Friday, August 28, 2015

around the web :: 28.8.2015

I started this for last Friday, but then I forgot to finish it and post it... oh well, here it is now. (: clearly life has been busy and crazy. I can't believe the summer is almost over! (though it's still peak season here for another two months.)

I am so blessed to consider some amazing musicians to be a part of my family. Delaney Davidson was one of the first ones that I was introduced to, the summer that I turned sixteen. he's a traveling man based out of New Zealand, so I don't get to see him all that often, but it's always wonderful whenever I get to see him. Delaney shared this video for You Don't Want Me Around from his newest album (which comes out in a couple weeks) on Facebook, and it reminded me that I'm a few albums behind on his music! not only is he an incredible musician, but he also makes some really great visual decisions. this video is even more special for me (and my music family) since it contains footage of the second line parade for our dear Chris Aaron. {watch on YouTube here}

one of my favorite food bloggers to follow is Joy the Baker. even if her post for the day is something I would never eat, I look at it anyway because her photographs are so gorgeous. doesn't this decadent toasted marshmallow ice cream cake with salted caramel look amazing?

ha! I could definitely use some of these.

so these aren't all accurate for me, but a lot of them are!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

34/52 2015

Somehow my day count was off by nine? So I had to go through Photos on my Mac to figure out what the actual day was for these pictures. I'm really confused as to how I was nine days ahead on my count.

Anyway! Here are some pictures from the past week. (:

Thursday 20 August // day two hundred thirty-three :: a little someone wouldn't leave her ring inside even though we suggested that it might get lost on the playground. {see also: LAST DAY of camp.}

Friday 21 August // day two hundred thirty-four :: I hope everyone knows that I was super excited for this book.

Saturday 22 August // day two hundred thirty-five :: decisions.

Sunday 23 August // day two hundred thirty-six :: party flags.

Monday 24 August // day two hundred thirty-seven :: I didn't need stamps, but I wanted them.

Tuesday 25 August // day two hundred thirty-eight :: newest jeans, oldest shoes, current read.

Wednesday 26 August // the third time in the past few days that I was "stuck" waiting on the bridge. I had my camera with me every time and got some pictures from different points each time.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

33/52 2015

almost all of the photos this week are centered around preschool things. it's our last week of camp, and we have to get working on next session pretty quickly here. I can't believe that the summer is so close to being over...

Sturgeon Bay Door County Wisconsin Fire Department hoses

Thursday 13 August // day two hundred thirty-five :: yearly tour of the fire station. I love seeing the hoses hanging to dry.

TumbleBear preschool gymnastics YMCA

Friday 14 August // day two hundred thirty-six :: getting ready for fall classes!

Late Night with Seth Meyers laundry day

Saturday 15 August // day two hundred thirty-seven :: Saturdays are for laundry and Seth Meyers.

Sevenly Choose Love Converse low tops

Sunday 16 August // day two hundred thirty-eight :: outfit of the day. I need some purple Converse.

Bonne Maman raspberry preserves

Monday 17 August // day two hundred thirty-nine :: trying Bonne Maman for the first time!

Tuesday 18 August // day two hundred forty :: last week in this room!

Wednesday 19 August // day two hundred forty-one :: a great mail day from a few days before. (:


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NatureBox :: August 2015

time for another monthly NatureBox post! I think it was a cloudier day when I took these pictures, so I sat on the floor in front of my balcony door where I get the best light and take a lot of my pictures.

Greek Yogurt Apple Cinnamon Oat Mini Bars :: have you ever had apple cinnamon oatmeal? these taste just like that. they are delicious but sadly smaller than your typical granola bar. they're a premium add-on, meaning that the six mini bars were an extra five dollars.

Who doesn’t love apples and cinnamon? We baked chunks of apple with wholesome rolled oats, cinnamon and sunflower seeds into a soft and chewy bar. These individually-wrapped bars are dipped in Greek yogurt for the perfect grab and go treat or light breakfast.

Kung Pao Pretzels :: I don't really care for spicy things, but I figured I would try these anyway. I was able to handle a few of these at a time, but not the ones where there was so much seasoning you couldn't see the holes in the pretzels. Wow!

Three o'clock is your time. You've conquered more than half of your to-do's, and you're looking to spice up your usual snack routine. Kick your feet up and chill out with these savory, spicy Kung Pao Pretzels. Echoing bold flavors of garlic, ginger and red chilies in the classic Chinese dish, your taste buds will thank you for this totally new treat.

