everything will work out just fine. I certainly don't want to die after having lived my life in a fearful state of mind all the years I've lived. Have faith that you'll arrive safely at your destination, and hopefully you enjoy the ride, and the view, along the way.

clouds or not, the view is grand

If only I could apply that mentality I have in flying to every waking moment of life. If I could let go half as good as I fly peacefully, things would flow much smoother around here. Life's curve balls, or turbulent patches, would not seem nearly as severe with a little faith that everything will be fine. Sometimes knowing in your heart that a safe landing awaits is all you need to get through a rough patch. Knowing. It's so much easier said than done, but it's worth a shot. What do you have to lose? Let go.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Home Really Is Where the Heart Is

For quite some time, years really, I've struggled with the definition of home. It's confusing for me, because I've resided in many different houses in various locations over the years. Michigan and Colorado are both places I've called home, and I currently live in Florida with my husband. Recently I've been referring to my northern Michigan hometown as home. The definition of home is not always an easy one, but it is an important one. Home seems to be many places for me, and over the years I'm sure it won't get any easier to define. That's the beauty of the word.

We often possess a strong desire to be rooted in one place, but, unlike a plant, I think having too many roots sometimes stifles our growth. Sometimes getting away from what you've always known teaches you priceless lessons. Passing years teach us that home is not always the roof under which you spent your childhood, and it's not necessarily simply the place you lived the longest. Home is so much more a state of mind than anything. Roots might keep you grounded, but don't let them hold you down.

I'm beginning to believe that home really is where the 'heart' is, and our hearts don't reside solely inside our chests. Our hearts exist with every single person we come in contact with. Each passing year grows our heart's capacity to add more and more people to the list of those we love. The more people we meet, the greater the bigger our hearts may grow. Thus growing our home. Our heart may grow big enough that home is everywhere, or at least with anyone who we've touched. That means home is not just in one location. Home really is where the heart is. Where do you keep your heart? Hopefully you leave little pieces of it with every person you meet in every place you go. Home is where the heart is.

my Michigan home

my Colorado home

my Florida home

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Never Forget

This blog post doesn't need any images,
because I think the images are still fairly clear in most of our minds...

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Eleven years ago:

I'll never forget riding the bus back to my dorm room after a morning college class. During that bus ride I overheard a couple other students mention a plane crash. I remember being saddened just thinking about a plane crash, and I hoped that no one had been hurt. After the bus ride, I finally arrived at my dorm and walked inside to discover that every single dorm room door was open. It seemed odd at the time, but I did not think too much of it. However, while walking down the corridor I noticed everyone sitting in front of their televisions, and I quickly realized the seriousness of the events that took place that day. It took me a few moments to connect what I overheard on the bus with what was unfolding on every television in America.

I will never forget the lives lost, the destruction that took place, and the scar that was left on all of our hearts. That day reminded us of the evil on earth, but it was also a great display of the good that comes through those who help when others are in need. Let us all be united by good. May we heal old wounds with kindness and love and not hate. September 11th was a day when we all learned just how fragile life can be, and it reminded us all to hold our loved ones a little bit closer.

I will never forget that day.

Monday, September 10, 2012

{ Recipe } Tilapia with Arugula & Tomatoes

We enjoy good food around here. Good food that's simple to make and delicious is even better! The last recipe I posted, creme brulee french toast, was a big hit. You don't need to tell your guests how simple these foods are to make either. We can keep it as our little secret.

It's been a while since I made this tilapia with arugula and tomatoes, but I think it's about time I make this for dinner again. Talk about a simple meal that has great flavor and makes for happy tummies. The only thing I'll add to this next time is a side of potatoes.

tilapia with arugula and tomatoes

3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
salt & pepper to taste
5 oz bag of arugula, tough stems removed
1/2 lb. tilapia fillets, pat dry with paper towels
pinch crushed red pepper
1 T flour
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 T capers
1 T cold butter, cut into pieces

1. In a large saucepan, heat 1 t oil over med-high heat. Add tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook stirring occasionally, until softened. Remove from heat; stir in arugula. Cover.

