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Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 18:17
I only took this picture so Joel would know what to get at the grocery store, but I figured it…
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:35
I'm wearing a new pair of "unicorn" leggings today - Penguins!  Or as Benedict Cumberbatch likes to…
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 19:37
Today we went to Ames first thing in the morning so Joel could spend some time on campus getting…
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 18:53
Today at work a resident pulled me aside to point out something really special to her.  In our…
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 14:17
I realized today that I hadn't shared yet about my newest obsession - Lipsense!  I bought my first…
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 14:07
Today I broke out the black leggings to wear with one of my favorite Amelias - the one I gave…
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 18:41
At work today I spent some time going through all of my books, sorting what I'm keeping and what I'…
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 18:26
We've been on a bit of a musical kick lately, watching Chicago, Mouline Rouge, and the Phantom of…
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 18:38
Today I was reminded of one of my favorite things about the place we currently live.  We back up to…
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 19:09
We tried something new today in our VIP group.  St. Patrick's Day seemed the perfect day to launch…
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 19:05
One of my favorite parts of serving at Friendship Haven is leading worship twice a week.  Our…
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 19:21
We got to ski today!!!  We used to buy season passes to Seven Oaks, but this year because of time,…
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 19:16
It was freezing this morning when we went outside to take pictures.  I made Joel hurry to get some…
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 18:19
We have snow again!  I am most excited because I noticed our favorite ski place advertising…
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 19:00
Since it's the season of Lent, I got to wear purple this morning for worship too.    That face is…
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 18:54
Yesterday I decided that my new favorite color is purple.  I've been leaning away from yellow for a…
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 19:24
I tried my 3D mascara for the first time today.  It is amazing!  Now, to be fair, my lashes have…
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 21:02
I have been craving wings since last Thursday, and I gotta say, that Buffalo Wild Wings trip was…
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 20:57
Today I got some happy mail!  I love ordering items from other DS ladies, there is nothing better…
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 20:51
Today I got to wear a new-to-me style - the Joy!  Joy is a long vest that is great for layering.  …
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 19:38
I'm checking in quickly tonight as I have a million photos to take and template for LuLaRoe.  We…
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 20:19
I've been serving in worship on Sundays in some capacity for about seven years now.  Ever since I…
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 20:11
Today we made another LuLaRoe trip to Ames.  We had several customers to deliver items for, and one…
Friday, March 3, 2017 - 18:01
After last night's sleepover we had our real meeting today.  I really enjoyed catching up with…
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 17:55
Today was a lazy day.  We started with one episode of the office while we ate breakfast...and then…
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 18:52
Today is Ash Wednesday, which is one of my favorite days of the liturgical year.  "Remember you are…
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 16:47
Last night a new dress showed up in a shipment, and it just had to be mine.  A black Nicole in my…
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:43
Today I attempted some pattern mixing with a black and white Amelia and some red and black leggings…
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 22:34
After work this morning it was a "get all the things done" kind of day.  I completed a million…
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 22:10
Today was a hang around the house kind of day.  And then we had a LulaRoe party at the house!  It…
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:26
So on Wednesday, we were taking long walks in the spring sunshine...and today we woke up to a world…
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 21:17
Today I decided to try something I haven't done in a long time - putting a pair of studs in my…
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 22:49
Today was a super fun day!  We spent the morning at home working on LuLaRoe stuff, and then we hit…
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 23:42
Today was unseasonably warm...I know global warming is bad...but sometimes a 60-degree day in…
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 20:41
I've never been one to wear a lot of makeup.  Growing up as a dancer, makeup was only for the stage…
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 21:39
Today our godson Oliver turned 2!  We took a quick day trip up to Minnesota to celebrate with pizza…
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 21:33
Today I threw my first pop-up boutique with a hostess I didn't previously know.  I "met" Kristin…
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 21:23
I love when fortune cookies seem to speak to my current circumstance:      ​   Discontent has…
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 22:25
Today was a long day, that ended with a disappointing evening at a multi-consultant sale.  We didn'…
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 22:11
We went to Ames today on a trip to drop off some LuLaRoe, some tax documents, and, most importantly…