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Hey guys! I’m from Colorado, and athleisure is basically the style for everyday life (you know us Coloradans). Anyway, I basically live in leggings here at college, and am usually dressed for a workout because my classes end so late I like to go straight to the gym instead of having to go all the way back up to my dorm room. These are a few things that I think are cute essentials to anyone’s closet if you guys like the comfy/athletic style I’ve been basically wearing my whole life. Since it’s getting colder I didn’t include any shorts… sorry my brain just isn’t there right now–Omaha is freezing. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy a few of these online shopping temptations!

Hats/headbands

Bras

Tops

Leggings

Shoes

Before you start reading this post, tune in to some classic Christmas songs that’ll put you in the mood for snow and hot cocoa right away! Now for some Christmas cheer…



He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice… Little does Santa know I have a list too, and it’s much more fun! Hey folks, so I don’t know if you’ve heard, but it’s officially Christmas season and that means Mistletoe by Justin Bieber is playing non-stop and Chestnut Praline lattes from Starbucks. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to mean snow just yet… Trust me, I’m waiting for that white Christmas. I always sort of have an on-going list, but I love seeing other people’s wish lists and getting ideas, so I thought this could be something fun for you guys to see. I by no means expect any of this, it’s just something fun to think about and thought maybe you guys could have fun with it too! So hit ‘play’ on the playlist I made for the holidays above if you haven’t already and enjoy some wishing (all the pictures are linked so just click to find them online)!

Hopefully this list helped you daydream a little at the very least, I know I did when I was making it  . It’s so fun to go through Pinterest and Instagram. I personally keep those kinds of things in a list in the notes section of my phone, and come back to it    for inspiration. But aren’t they all just essential?! Okay, maybe not, but they wouldn’t be too bad to have. Haha I had fun with this post, and hope you all are having a great Christmas season so far, not matter what you celebrate!

This is kind of a random post, but it really surprises me every time I find yet another person who doesn’t know about the Warren Miller movies. It’s basically only known by people who are big skiers or snowboarders–but it’s so well done and fills me with such a longing for adventure, I wish more people knew about them. Of course, having a love and respect for the mountain would help, but the pure videography is enough to just enjoy it.

Sort of like how The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is one of my favorite movies because of how beautiful the scenes and videography is, the Warren Miller films are something I look forward to every year. Regardless of whether you’re a skier or not, if you have any taste for travel or adventure, you’ll enjoy this. I’ll include a trailer for one of them, and then for my favorite scene in Walter Mitty, just because I feel like it  deserves some appreciation. Sorry this is such a random post, I just felt like Warren Miller needed some recognition.

And…

Hey guys! Long time, no talk. I decided to take Thanksgiving break off, and stay away from my computer. It    was nice, but I missed the blog! My grandma was in town, and we had so much being girly (mani and pedis & shopping, of course). Anyway, during our little outing we went to Ulta, which is basically where I go if I need anything cosmetic, it’s like heaven, but more expensive– a lifetime gift card there (and Anthropology) is definitely one of my three Genie wishes. But I’m getting off track, I got a few things while we were there, mostly essentials I wanted to stock up on before I went back to being a broke college student. So these were a few things I got (I didn’t get a few obvious essentials, like mascara or blush because I’m not running low… yet):

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! It’s so nice to be able to pause everything, at least for a little bit. Now it’s time to grind for the last bit of the semester, and then we all get another break!!

 

Hey guys! Last weekend I went to Arkansas with a camping club at my college called the Trailblazers. I’m not a big camper. I love the outdoors, but most of the time we just go hike, snowboard, run… whatever we do, and then come back home since we’re so close to the mountains. It was so fun to sleep under the stars. The weather was beautiful and it was so fun falling asleep by the campfire (although I’m still working on getting the smell out of all my clothes, yay). I have a few pictures, but we didn’t have any service, so it was a really cool weekend to be completely living in the present, not worrying about keeping our Snapchat streaks and what people were posting on Instagram. I think everyone should try to take a little retreat like this every once in a while, it’s so good for the soul. Now I’m back and ready to push on through these few tests before Thanksgiving break, and then I get to come home! I’m excited and you guys should be looking forward to some Turkey Day blog posts. Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Click on this pic for my girl Karen’s amazing vsco!! We had so much fun!

Looking rough after country living but #mems