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  1. By the end of November, there’s something about the coziness of winter (especially in Minnesota) that propels me into the holidays and motivates me to literally deck the halls with boughs of holly. I love getting my home ready for Christmas and all that this holiday season entails. This year, we decorated a bit early and it …

  2. BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLUNDSTONE

    Photos by Judith Marilyn

    You know when it’s 3pm and you don’t want to work on anything productive so you head on over to Buzzfeed? Yeah [cough, cough] me either. But for real, I am an absolute sucker for those Buzzfeed personality quizzes. They mean absolutely nothing, but I can’t help myself from answering them. I’m sure that there is some …

  3. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    When it comes to seasons, winter is always one for the books. (Teehee — pun intended.) Curling up in that beloved oversized sweater with a mug full of warm, spicy (or spiked, no judgment!) cider in one hand and a page-turner in the other while both the temps and leaves are dropping outside… I mean, does it get any …

  4. New Years tends to shed light on how much time has passed and what we did with that time. We may look to where we fell short instead of what the past 365 days in the year may have taught us about ourselves. We start out the year with such bright-eyed hope and belief in ourselves, …

  5. ‘Tis the season! It’s finally that time of year; the days begin to seem a little longer, full of the crazies and chaos of hosting, giving, receiving, and more. In hopes of simplifying things this year, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite toys and treasures that are sure to make the perfect presents. Find …

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  7. AHHHH… the classic conundrum of what to wear to that holiday party. Deciding what to wear to events like this requires a bit more planning, especially when first impressions are a factor. Perhaps it is at this party your co-workers may see a different side of you— the IRL you, shedding your business blazer to reveal something …

  8. I love those cutesy magazine articles, ‘What’s in Her Bag?!” Each person the magazine interviews always seem to carry cute trinkets and expensive beauty products that are completely unreasonable. Elsa Hosk, Swedish Victoria’s Secret model, carries $36 Shiseido lip sheen, a $100 de-puffing eye mask, and a bottle of $96 Bergdorf Goodman “Sleep Food” pills in …

  9. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    I pitched this title. It seemed like a good idea at the time. And now I’m staring at my laptop thinking, “Wait. Do I love myself?” Because I definitely don’t love everything about me. And I don’t walk around with some sort of effortless self-love flowing through my veins. So… WHO AM I TO WRITE THIS ARTICLE? But, …

  10. I spent the first half of my life thinking that etiquette was a stuffy, pretentious set of rules invented to help make a certain class of people seem more refined—and another class of people more coarse by comparison. Anyone else have that impression? Then, through a series of fairly random opportunities, I not only had the …

  11. BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRICUT

    It’s here, it’s here! Tis the season to pour a glass of mulled wine, crank up the holiday music and deck the halls with abandonment. I’ve always felt our house really shines in the winter, and as I don’t do much to the interiors the rest of the year, I fully embrace decorating for this winter …

  12. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    We live in an achievement-oriented society, where being “busy” is practically a religion. Sure, we’re getting stuff done, but we often forget about the healing power of sitting around in our pajamas and doing nothing. This time is good for us because it allows us to actually like our lives and just be. And by “just be,” I …

  13. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Have you ever wondered how to decorate your home for the holidays while maintaining a sense of simplicity and modernism? Don’t get me wrong, I love the over-the-top quality of the holidays and the nostalgic magic of Christmas because deep down it makes my 12-year-old heart very happy. But as I get older and work toward curating …

  14. I don’t look like an immigrant—or, not your stereotypical idea of one, at any rate. I am fair skinned with blue eyes, and even at the age of 36, my hair has turned almost completely silver. The only time you’ll pick up on any linguistic anomalies between the way Minnesotans and I speak is when you …

  15. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CITIZENRY

    Photography by Judith Marilyn

    I’ll know I’ve reached functioning adult status when I have clean sheets ready, and the guest room in good working order before overnight guests arrive. No matter how many sets of sheets I own, washing them always falls to the bottom of my laundry list (my absolute least favorite household chore). It never fails that I …

