thankful, thankful

with november coming around the corner and these beautiful fall days, i (laura) can’t help but feel thankful for this great weather and colorful season.  we also just had two days off of school that were much needed, thank god.

thankful for challenging puzzles and that we found the missing pieces
i mean look at those trees….thankful for fall in minnesota, it is sure beautiful here
thankful for fun candy stores with sweet treats (this one is called “sugar, sugar” on 38th and grand in minneapolis)
thankful for new boots and a dog that loves fall walks as much as i do
thankful for inspiring bands with good music. read the strumbella’s amazing interview with the current 
thankful for the neighbor girls’ sassy attitudes and killer dance moves

happy tuesday! hang in there, everyone.

fall days

as the weather starts to turn, our outdoor activity ideas have started to become more and more unrealistic. so, we have kept ourselves occupied with lots of tea and craft days with friends. here are what our fall days have looked like.

 (left) late night tea at a beloved local coffee shop

(right) late night in front of netflix documentaries


trips to michael’s craft store to make halloween costumes inspired by studio diy’s strawberry outfit here


fixing some well loved shoes

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craft days with friends. we made collages and colored “adult coloring books.” we have found some good ones here and here

happy fall !

we hope you find yourself sipping tea and coloring too !

fall kicks

happy weekends, friends!!

here’s what we love for shoes this fall:

loving these orange adidas
find these suede short boots here
such a classic, cool shoe
super fun shoe from steve madden  
love the tie detail on these free people clogs
we love this color and the classic style of these clogs
so obsessed with these, they are also very cute in navy 
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love the western vibe of these boots
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such a bold color!!! absolutely love these. 

have a great weekend, everyone! get out side, enjoy the fall colors, and read a good book.

jane is officially a superhuman

today, our very own jane finished her first ever marathon!!! running 26.2 miles is something that takes both an incredible amount of dedication and strength (not that i, laura, would know hahah). i am so very proud of jane for having goals and not letting the busyness of life and sports, and a foot injury, get in the way. i felt truly inspired seeing her smiling at mile 8! i feel so blessed to know this awesome, creative, strong girl and to share a corner of the internet together.


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IMG_3643.jpgjane, way to go. i am so proud of you.

fall trends

fall is here! pumpkins, halloween, sweaters… it’s all here! so, to celebrate this beautiful season, we have gathered all the trends we’ve noticed.


leotards: such a love-hate relationship with these. so nice to have a permanently tucked in shirt, but if you don’t find the right one, they can be pretty uncomfortable. good one here .

chokers: 90s attire is back! chokers are the rage. maybe try a local (mpls) jeweler here to find a unique and handcrafted one.


presidential debates: get out and vote if you can; every vote counts!

atlanta: such a unique plot line following the lives of up-and-coming rap artists and their everyday life. watch full episodes here.


avocados on more than just toast: recently stumbled across this on my instagram feed and will definitely have to give it a try.

pumpkin bread: of course. a fall necessity. fall goal: to make all of these.


feminism: jane’s odyssey on feminism here.

fascinating find on today: a 5minute read that leave your brain thinking for hours. here.

cozy up by the fire and watch the leaves change! until next time.

recent online buys

i, laura, have been so stressed lately. everything from papers, college essays, long term projects, to politics and the civil unrest is stressing me out big time. i wish i had more hours in the day to sleep and beat this stupid cold that is bugging me and also to get my to do list done. ah! enough about that.

i have recently just decided to go for it with a few things that have been hanging out in my shopping bag for a while.

here’s what i got:

druzy chokers from etsy
maxi dress from antropologie
swing tee from anthropologie
green/grey boots from urban
distressed light jeans from urban
navy wool jacket from forever 21
long black side zip jacket from forever 21

yes i realize that i may be going a tad overboard on shopping right now but hey, it’s making me feel better and i am so excited to have a good mail day!

happy tuesday, hope everyone is doing alright.

clean the camera roll

sorry for our distance lately! we are extremely busy with school, applying to college, sports, and trying to stay sane through all of this.

here’s my (laura) life lately according to my camera roll:

enjoying the last tastes of summer
found this great study spot at the lake harriet bandshell
if you live in minnesota and are as obsessed with it as i am, you need to go to i like you
here’s my room as of now- it’s always changing
got this at i like you and am obsessed with it!
my favorite church on 9/11
the view of target field from my dad’s office
i miss cool nights on the water

follow me on vsco (laurs10) for more! happy hump day, friends.

short week playlist

labor day weekend is always greatly appreciated, but now we’re hoping this week flies by as fast as the weekend did!

here’s what we’re listening to this week:

solemn oath// band of horses

cold cold man// saint motel

like a star// corrine bailey rae

so. good.// johnny stimson

all eyes on you// st. lucia

closer// the chainsmokers

paper clips// holly henry

darkness// oliver daldry

rhythm and blues// the head and the heart

have a good rest of your day, friends!

highlights of summer 16

today, we started school. it is a sad day but we are excited to get busy with our senior year. this summer was a really good one, one that we will never forget. here’s our summer in pictures.

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since we are back in school, we can’t promise a creative post everyday, but definitely have lots in store. stay tuned !!

thanks for following along this summer !

through the lens

today, i, jane, got to photograph a close friend to celebrate her senior year of high school. it was fun to see her through my lens and let her work the camera; different from our usual time spent in school or on the lacrosse field. here are some fun shots I got of her.

photos were taken at lake harriet and the lake harriet rose gardens in mpls.

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thank you maddie for being such a fun model !