Posts Tagged: writing101

Mr. Jones & Me

Pairs Well With… “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows Rolling on only four hours of sleep after a long (and winning) evening of football the night before, I boarded an early ass flight to Denver to see my favorite band: Counting Crows.  Choosing between two loves of my life, the Vikings (first home game at the…

Football Finger Foods

Pairs Well With… Football + Friends + Fall  NOW FEATURING: Cheeseburger Bites Baked Fried Pickles Hot Dish on a Stick   This weekend was a football trifecta for me: the Gophers, the Cyclones, and the Minnesota Vikings. I attended my first Gophers game on a nice, sunny Saturday afternoon.  For as many times as I’d been…

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Fall Into Forgiveness: The 1,000 Mile Roadtrip

Pairs Well With…”Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.” Fall is a time of change and transition. It’s a good time to declutter, purge and start fresh. Sometimes things, even life, need a good overhaul once in a while. Because of the feeling that fall brings, it is easily my favorite…

I Never Saw It Coming…

Pairs Well With…”Take a Bow” by Rihanna Where do I EVEN begin?!?!  There are no words, and I am beside myself.  BESIDE. My. Self. None.  I never deserved to be treated this way.  Ever.  In hindsight, you never deserved me in the first place.  And I am disgusted and sick to my stomach that I’ve…

Strawberry Champagne Brie Bites

Pairs Well With…Champagne of Choice I was sitting on my deck Saturday afternoon debating what I would bring to a friend’s summer shindig later on that evening, and feeling very indecisive.  The indecisive part is nothing new for me.  It was now approaching 1pm, with the party starting at 4pm, and I needed an appetizer…

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In My Skin

Pairs Well With…A Carefree Attitude + Confidence + Big Smiles There comes a time in each of our lives where we have a moment and “get it.”  We just get it.  We didn’t then, but we do now. A couple of days ago, I had my very first blog photo shoot.  That, in and of itself,…

What Do You Want To Be Known For?

Pairs Well With…”Chase It” by Ashley Dubose, a Minneapolis favorite (LOVE this song!)   In a hallway conversation with my colleague last week, he asked how I liked my new job, and how my blog was coming along, mentioning that he thoroughly likes and is touched by my writing.  I told him I was working to…

It Is What It Is

Pairs Well With…”Acceptance doesn’t mean you agree with, condone, appreciate, or even like what has happened.  Acceptance means that you know, regardless of what happened, that there is something bigger than you at work.  It also means you know that you are okay and will continue to be okay.” – Iyanla Vanzant For any of…

Coffee & Middle Fingers

Pairs Well With…  A Side of Snark + Soapbox + Cranky pants + A Skinny Vanilla Latte Today, I do not want to get out of bed.  I don’t want to deal with reality, and I certainly don’t want to adult. I don’t want to act bright and shiny when I’m not feeling sparkly, but…

Attitudes of Gratitude

Pairs Well With…”If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself.  Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” – Lao…