  16. This is my love letter to all of the tiny apartments that have saved our lives. I moved into my first apartment alone when I was twenty-four. She was 400-square feet, nearly the size of a walk-in fridge, and when I opened her battered front door, I had six steps to crawl into my bed and …

  17. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    There’s something very magical about filling a home with greenery. No matter the space or size, it seems lush, and happy houseplants always know the way to livening up any room. These little guys do everything in their might to lift our spirits, and yet why do so many of us fall short when keeping them …

  18. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    If there’s a time of year that puts everything you do and don’t love about your family on display, it’s the holidays. Yes, the people in your family can be the ones you love most on earth. But they can also be the ones who drive you the craziest. Even in the most functional, fabulous, fun-loving families, …

  19. There are fewer things I love more in this world than a fantastic coat. Maybe that’s because I live in a climate where coats always need to be part of your fashion choices? Regardless, I do believe there are some fantastic show-stopping options out there for less than $250 and now is the time to snag …

  20. Ok. Here’s something I’ve been afraid to share. There’s this stereotype about business owners. They’re type A, detail-obsessed, high energy, high performing 24/7, insane hustle machines. I believed all of these traits were necessary to make it as a self-made businesswoman. I was proud of my grit, proud of the fact I had the endurance to …

  21. Let’s hear it for wicker!! You all know I’m obsessed with infusing natural material throughout a home, and no one was more excited to see the rise of cane and wicker materials making their way through high-end showrooms and into the humble abodes of normal people like you and me. In celebration of all things wicker, …

  22. BROUGHT TO YOU BY DELTA

    It seems so hard to believe that it’s already been three years since our long-lasting relationship with the Delta brand first took flight, following a heightened intention to be more design-forward and innovation-driven. Reinventing the everyday isn’t easy, but the design team at Delta is doing just that, transforming those hard-working, household essentials (faucets, showers, and yes, …

  23. I’ve always been a sweater gal. I can’t help it. There is nothing better than pulling a big comfy cashmere sweater over sailor pants or a long skirt with tennis shoes. Sometimes people are surprised when I say this but –  I actually love winter. It is one of my favorite seasons. I look forward to the …

  24. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Social media, of any kind, these days is tough. The number of times you are assaulted with headlines you only thought you’d read in The Onion has quadrupled, and I sense it’s really taking a toll on all of us. One of the upsides of all the noise in the news is I’ve returned to seeking …

  25. I’ve been thinking about home lately. What it is. Where it is. How it changes over time. Have you ever returned to a childhood house to discover a miniature imitation of the place you remember? This happened to me as a young college student, on a visit back to Chicago’s Old Irving Park. I hadn’t lived …

  26. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Believe it or not, the best thing to happen to your skin just might be sitting in your pantry. I’m a huge fan of using everyday ingredients to create affordable masks and scrubs, so when I came across this incredibly simple green tea and honey mask from Jamie Krell, I stopped what I was doing (getting …

  27. I’ll start off by saying this is a very personal journey that I’d like to share with you. It’s a story about me, the man I thought was the love of my life and the lessons I’ve learned over the course of the last few months. For the sake of privacy, I’ve decided to leave out …

  28. Hi. My name is Monique. I’m 5’3” with black hair and hazel eyes. I’m a bit of a sensitive soul and stubborn as a mule. I have three chickens, two dogs, and a loving, wonderful husband. Together we share finances and own a home. I struggle with body dysmorphia and am a survivor of sexual assault. …

  29. I learned to read in a laundromat, sitting on yellow linoleum ledges surrounded by washed sheets and towels. While our clothes cleaned themselves, my mother would take me into the 100-acre woods, and over and over, we’d join Pooh and Piglet on their search for rainbow-colored berries. Then we’d go get more books from the library, …

