last prom!!

hello, everyone! a few weekends ago, we had so much fun dressing up for our senior prom! here’s some pictures from that lovely night:

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laura’s dress here

jane’s dress from amazon’s bridemaids dresses

 

room revamp

hey, everyone! hope everyone had a good weekend! i, laura, had a fairly productive weekend and finally got to some projects i have been brainstorming. my brother asked me a few weeks ago if i would be willing to do some wall murals/art with him to spice up his grey-colored basement bedroom.

i went to pinterest first and found some things that inspired a pop of color.

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after seeing this image, i decided a smaller blue triangle would be very fun

so away we went! we picked up some of martha stewarts craft paint at joann’s fabrics and got to it.

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sorry the pictures are of low quality and not centered well, the basement poses many obstacles for photography haha!

next weekend, if we have time, we are planning on integrating the black frames of the first pin (that follows) and the patterns of the second on his other bare wall.

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happy decorating & thank you, primo!

happy second birthday to us!

today marks two years of distinctive style! having this blog together has challenged and inspired us to delve deeper into what we love most: style, photography, and creative writing. we have so much planned for the future and are happy with our past.

in honor of our birthday, we made our favorite red velvet cupcake/cake recipe.

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thank you for following along!!

2017

…. and 11 days later, we are finally writing about the new year.

the start of 2017 came with so many emotions. 2016 was one of the worst for us personally and universally, but it also provided many opportunities for growth. it completely exemplified the quote by joseph kennedy, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” 2016’s rough patches brought out some great people, leaders, and friends in each of us and around the world.

our favorite times included our partnerships with truce juice and artifact uprising, jane in italy, laura in nyc, jane’s birthday here and laura’s birthday here, summer exploring in mpls, a fun photoshoot , jane’s marathon, and a plethora  of concerts…

we are looking forward the fresh start 2017 will provide us with and have so many things we hope to accomplish in these next 365 days (minus 11). as for blog, we want to continue to use our space as a platform to share our love for photography and style, as well as more of our creative writings. i (jane) recently gathered my thoughts on a new year resolution via the odyssey online here. laura plans on being productive and staying inspired in 2017. personally, we will both graduate from high school this year and make some big life decisions regarding college, etc. it is going to be great! our vscos are also a great way to stay current on day to day little moments. if you do not already follow us, here’s laura’s profile and jane’s.  lastly, we loved what brit + co put together for the new year here.

let’s make 2017 a good one, friends! thank you for following along.

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

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

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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 !

the odyssey

jane and i have both been writing for a online newspaper called “the odyssey” and it’s been great! every week we share a 500+ word article on whatever topic we feel like! it has been fun to tailor to a different platform and write about more personal experiences.

please check our writing out!

laura’s profile can be found here along with her last two articles “7 children’s books you should read, even if you are an adult” and “life on pine ridge native american reservation

jane’s profile can be found here along with her last two articles “an open letter to my younger self” and “life’s a marathon, not a sprint: what i learned from training for my first marathon

thank you! tune in next week for more writing on the odyssey! happy monday, friends.

17 years young

i, jane, am officially 17 ! 16 was definitely good to me. i accomplished lots in school, work, sports, and learned so much about myself. one of the biggest things i have been reflecting on lately is how i can live in the moment. between making big career and future decisions and taking on more responsibilities, i find myself constantly thinking about the future and what is to come and forget how important it is to live in the moment. each moment in time is unique and will never be repeated, and each moment has something to offer if you open your eyes. i want to reflect on what is happening in the “now” and learn and grow from that, instead of always thinking about “one day” or “some day.” so, here’s to 17 and finding beauty in the present moment.

happy friday.

weekend recap + a recipe

this weekend was filled with a variety of activities and fun.

it started with friday’s trip to canterbury park in mn for the weekly horse races. although we didn’t leave with much extra cash, it was a unique thing to do and witness.

saturday, laura got to tour the new us bank stadium !

lastly, on sunday, jane went on a long bike ride through uptown, downtown, the university of mn, and stopped at the midtown global market for thai snack.

to close, here is a yummy watermelon feta salad recipe:

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1/4 of watermelon cut into cubes

1/4 cup of feta cheese

mint leaves as desired

1/2 tbs. olive oil

salt as desired

mix and enjoy!

what we’ve been lovin

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if i could recap the summer thus far with a short list, it would look like this. (+ fun links!)

avocados  – specifically like this

rollerblading – just like the 80’s

the bachelorette  – if you saw the recent “hometown” episode and spoiler alert here

iced coffee – some world wide inspiration for tomorrow’s brew

free time – if you can relate

& pools & sun & friends & fun & travel & sunsets & more !

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weekend recap

happy monday! wow. what i weekend i, jane, had !

friday: lakeside and loved it. i got to spend the day on the water and finish with a bonfire surrounded by friends and family.

saturday: i went to mpls’ basilica block party and saw phillip phillips, milky chance, and the fray. they were so amazing live. my favorite performance was the fray’s cover of kanye west’s “heartless.”

sunday: the color run (a super causal and fun 5k run/walk). find out when it comes to your city here ! and dinner with old friends.

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i’m off to philadelphia, delaware, and virginia for the week but will keep the posts coming.

hope you had a fun or relaxing (or both!) weekend. for the week ahead tune into some milky chance and soak up the sun because summer is already half way over !