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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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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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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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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