While rereading old blog post drafts, I came across a few gems. I’m not sure why I never published them, but since I’m such a kind, giving person, I’m going to share these glorious posts-that-were-never-posts with you. This one in particular I wrote after I quit my job selling cars and hadn’t yet found a replacement job. Enjoy!Read More »
Christmas is my favorite time of year, and not just because my whole family gives me pine scented candles and rose gold everything. I love how festive and happy everyone gets, how beautiful houses look covered in snow and lights, and the calm that follows the present opening fury. But there is more to December than just the 25th, so here’s what happened the rest of those days!Read More »
And just like that, it’s the end of the year. Read More »
Since my dad lives in Florida and flies up most holidays, he has to get a rental car to drive around. It’s always a base model economy car, like a Toyota or Hyundai. This Thanksgiving, a Bentley Flying Spur just happened to have a lack of weekend plans, so we told him this holiday he would be very thankful for his rental car. Because what better way to impress your family than driving a Bentley all around Minneapolis on Thanksgiving weekend?
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I know I’m a few days late with the month in review! It’s been a very long last couple of weeks. For those of you who don’t know, my grandpa passed away at the end of October after a long battle with cancer. Thankfully, he didn’t suffer and wasn’t in pain. We all miss him so incredibly much, but we know he’s always with us. Tony and I spent the last 2 weekends in La Crosse, and it was so great to get together with everyone, even if the circumstances weren’t what we would have hoped for. With every ending there is a new beginning, and my family believes that rather than death being an ending, it’s a beginning to a new experience.
We visited apple orchards and I was my very best white girl.
We visited new coffee shops and brunch places. I even helped write a blog for Heritage! http://morriesheritage.com/brunch-guide-2016-minneapolis-edition/
We visited Baraboo for a day to take pictures of our cars in the gorgeous fall leaves.
Tony and I went to a very fancy gala dinner, where we ate deconstructed Soup. (Yes, that’s a real thing.)
Layne and I finally went to a Ben Rector concert that we bought tickets for in June!!
October was full of time spent with family and friends, and I’m so lucky to have all these amazing people in my life! Here’s to November, may it be just as full of love!
September is one of my favorite months, because that means fall is here! Hooray for fall! *grabs my PSL, Uggs and sits in a pile of leaves*
We went to multiple weddings, looking as fabulous as ever.
Celebrated our 1 year anniversary!😍
My dad didn’t get swept away by a hurricane (this could probably be a recurring event).
Visited more breweries because Wisconsin (this is definitely a recurring event).
Tony and I got to drive two very fabulous, very expensive cars to an airport hanger.
I started full time, not intern status!
Tony started his new job as a service advisor at the luxury dealership and hangs out with rich people all day.
It was national drink beer day and national coffee day, and I absolutely participated in both. 🍻 ☕️
Toms had a warehouse sale and I got so excited that I went two days in a row.
There’s only 3 months left of 2016 and I don’t really know what to do with myself. I’m looking forward to finally doing fall activities like pumpkin patches and apple orchards and I’ve already started drinking all the pumpkin spice things!
At this point, I’ve had almost every edition of Fitbit. Which is strange when you know me. Regardless, I was very curious about the new Fitbit. You know how much I loved the Moto 360 (and if you don’t, go find out now!) so I was looking forward to testing out the Fitbit Blaze. Turns out, it’s a fitness tracker first, smartwatch…later.
I started off with notifications on. I’m one to leave my phone in another room and be too lazy to grab it when I hear it go off, so notifications on another device are great. Unfortunately, the Blaze only shows about 4 things, and they’re all default apps. I very quickly turned off notifications, because while it showed messages, they wouldn’t go away until you cleared them, even if you’ve read and responded to them on your phone.
So the Blaze isn’t very good as a smartwatch, which isn’t surprising coming from a company that creates fitness trackers. But if I’m going to spend $200 on a fitness tracker, I really don’t want it to just count my steps and tell me my heart rate.
I’m going to be honest here…I stopped wearing the watch on a daily basis about two weeks after I got it. The size of the Blaze is far too big for daily wear, it doesn’t look very good and it was useless as a smartwatch with notifications turned off. I understand that these trackers are designed for people who exercise on a regular basis, or are actual athletes, but I just couldn’t get into this Fitbit. Maybe it’s because it wasn’t rose gold…