  30. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Being single in your 30s is so many things – it is such a different animal than your 20s. I came up with the idea for this article and I am now about a month and half past my due date because I couldn’t find a way to wholly describe the experience. Contrary to a lot …

  31. There are a few stories I am embarrassed to tell. And (just about) all of them are about my sexuality as a woman. The patriarchy has led me to believe, for a very long time, that the body of a woman should be quiet and “deal with things in silence”. In return, it took me nearly …

  32. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    If you’ve been following Wit & Delight for any amount of time you probably know that myself and the entire W&D team has quite the love affair (or more appropriately, obsession) with IKEA. It seems we are always there buying new items for the studio, preparing for our latest photo shoot, or taking a stab at …

  33. As we ease into the last two months of 2018, many of us will have “home” on our minds. The home where we grew up, the home we found in our friends at college, the home we’ve started to build for ourselves. For some, home is in the back seat of their car with a different …

  34. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Full disclosure: I’m not a financial expert. I’m a regular human being, one who once sailed off on a work trip after whispering to her boss that she didn’t have enough cash to pay for her cab ride to the airport. I’ve figured out some shit the hard way and learned a few things I wish …

  35. Images by Emilie Anne Szabo // Wearing Hackwith Design

    Have you ever met someone that you truly want to be when you “grow up”? Well, I don’t know if I ever have wholeheartedly experienced that feeling before, until I stepped foot into Talin Spring’s eclectic Northeast Minneapolis studio, also known as Spring Finn & Co. If you haven’t traveled in quite some time, walking into …

  36. Perspective is everything. Perspective keeps you in check, sheds light on unseen features, and endeavors you to seek inspiration. Perspective also circumnavigates intention. But… grief has a way of robbing you of it and everything else in-between. When grieving, perspective (and thus intention) becomes hard to maintain. It feels unwieldy, erratic, and painful. Perspective ends up …

  37. Frank Lloyd Wright’s impression on architecture is undeniable. He took great pride in using local materials while incorporating his designs with nature (“Nature spelled with a capital ‘N’ the way you spell God with a capital ‘G’”) and, as you move from room to room, his use of compression and release feel like big Frank hugs. His …

  38. Attention Minneapolis friends! I’m excited to attend this wonderful event near you on Monday, October 29th and I hope you will all join me. Grace Bonney, the founder of Design*Sponge and New York Times bestselling author of In Good Company presents: Good Company || The Fearless Issue at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis! Here, Grace will lead a …

  39. Hi everyone! I’m popping in today to share a couple items I’ve recently purchased. Shopping has changed A LOT for me over the past couple years and instead of impulse buying, I’ve been saving items and waiting a week or two before hitting the purchase button to make sure they’re something I really need/want. It’s been …

  40. The other day I tripped over my post-shower pile of dirty clothes and reminded myself to move it out of the way before everyone else gets home. Then, after a beat, I remembered: No one else is coming home. For the first time in my life, I live at an address that no one shares with …

  41. About 4 years ago, I had a gut feeling (not coincidental!) that I should explore maybe eliminating a few foods from my diet and try eating more healthily overall. I ignored this feeling for a while because life and office snacks got in the way. I have a history with disordered eating and with some foods …

  42. BROUGHT TO YOU BY PELLA

    My love affair with our house started like most great romances do— devoid of all logic and rational thought. Something happens to our brains when they are flooded with dopamine and I’ve heard that if your partner makes you feel like a foggier, even dumber version of yourself, then you are in fact, doing the whole …

  43. My boyfriend and I broke up in July. We’d been dating for four months at the time and as things progressed forward between us, I was convinced we weren’t going to go farther than where we were. I was so sure this was it for me, that I didn’t want our relationship to become anything more …

  44. Do you ever look at homes with never-before-seen architecture and brilliant, off-the-wall avant-garde design and think – If only my home could look like that! Well, I hear ya, I do it all the time. Although you may not have the unique and noteworthy infrastructure to the likes of a brownstone full of old-world charm like the dream …

