Hump Day Hearsay #12: I’m Back!

You guys.  I’m back.

I don’t even know where to start.  The last year or so, I’ve been feeling really inspired to write.  I’ve always loved writing.  I was an English major in college, so I love reading books and I love to write. A goal of mine is actually to write a book at some point in my life, but more of that to come in a future post. I felt that starting my blog up again would be the best way for my to channel my inspiration. This time around, I plan to do things a little differently. I’d like the style of the blog to be more writing heavy. I also would like to write about a wider range of topics. I still, of course, want to write about fashion and beauty, but in a more sophisticated way (if that makes any sense?). But I’d also like to write about things like travel, books I’ve read, and fitness. I also want it to be more personable, and have my readers get to know me through my writing. I feel like I was trying to be someone I’m not in my old posts. This time around, I want to be my authentic self. The blog also needs some updates (i.e. layout/design, and my picture, for starters), so I’ll be working on that in the near future hopefully. It’s going to take some time to remember how to do this whole blogging thing. It took me awhile to figure out how to even log into this thing. So, bare with me as I get back into the swing of things.

Obviously a lot has changed in 3.5 years, and I’ve done quite a bit of growing up. I graduated from the University of Iowa and moved back to Minneapolis. I moved in with my boyfriend, we got engaged last September, and actually just got married this past weekend! So, I have a husband now :) that’s a quick recap on what I’ve been up to in my absence.

Anyways, back to regularly scheduled programming. Here is this week’s links for Hump Day Hearsay:

I know it’s still early November, but it’s never too early to start getting in the holiday spirit if you ask me. Especially here in Minnesota, it gets cold and dark at 2PM, we need something to look forward to around here. With that being said, this post from Liz at Sequins & Stripes on 10 holiday cookies to make made me so happy. I can’t wait to try the peanut butter nutella swirl cookies and the pumpkin chai snickerdoodles.

This year, I have really started trying to focus on healthy eating. I really enjoy grocery shopping, but I find it’s not always easy to buy all healthy things. I found this post from Shape magazine on the healthiest packaged foods to buy at Target very interesting.

My husband and I just finished the 8th episode of Stranger Things tonight (1 episode to go!). I thought it was so fun that they had Dustin wear a vintage sweatshirt from the Minnesota Science Museum. Love a good Minnesota shout out! The sweatshirt actually went live on their website yesterday, and it apparently crashed their website!

Nordstrom’s Fall sale is going on right now through November 12th. There’s TONS of stuff on sale up to 40% off. I have my eye on this, these,this (SO cute!), these in the grey, and this. I also have these in the grey suede and I wear them ALL the time!

Taylor from Little Blonde Book has THE MOST amazing skin I’ve ever seen. So, her skincare routine post is a definite must-read. I actually tweeted at her recently asking what her skincare secret was, and she said she swore by Tula products. So, I am planning to get some of those products ASAP.

Another thing I’ve been thinking about recently is that I want to create an app (lots of big ideas lately, I know). This post on 5 apps that will help you with the holidays was super inspiring for me. Why didn’t I think of any of these?!

As some of you know, I am a HUGE Taylor Swift fan (a self-proclaimed Swiftie). She is releasing her new album this Friday, and just released the full tracklist today. Consider me HYPED.

I’ve always thought subscription boxes were clever gift ideas, especially for friends. They are literally the gift that keeps on giving. I thought this post on the best fashion subscription boxes for the women on your holiday list was pretty on point. I’ve actually tried a number of these boxes, and have good experiences with the ones I’ve tried.

Feel free to send me any noteworthy links you think are worthy of being shared in upcoming Humpday Hearsay posts!


  1. Congrats on the marriage Keeks!

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