… Happy Belated Monday!

Hello, all!  Last night Mary and I both showed up to cheer on friends who were competing in a dance competition. The competition was held at Famous Dave’s, where Davina and the Vagabonds put on a great show. We snuck out between rounds to take a few pictures!

Here’s what we wore:


  • Dress- Vintage, via Mighty Swell
  • Necklace- Vintage charms from my grandmother, a key and a teapot from Egypt.
  • Belt- Likely Target
  • Tights- Simply Vera
  • Socks- Target
  • Boots- Bandolino


  • Earrings- Fossil
  • Ring- Fossil
  • Shirt- Delias
  • Tank top- Loft
  • Pants- Levi’s
  • Socks- Urban Outfitters
  • Shoes- Fossil

Happiness is… [by Kelsey]

Yes, this is coming late.  I’m terribly sorry.

1. Spending the night with my sister-in-law and the kids.

2. Sleeping with the baby monitor and waking up in the middle of the night to feed my 9 month old niece a bottle.

3. New volunteers for the programs I run!  (My life just got simpler)

4. Fourth grade boys who are proud of their art projects.

5. Earl Grey cupcakes with lavender frosting. Thank you, roommate!!

6. Winter white, A line skirt.  I should have gotten pictures.  Whoops!

7. My mom doesn’t need radiation!

8. Finding your sunglasses that you bought and promptly lost the day after you bought them…

9. Lovely weather!

10. Fresh flower. (I just drew it the other day)


Truly Happy.

1. Hearing, “Goodbye Mary, I will see you tommario!” in the sweetest little voice, everyday that I leave work!

2. Smiles so big that your face cant even fit your smile anymore.

3. Dancing the night away with good friends and lots of laughter.

4. New haircuts. And fun new hair styles!

5. Long phone calls.

6. Staying up late.

7. Cleaning. More so, the idea of getting things done.

8. Relaxing. Sitting back and just enjoying where you are.

9. Red lipstick and the silly marks it leaves on my cup.

10. Root beer. And the funny feeling your nose gets when you drink it.

I may have had a long week, and been tired for a lot of it, probably a little grumpy at times…. But looking back, my week was wonderful. I really enjoyed it!

XoXo. Mary

Goodbye. Hello.

Goodbye curler.

Goodbye ponytails.

Goodbye hair clips, flowers, and sparkly things.

Goodbye cute up-do.

Goodbye warm winter scarf.

Goodbye creativity.

Goodbye hair.


I am pleased to meet you!

I cut my hair today… hooray!! Although some of my goodbye’s may sound sad, I am overly excited about this change in my life!! I have wanted to cut my hair short like this for years! But I never made it to my aunt and her scissors before I changed my mind. I was a little nervous but I finally went through with it and I really like it!

This is what I wore today!!

  • Hair- My Auntie Anne
  • Necklace- Fossil
  • Shirt- Express
  • Pants- Daughters of the Liberation [Anthropologie]
  • Shoes- Vintage

Aren’t these shoes adorable?! I absolutely love them! I am so happy I decided to take a stroll through that one little thrift store! ❤

Un-sunny Sunday.

Kelsey and I have decided that our “together post” would be posted every Monday, so if those are your favorites, be sure to check back every Monday!! This is actually what we wore yesterday. We both spent our Sunday morning the way we love to; at Aster, in Minneapolis. The atmosphere is great, the food is delicious, the people are wonderful and the live band, Patty and the Buttons is always so much fun! Every Sunday morning at Aster is a lovely one. If you live close by, we highly recommend it!

On Kelsey:

  • Necklace- Thrift Store
  • Tshirt- Target
  • Dress- Topshop
  • Belt- Target
  • Tights- Nicole Miller
  • Shoes- Keds
On Mary:
  • Sweater- Sleeping on Snow [Anthropologie]
  • Dress- Gap
  • Socks- Target
  • Boots- Fossil

Happiness is… [by Kelsey]

1. Spending time with friends.

2. Rocking one of my favorite little guys when he woke up scared at naptime.  We sat in the rocking chair and rocked for 15 minutes, with him all wrapped up in his blanket, curled in towards me.  Anytime I’d slow down, he looked up and said a muffled “wock” through his nook.

3. Happening upon a sale at Anthropologie.

4. Meeting and getting to know new people.

5. Girly sleepovers.

6. Changing the sound of my alarm clock- I actually wake up now!

7. Liking my old favorite cereal, Quaker Oatmeal Squares, again. (It’s all I ate for 3 and a half years straight, then I lost my taste for it… now I like it again!)

8. Complementing strangers.

9. Wearing my Norwegian sweater overtop of my outfit and under my coat just to stay warm.

10. Being the only girl on the broomball court, being the referee, and wearing lipstick.  (Not a conscious decision, but I laughed when I looked in the mirror afterwards!)

Surely Happy.

1. Having long conversations with little children.

2. Having a great friend thousands of miles away but feeling them so close.

3. Good music. The stuff that is joyful, and beautiful.

4. Getting things done.

5. Reminiscing. [Especially when you can remember exactly what you were doing a year ago.]

6. A flexible job.

7. Making big plans and awaiting them.

8. Sleepovers. I would have them more often if I could!

9. The song ‘You are my Sunshine’

10. My sisters and my parents. They are so much fun to talk to and hangout with.

I have had a great week, and I hope you have too!

What made you Happy this week?

XoXo. Mary