• Food

    Snow Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

    A friend of mine gave me this recipe a few years ago, I think it’s not only the easiest but also the best recipe I have ever tried. I am unsure of who she got it from but I definitely recommend! Especially if you also live somewhere stuck in perpetual winter and got 8 inches of snow today – mer, mer. Combine all of your dry ingredients, cream your butter, sugar and eggs then fold the dry ingredients into this mixture. Chuck your chips in, just to combine – don’t over stir. I use a tablespoon measuring spoon to shape roundish dough balls and bake on 325 for 12-15 minutes.…

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    Friday the 13th Facts!

    I am a fan of Friday the 13th, I feel like it’s a little taste of Halloween throughout the year. I especially enjoy it when it falls in October but it can be a stressful day for some. My mom was not a fan of the day, she would cancel appointments and stay home, it was bizarre. I don’t think that there is anything particularly special or unique about the day and most of the hysteria can more than likely be attributed to pop-culture. That being said, we are currently experiencing a torrential downpour that is supposed to turn into a record setting blizzard so it feels a little ominous.…

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    Design Inspo – Mid Century Modern

    Remember when your grade school teachers would tell you that; There was no such thing as a stupid question? They were lying. Or perhaps they were making an effort to encourage curiosity and inquisitiveness but beyond the age of 13, there are plenty of stupid questions that people should keep to themselves. And yet, I feel that as we age – instead of getting wiser, we become even more stupid. My favourite was working retail and explaining the return policy to a customer only to then be asked, So – I can’t return this? No, stupid – you can’t. I feel like every question that I have been asked today…

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    A Capricorn Collective

    During my search for a Capricorn tattoo I kept coming across these different posts about the traits and characteristics of the zodiac sign and they were cracking me up. Now, do I really believe in the zodiac? Eh, not really. I believe more in aliens than the arrangement of the sky having some impact on our lives. I am still getting that tattoo though, I don’t care if that makes me a hypocritical jackass. Anyway, some of these blurbs were spot on while others were completely ridiculous. Literally so true, I think that’s a misuse of literally but I don’t have another word for expressing how true this is. I…

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    A Journey to Minimalism

    *collective eye roll, unfollow* I see you 😛 I will be the first to say that the trendy, minimalist community that has taken Youtube and Instagram by storm does seem like a bunch of well-off, pretentious assholes. I am just a regular person who decided that I had a bunch of shit around that I don’t need and wanted to consume less than average in my lifetime. It all started when the BF and I started house hunting and I felt a lot of stress and anxiety thinking about boxing all of our belongings, it is daunting and has proved to take some of the excitement out of first time…

  • Skin Care

    Korean Skincare Routine

    I am a little stressed out about my skin looking so good – I am waiting for it to freak out and be like; Bitch, you thought…In my defense, that is always what happens! I am hesitant to share my new skincare routine because I feel like I will be back at square one in a couple of weeks but here I go anyway! For those of you who don’t know, I switched over to the much talked about Korean skincare routine. Depending on who you ask, there are 7-10 steps to flawless skin. I have dabbled in Korean skincare for some time but only totally switched my skincare back…

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    Spring Candles

    Watching this documentary on cave art and was thinking how it would have been pretty cool to have been prehistoric man. But then, also got to thinking that it was probably pretty stressful too – most every animal on the planet that you’d be coexisting with was enormous and dangerous. Mastodons, giant beavers, saber tooth tigers, titanoboa and probably a lot of species that weren’t quite done yet which would have been terrifying. Imagine just strolling along and running into one of these: That’s clearly like 4 different animals all of which could kill you. I ventured into Bath & Body Works today which was a mistake since it was…

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    Kitchen Haul Round Two

    Minnesota is stuck in a perpetual winter, I am into it – I just realized how often one discusses the weather in the mid-west. I don’t recall ever having cared about what the weather was doing in my youth but maybe that’s just kids. Now, you could literally be talking about anything else and somehow you will land on the 10 day forecast which we all know is criminally inaccurate but we’re still going to talk about it. Being in your 30’s is lame. Apparently, Amazon is delivering my packages in 2’s and again – I could just wait until everything arrives but where is the fun in that? I…

  • Wishlists

    Sephora VIB Spring Sale Wishlist!

    Do you ever read a book that is so freaking good that you have to start it all over? I just finished The Legacy by Yrsa Sigurdardottir and it was amazing. I tend to really like her books but this one is definitely a new fave. It’s not for the squeamish, there are some pretty gritty scenes and intense themes but it was fantastic. I hope that this is just a taste of the Nordic thrillers that are releasing this month. While I have not received my paper coupon (do they still send those), the VIB Rouge sale starts April 13th and since I am making a conscientious effort to…

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    So, You Want a Face Tattoo

    It’s true, I have a facial tattoo – I have had it now 10 years, I am often asked about it and everyone has an opinion on it.  Clearly, I am no expert when it comes to body art but I do have some sage thoughts to share based on my experience if you are hankering for a tattoo of this nature. Just about everyone has a tattoo these days, moms and dads sporting full sleeves, gran getting an ankle rose, every college frat boy ever and their tribal bands – tattoos have become pretty widely accepted in today’s society. Twenty year old Stella went busting into the tattoo parlor…