I've said for as long as I can remember- it is important to have a passion. Something that puts a light in your eyes. I used to think the most important thing was to follow the status quo, to do what I am 'supposed to do.' I can tell you from experience I wasn't happy. Following my heart and my dreams make me happy. It may not be the easiest, nor the most clear. But I am passionate, and I am enthusiastic. 📸: @pinterest
Pictures like this have been getting me through this past week of gloom and weird rain, so I thought I'd share! I think I took this last month?
BIG NEWS! New blog post alert 🚨 I'm now doing a weekly roundup called #fridayfeels . It'll festure short glimpses at my week. Check out the first one by clicking #linkinbio . I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.
I know this seems like a big claim but I am merely expressing how I feel after my facial with dermaplaning. We use a small modified surgical blade to methodically remove dead skin and vellous hair on the face, neck and jawline. The after effect is sooth, glowing skin that gives your makeup a perfect canvas and enables your skincare to go deeper into the skin and perform better. Click the link in my bio to schedule your facial and start down the road of healthier, more beautiful skin💋
"Hawaii is made up of Lava explosions that have cooled....Most of us think 'paradise' is a place where nothing goes wrong. I disagree. We often find our safest & most beautiful place where lava once flowed"
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Friday & Saturday 7AM–12AM
Big news, I guess. I've decided to start posting new posts twice a week instead of once. More work? Maybe. Good thing I love blogging, cooking, and taking photos! 📸😉👌❤️ new post today? Homemade garlic herb croutons. They are bonkers good, you guys. Bonkers good!
Grab your umbrella and head to Grand Ave today for #girlsongrand to enjoy special deals & events all along the avenue.
Stop in to enter drawing for gift cards to #wildonionstp & A. Johnson & Sons Florist
Really loving these gorgeous creations by @ashleymaryart taken at our Edina Art Fair this summer. Can't wait for the 52nd Annual Edina Art Fair June 1 - 3, 2018! Artist registration is up on edinaartfair.com.
Attention all Brow lovers! @truebrow has launched its pages on Facebook and Instagram! The TrueBrow™ Brand represents extensive education on the part of the brow specialist in natural restoration and design. Head on over to follow as there will be so much wonderful information shared💋
I am so excited to welcome the beautiful ladies that will be traveling to #minneapolis this weekend for a jam packed two days of learning and excelling in the TrueBrow™ System. Thank you for all that you bring to the table! I am looking forward to working with and learning from each of you❤️
Happy 6th Birthday to our sweet, baby Gab! We adopted her at 6 months with the name "T-Bone" but think Gabby is a much better fit! She gives the best hugs, listens when you need a friend, and loves all things (people, pups, AND cats most of all). We still feel lucky to have been chosen to adopt this pup! Cheers to another year of adventures, patios, and hugs! We love you Gabby!
August is a big transition month as we prepare for school, cooler weather and all things pumpkin - it's nice to be able to prepare in the final weeks of summer. We've been itching to watch Hocus Pocus! We rounded up fall events, shopping and dining on the blog, so you can make the most of this fall at #50thandfrance . Link in bio.
Would you believe me if I told you that there are no animal products in this photo? Well, it doesn't matter if you do not, because it's the truth. Want to know more? Check out my latest blog post for some delicious info! 👍😉
The best part is the desserts...No, the open wifi network....No, the coffee...No, the desserts!
With plenty of seating outside, in the lower and upper loft, there are still people waiting for a table in this beautiful patisserie! The wifi network is open, there's a parking lot in the rear and the service is SO kind!
The staff is attentive, repeating your order back to you, they make sure you grab the right one when coffees are made timely and they also make sure to educate you on their wide variety of gourmet desserts and fresh breads all baked onsite!
Parking can be found in the free lot directly behind the building between Great Harvest Bread and Upton 43.
The bean is Intelligencia, the 3 coffees my mates and I ordered all were made in 5 minutes and were all superb.
Wed-Sat: 7AM - 6PM Sunday: 7AM - 3pm
In the last two months we have welcomed 4 new coffee shops to our cities. Which one is your favorite?☕️
4.Penny's Linden Hills!
Consider coffee, menu, service and accessibility.
We are still waiting on two more! Misfit in NE Minneapolis and Spyhouse in St. Paul!
Having a ducking great summer in the land of 10,000 lakes.
What a weekend up in the north woods with beautiful people and lake feels. Shout out to @libbyarnosti for not only a duck themed photo shoot BUT towing me around the lake via paddle board.
