November 30, 2010

the list

I started this list when I was a junior in high school. Clearly the header is written pretty bluntly, like my junior in high school self would write. The first 30 were written during high school and the rest have been added to the list. I leave it on my desktop and occasionally open it up to remind myself of the silly goals I had when I was younger. Surprisingly, some of them are still items I would love to accomplish.

So starting 2011, I will try to cross things off and keep adding things.


This list isn't going to be filled with things I already know I will do; such as 'go to college', 'get married', 'have a career', 'have children'… etc. It's for shit that one just needs to be told to do, because it'd be cool to have the experience. Or just fun to do…

1. Buy a real designer purse

2. Build a real snowman-with a carrot nose, coal eyes and a scarf Dec 22 2005

3.Re-visit High School after you've graduated from college

4.Live in New York City for at least 2 months

5.… how about New Years in NYE

6. Get a tattoo JAN 2007

7.Go to a drive-in movie

8. Have pistachio ice cream

9. Have a coffee place (maybe in college)

10.  Visit Europe

11.  After college and before reunion-call up old friends

12. Take a road trip, not anything big-it could be just up north

13. Smoke a cigar

14. Go to a stripclub

15. Run a red light

16.  Go to and use an Oxygen Bar

17. smoke hookah

18. Ask a boy out

19. 100mph on the highway

20. go puddle jumping May 6th, 2007 w/ Deanna after Hubbel dining

21.  have sex in Disneyland, Disney anything

22.  … on a laundry machine

23.  plant a tree

24.  walk Nicollet Mall

25.  buy an expensive black dress

26.  attend a midnight preview/showing of a movie PIRATES III, 5/25/07

27.  learn about wine

28. learn to drive a stick


30.  shower in a waterfall

31. DG Tattoo

32.  try vegemite

33.  lay in an lit stadium

34.  ride on a hot air balloon

35.  buy a Marc Jacobs tote

36.  watch a good movie at the Lagoon Cinema

37.  have a summer fling kurt k, summer 2007

38.  mini golfing w/ Stacey, Liz summer 2007

39. ask a well articulated question at a speaker in front of the crowd

40.  spin on my head (bboy style)

41.  Karaoke – alone, not in a group

42.  Feed a koala


You gotta say 'Go girl!' after seeing this video. I know there's some comments out there about how she think she's righteous or something, but really, it takes a ballsy girl to call out a guy that just flashed his junk out.

On another note, I am excited about the James Franco/Anne Hathaway Oscar's combo! i think this will bring a young, new audience.... Anne Hathaway is so cute and I am excited to see her new movie "Love and Other Drugs"

As for foodies, here is my menu for the week:

Monday: Chipotle (noms, it was delicious)

Tuesday: Baked Ziti (its already prepped and in the fridge waiting to get baked!)

Wednesday: Juicy Lucy's and tater tots

Thursday: Pork chops and mashed potatoes

Friday: its just me so I will just eat small bits

Happy Tuesday!


November 18, 2010


I've been trying to come up with items on my Christmas/Birthday wishlist. I've always been the type of girl to buy something for myself when I need it. I even have a three-day rule when it comes to impulses... if I'm still thinking about that great boot or cute dress in three days, then it's worth it for me to buy it! Sure, here and there I buy a shoe on a whim or new scarf, but I'm not much for putting things on a wishlist. But here's my first shot. (We'll see if in three days I really want them :) )

(via fred flare)


(via fred flare)


(via amazon)

*I have been searching for this cup EVERYWHERE


(via Tiffany's)


(via Williams Sonoma)

I guess this is a start. I'm always switching between pretty and practical items.




November 12, 2010

30 for 30

I've been reading about this 30 for 30 project here, here and here. It's really got me thinking that maybe this is something I should consider. I love the lesson of learning to enjoy your own wardrobe and shopping within itself. Besides limiting myself to not shop for a month, the best part is that you need to get creative and use great, stable pieces to put together an outfit.

Though I will say with my workplace environment/dress code and with the MN winter weather, I'm not sure how many cute skirt/boot combos I could throw together.

So we'll save this for spring. For now, my style investment is going to be working to change it up. To define myself.


and to save for a new camera (smile)

tgif, natalie

November 11, 2010

A Quote

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle.

But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Monroe

November 3, 2010


In celebration of "Jucy Lucy" Month (who knew), helloboyfriend and I made some of these delicious burgers. A Jucy/Juicy Lucy is a burger made with 2 patties and cheese melted in the middle. Kinda infamous in Minneapolis since two places both say they are the originators of the nummy, greasy burger (Matt's Bar vs. 5-8 Club).

Yum! We paired our meal with waffle fries (dipped in cheese for him). I'm not sure whatever happened to us starting to eat healthier :P  I spent the rest of my night lounging, while occasionally the boyf would chime in with his rendition of Taylor Swift's "Mine."

As I'm figuring out this blog world, I'm looking to a lot of different blogs for inspiration. So be ready to a variety of ... entires while I figure out what I'm actually going to be writing about.



November 2, 2010

This is your Life

I thought this was inspiring...


Happy Tuesday.