  45. They say addicts will always be addicts. They are right— I should know, I am one. It has taken years for me to separate my addiction from my self-worth and apply the “label” in a way that is productive. It’s a reminder, a warning, a trap that will swallow me whole without me realizing it. Most …

  46. Say hello to the Wit & Delight x Gathre Collection!! I’m so excited to see my prints come to life on these beautiful and useful leather mats. The patterns created for our mats were derived from sketchbooks I filled throughout my second pregnancy. Using only a Japanese brush pen and a 6’x8′ notebook, these sketches were inspired by …

  47. brought to you by Delta

    In early 2018, I was contacted by Delta and invited to join the 2018 Delta Design Trust panel alongside a few other celebrated design authorities: Noa Santos, Elsie Larson, Emma Chapman, and Sabrina Soto. I’m in good company, I know! Part of my role as a member of the panel is to share my design insights …

  48. As a born-and-bred Minnesotan who spent nearly seven years living abroad (London and Stockholm, respectively), I am often asked this question by my fellow Americans after I disclose that particular bit of information: “So why Europe? What brought you there?”  For all intents and purposes, my answer usually goes something like this: “Well, I was finishing …

  49. For the second time in a year, I am without a job. The details aren’t particularly important (although buy me a drink and I’ll tell you all about it), but I’m unemployed. Despite being thoroughly irritated that I yet again find myself in this unenviable position, I’m reflecting on what I learned in my first bout …

  50. On a real let down of a day, a few weeks back, I took to Instagram (as so many of us do) to forget real life for a moment. Between double tapping on shoes I cannot afford, places I cannot visit, and clothes I can no longer fit into, it became clear it was time for …

  51. As I sit here writing, I can feel those old familiar movements – the little elbow jabs, the well-intentioned kicks in my side, and those teeny, tiny little hiccups. At 25 weeks pregnant, I’m growing increasingly more accustomed to the idea that come wintertime, I’ll become a mother all over again. Ask me why I haven’t …

  52. When was the last time you stopped to think about the why behind your behaviors? Beyond fulfilling a deadline or brief, we make hundreds (maybe even thousands) of small decisions each day that get little to no thought at all. It wasn’t until I had a rather eye-opening doctors appointment revealing my cortisol levels were at dangerous levels …

  53. How do you handle conflict? Does it stress you out to tell your friends or significant other that you’re upset with them? Growing up, a lot of us aren’t fully taught how to navigate conflict, how to deal with getting across our desires, needs, and feelings. It makes sense then, that when the going gets tough, …

  54. Hey all! Popping in today to remind everyone that our first round of September prints will be available until October 8th! We will then be removing the following pieces to make way for our October collection. All of our prints are produced on Moab Entrada Rag fine art paper with archival quality inkjet color. Most prints …

  55. Ahhhhh we meet again. I’ve waited so long for your embrace, sweaters of mine. This weekend I went to our storage unit to shelp out my trusty collection of fall attire and was confronted by the cold hard truth that I am the owner of 5 nearly identical gray sweaters. I love each one individually, but as …

  56. The Big Idea Sketchbook, a Shop Wit & Delight staple, was originally inspired by my ideation process: to throw as many ideas on paper and see what sticks. The Big Idea Challenge, which launched last July, was originally inspired by my interest in learning about what works for you! We invited all Scatterbrains, A-Types, Go-Getters, and …

  57. As previously seen on Wit & Delight

    Hey. I struggle with anxiety pretty terribly in the fall. And it’s okay if you do too. It’s strange though, right? Considering fall wins the favorite season poll by a mile? I mean, I’m straight up giddy at leaves changing color; I’ll pull my car over to look at a tree like your 60-year-old dad. I …

  58. At 2:47 AM on Sunday, August 5, after a long labor and little sleep, I met the person I’d been carrying around for the previous 38 weeks and 3 days. The person for whom I (ahem, nobly) gave up deli meat and sushi and alcohol; the person whose mere existence exempted me from lifting any heavy …

