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Thanksgiving 2018

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Thanksgiving has never been high on the list of my favorite holidays.  I don't care for the fancy food. Mindless chatter isn't one of my strong suits. The traditions are ones I yearn for year after year. This year, however, nothing changed but I put an incredible amount of effort into what I wore. Why? I have no idea, but given that I plan on majoring in fashion merchandising, I figured I need to really start playing the part. When I put the outfit on, I was afraid that someone might call me out for trying to dress like Snow White, but after doing my hair I decided I looked more like someone's mom... Whoops!  At the end of the day, I will say that this is one of my favorite outfits that I've put together. In the spirit of putting things together, I also made dessert for our Thanksgiving meal, and had so much fun with it! I made these little bars, that as my cousin described as "the perfect coffee treat!" On top of everything, today was also my sweet dog, Daisy&…

A Food-Filled Summer

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This summer I spent a lot of time looking at food, which isn't something that's generally unusual. On Pinterest, I have multiple food boards, now that I've separated everything into their own categories. What is unusual, is that this summer, I actually made some of the meals that I have been admiring for oh so long. I don't know if it's because I'll be moving out in a year, or if one of my cooking talented cousins inspired me, but regardless I thought I'd share the meals and snacks I made...
1. Apple Slice Cookies:
I've been trying to find some healthier snacks than what I have been previously eating, and I stumbled across these at the beginning of the season... OMG they are so good! The one thing I changed about the original recipe is that it calls for nuts. I am not a nut person, so it was an easy exclusion. (Side Note: this picture was from the first time I made them, and I have since gotten better at slicing an apple!)
Later when I without apples, I di…

Learning as I Go

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Outfit Details: Checkered Dress: Thrifted  Shoes: Black Sandals from Shoe Station
I think there are some things in this world that we must learn for ourselves. We can hear from anyone else, but we must experience it and come to that conclusion on our own. With my senior year coming up and so many other changes pressing the gates, I've been so concerned about my future. While the future in itself isn't something I can change or worry about, it hard not to think about it when I'm constantly being asked about where I plan to go to school and what I plan on doing with my life. To answer those questions, I haven't figured that out yet. I don't have a solid plan and that kills the inner-organizer within me.
One of options involves moving away from home and/or going to an out-of-state school. And while I've been itching to get away from my family, my love for them keeps pulling at my heart and nerves. In other words, I'm incredibly nervous/worried/afraid of moving a…

Never Hike in Keds

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Outfit Details: Purple & White Striped Shirt: Thrifted White Jean Shorts: Thrifted Popsicle Pin: Target Dollar Section Shoes: Target BackPack: Forever 21
Do you ever just get incredibly lazy? Lazy to the point that even some of your favorite things to do feel like an unnecessary chore? I haven't wanted to do anything lately. I don't know, maybe the heat of the summer is finally slowing me down. 
Speaking of things I don't/didn't want to do: when I was vacationing in Montana, my aunt kidnapped me one day and forced me to go hiking in the 100 degree heat. I think the worst part was that I was hoping to get out of it and, thus, did not wear proper clothing or shoes. While it ended up not being the worst thing in the world, the number of calories I burned made up for what I had missed out on back at the farm. Makoshika Park ended up not being too terrible of a place, I would recommend the loop that includes the natural bridge. It's not too difficult and has some pre…

Red Shirt, White Shoes, and Blue Pineapples?

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Outfit Details: Shirt & Shorts: Thrifted Socks: Hue/Marshalls (Here are some other fun ones by Hue and Happy Socks!) Shoes: Target  Black Backpack: Forever 21 Necklace & Ring: Vintage/Thrifted  Pin: Thrifted (It's a lot like the Tsum Tsum one!)

After making sure I had red, white, and blue in my outfit, I wore an even better 4th of July outfit a couple days later. *sigh*
This is one of my typical/ more casual outfits. This look, an old/thrifted button down with the longer denim shorts, crazy socks and Keds, is something I wear all the time. It's casual and comfortable, especially since the shorts are usually a little large for me. The necklace is one that I've had since I was young. Young enough that I've lost it half a dozen times, but old enough that I remember getting it. I wear it almost every day. The ring is my senior ring actually, that I found at a local vintage shop in town. To tie off almost all of my looks, I usually wear a pair of fun socks, which I …

The Independence Tractors

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My cousin got married at the end of the week following the 4th of July, so my family and I made a trip out of it and spent the whole week in Eastern Montana. The second day was, in fact, the Fourth of July, so we drove about 30 minutes away from my Aunt and Uncle's farm to Lambert, Montana.

I had never been to Lambert before and was expecting a little bit more. It wasn't an over-the-top parade like what you might see in the movies (Safe Haven comes to mind for me!), but it was still fun and entertaining to see the children run to get the candy that was thrown. It was a nice community gathering, which I needed. Having grown up in a nice connected community, I always find it refreshing to be included in other small events. After the parade, the fire department (I'm assuming?) hosted a barbecue for the parade watchers. I had their pulled pork, and it was so good! It was the perfect 4th of July lunch. We ate in the park and drank fresh lemonade... It was perfect.

Back to the par…

A Weekend in Paradise

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What's summer without a trip to the ocean? Or at least the bay... This past weekend my family and I packed up the car and drove a few hours to the beach in Alabama. I'm not much a beach person: itchy sand, the water, too much sun, etc. Staying at our cousin's house on the bay was so wonderful. Because of the location, I was able to witness one of the most beautiful sunsets and bake under the guidance of my cousin. We were only there for 3 days so the trip wasn't too extravagant.

We actually spent the first night in Mobile because we left late in the afternoon Thursday. Before heading to the beach on Friday, we enjoyed sandwiches from Panini Pete's for lunch. I had the Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwich and it was SO GOOD. If you are ever in Mobile, I HIGHLY recommend going there for lunch. If I may add as a side note: the cousin that ate lunch with us did bring us there early (like 11:30) because it is a very popular cafe and gets very busy.

My cousin loves to cook …