Sweater Weather

Yesterday was 92 degrees.. today is 63 degrees.  Welcome to Nebraska weather! So, as I am stuck inside, I will write how I’m feeling…..which is cold. What better way to make that topic optimistic than to write about sweaters!! My #1 go-to outfit essential in the Fall (paired with simple black leggings)! Seriously, who doesn’t love oversized sweaters?

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FIVE | http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=459755913&pid=uid9316-25520854-31

SIX | http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=455179413&pid=uid9316-25520854-31

SEVEN | http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=441085111&pid=uid9316-25520854-31

EIGHT | http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=449112151&pid=uid9316-25520854-31

NINE | http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=450116138&pid=uid9316-25520854-31

What is your favorite go-to item for fall?

My Art Story

So, a big part of my passions in life include art.  I’ve always been fairly gifted with fine arts (says my mother..but that’s also her job as a mom ;)) to anywhere from painting, sculpture, and drawing.  I love doing fine detail work and recreating pictures that I, myself, would want to hang on my own walls.

I was introduced to the fine arts early on in life.. as my parents saw it interested me they enrolled me in art classes at a young age.  From there I took all the art classes my elementary school, middle school, and high school had to offer.  And now, I hold a minor in fine arts in college.  I’ve done commissioned pieces for a local boutique, dance studio, and friends and family.  I’d like to think I’ll own my own studio and gallery one day.. but for now, it’s just a hobby.

This summer, to complete my degree, I had to take a studio art class called The Figure.  It was exactly how it sounded.. we recreated the figure.  We had a nude model three times a week and the rest of the time was spent on projects.  This class was not like any other class I’ve taken before in the sense of time.  It was a three week course.. we met for 7 hours every day and had to have a completed project at the end of each week.  That was very fast paced for a girl like me who can spend months on one piece of work.  With that said, it pushed me (and kind of drained me with sleepless nights..but hey, that’s college) and made me work harder.  And in the end, I came out with three (fairly) great pieces of new work to add to my portfolio, a friendship with a professor (who personally told me he would write a recommendation for when I do decide it’s time to take that leap to grad school..hallelujah!), a bigger urgency to continue with my art because it’s a major factor in what makes me ME..and a greater appreciation for longer deadlines 🙂  So, for this post you get to see one of my favorite projects I worked on this summer!

This piece is a couple pencil drawings of hands from homeless people.  I’ve never worked with hands before this, so it was great to get some hand studies in while I had the model for class time.  These were very time consuming (they took about 6-8 hours per hand) but I love working with pencil and high detail.

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What mediums do you like to work with?

Casual Fall Looks

As my excitement for Fall grows, so does my excitement for Fall fashion! Oversized sweaters, riding boots, knit scarves,  beanies, flannels.. I’ll stop there so I don’t get too jealous that it’s not quite here.  Here’s the secret to Fall fashion:  keep it casual!

Here’s some casual Fall looks to feed your anticipation for the upcoming season…

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What is your favorite fall item to wear?

Fall is coming…

Fall is right around the corner!! Even though I despise cold weather (like, serious hatred), I LOVE Fall and everything that comes with the season!

Three things I LOVE ABOUT FALL….

1. Sweater weather
2. Bonfires
3. Pumpkin flavored everything

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What are your favorite things about Fall?

Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour

This week is all about KATY PERRY!!! I had an awesome opportunity to go to the Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour with my sister. Such a great hump day treat!!! (Yes, the concert was on a Wednesday.) I’m not trying to make this sound like a crazed fan post.. even though it could easily shift to that.  Although I will say, this was one of the best and most entertaining concert I have ever been to.  The lights, props, costumes, and dancers made it over the top!

What is really evident is that Katy loves her fans.. she didn’t hesitate to bring young fans on stage and even take selfies with them .. as well as give away corn on the cob (remember, I do live in Nebraska). Here’s some pictures of this lovely night (and of course what we wore)!

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What’s you favorite Katy Perry song?

August thus far…

As I sit on the couch, eating lunch, while looking at the window and thinking I should be sunbathing in the backyard..and then I remembered I haven’t been to the gym in months so getting in a bikini is out of the question; it also occurs to me that August is almost over! Seriously where did this month go?! So this post is to tally off what I have actually done thus far in August.  So now, with my mid-month achievements in mind and freezer-burnt burrito in hand.. Lets begin.

To start the month off right I went skydiving in Holdrege, Nebraska! This was easily the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done. Ever.

Among other meals out on the town (of course under my parents expense.. because college made me poor) this place stick in my mind! (and the only one I took a picture of..surprisingly).  Lunch at Mark’s Bistro in Dundee had the cutest outside area and guess what their signature food is–Mac & Cheese!

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On the homemade spectrum, I have mastered grilled brussels sprouts! Brussels sprouts complimented with olive oil, garlic, and bits of turkey bacon (because everything is better with bacon) all wrapped up in a foil pouch and thrown on the grill. Voila! I also attempted blueberry dump cake…it was amazing! Maybe it’s not the most appetizing to look at, but boy was it tasty!!

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As my maid-of-honor duties for the bridezilla..I mean, my sister.. I have been a busy bee creating all the DIY’s her heart desires.  She had her first shower two weeks ago, and another one coming up this weekend.. more pictures and tutorials to come on bridal shower DIY’s and decor 😉

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Last big event of this month thus far was my college graduation! Four & a half years later and I finally did it! (I look so excited, right?)  I graduated with about 800 other students Saturday morning with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Art!

Now to hunt for a big girl job…. yikes!

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So what have you done this month so far?