  59. I recently began using our email list as a way to send personal notes to our subscribers— about my own career path, why I started Wit & Delight, and what I hoped would come out of this newest evolution of our brand. I also invited readers to respond to me directly with their honest thoughts around …

  60. At book club the other night, we discussed many things—who got their period first (and last), which eight spices Amy chooses for her highly downsized kitchen, how to smock curtains like a rockstar, how one of us is falling back in love with her husband and gigging about it like a schoolgirl, what to binge on …

  61. I like love. I like that love is goofy and versatile; fun and sneaky; special and messy; exhausting, yet beautiful and kind. What impresses me the most is how unique love can be and how love grows even more unique as the years go by. It’s pretty sticky-sweet to think of love as a personal collection …

  62. I had fully expected to find Paris a living, breathing cliche. I mean, how moving could the Eiffel Tower be? I had watched enough romantic comedies to believe the city itself would be a boiled down version of the city of love. My first trip to France showed me how little I really knew about Parisian …

  63. It’s 1:30 in the morning and the breathing next to me is steady and deep, unusual for my recovering insomniac of a husband. It means I’m not waking him up, even though I’m in a full panic about whether or not I’m pregnant. My uterus has been feeling weird lately. Sort of pressurized? And glorpy? I …

  64. I started this year with the goal of trying to read one book a week. Turns out—with pregnancy, a new job, house-hunting, two moves, buying a house, and now a newborn—that just wasn’t in the cards for me. When I realized this, I tempered my loftier ambition and decided to aim for at least two books …

  65. It was an unusually warm February day in 2017 when I walked into Studio 2, a quaint coffee shop in South Minneapolis, and nervously scanned the room. I was looking for a maybe (?), potentially (??), soon-to-be new friend. I didn’t see her. I pulled out my phone and glanced at my Instagram messages, double checking …

  66. Truth: I’ve realized I actually hate shopping in all forms (with the exception of shopping for furniture). Some could say that makes me a terrible lifestyle writer because I’d rather be doing 100 other things aside from keeping up with the newest product lines from my favorite brands (thank goodness for email notifications), HOWEVER, there comes …

  67. Talking about your work will never feel anything less than terrifying, but I’m here today to share what I’ve been working on all summer! Our Wit & Delight Print Shop has been revamped, reimagined, and redesigned! I’ve been spending most of my days designing and making our line of prints, set to be launched in limited sets …

  68. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Sherwin Williams

    Autumn has always been my favorite time of year. Every August, just like clockwork, I find myself anxiously anticipating the change in season. It prompts me to refresh my wardrobe with yummy sweaters and find new and innovative ways to redecorate my home in preparation for the chilly yet cozier months of the year. When Sherwin-Williams …

  69. What comes to mind when you think of the color blue? Chances are the first three objects, places, or experiences that pop up are linked to important memories. Getting this connection on paper, in an absolutely gorgeous way, is the goal behind Brittany Watson Jepsen’s newest book, My Life In Color: A Keepsake of My Past, …

  70. I’ve only felt old two times in my life. The first was when I turned 26. As that fateful birthday approached, I was sure I’d never be considered young again. My childhood was over. My teens were long gone. And, as far as I could tell, my young adult days had ended. By the theory of …

  71. Reading is my favorite way to pass time aside from making stuff. Whether I am buried in a good book or scrolling the latest article on Twitter, if I’m at home, you can usually find me devouring a story or two in-between baby time or cooking dinner. As I’ve been thinking a lot about writing my …

  72. BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALDI

    There’s nothing like honest to goodness experience when it comes to finding your way through a new life change, but when it comes to having kids, you really can’t anticipate how your life will change. In many ways, life is the same. I’m just as excited about work. I get up in the morning, put my …

