LA for a few days

hope everyone is having a good wednesday! i am in the final push until spring break, while jane is already on her way to tokyo (more on that soon)!

i visited my sister in LA last weekend and ran into some cool stuff:

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a sprinkles cupcake atm right on usc’s campus!
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we ran into a cool art exhibit in the arts district

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enjoyed some smaller designer sales in beautiful art district buildings! check out that ceiling in the reflection of the mirror. 
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some happy balloons over a farmers market
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i fell in love with poketo!
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i mean seriously, this is too cool

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gotta love this funky place

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shirt is an old urban crop top and forever 21 jean skirt (here is it in the lighter wash)
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can’t beat that brick

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thank you, bella for having us and abby for being my travel buddy!

bildungsroman project

this is a post we have been looking forward to share for weeks. a friend of ours, jack cordero, has recently started his own blog. we always get excited to connect with other bloggers and writers. however, we were especially excited to hear the awesome project jack has planned for his blog: the bildungsroman project.

bildungsroman is a term usually associated with novels; specifically, novels that deal with one’s formative years.

…and what’s a more formative time than one’s teenage years ?! jack has interviewed thirteen smart, creative, and interesting millennial teenagers to get their thoughts on a wide range of subjects from religion to relationships to drugs to art. the questions he asked each of them can be found here in his introductory post.

so far, jack has posted about religion here and the problems our world faces today here.

readers can expect a new post weekly.

congrats to jack, and we cannot wait to read more (and hope you do too).

rooftop view

although it was freezing up there, nothing beats an up close and personal view of downtown mpls! here’s some photos taken from the foshay tower observatory.vsco_123016-1

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the new place on the block!

we are so very excited that we got to pop in for a trial opening at whole sum kitchen! not only is the place very bright and well decorated, but the smoothies and juices are fantastic! this is an awesome addition to our neighborhood– everyone in the mpls area, go check it out!

here’s a few pictures:

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love those fun colors!
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how cool are those lights?!
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they also have a food truck you can find around town! love this place.

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.

summer, we’re coming for you.

for our first summer of blogging, we have fun plans and great posts in store. in june, we will be exploring our local area, going to concerts, taking more pictures, and trying new food. in july, jane is headed to alaska while laura  goes to pittsburg for a mission trip. and in august, we will be back home, celebrating jane’s birthday, getting our fall wardrobes set, exercising more, and enjoying a few new movies. let us know what you want to hear about and what your plans are!

summer 2014 memories.
summer 2014 memories.

happy summer,

janeandlaura