Life

What’s Been Going On

April 1, 2014

Long time, no visit. (sad face, I know). But, listen, I’ve got a full-time job, a freelance business, and a wedding to plan so LAY OFF MAN! Just kidding. You know I love you!

Any ways, thought I would give you some updates…since that is the least I could do.

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Work – Anytime Fitness

  • I’ve been putting together our blog content strategy for the past few weeks for 2014 (late I know)
  • Working on the April and May editorial calendars
  • Helping our design team with a couple little side projects
  • Planning our 2014 Christmas party for the corporate office

Freelance – Lemon & Lapis

  • Launched: Ojibwe Forest Rally website redesign
  • Working on finalizing my own logo and business cards
  • Starting to design my own portfolio website (even though the one I have isn’t that bad)
  • Plus working on a few misc. projects for clients

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Photo by Kyle Matteson

Wedding

Working on coming up with little details like…

  • Decide on decor for both wedding ceremony +reception
  • Picking out music – first dance, walk down aisle, etc.
  • Figuring out vows
  • Meeting with our officiant via Skype to do some pre-marital counseling
  • Planning the wedding weekend
  • Figuring out what we’re going to do for food and drink for the reception
  • Designing the wedding invites, RSVP cards, maps, and envelopes
  • Picking out wedding bands

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Other

  • Working with Ami and Erin on a super secret special project that is soon to be announced…
  • Check out Ami’s blog she has an infographic giveaway going on!
  • Reading Orange is the New Black
  • Snuggling with B and Senjo.
  • Eating healthier – limiting gluten, dairy, sugar as much as possible after taking one of my client’s (Prescribe Nutrition) programs.
  • Lululemon Warehouse Sale – I got early VIP access and decided that I didn’t much care for it. More on that later.

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So…as you can see… I’m a little busy. Please be gentle on me. Once the wedding is over and everything has calmed down. I will make more appearances here.

XOXO!

Amanda

 

Fashion

Looks for Less: Calypso St. Barth Resort Outfit

February 27, 2014

As I plan for the trip/wedding to Carmel, I can’t help but direct my eye at Calypso St. Barth. I just love their stuff, but I just can’t afford it. So instead I hunt down similar styles from their lookbook and find cheaper alternatives. And if I am doing the leg work, I should just share it with you, right?

Resort Wear Outfit For Less

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Calypso St. Barth Spring Muse Outfit

Open Cardigan | White Cami | Linen Pants | Sandals | Necklace

$867.57 savings!

What store/website do you love to drool over?

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Mara Mi: A Must Stop For Stillwater Shopping

February 24, 2014

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Recently, my two favorite co-workers returned from a trip to Mara Mi. They swooned over how beautiful the store was, how they wanted to buy everything, and how (haha) they did. After showing off their new papier, I knew I must venture to Stillwater.

After the 30 minute drive from my house, I arrived at the beautiful shop. It’s location is supreme, right on Main St in downtown Stillwater! Upon walking in, I knew I was in designer’s heaven. Wow.

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You walk into a coffee shop that transforms into a paper shop. It’s like my own version of heaven. I walked in and purchased a vanilla latte, my favorite and drooled over their delicious looking cake pops and ice cream!

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Then I proceeded to walk around, wanting so badly to pick up and purchase everything. I made my way over the russell + hazel section, the reason for my visit. I picked out my first binder and paper. I knew that I needed a new system to keep track of Lemon & Lapis + wedding planning!

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I spent about 1.5 hours in that store and feel like I could’ve spent more sipping coffee and soaking up the immense inspiration.

My Favorites from Mara-Mi

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One thing I do know, is one day I will be back to work there. :)

 

Home

My Future Office: Searching for the Perfect Furniture

February 23, 2014

I have big dreams of some day having a beautiful office with clean, white furniture and bright pops of color coming from fragrant flowers, big giant letters, and fun office supplies. Clean design always brightens my day and I think that creating a space where I can get into that mindset with ease is important. While I await the day that studio comes into play, I will at least have the ability to plan my future office in our future home.

Right now, Breon and I live in a one-bedroom apartment in St. Paul. This apartment is amazing…but…for our sake (and puppy dogs) we really want more space, a house to be exact.

A yard for sen to run around in, a kitchen with room to move, and space for B’s projects. Not to mention, a space for my own. I’ve never really liked living in an apartment and miss houses dearly. We both can’t wait to find the perfect house.

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While we wait and look, I have started crafting in my mind what I want rooms to look like.

What do I like? Don’t like?

I thought the easiest one to start out with is my perfect, ideal office.

While the moodboard below does show specific products, I am not really focused on the specific products, but rather the overall look. So here is what I’m thinking for my office.

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Next up? The living room!

 

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Bucket Lists Help Me Focus – Here’s Mine

February 7, 2014

My life has always been planned in my head: go to college, get a good job, get married, have babies and travel. All things I love and want to do.

This year, I will be 27. TWENTY-SEVEN! I know to some that seems young, but I always had it in my head that all would be accomplished by now. Bonus: I am getting married this year to B! Woot <3!

I started writing my bucket list when I was in high school. I saw my dad and step-mom, Patty writing theirs, so I thought I would do one too. It’s long. You’ve been warned.

So even though this year I will be 27, I know that I have done a lot with those 27 years. And even more to come…

Check out my bucket list.

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