Weekly Ten: May 31, 2013

Today, is my last official day of my FIRST YEAR OF GRADUATE SCHOOL! This means I’m back in Colorado, frantically finishing school and getting ready for my summer internship in China.

I’m tired.

But, here are a few links of internet gems from this week. Enjoy!

1. Game of Thrones characters drawn as they might look in the 90’s. Weird!

2. 50 Things That Look Just Like Your Childhood.

3. I’m obviously a little homesick for Montana, but this graduation speech always makes me smile. Also, this amazing photo of what has to be a terrifying job–plowing the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.

4. I’ve decided I’m moving here if I ever finish my master’s. Or here:

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Mendocino, California

5. I recently purchased these cute yet comfy shoes for travel. And, even though I’m not a huge fan of flip-flops generally, these form-fit to your feet and don’t look sloppy!

6. This funny map shows the top Google auto-completes for each state. I laughed-out-loud at Montana, Nevada, Mississippi and Wyoming. Also, this world map shows International Number Ones (because every country is best at something)…America’s is not ideal, but then again neither is Colombia’s.

7. Although Kristin and Roy’s wedding last weekend was a SUCCESS, i.e. I did not puke during my speech, my dress zipped,  and most importantly the couple was over the moon happy, I’m already gearing up for the next wedding I’m in, at the end of August. For that wedding, my friend is attempting to make a dress like this for her bridesmaids. I love the idea of a convertible dress! Don’t ask about the whole homemade part, though. It’s giving me nightmares.

the happy couple

the happy couple

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the beautiful bride

the lovely bouquets

the lovely bouquets

8. I am loving this color from Essie. Just like a shiny penny! Hence the name.

9. My favorite summer treat.

10. Finally, my Colorado Wish List has been updated! In one week, I will have the opportunity to cross off some to-dos from both my Wanderlist and my Life To-Do List.

Weekly Ten: May 24, 2013

Hello from Montana!

Yes, I’m still here, but instead of graduation, we are now prepping for my best friend’s wedding!

the beautiful bride-to-be and our friend--a bride-to-be in October! It's truly an epidemic.

the beautiful bride-to-be and our friend–a bride-to-be in October! It’s truly an epidemic.

I’m so happy for Kristin and Roy! There are such a fun couple and I can’t wait to see where their life takes them! In addition, I can’t wait for the festivities…last night, the bachelorette party, today the rehearsal dinner, tomorrow the WEDDING, and Sunday the wedding brunch! A whole weekend of fun and love celebrations. My favorite kind.

I hope you have a great long weekend ahead, as well!

1. An interesting rumor is swirling around Denver that we are getting this shop, a Portland classic. If it’s true, I would be pretttttty happy, but my diet would be ruined.

2. Although I will not be in Denver this weekend, I will be missing out on this. Yep, that’s what we’re supposed to do with our degrees…we’ll see. 🙂

3. Hilarious video of kids trying foods for the first time.

4. I’m addicted to this game. It’s a fun way to see what different parts of the world look like!

5. If you haven’t seen this video (This Kid Just Died. What He Left Behind) yet, you must. It turned me into a giant puddle (maybe so much I couldn’t even finish it…). Watch it anyway. It’s worth it! RIP, Zach. (Here’s the celebrity video of his song, too).

6. Even though the news coming out of Oklahoma is not so great, here is proof that even in a disaster like this, everything is not always lost…like your pets.

7. Like this video I shared last week, these best road trips in America remind me how much I need to see in this country!

8. I follow this guy on Instagram…his girlfriend leads him around the world! A fun and unique idea.

9. The creator of the movie Brave bashes Disney for re-imagining the lead character in her Disney Princess role. What do you think?

10. I’ll be in London on my birthday this year (if that sentence isn’t my favorite ever…). We are thinking of doing this as I’m obsessed with all things Harry Potter (and we will for sure be riding the Harry Potter train in Scotland!). England is an English major’s dream, really–so many novels have been set there! Any literary tours or spots recommended? I’d love to hear them!

Weekly Ten: May 17, 2013

Today I leave for my home state to watch my sister graduate with her undergraduate degree! Can you believe this little bugger is off to physical therapy school next fall?!

baby k

Happy weekend, folks! Here’s hoping to some decent Montana weather for both my little sis’ grad and my friends’ wedding next weekend–it’s notoriously finicky here in May!

1. Prince Harry came to Colorado! Alas, we did not meet, but this happened. So cute. Have that baby already, Kate, so we can see more princely adorableness.

2. Another adorable man: John Krasinski (my long-term celebrity crush) lip-syncs to Katy Perry.

3. Normally I am not a huge fan of Old Navy’s fit, but I am loving their vintage tees. Some colors are on sale right now, too!

4. Photographer shoots her daughter as famous women. Awesome!

5. What do you think of Angelina Jolie’s choice for her health? Here is one opinion.

6. You must watch this Drivelapse USA video. It reminds me that I still have so much left to see of my own country! (tip: the states they’re in are named in the corner–I heard you could tell where the car was based on the landscape, but I had no idea most of the time!)

7. The military’s horrifying statistics regarding sexual assault.

8. And now, to lighten up the mood, a blog dedicated to the opinions of Suri Cruise (fictionally) that almost always makes me laugh.

9. Here’s a website of fun, unusual tours around the world! We plan on doing this one during our 20-hour layover in Iceland.

10. I keep having dreams that the bachelorette party I’m throwing this week is a huge flop. In one dream, I even had a child that I had to deal with while I ran to get prizes. Luckily, the internet is my BFF, and is full of ideas like this, so hopefully it won’t actually be a terrible night…

Weekly Ten: May 10, 2013

1. If my diet ever ends (who ever thought I would be “shedding for the wedding” as a bridesmaid?) I am eating most of these.

2. I recently purchased this beautiful, useful camera bag. A wonderful travel accessory! I’m in love.

3. A hilarious Mother’s Day mug, and some other gift ideas for the mamas in your life.

4. Prince Harry is coming to Denver! It’s okay, you can be jealous.

5. I just found out my Chinese visa is good for one year. Maybe I should go back and visit the Venice of the East?

China

6. Speaking of Venice, the Boyfriend and I are visiting the Venice of the North on our mini-European adventure. Maybe someday I’ll see the real Venice…you know, the one in Italy. For now, this will do.

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7. I kind of adore Elizabeth Smart. Don’t you? Here is her opinion of abstinence education–it’s worth a read.

8. This blew my mind! Disney villains turned beautiful.

9. Top baby names of 2012 released by Social Security’s annual list. For some reason I always love reading this list and not finding my name on it. Also, I’m pretty sure Emma and Isabella have been in the top ten for decades! But, probably not as long as Elizabeth has been on that list…

10. Speaking of dieting, these are some of the best tips I’ve ever read for living healthier.