2. Sprinkle tilapia with salt and pepper; dredge in flour. Heat 2 t oil in large nonstick skillet; cook tilapia for 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Keep warm by covering with foil.

3. In skillet, add wine; bring to a boil and reduce by half. Remove from heat, stir in capers. Gradually stir in butter pieces until combined.

4. Serve fish with sauce and tomato mixture.

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I told you this one was simple!

Are you eating anything tasty this week?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Friday's Fancies { Back to School }

A return to school is something I haven't had to consider for over five years now. The inner nerd in me enjoys learning every day. I'm not sure I'll ever stop being a student, so I think it's only fair that I still get to brainstorm fall 2012 'back to school' outfits. What's the harm in that?

When I found out that "back to school" was this week's Friday's Fancies theme, it definitely got my creative gears turning. I ended up with a somewhat scholarly-looking, but also cute and comfortable, outfit for back to school. I hope you like it!

Back to School Fall 2012

I love how this J. Crew peter pan collar tee says "I'm not afraid to be intelligent and also well dressed." This top would be adorable with dark skinny jeans, colored denim, or maybe even a pencil skirt.

This shoulder tote by Longchamp is perfect for stashing books, notes, and ipad. I love how this Brahmin chevron print ipad sleeve keeps your tablet safe but also doubles as a clutch.

I adore my leopard print Sperrys, but these gold Sperry boat shoes go with just about anything. They add a little shine to any outfit. Not to mention, they're comfortable for lots of walking.

What back to school outfit would be complete without accessories? I love this la mer safari wrap watch from anthropologie and these gorgeous House of Harlow sunburst stud earrings.

Of course my back to school outfit wouldn't be complete without one of my very favorite nail polish colors, chinchilly by Essie. I just love how this gorgeous gray goes with everything!

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I don't miss college all-nighters in the architecture building, but I do miss my friends from college. We all ended up in various corners of the country. Thinking about architecture school evokes many emotions for me: excitement, frustration, annoyance, and even fun. I have many great memories of people and places from college, and I'm thankful for that.

With that, I'd like to end today with a song that reminds me of my college days.

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song by The Flaming Lips on Grooveshark

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Insomnia Helped Me Find New Music

Insomnia had me doing some late night online searching a few nights ago. I'm actually thankful it did, because I ended up finding a few new artists that I really enjoyed. It's been a while since I actually spent some time browsing music on iTunes, and I've missed not having new and inspiring tunes in my life. Thank you, insomnia, for helping me find new music.

I need more tunes for the old ipod touch

My little bout of insomnia began with me reading news articles on my iPod's USA Today app. I always tell myself that I'm just going to read a couple of articles, and then I always end up reading almost every single one of them. Clearly I have a problem stopping things I've started.

After reading an article in the music section of the news, I came across the name of an interesting sounding band in the article. I thought to myself "Hmmm, Dirty Projectors... that's a different name. Let's see what they're about". I ended up listening to quite a few samples of Dirty Projectors' music on iTunes. My Christmas list is going to include plenty of iTunes gift cards to purchase some new tunes! (:

Here's one of the songs I enjoyed by the Dirty Projectors:

Dance For You by Dirty Projectors on Grooveshark

I also enjoy these musicians:
Youth Lagoon   |   Cults   |   Local Natives

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Neapolitan Nails

You know your love for ice cream is deep rooted when it's the first thing you think of after looking at your newly painted nails. I can barely go one day without craving ice cream, and I probably think about it almost once a day. Obviously I don't eat the stuff every single day, but that doesn't stop me from thinking my nails look like the inside of a carton of ice cream Monday through Sunday.

