How To Travel Abroad for Under 1,000 Dollars

Travel under $1000

I know what you’re thinking: “How am I going to travel internationally for under $1,000?” Listen, I know it sounds crazy and downright unattainable, but if you stick with me for a little bit; I’ll tell you exactly what I did to make it happen for myself. Airfare Ahhh the place where many of our […]

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Travel Review: Flying AirFrance by Delta

Travel to France

Ahh airfare, one of the most stressful parts of planning any trip. Not only is it a large expense, but you also are trying to find the best flight times and dates. With all the pieces of the never ending airline puzzle floating around, how can you find the best airline, for the best price, […]

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Video: Copenhagen, Denmark

I wanted this video to capture the fun and energy of the city of Copenhagen. It’s a city full of color, culture, cuisine, and couture. This is the footage I was able to capture in the 3 days I was here. I recorded this video with a Hero6 Black on my trip to Denmark. The […]

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Travel Guide: The Blue Lagoon, Iceland

So you’re thinking about going to Iceland, huh? The Blue Lagoon is truly a place unlike any other. It’s magical, relaxing and considered the most luxurious hot spring in the world. It’s a must-see on every travelers bucket list, and soon you’ll see why. But first, I’m here to give you the low-down on everything […]

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January Beauty Favorites

With the first month of the year coming to a close, I can’t seem to think of a better way to rap it up than by writing about what I have been loving to start this new year. I try different products to tell you what I love, so you get the scoop on what’s […]

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Stay Stress-Free & Organized

Staying Organized & Stess Free

For those of us still in college, another semester has arrived once again! As I have been preparing to take on another overflowing course load; I sat down to think of all the ways that I have been able to stay organized, stress free, and on track in past semesters. For those of us in […]

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Iceland: The Golden Circle

This year for Spring Break, my friends and I decided to go on a trip to Iceland and Copenhagen. Day 1: Reykavik! Yesterday, was our first day here and we settled in by becoming acquainted with our surroundings in Reykjavik. This is our view from the apartment that we are staying in for the next […]

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Good Morning from Carma Coffee

On this snowy Tuesday morning, my friend Dominic and I decided to switch up our usual after-class studying routine, and headed over to Carma Coffee. I find that continuously repeating the same daily patterns can get boring after a while. A good change of scenery often does the trick to get my mind out of […]

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My Figure Skating Journey

As the 2018 Winter Olympics are underway in Pyeongchang, I thought I’d share a little bit about my own figure skating journey and how it has changed me over the past 11 years. I had my first competition a year after I started skating when I was 8 years old. When I was younger I […]

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The Twin Cities’ Agra-Culture

This weekend’s adventure was to Agra-Culture, a restaurant in Uptown Minneapolis. They have some great options for anyone, and are especially focused on vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Agra-Culture also has fresh juice presses and cleanses. I had the Chicken Apple Flatbread that had roasted chicken, organic apple, mozzarella, organic arugula, and agra vinaigrette, with a […]

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Blonde Hair and the Budget Cares

I’ve been dying my hair since I got my first set of highlights at eleven years old. I’ve been every shade of blonde under the sun and even went dark dark brunette for a while. Looking back, that was a poor choice since I probably looked like a vampire with how pale my skin is, and I […]

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Downtown at Penny’s Coffee

It’s been quite a while since I have written a post! After a long fall college semester, and a whirl-wind winter break, I decided I should start making time again for my blog. Last week during my break, my cousin Jamie came up from Iowa to stay with me for the weekend. She’s not used […]

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Leather Weather 

As the Minnesota weather starts to cool off, it’s time to bring out the fall essentials. I have an obsession with jackets and own way more than I probably should. This baby pink faux leather jacket from Blu Pepper is one of my new favorites. It has a hard edge to it as well as […]

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The Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair is the second biggest fair in the United States only behind Texas. Every year around 2 million people come from all over to join the festivities. There is plenty to eat, see, and do at the fair that someone can easily spend their entire day there. As far as food goes, […]

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Be Somebody

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. This quote is so important for so many reasons, but here’s the few I decided to focus on: For Yourself For those around you Everyday strangers you meet First, being a person that makes you feel happy and confident effects how you act everyday. When you […]

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A Weekend in Berlin

Back in June on my foreign exchange trip, the group I was with spent a few days traveling around Germany. Our first stop was in Munich, and from there we headed to Berlin. We started our time in Berlin by taking a boat tour, where we went down the Isar river and listened to the […]

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Embrace Yourself Today

I found this quote by Elizabeth Gilbert and it immediately got me thinking. So many people try to change their life to make it perfect, or to what they believe perfection is. What they don’t realize is that everyone’s idea of what is perfect is different. Maybe, instead of changing who we are to meet […]

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Farmers Market Flowers & The Buttered Tin 

This morning began bright and early at 7:00 am and for a Saturday, that’s a lot to ask of anyone. So, after meeting up with my friend Megan and her family, we stopped for a quick (and much-needed) Starbucks run, and then headed to the Saint Paul Farmers Market. Once we walked through all of […]

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An Empire of Coffee

Empire Coffee & Pastry has been a longtime go-to of mine. If not for their fantastic menu, then for the atmosphere created by the white walls, green plants, and an opening wall made up by a garage door. Yes, a garage door. Before this became a cafe it was actually an auto body shop, which […]

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München: A City of Culture

During my three weeks in Germany I was in awe of everything around me. Everything was so different yet so similar to what I knew back home. That is until we went to Munich. When my group and I walked into the Marienplatz, we looked around and realized that we were surrounded by everything we […]

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A Day in Saint Paul & Cafe Astoria

Cheers to another day of coffee, friends, and photo shoots! Today, my friend Megan and I went to one of our new favorite cafes in Saint Paul, Cafe Astoria. With a menu full of smoothie bowls, crepes, fresh salads, and a selection of brand spankin new coffee creations- we were in a city dwellers heaven. […]

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