I’ve decided to start a new column, “Life in Squares” that I’ll post every once and a while where I choose some fave squares from my Instagram and give a little recap. Giving a caption to instagram pictures is one of the hardest things, I think – you have to be cute and creative but keep it simple and somewhat short but it also has to make sense with what the picture is… so this is my way of expanding on the sometimes really bland and boring captions. #SorryAboutIt!
01. Snow. In the midwest, you never know when the first snow of the year is going to be – this year, it was November 9th. A little early, but then again… it’s the midwest so it really shouldn’t come as much of a shock to us true northerners. I remember multiple times it has fallen on Thanksgiving day, and I always thought it was so perfect and magical because you’re already spending the day inside with good food and good company, so it just makes sense to welcome in the christmas season on that day. Instead this year, it has been hard to resist listening to christmas music already, and we still have a couple weeks until Thanksgiving even rolls in!
02. Can we talk about Anthropologie? So, whenever the catalogue comes in the mail it’s like a kid in a candy shop for me – I want everything! Let’s get real. Working in an Anthro store would probably be the best job. Being surrounded by all their clothing, and don’t even get me started on their home decor. I would live in that place if I could.
03. I can’t even believe that this square is from a few weeks ago when all you needed was a light jacket or sweater to go outside and the sun was still shining and the fall colors were still everywhere. As I type this, I’m looking out a window onto the Eau Claire campus and all I see is white. Don’t get me wrong – I love the snow, too. But I think we got shorted on the whole fall season this year a little. It ended so quick! I’m not quite ready for bundling up with a puffy coat, hat and mittens before heading outside. The day this square is from was so much fun – my mom and I were out shopping for new decor for our basement facelift project and we found some great stuff! *I promise I’ll share more about that once it’s ready! Still working on some of the finishing touches.
04. This eucalyptus branch is my new favorite part of my apartment! I bought a bundle of the stuff from the St. Paul Farmer’s Market a while back and had it hanging to dry in my room for what seemed like the longest time. I’ve been itching to do something more fun with it than just let it dry out. When it was finally ready and I had enough time to sort through all the pieces, I went crazy. I have a good amount of it just hanging out in a vase on a shelf in my room but then this branch got the lucky spot on my empty bathroom wall that I’ve been unsure of what to do with since move in day. I love how something so simple like a eucalyptus branch can put the finishing touch on a room that looked so empty and blah before.
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