Does this make you think of neapolitan ice cream, or is that just me?
{ viscid watch in sky from anthropologie }

Four colors was a bit much, so I repainted my ring finger using just three colors.
Clearly my ring finger looks like a combination of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.

I've only had a professional manicure once in my life. No joke.
Pedicures on the other hand, I've had plenty of those.
As you can see, my cuticles could use some help.

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Here are the nail polish colors I used for my neapolitan nail manicure.

 left to right: sephora by opi (similar)  essie: fiji  |  chinchilly  |  carry on

Do you have any favorite nail polish colors for fall?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Flower Power! Or Not.

{ flowers in my dad's yard in northern Michigan }

Flowering plants to me, in the most simple explanation I can think of, are like little people. Except plants actually come with some instructions and children don't. Plants come with those handy little plastic things, stuck neatly into the soil, that explain the plant's needs. Shade, plant separation distance, and water needs are all covered in the guidelines on that little piece of plastic. Even with the extra help though, I still manage to kill off our pretty little flowers time and time again.

We had a beautiful hanging basket full of flowers that lasted about 1.2 days on our patio. The death of our flowers left me miffed and confused. What did I we do wrong this time? Was it too much water? Or did the plant get too much light? I don't really blame it either. That Florida sun can zap the life right out of you in no time flat. Too much, and even too little, of a good thing can be a bad thing. Now I'm even more confused. These little people/plants are harder to take care of than I thought. Or are they? Maybe I'll pretend the death of our flowers was just a fluke, because I am able to keep our other plants and basil alive just fine. I'm not sure we want to spend the money on another hanging basket if it's just going to kick the bucket after we get 30 minutes of enjoyment out of it.

God help us when we get a puppy or, even scarier yet, a child. How will we ever keep it alive? At least babies grow up to be children, who eventually learn to speak, so we'll be able to ask what they need with time. Now that I think about it, flowers and puppies just might be scarier than children. They don't speak. Who am I kidding? Kids are scary, because they grow up to become adults. On second thought, maybe I will buy more flowers.

enjoy some more flowers from my dad's gardens.... I promise they won't talk back...

so pretty and green

beautiful flowers line the porch steps

spiders enjoy flowers too

lovely hydrangea

 bright as sunshine

this morning glory wraps around a glass with an avocado pit growing its own roots

Do you love being surrounded by flower gardens?
If you have any secrets on how to keep flowers alive, that would be much appreciated.

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Coolest Little Travel Video Ever

Happy Labor Day. We had a pretty low key weekend since my husband was on call. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! Maybe you even traveled somewhere fun for the holiday. Did you?

Speaking of travel. My husband made this video of our travels, and I may be a bit biased, but I think it's the coolest video ever. It took us a very long time (embarrassingly over a year) before we really even opened iMovie on our computer. Learning to use it was a different story, but there's no going back now! I hope you enjoy the video.

I think YouTube restricted play on my blog, go straight to my YouTube page to watch!

Do you recognize any of the places in our video?
Have you visited any of these locations?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Puzzled Over Football

No, I'm not actually puzzled about football itself. I know where my allegiance lies when it comes to football. I am a Michigan Wolverine and Denver Bronco fan through and through. Don't even try and change my mind. If there's one thing I am puzzled about though, it's why on earth you would ever want a nut as your mascot. That's just nuts! Some things will forever puzzle me.

Needless to say, I'm pumped about the start of my college football team's season today! I even busted out the Michigan Stadium puzzle my dad got me for Christmas. I figured it was the perfect time for a bit of excitement over the greatness that is Michigan football. Go Blue!

Another thing that actually puzzles me: how on earth is my brand new puzzle missing a piece?
What gives?!

Are you excited for football season?
I know I am. (:

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Michigan Stadium. The greatest place!

My dad and I on a football weekend at Ashley's in Ann Arbor

boys in blue!

graduation in The Big House when it was under construction

 Go Blue
"It's great.... to be... a Mich-i-gan Wol-ver-ine!"