Big Island Pineapple :: yum. I really love dried fruit. after an experience of having too much pineapple at an airport a few years back, I don't really eat a lot of fresh pineapple anymore, but if it was as perfectly sweet and tangy as these dried rings, I totally would. {I first had this snack in June 2014.}

There's just nothing quite like the sweet bite of tangy pineapple. For a sweet ending to a meal, snack on one or two rings. Better yet, get even more creative and halve them to have handy garnishes for homemade tropical drinks. Cheers to that!

Watermelon Mini Stars :: these sure are cute, aren't they? they don't have a huge flavor, but they're not bad. they just don't seem too special.

Our Watermelon Mini Stars bring you all the flavors of summer in one sweetly satisfying star-shaped bite. With simple and deliciously fruity ingredients, this is one mouthwatering snack you can feel good about. Enjoy the refreshing taste of summer watermelon all year long.

Sweet Blueberry Almonds :: as with the cinnamon almonds I had, I wasn't too impressed with these. there just wasn't enough of a blueberry flavor!

To almond butter or not to almond butter – that is the question. You opened this bag of Sweet Blueberry Almonds and a few crunches later, visions of sweet homemade nut butter clouded your snack-appetite. For an extra treat, zip a cup of these almonds along with a pinch of sea salt and a dash of olive oil and spread on your favorite cracker.

Cherry Vanilla Granola :: I just really love granola. this one is pretty good, but there aren't enough cherries in it. {I first had this snack in November 2013.}

Stuck in traffic again? This sweetly satisfying snack is just the treat. Vanilla oat clusters meet tart cherries and warm spices for a crunch so comforting that powering through rush hour will feel like a breeze. Your favorite car-friendly music not included.


Friday, August 14, 2015

22nd birthday recap

Technically my birthday is August 9th, but the past couple years, it seems like it has been dragged out across a few days. This year my birthday was Saturday the 8th through Tuesday the 11th.

My birthday weekend started actually on Thursday the 6th with my dear friend Abi returning from a seven-week long mission trip! She and her mom came up and it was just so wonderful to see them.

Saturday was the big night though, with WiFEE and the HUZz Band at the Florian II Supper Club in Baileys Harbor, just like my 21st birthday party. I got off work a little bit early, and then I went home and had some dinner and got ready to go!

Of course I had to wear my tiara! I started the night with an Old Fashioned, which I didn't really care for, but I later got a vodka cranberry, which was really good.

I wore a dress from Rent the Runway again, and it's actually from the same designer as the dress that I wore last year. This is Allison Parris's Peek of Tulle dress. I wasn't really a fan of the way that the tulle peeking out was really ruffly, and I didn't like that it made me look so flat on top. The only reason these pictures look like I have some cleavage is due to my awkward tan (burn...) lines.

(That's a lipstick print on my forehead from Ruby.) The 8th was Greg's (the bass player) birthday, so close to midnight I bought us Jameson shots. This was the first time that I purchased alcohol at a bar! The song that they were playing was really long, so I didn't get to have us do our shots at midnight like I wanted to, but oh well. I went and toasted a few of the guys that I could reach after that song and I totally dripped Jameson all over. Somehow I was a little bit of a mess right then.

After the show, we hung out with the band a little bit and took some super cute pictures (and Ruby and I had some more Jameson), like a series of punk rock Zach with little Bruiser the chihuahua, and we went and sat on the bus with a few of the band members. I didn't get home until about four, so it was a long night.

Sunday was my actual birthday, and I could have gone to another WiFEE and the HUZz Band show that afternoon, but I opted to work instead because I didn't want to have to deal with a crowd of people. I ended up getting off early again though (because I work for some absolutely incredible people).

I wasn't wearing the lace tights or heels (I had flats) at work, but this is what I wore that night!

When I got off work, I met up with Lisa, Abi, and Pauli, and then Abi and I went and had birthday dessert at the Inn at Cedar Crossing. We had some apple cream cheese pie thing and chocolate raspberry cake, and then we went down to Poh's to hang out with our friends.

For the second day in a row, I kidnapped Bruiser. He is just so cute and I love him so much more than he loves me.

Some of my lovely friends were at the bar, so I ended up there allllll night. I did a couple shots of some minty rum with Jamey, one of my favorite drummers, and it was really cool to actually get to have a conversation with him, because I feel like I barely get to see or hang out with these people. Then I also saw the wonderful woman I teach Sunday school with, and we had cherry bombs.

I spent some more time with Ruby, Coopy, and Bruiser, pat, Zach, and Teflon, and then the last of us stragglers left at bar close and hung out outside for a little while.

I didn't get home until quarter to three, so it was another night where I didn't get a lot of sleep, but it's worth it to me because I don't go out a lot, and I was spending time with some of my favorite people.

On Monday, I did some work at the Y, and then I went and had lunch with Abi, Lisa, and Pauli at JJ's of Jacksonport, and then Abi and I hung out for a while before I had to go back to the Y. We had a birthday party there in my class, so that was fun.

