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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Whuuuut?

Well, there I go again. Disappearing for a whole summer. I stopped the blog a bit before the school year ended because my grandfather died and I went home to WI for a few days and to Chicago for the wake and funeral. I've been waitressing, bartending, and driving the bev cart at the golf club all summer, so I've been living in golf polos. You're not missing much fashion there, believe me.

The news:

Nate and I bought a house and close on it in less than a week. Fare thee well condo! I lived here alone for 8+ years and for almost a year with Nate. It's time to move it on up from 850 square feet to about 1950 feet. Whoop, whoop! TTFN condo! 

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We're just renting out the condo to a tenant, so at least I don't have to say an official goodbye. I get oddly attached to places. Especially this one. When I bought it, it was the first time in my whole life I lived alone. It was a big step at 23 years old and I have so many memories here. So I'm glad it's not gone forever - yet. Besides, I'll be back to visit our neighbor friends and make them let me use the pool next summer.

Otherwise, Nate and I are finishing up a summer of weddings. We had four to attend this summer (two of which - we were in the wedding party) and we still have two more in the fall. Six weddings in 5 months. And none of them are in Minneapolis. I'm basically working 12 hour days all summer to afford wedding gifts and hotel rooms. 

The weddings:

Dancing with another one of my grandpas at my cousin Bryan's wedding:
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Henrik cheers-ing Nate at that wedding:
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I was a bridesmaid in Breckenridge, CO for my friend Megan:
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Where we rode bikes from Vail to Frisco and stayed in a mansion in the mountains for 5 days:
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Nate was the best man in a wedding in Mankato, MN:
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Unfortunately we had to go to another funeral this summer too. Our groomsman, Sunder, who was very ill but fortunately made it to our wedding, passed away on July 4. His favorite holiday was the Fourth of July, so it's very fitting he held out until that day. His family got special permission from the sheriff to shoot off tons of illegal fireworks in his honor after the memorial. He loved candy and sweets more than anyone I've ever known, so his family had a candy, cake, brownie, and root-beer float buffet - which was so fitting. He was only 29 and a sarcastic, charismatic bastard whose hilarity, love, and passion for our fantasy football and baseball leagues will never be forgotten. Nate's already planning a candy-themed tribute tattoo for him.

Well, that was our summer. 4 weddings, 2 funerals. And 60 hour work weeks. I'm ready for school, I'm ready to move, I'm ready to blog again. And hopefully it's all happening in the next few weeks. Later, skaters. Wish me luck ripping up carpet and praying our original 1941 hardwood floors in the house are in good shape. Skol!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

F for Effort

Whoa dudes, I fell way behind with the six year wrap-up and randomly playing hooky from work - so here we go. A classic photo dump.

This day was super rainy, which meant I didn't bike to work so I wore a maxi skirt - generally a biking no-no. It rained for like 24 hours straight. It made me want to stay home and nap but I didn't.
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Cardigan - Old Navy
Polo - from the golf club
Skirt - thrifted vintage Aileen
Wedges - thrifted Nine West (they're under there somewhere!)

I am hoping this was the last cold day. It was only in the 40's and it was super annoying! It's mid May! Nate picked me up from work and we looked at three houses. Two of which were not good and one which had accepted an offer an hour before we got there. House hunting is so frustrating!
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Sweater - Gap
Pins - thrifed, flea markets, etc
Polo - from the golf club
Jeans - Gap
Shoes - Minnetonka Moccasins

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Woo! Tuesday - a very warm and bikeable day! It was like 78 degrees and it was glorious! Then I had to go waitress until 11pm. Boo.
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Vest - thrifted (no tags)
Dress - Target
Wedges - Ralph Lauren

This was yesterday, also an awesome bike day (though it was windy as hell!)
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Necklace - thrifted
Oxford - thrifted little boys Cherokee
Skirt - thrifted Express
Ballet flats - Target

This necklace kinda looks like it's made out of rock candy...
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Ok, now that that is out of the way, we'll go back to regularly scheduled blog programming. Whatever that is.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Beer for breakfast

This is from Thursday since I took Friday off work:
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Sweater - J.Crew Factory
Tank - little boys Fruit of the Loom
Belt - ?? (from high school!)
Skirt - thrifted The Lodge
Heels - MIA

Friday, Nate and I got up at 5 a.m. to go to a concert. Yep, I'm serious. We took the day off from work and then got up earlier than ever. It was a blast though. There's a local public radio station here (The Current) that is amazing and their morning show was celebrating it's 5th Anniversary. 

J Roddy Walston and the Business played a free show! It was AMAZING! I've never had my face melted off by rock at 7:20am but it was so much fun! I've been dying to see them live but the only gig they had in MN lately was as an opening band. As soon as I found out they were playing, I took the day off and so did Nate! Wooooooo! 

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The brewery Nate and I vistited on our fake honeymoon put out a beer in collaboration with the radio station, so it was their beer launch party too. Yes, we drank beer at 8am (the earliest you can serve alcohol in a restaurant in MN).  We also drank tons of coffee and had an awesome breakfast at Psycho Suzi's. 

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P.S. The rest of the weekend kinda sucked. I waitressed a wedding on Saturday and then spent 10 hours working the patio bar on Sunday. So it's a good thing Friday made up for it all! 

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