Book Love

I don’t know what it is about books that makes me swoon. I just can’t help it. I’m sure kindles are great and all but I love being able to flip a page and hold it in my hands, feel the weight of it… Uh. Steal my heart every time.

College was evil and stole all my time of reading for pleasure, now I mostly like to look at picture books because it takes zero brain power. Here are a few (dozen…) books that I would love to spend my time reading through.

Kate Spade New York: Things We Love

I’m Awkward You’re Awkward by Shelby Abbott

Maddie On Things by Theron Humphrey

Bon Appetit by Jessie Hartland

Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Band

Home Love by Megan Morton

Little Book of Lettering by Emily Gregory

You’re Awesome: 21 Crafts to Make You Happy by Abbey Hendrickson

The Newlywed Kitchen by Lorna Yee & Alie Basye

And I would also love to get my hands on Molly Wizenberg’s book and A Beautiful Mess’s books when they come out… I’m afraid I’m going to have to wait awhile for those three though….


Coming Up


It is almost the end.

I am 4.5 weeks away from graduating. I can’t believe it is finally here! I feel like I have been waiting forever for May of 2013.

But what next? The thought of finding a real job and being a real adult is a little daunting. I’m glad I have my hubby by my side, walking along with me where ever I end up.

In 5 weeks we move into a new apartment. I real grown up one. Bye-bye student housing. Hello wood floors, crown molding, and 1920’s sink.

Growing up can be scary, but I am also really excited for whatever it is comes next. Bring it on, world.

Map Love


I have been on a map kick lately. Since re-doing our bedroom, I went from zero to three maps in our bedroom. We have our corkboard map, illustrated map of Paris, and now a vintage globe. It makes me feel more traveled than I am.



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Don’t they just make you want to travel?

Timothy and I are heading to Florida for spring break again. I would love to travel beyond our 50 states, but I will settle for Florida to escape these frigid days.

New Addition

Over the weekend we ventured back to South Dakota to visit the families. While there we seemed to have attracted a ball of fur.  This ball of fur is cute, it bites, and pees on my carpet. However, it is mostly cute.



“Hi. My name was Molly but that is too close to my new mommy’s name, so now I need a new name.”

She enjoys cuddling, scratching on my pillows, gnawing on my coffee table, biting fingers, and eating snowballs.

Overall, she is adorable. For now, this is a two week test run to see how our busy schedules go with a little puppy (4 months old).

Hopefully we survive.