After the Y, my mom and I went up north for dinner and dessert at Julie's in Fish Creek. The flourless chocolate cake was really good!

We also took some pictures of me with the Fjord horse at Little Sweden in Egg Harbor. I have been wanting a picture of/with this guy for a very long time.

I actually got about seven hours of sleep that night, which was so great. I had to work all day which was part of the reason I needed a lot of sleep though. We took the annual camp trip to the U.S. Coast Guard Canal Station, which we always do closest to my birthday. I wore my tiara, and my supervisor made sure to embarrass me by getting a picture of me with our Coasties.

All in all it was a really fun birthday weekend, and I can't wait to see what 22 is going to do for me!


Thursday, August 13, 2015

32/52 2015

ahhhh this week was birthday week! I plan on having a recap of the weekend up tomorrow, but here's a peek at some of the things that happened this week! (:

Edgar Allan Poe Annabelle love

Thursday 6 August // day two hundred twenty-eight :: bedroom details.


Friday 7 August // day two hundred twenty-nine :: NatureBox day!

DiGiorno pizza

Saturday 8 August // day two hundred thirty :: pizza lunch.

Allison Parris Peek of Tulle dress Rent the Runway tiara birthday

Sunday 9 August // day two hundred thirty-one :: birthday party outfit details.

Sturgeon Bay Door County Wisconsin weather storm boat launch

Monday 10 August // day two hundred thirty-two :: clear to storm to clear.

USCG United States U.S. Coast Guard Sturgeon Bay Door County Wisconsin canal

Tuesday 11 August // day two hundred thirty-three :: USCG camp trip.

Michigan Street steel bridge drawbridge Memorial Bridge SBSF Sturgeon Bay Door County Wisconsin

Wednesday 12 August // day two hundred thirty-four :: right as the bridge was going back on, Billy on the Bridge came on on shuffle on my iPod and it was a wonderful sign from above.


Friday, August 7, 2015

around the web :: 7.8..2015

USCG United States U.S. Coast Guard Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin Door County boat maritime museum Volkswagen Beetle

I don't mind when the bridge is up, especially when I happen to have my camera with me. this picture is from the Maritime Museum.

here are some things I've found and loved this week. I finally started putting other pictures in here. (:

yes, I really love IKEA. I mean, have you seen this polka-dotted mirror?

Semi-Toned's a cappella version of Gwen Stefani's "Rich Girl" and Fiddler on the Roof's "If I Were a Rich Man" is fantastic. {watch here}

beautiful skirt, please be mine.

I am always looking at tattoos for more ideas for what I want to add to my, um, canvas. isn't this matryoshka cute?

I don't think that I would ever wear this skirt from Anthropologie, but it's pretty!

I am loving this gold skeleton key bracelet from ModCloth!

this cotton candy cake sure is cute!


Thursday, August 6, 2015

31/52 2015

not only is it August now, but it's birthday week!!! I'm still not 100% sure of my plans for this weekend (other than working and seeing my little sister!), but I'm hoping for it to be a happy adventure.

Target soy candle no 241 red velvet cupcake

Thursday 30 July // day two hundred twenty-one :: the candle I've been burning lately. it really smells just like a red velvet cupcake.

zulily infinity scarf skulls roses Leto Collection

Friday 31 July // day two hundred twenty-two :: newest scarf from zulily - skulls & roses!

Dr. Seuss Happy Birthday to You Terry Border Happy Birthday Cupcake Bob Shea Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great preschool children's picture books

Saturday 1 August // day two hundred twenty-three :: it's officially birthday month!!

Door County Sturgeon Bay weather storm clouds

Sunday 2 August // day two hundred twenty-four :: weather. and wow, did we end up getting quite the storm. we just had a lot of rain here in Sturgeon Bay, but up north, there were such bad storms that there were trees falling down and power outages!

Sturgeon Bay Door County Portage Park Lake Michigan

Monday 3 August // day two hundred twenty-five :: one of my favorite secret spots in Sturgeon Bay.

pat mAcdonald Begging His Graces Sunshine is Dangerous Gren Ville Susan Howe tribue SBSF

Tuesday 4 August // day two hundred twenty-six :: current favorite song.

Luna green Volkswagen Beetle limited edition

Wednesday 5 August // day two hundred twenty-seven :: two of the things that I needed to do included getting some sun to try to even out my skintone (I burned my chest a week ago, so now there's this awkward spot that is tanner than the rest) and painting my toenails and fingernails. I did it all at the same time (or at least tried to) in the parking lot of the quarry. I hope I entertained some of the people who drove by!

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