Sundays are for donuts. Finally went down to Glam Doll donuts in Northeast. I have to say it did. It disappoint! The Varga girl was amazing- who can't say no to almond? Plus, I could not get enough of the interior- the mixture of retro and hip is on point. 👌🏻
Scenes from the girls' lemonade/cookie/bracelet stand. A police officer came by and Avery asked if we were getting a ticket. Because maybe last time we saw a cop someone might have received a speeding ticket. Maybe. Who knows. Once she was assured we were NOT getting in trouble, she proudly poured him a glass of lemonade. Then he made her a junior officer. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever. Swipe through. 💛💛
It was a wee bit crazy, but if you have train obsessed kiddos who are fans of Thomas I recommend the Day Out With Thomas event. We rode Thomas and Percy and there were tons of fun activities as well. Even I got a little giddy at seeing the life sized Thomas coming down the track! #dayoutwiththomas
For any new followers joining me over here in my lil' corner of social media 📱, let's start with some #fridayintroductions to kickstart the weekend 💁🏼: 1️⃣ I'm a big fan of Christian historical romance (yep, that's a category) and just finished The Lone Star Bride series by Tracie Peterson and it's oh so good! The books are never TMI in the sexy pants department (turns out, I don't really want all the juicy details - I'm fine, thanks! ✋🏽) and I like a beautiful love story woven through a dialogue that speaks deeply to the human heart 📚
2️⃣ You might be wondering, "Is Bridget a Hallmark fan?" My response, "Do you need air to breathe?" Kidding, kidding 😂 My hubs and I were extras in a Hallmark movie that was filmed in Southern MN. We got a flat tire on the way, but that didn't stop us! It was a magical night ✨📽
3️⃣ I'm working on a project that is set to launch at the end of this month and it's all about reproductive health & empowering women to know their bodies 🏃🏼♀️@knowyourbodyco
4️⃣ My favorite holy lady is St. Therese of Lisiuex 🌹
5️⃣ Marshall's is one of my favorite places to shop for decor and Essie nail polish ($3.99 for #bottlesandbottles ) 💰
Tell me about you! What do enjoy? Fun weekend plans?? ☀️
Happy FriYAY! 🎉
Penny's in Linden Hills! It's here, Minnesonials!!
Stay tuned for the soon to be newly renovated lower level which will have more seating & ping-pong! It was a great morning meeting the owners and chatting with the staff! I'm so excited about this place!
W 44th Street! (Alongside Turtle Bread!)
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Did @thelizmaguire and I ever have a great time at the @walkerartcenter @minneapolissculpturegarden on Tuesday? What a beautiful space with amazing art nestled in a bustling city. On that note... NEW POST up on the blog #linkinbio .
I 100% recommend that you head over while the weather is still so nice.
In other news, we hit 1000 followers, folks. I cannot believe it. Thanks for being interested in my life. Couldn't have done it without you all! 😁😁
Did you get your Sephora bday reward for this month!? I'll admit, the color of the lip paint is gorgeous! But that lil thing will probably last me a month! Plus, I'm an Aveda girl! Thankfully I found the perfect dupe! Aveda Raspberry Tea lip gloss! How pretty is that! And the tube is huge compared to the tarteist. 😱😄.
#tbt THE TWO CUTEST KIDS IN THE WORLD! Really though, I'm so happy I can look back on these pics. Callie's first 6 months of life was a haze of anxiety and medical issues for me. I love these kids. 😍
Abrosia! You'd hardly know it was here but you've probably walked by it many times.
You enter Centennial Lakes park and start walking to the left you'll pass under the bridge and approach that beautiful stone pier that faces the midwater fountain. The building on the left holds a small cafe called Ambrosia! They serve UP coffee, pastries, soups, sandwiches and a few other miscellaneous items. The atmosphere is a great use of small space making it feel like your friendly neighborhood cafe. The coffee wasn't artsy but UP coffee doesn't disappoint in authenticity.
Under the Abrosia wifi network, the password is "coffee15". There is seating both indoors and out. I'm not sure how you could choose not to sit outside though and listen to the piano background music and people watch in such a beautiful park!
Take more photos here then tag me!
Oh my goodness! No one told me it was National Book Lovers Day until 10 minutes ago!
Last year I read 52 book. This year I have read 27 in the last 6 months!
Here are the ones that have stuck out to me so far.
Fall is in the air! Next week we will debut our Fall 2017 collection. Too excited that it will include designs from the talented and amazing @cocoonbyeg ! These blazers sold out instantly last year so don't miss out on the new colors. Xoxo, Valise
Pretending it doesn't feel like fall and reviewing this fun session from a few weeks ago when it was hot, hot, hot outside! Finally getting around to sharing some photos captured during these busy past few weeks. Stay tuned for a lotsss of upcoming blog posts!
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