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My Autumn Bucket List

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost is a favorite poem of mine and while it isn't exactly about autumn, the idea that those things which are perfect and beautiful are also the most fleeting seems fitting. The fall season is with us so briefly and we really only have a few short weeks to make the most of it while the weather is chilly and the leaves are vibrant.

I'm not the most active and outdoorsy person ever, so my Autumn Bucket List is probably nowhere near as exciting as yours might be, but these are a few of the things I would really like to do this year.


Attend a Fall Festival

Minnesota has no shortage of local and themed festivals during the fall months, typically kicked off with the MN State Fair and descending into a whole slew of Oktoberfests. I'd like to attend one this year!

Order a PSL

Ideally, I'd have my Pumpkin Spice Latte from a place that isn't Starbucks. It might be worth a trek back over to East Saint Paul to visit The Goat Coffeehouse.

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The Fall Trends I'm Loving This Year

To be honest, I'm not really one to stay ahead of the sartorial curve - I like what I like and you're gonna have a hard time convincing me otherwise - but Fall Fashion Week always piques my curiosity. You see, some of the same trends always make it back into the rotation and maybe this time there's a new spin on it. But then you see things that are completely unexpected...like this year's new "it" color.

The Fall Trends I'm Loving This Year

Gothic Romance


Goth slinks its way back in the fall scene year after year and each time I do a little bit of a happy dance because I love seeing my favorite fashion in every single store from late August to the end of October.

This year, it's all about pairing dark pieces with romantic silhouettes - think ruffly skirts and dresses with Doc Martens. Gorgeous lace with chains and spikes. Hard and soft, together in one of the most magical combinations....


Monochrome Pistachio


I love purple. I love red. Sometimes even or…

5 Ways To Pamper Yourself This Fall

I am so ready for autumn - you have no idea. But I also recognize that this time of year can be stressful for a lot of people. It's the beginning of the school year, it's the end of the fiscal year and time to balance budgets in a lot of companies, illnesses like the flu ramp up again and Seasonal Affective Disorder rears its ugly head.

Those of you who can't fully enjoy the autumn season have my sympathy. This post is for you.

Well, it's for all of us really, but especially for you! 

Here are 5 relaxing ways you can pamper yourself this fall:

1. Start Dry Brushing

Not only is dry brushing great for exfoliating your skin, it also increases blood flow and stimulates the lymphatic system which can boost your immune system and your mood.

2. Paint Your Nails a Fall Color

Put away the creme polishes and the barely there pink and nude shades, autumn is the time to break out the vampy reds, purples, and blacks. Copper is a good choice for those wanting to stay in neutral territ…

Some More Unpopular Opinions

Can you believe this is Round 4 of my Five Unpopular Opinions series? You can find the previous three here, here and here - make sure to give them a read and fight me on any you disagree with. That's the whole point, after all.

So, your favorite internet contrarian is back with five more opinions you likely won't agree with. Let's get started:


1. Bernie Sanders is a schmuck and so are all his "bros".
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2. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are actually good. (The ones from Caribou, anyways...)
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3. Korean Red Pepper belongs on everything. Eggs. Mac'n'cheese. Pizza. Chocolate. EVERYTHING.
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4. Summer is a terrible season.
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5. Self-tanner looks horrible on most people. 


Disagree with me? Perfect!