Ever wonder how I edit my instagram photos? Possibly, maybe, sorta? Well, I’ve shared in my latest video my favorite photo editing apps!
AfterLight Photo Editing App : $0.99
I LOOOVVEEE this app! It’s amazing and has sooo many options for filters, frames, and cool dusty and light leak filters. I spend way too much time in this app.
WaterLogue : $2.99
This is a new app I found and it’s totally dreamy. I turns your photos into beautiful pieces of watercolor artwork! If you’re obsessed with watercolors at much as I do, it’s worth the 3 bucks to download. Here’s a good example of what it does…
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I’ve been a bit behind on my lately posts, but it happens right? Januarys are always crazy busy for me, for one simple reason… birthdays! About half my friends and family, myself included (eek! I’m 27 now!), have a birthday to celebrate! No complaining here. I promise.
For my best friend, Erika’s birthday we did a mini local brewery tour and tastings at the 612 Brewery and Dangerous Man. I loved all the stout beers!
It’s been pretty chilly around Minnesota lately, so June’s been keeping herself warm and looking super uncomfortable on all the radiators in our house.
My little sister found the most amazing thrift store rug for me that now sits under our dining room table, and then we celebrated lots of new adventures over maple lattes! It’s been a good month!
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I have a new blogging buddy!!! My little sister, Kimberly, just started her own blog called Live Eat Repeat. She’s in her last semester of college studying nutrition and has been trying the find a balance between the analytical nature of nutrition and her creative spirit. I suggested she start a blog a couple of times in the past, but it wasn’t until this semester that she discovered niche and voice.
After sifting through the different healthy living blog-a-sphere, Kimberly noticed there was something missing from the community. Something that wasn’t heavily based in fitness or saturated with recipes, instead she wanted a practical, yet entertaining guide to nutrition for all levels of healthy living. Live Eat Repeat was created not as a nutrition bootcamp, but as a practicable guide to eating better and learning the basics of how food works in your body. My sister is an adorable and witty writer! One of my favorite posts so far is this one! Take a peak at her blog and instagram
Coffee Date @ Parka
4021 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive $39
There’s a bunch of reasons this peel is so wonderful… It brightens my skin, reduces the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, and is really easy to use without a big mess like clay masks and peels. I picked mine up at Whole Foods, but you can also find it online.
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin E Eye Balm $48
I discovered this product at the NorthernGrade event last fall. I love the balm texture and delightful essential oil scent it has. I use this every single night before bed and it keeps the delicate skin around my eyes super moisturized even during this polar vortex!
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin C Serum $75
I loved the eye balm so much, I knew I needed to try more products from the line and it didn’t disappoint! It has that wonderful essential oil smell again and it’s super moisturizing for my skin. I have really oily skin, so I was kind of nervous to slather an oily serum all over my face, but I’ve noticed a change in my skin for the better. It’s softer, smoother and actually more balanced. I still have oily skin, but it’s not as oily as it used to be.
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This dresser was actually Joel’s dad’s dresser as a young kid growing up and it was passed onto us when we moved in together a couple of years ago. It’s a wonderful dresser, but the bleach blonde wood color and random crayon drawings on the side that didn’t really go with the rest of our decor. There’s nothing a gallon of paint can’t fix! I chose a sort of muted seafoam green color, which sounds kinda ugly and made Joel very skeptical of what I had planned, but when I finished we both loved the way it turned out! The color I settled on was Dutch Boy “Rainy Season” in a semi-gloss finish and Rust-oleum brass spray paint for the hardware. Our place is coming together one weekend project at a time!
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Welcome to my new DOWNLOADS column! For the first installment I’ve made two adorable downloads just in time for Valentine’s Day. Share the love and add lots of kisses to your phone!
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD : Lots of Lips iPhone Wallpaper
CLICK TO DOWNLOAD : Bisous Bisous iPhone Wallpaper
Our bedroom is bare bones at the moment. What you see in the photo above is all that’s there, but I’m really enjoying a minimalist bedroom. It helps to relax my mind before bed, instead of running with ideas on how to reorganize, like our last place, which was very much on the small side! I kinda want new side table lamps and shades. I really LOVE this base with this lamp shade. Is it a little too much gold? Is there such a thing as gold-a-holics anonymous? Cause I’m might need to admit I have a problem in a comfortable group setting with fellow gold/brass decor obsessed. Back to more pressing matters, like trying to figure out how to mount the antlers I brought home from my recent trip to South Africa to hang above our headboard. Speaking of headboard! I made that tufted navy beauty you see right there. I was kinda nervous it was going to turn into a weird bunchy mess, but it actually turned out pretty sweet if I say so myself!
Last October , I took the trip of a lifetime with my best friend, Erika, to South Africa! We stayed for two weeks, attempting to fit in as many experiences as possible. Our first week was spent on a photo safari at the amazing and secluded Zulu Nyala Lodge. We saw so many different animals from beautiful cheetahs to quirky warthogs to the kingfisher bird to colorful skinks. Our first four nights were spent at the Game Lodge, atop one of the savannah tall hills with the most breathtaking 360-degree views. Our last two nights at the reserve we stayed at the Heritage Lodge in the tent above. You can spot a heard of zebras grazing in the photo above taken from inside our tent. I’ll talk more about our lodge in another post shortly, but this post is a glimpse at the thousands of photos Erika and I took while on our photo safari… Continue reading
Rug options clockwise from upper left: West Elm sweater wool rug in charcoal $399 [on sale], RugsUSA elegance cotton stripe $291 [on sale], Target threshold twist area rug $299, West Elm sweater wool rug in oatmeal $399 [on sale]
Our new couch arrived. It smells super wonderful, like a really nice new pair of riding boots in a woodworking shop, ya know. I’m trying to slowly layer our home starting with the basics like places to sit and a dining table to eat off of. Next step, rugs and coffee table. I’ve had my eye on that Target rug for awhile, we actually bought it in a 5×7 and loved it, but it was waaaay too small for the area. So we are in need of an 8×10 or 7×10 rug to define our living room space and make the space feel more relaxed. So, I’ve rounded up four rugs I’m really loving right now. Three neutrals and one a pop of blue. The West Elm rug in the upper left and Target rug in the bottom right look similar in photos, but the West Elm is more gray, where the other has more of a green/gray/blue thing going on. Which one should we get?! I need some help!