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co-nun-drum : noun; a confusing or difficult problem 

i have a serious conundrum. and it involves money. lots of money. the simple solution to my problem is just to make millions or happen to find millions. but neither of those solutions are feasible. long story short is i’m getting new skis (ahhhhh, so excited!) however i want to ski on them regularly.

yet, a season pass is both an arm AND leg that i’d like to keep. and instead of being grateful and thankful for everything i have, everything i’ve been gifted/given, or everything i’ve worked for i somehow need more. that is pathetic. 

i digress…… 


i’m sitting here in new moon enjoying my, i’ve been sitting here too long slightly cold, coffee and it’s starting to snow. and i can’t contain my excitement. i love everything about snow and things getting colder. it means the seasons are changing. which means the holidays are coming. and every year i think i’ll grow up a bit more and be less excited about the holidays – hasn’t happened. and i don’t think it ever will. BOOYA. 

a few reasons why this time of year is the absolute best:

1. christmas music. need i say more? 

confession: it’s taking everything inside of me to NOT start playing it. i’ve almost caved. multiple times.

2. cold weather. aka: scarf, winter coat, winter boots, hat & mittens kind of weather. 

3. family, friends & good food gatherings. 

this year, however; will be a bit different than the rest. i have to work both thanksgiving AND christmas day. therefore, i won’t be making the trip back to my parents house in colorado. which will be extremely weird and foreign to me. and when the time comes, i believe a bit sad. 

4. more cold weather. weather cold enough to light a fire and cuddle under a blanket. sounds about right. too bad we don’t have a fireplace at our house. 

5. christmas lights. something about them twinkling at night, hopefully with snow falling on them, makes me the happiest person ever. when it’s appropriate to start decorating for the holidays i’ll probably make our house look like st. nick threw up inside. but tastefully, obviously. if only i had a dog to take a picture like this: 



seriously though, how cute is that. 


 a few weeks back, i got my haircut. and i told you lovies that i’d let you know how i liked the place, the cut, the do’, etc… and let me just start out by telling you this little story: 

i have this friend, gretchen, who has the best closet ever. like of all time. if i could die and go to heaven, i’d end up in her closet. she finds the best clothes & accessories. a day does not go by without me asking where she got something or other. or asking to borrow it. 🙂 one day, we were talking and she says, “i’ve started this new thing that i think you’ll like… i realize i have too many clothes so i will only buy things that take my wardrobe to the next level.” 


so, back to my haircut… i’m telling justin cruz, of salon cruz, what i’m trying to accomplish with the cut, how i like to style (or not style it), and how much time i’ll honestly spend on it. so he starts chopping away and then he says that he’s going to dry it and finish the cut dry. so here i am, this 23 year old girl getting her hair blown out by not one, but two people. i can’t really explain this feeling besides saying i felt pretty damn cool. and famous. 

so he dries it and says to the girl he’s training, “this would be a good cut, a cute cut but what i’m going to do now is take this cut to the next level.” like SERIOUSLY!? 

i died. and then woke back up even MORE in love with this guy. how weird is that. and awesome. maybe i’m reading too much into something but i’m all about it. 🙂 so he worked his magic and took my cut to the next level. 

here is a slightly awkward picture of me at lunch right after the cut:



clearly, i think the world of this guy. and would highly recommend getting your hair cut there. i’m sure anyone who works there does wonders. 


i leave you all with this quote by teddy roosevelt, “do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” 

i think that quote is more for me today than it is for you. 🙂 happy tuesday, lovers. 


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