Friday, August 31, 2012

Pretty Pout

Obsessed with this product?

Try this one:
Stillwater Skin Lip Results Lip Balm

My Mom scooped one up for me while waiting in a Byerly's line and I'm hooked. It's so very decadent, smooth, and healing. Stick it in the fridge during the hot months for a spa like feel.

Icing on the cake: It's made in Minnesota.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


I still love hydrangeas (even if I always have to spell check the word).

Put 'em on a dress and you'll have me spinning.

Thanks, Anthro.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Once Again

I'm a traveling fool. Time to say goodbye to just a few of my close, personal friends.
It almost looks like NYC, no?
Tales from the Twin Cities upon my return to the city.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Thousand Words

Finally unloading some of my photos from this spring and summer onto my computer. It makes me smile to be reminded of all the good times that were had and all of the good ones to come. A sampling...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Reminder

Just in case you forgot how cool I am...let me show you the four cassette tapes I just found amongst the treasured, often-listened to music of my youth:

This explains a LOT.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

On My Mind

Three things that I'm all about today:

#1. Remember THIS heart sweater?

Totally adorable and totally sold out now in many locations.

Thank goodness for knock-offs! Old Navy provides two color combos of a similar style:

 And quite honestly, Old Navy's boatneck version is much more flattering for girls with "girls" than the J.Crew crew neck.

#2. Sometimes you just need to be told what to do. It helps if that order comes in a brightly, pocket-sized journal. Enter Action Notebooks:
Random Acts Notebooks - Anthropologie

These notebooks have a spectrum of color waiting to be filled with creative inspiration. If the creativity isn't flowing, turn to a random page and do as you're told.

#3. The soon-to-be Mrs. Baker Chick has whipped up yet another sweet treat for me to ooh and ahh over:
Blueberry Ice Cream - recipe & photo via The Baker Chick

This blueberry ice cream reminds me of something that would come from the land of My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, or Sweet Secrets. Pretty, pretty purply! My seven year old self is high pitch squealing with delight. I'm planning to make some during an upcoming trip to Minnesota. Downside: Apparently, there is only an old fashioned crank ice cream machine at Dunberry Lane, but my Mom swears it tastes better that way. I'll get back to you on that one...

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Name Game

OK, now I think someone is playing a trick on me:

It really shouldn't be that complicated. Yeah, I'm talking to you, Brittany!

I'm going to start wearing a name tag.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Textbook Learnin'

Stumbled upon this Tumblr page:

Giggled all the way through it (which turned into a chortle, morphing into a guffaw, and then I had a coughing fit). But it was worth it.

Mmm… this is why I dine at my local “hamburger outlet.”  Where else am I offered a “choice” between four condiments that are added and omitted at random?  God, please let it be mustard and onions.
Mmm… this is why I dine at my local “hamburger outlet.”  Where else am I offered a “choice” between four condiments that are added and omitted at random?  God, please let it be mustard and onions.

I knew there was more learning to be done in this life of mine.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Summertime Toes

Your feet are showcased this time of year, so why not have some fun with those often overlooked digits.

Favorites of the 2012 summer season:
Zoya Nail Polish - Wednesday
Somewhere between last year's mint and spring's turquoise.

An earthy coral and just too darn pretty.

Ginger + Liz - Caution
I love a shocking toe color in the winter, but it still makes me happy during the more expected beach months.

butter LONDON - The Full Monty
As always, go for the gold.

Now go dip those toes in the ocean!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


A few weeks ago I needed a shower cap.

My Amazon search returned the below "stylish" options:

Betty Dain has given me pause and anxiety regarding my style knowledge...I think I may need to reconsider my known definitions of hipster, hippie, tough love, socialite, boudoir, fashionista, and sassy.

Friday, August 3, 2012


My name is LUCY.

My name is LUCY.

The latest evidence:

It's good to know some things never change.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oh Hi There.

Remember me?
Route 80

No, I haven't been in hiding.
5th & Pleasant, Rockwell City, Iowa

Although it looks like fun.

Things just have been slightly...busy.

And very hot.
New York City's "Cascade Bay"

With lots of changes.

Good changes.

But it's August 1st and I awoke to an inbox full of "Enjoy the Last Days of Summer" emails, which reminded me that a) WE HAVE COUNTLESS WEEKS LEFT TO ENJOY SUMMER, IF NOT OVER A MONTH, STOP IT WITH THE PRESSURE/SWEATER VESTS ALREADY (deep breath) and b) I haven't even shared my likes of winter and spring yet. So...I better get on that. Get ready for some lovely ideas for wrapping Christmas presents and making stew.

Anyway, oh hi there.

And remember: