As we prepare ourselves for winter ( ya, it’s coming!! ) in the upper midwest, I can’t help but long for layers and blankets and candles and everything that is warm. For as long as I can remember, I’ve never truly looked forward to the cold temperatures + snowy nights. It was just one of those things that I became accustomed to here in Minnesota, year after year. But somehow, everything feels different this year. For example, one week BEFORE halloween, I found myself in the Christmas garland section in Michael’s and got all sorts of happy. It was weird. And early. But I’m ready. Hello sweaters and evenings by the fire. I’m fully prepared to wrap myself in endless blankets and eat all of the warm things in sight.
Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling too great – so I quit work early to get some rest and watch a whole lotta tv. Just what the doctor ordered, right?? My long afternoon on the couch ( with chips & salsa ) gave me the idea to base a curated wantlist post on a movie night in! Because let’s face it, now is the best time to watch Hocus Pocus and get all cozy indoors. You know, pop some popcorn, dim the lights, wrap yourself up in a blanket ( or five ), and perhaps drink some hard cider. Man, that’s sounding so good right now. Good thing it’s Friday! Do you guys have any favorite flicks you like to watch this time of year? I’m dying to see something new …
The weather in Minnesota is certainly weird. Bi-polar, in fact. Earlier this week, I was all bundled up for fall like temperatures, but today … it’s pushing 90. Hot hot heat. Despite our little September heatwave, I’m perfectly aware of how close the cold weather actually is. So until then, we’ll definitely be taking advantage of our comfortable evenings off work. Michael and I have been doing a lot of yard work lately, but I’ve also been dying to take a walk ( or bike ) the beach near our house for a little picnic!! I put together some items above that I’d love to bring with for said date. Here’s to hoping we have enough beautiful weather left!
Guess what?? We bought a house! Well, almost. Everything is in the works and we should close in the next couple of weeks, which isn’t all that far away. Crazy. With that said, I’ve definitely been doing a little online shopping as of late and bookmarking things that we’d love to put in the new place. One thing I learned about myself when we moved into our current apartment is that I hate boxes + bare walls. Not feeling moved in drives my nuts. BUT, this time around will be different. I’m going to move slowly from room to room and be intentional with what we do. I am by no means an interior designer, so slow is key. You can check out some of the items I’ve got my eye on below :
We’ve been busy planning a couple of upcoming camping trips this summer and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s been a few years since I’ve gone, so it’s about time!! One of my favorite places in this world is the North Shore, which is what we call the area along Lake Superior in Minnesota. It’s absolutely beautiful and luckily, we’re going this year with my family! Michael and I are also trying to plan an excursion of our own with no major details yet, but I already can’t wait. Above are a few of my picks for what I would love to bring along, although a few may be dreaming too big. Details below :