  73. It was a clear, warm night last summer when I took a long walk around my neighborhood, phone to ear, and opened up to a friend about how I’d been feeling of late (“of late” being the prior 3 months, at a minimum!!). It was one of those perfect July evenings; the sidewalks were sprinkled with …

  74. Preface: I am writing from my own experience because it is impossible for me to truly know what it is like to mother full-time. I would LOVE to hear similar takes on this post from different perspectives. It is so important to understand and empathize with each other’s struggles— not to compare but to support the …

  75. Work by Lourdes Sanchez As of late, I find myself holding tight to memories of Gwynne, my stepmom. The arguments, holidays, family outings, and (oh-so-frequent) teaching moments. The feeling of her hand holding mine or the way she looked at my dad with unconditional love and adoration. Every open space in my house has become an …

  76. We’ve all seen that mildly admonishing phrase bouncing around Etsy shops and Pinterest pages: You have the same amount of hours in the day as Beyoncé. Technically, yes. But we definitely don’t have the same number of assistants, nannies and private jets as she does, allowing her more control over how she spends her time. (Not …

  77. BROUGHT TO YOU BY AMERICAN EXPRESS

    My friend Erin once said, “Balance is a myth, just as control is an illusion.” Erin is a mother and business owner who we interviewed a few years ago, and her words stuck with me. Since then, Erin and I commiserate about the reality of “balancing” it all, and I am thankful to have her as …

  78. It may or may not be true that one of my go-to wedding gifts—before I may or may not have heard the gasps and witnessed the expressions of horror by newlyweds upon unwrapping—was the book “What Predicts Divorce.” I mean, hey: If you’re going to be in a successful, until-death-do-us-you-know-what type of relationship, you should want …

  79. It seems that almost everyone I talk to these days is struggling with how to put good meals on the table that doesn’t eat away at your precious free time. I’m right there with you! With less time on my hands, I find myself searching for quick and easy recipes that I can pull together for …

  80. Newton’s first law of motion – sometimes referred to as the law of inertia states that an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. This, of course, applies to actual physical things and …

  81. Reconciling ownership of my body has always been a funny thing for me. I grew up knit into the context of chronic illness and failing organs, a landscape of scar tissue and ‘not quite right’. Over the years, it has afforded me the opportunity of observing myself from a near-clinical perspective. For quite some time now, …

  82. Much to the dismay of my partner, I’m always moving things around in my house and finding new nooks and crannies to redecorate. Perhaps it’s because I’m craving a new project or that I’m just getting a little restless! I’ve been thinking a lot about picking up and moving to the country, which gets my mind …

  83. When was the last time you woke up in a mood and was impossible to shake? Today? Yesterday? Last week? Yeeeeeeeeep. We’ve all been there and it certainly doesn’t help to have someone else point it out. (Sorry!)  The other day I was driving to work and found myself behind a woman who possessed all the …

  84. By the time Dan Maurer hit rock bottom, he was pastoring his third different congregation as an ordained Lutheran minister, he’d already done two stints in treatment, and he was pretty sure he had things under control. That was before he was arrested for breaking into homes in the rural North Dakota countryside he called home. …

  85. The best part of adulthood is the small talk, hands down. Meeting new people, sharing that perfectly firm and definitely-never-clammy-on-either-end handshake, exchanging pleasantries on all the most exhilarating of topics. Never gets old!! Within the wide realm of questions brought up most frequently in these generally uncomfortable little back-and-forths, the favorite seems to be the following: …

  86. Brace yourselves…I think we’re going to sell our 1920s Tudor home and move to the country. I know. I can’t believe these words are coming out of my mouth– the one who never wanted to leave the city and felt that the Twin Cities should be considered a small town. The thing is, life changes and …

  87. Guys I’m going on my first real solo trip and I feel alive baby!!!!!!! It’s quick in and it’s quick out but it’s mine all mine and I’m staying in the most adorable Seattle Airbnb where I plan on having conversations on my terms only for 48 hours (I absolutely check that ‘entire house to self’ …

