this video is absolutely darling...i have watched it 3 times...a very merry christmas to you!
thank you haylie for the link!
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I'm sure you know by now that I live in the frozen tundra of Minneapolis. I must say, although I just experienced "the worst storm since 1991" this past weekend..it hasn't diminished my love for this city. You get to participate in an array of winter sports that can keep you busy during these long, cold months...ice skating on the lakes, cross country skiing, snow tubing, sledding, biking (i still see SO many bikers all throughout the city), snowshoeing...Check out these beauties I found today from the amazing Kauffman Mercantile. A tad out of my price range, but boy would I love to own these.
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I love decorating for christmas and have had fun over the last years collecting vintage christmas knick-knacks to add to my stash. Here are a few snapshots from around my apartment...I am currently snowed in as buckets of snow are continuing to pour down on Minneapolis..18 inches! People have just been tromping down the streets in their boots instead of driving. Oh Minnesota...
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dear blog readers, i hope you don't hate me and will keep reading my blog once i get into a better routine here. I must admit my job always gets really crazy around this time and my blog has taken a back seat because of it. There are lots of SUPER exciting things going on at Target that you will have to wait till next year to hear about unfortunately, but worth the wait! I will be heading home to Nebraska for the holidays and hope to be blogging and catching you up a bit during that time.
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I am very proud to be (part) texan. While I wasn't born there, I spent 10 of my growing up years as a Texan. I remember when my mom told me we were moving there in 4th grade truly believing that we were heading to a land of desert and cactuses where everyone was donning a cowboy hat. What I didn't know is that, instead, we were heading to a land that smelled of fresh tortillas and where the magnificent salsa flowed like water. Yes, I fell in love with Mexican food and Tex-Mex while living in Dallas, and my love continues even in the nothern frozen tundra. All this to say, I totally dressed up like a taco this year...it was amazing.
ps. If you ever find yourself in Houston, I would strongly suggest you get yourself to Lupe Tortilla, one of my favorites (pictured above).
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Some of the sweetest memories of my life were spent in France my junior year of college...On our week trip to Paris from the countryside in Provence, one of the many things we did of course, was getting lost at the Louvre. While there were many beautiful things to see, I must say I could have spent almost all my time with the Flemish still lifes, by artists like Snyders, Utrecht, and Jan de Heem...It was the combined pleasure of the brilliant colors, the preciseness, and the juxtaposition of so many quirky things within one frame, that contributed to my slight obsession with these beautiful works. I hope you enjoy these pictures from my trip!
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