  88. My beloved friend Ben, on the third day of his new fancy-pants job, finally adjusted the height of his office chair. How embarrassing it would be to clumsily struggle through that in front of new co-workers. Which reminded me of the time, 10+ years ago, when nobody at my new internship told me the key code …

  89. Do you replay embarrassing moments in your head? I do and no matter how much time has passed I STILL shudder. My cringe-worthy memories center about a handful of character flaws, with my competitiveness set firmly at the center of my most embarrassing moments. Like that time I stormed out of a bowling alley because my …

  90. We knew she was going to be small. After the nurse told me I was 5 cm dilated at 35w 4d, I held Joe’s hand and talked through what was about to happen. Not only would she be much, much smaller than our firstborn was, more than likely we would be heading to the NICU shortly after …

  91. IMAGES BY 2ND TRUTH

    Let me preface this story with – I have always wanted to get married. Ever since I was little. Since the impressionable age of six when my parents finalized their divorce, I knew from that moment on that life was never going to be the same and I’ve longed for that nuclear family dynamic ever since. I …

  92. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SLEEP NUMBER

    We all know opposites attract, but how well do they sleep at night? If you currently share your bed with a living, breathing being, you can commiserate. One person is too hot, the other too cold. Throw two kids, a 60 lb yellow lab, and demanding work schedules into the mix and you can imagine how …

  93. When I see a set of perfectly manicured nails, I automatically assume it’s a sign you have your proverbial sh*t together. Much like my wild mane that cannot be tamed, my nails will never look #insta ready. But to tell you the truth, when you put looks aside, the act of getting a fresh manicure is …

  94. You may not realize it, but your desk says A LOT about you. I’ve always been fascinated by the small details surrounding the way people work. Perhaps what we surround ourselves with says a lot about who we are as people. Offices in particular not only say a lot about the kind of work we do …

  95. Pretty much since the day I showed up for kindergarten, I’ve noticed that entire swaths of life seem to come easier to a certain type of people—and I wasn’t that type. Years later I learned what those people are called. Extroverts. From the first bell of recess, extroverts had the advantage. They had the swings, they …

  96. Out of the corner of my eye I catch the evening sun refracting a delightful pattern off the equally-delightful-tasting bottle of rosé, one soon-to-be happily an empty bottle, mindfully consumed by my friend and me—a beautiful scene on a dreamy summer evening on the back patio surrounded by the lush gardens of her and her spouse’s …

  97. BROUGHT TO YOU BY DISCOVER BOATING

    I didn’t really know there was such a thing as “boat people” until I moved to Minnesota. My closest reference was probably Andy Bernard from The Office, so when I met the guy who casually had his sailboat taking up a whole parking spot in the basement of my first “nice” apartment, I kind of rolled …

  98. Back to school represents a season where we all have the opportunity to turn a blank page (literally) and start with a clean slate. When you invest time in learning, you’re investing time in yourself and your dreams for the future. Evolving as a person happens slowly over the course of a lifetime, and when we …

  99. BROUGHT TO YOU BY HUDSON VALLEY Lighting

    Since the first time I moved into an apartment of my own, I’ve abided by a personal checklist of requirements that must be met. For example, I insist on having a gas stovetop. Until you live with an electric one, you don’t realize what a luxury it is to live with a gas stove (cooking is muchhh …

  100. Now that I have two under two you could say that lazy girls’ hairstyles are my near-daily go-to. But I have to admit, I kind of like them. I have semi-curly hair and it feels the most full-bodied when I let it air dry. Especially with Minnesota humidity, it is hard to fight mother nature on …

  101. I receive a wide array of questions on Instagram and I’ve always considered creating a little web series in response to all of these amazing inquiries, but now that IG recently created the new “Ask Me Anything” prompt, I felt inspired to compile and answer your questions in a more public sphere. Here is the first …