Thursday, September 30, 2010


I am obsessed with clovers.  For my important races in high school, my dad would find me a 4-leaf clover to wear in my shoe.  I always glance at this patch looking for some more 4-leaf clovers.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I'm not sure what you'd call this body of water that stems off of the river. I always sucked at memorizing those. Anyway, it's gross and covered in algae, but I think it's beautiful because it's green.  Just hold your breath while observing. :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


My inspiration for this project is becoming a crap shoot.  Bed time.

Monday, September 27, 2010


So I'm a cheater mccheaterson. I forgot to take a picture, and this is one I forgot I took about 2 weeks ago, and used a crappy one instead.  Please forgive me.  :)

We tend to have some gorgeous sunsets after storms.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


So I know this is only one photo a day, but I like this one, and then the super edited version of it.  While on a bike ride out of town, the clouds cleared up a bit to let the sun shine through.  I love that the rays are barely peaking through the top right corner.

Friday, September 24, 2010


I got some new kicks.  First time I've broken away from Asics Nimbus shoes in 7+ years.  They make me look fast, right? :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I bought this reusable bag on my yarn run today.  It says Craft, Create, and Conserve.  Love.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The to-go presentation is not nearly as beautiful as the in-person version, but delicious tasting nonetheless.  Sushi:  two shrimp, two salmon, two tuna.  Two spicy tuna handrolls.  Eight california rolls.  Salad.  Miso Soup.  [Not pictured:  Shrimp tempura roll.....droool].  And this typically lasts me 2-3 meals.  Tummy and tastebuds were happy!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This was actually much more beautiful in person than I was able to capture on camera. The sun through the red leaves made the tree look like it was on fire.  I love fall.

Monday, September 20, 2010


So I held my first gun on Monday....for approximately 5 1/2 seconds before it freaked me out.  I decided to make the bullets as non-threatening as possible by making them appear pink and pretty.  I also used them to craft a star-shaped design but this was my favorite.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


To help fill the void that the season finale of True Blood has brought in to my life, I've started reading the books.  I don't think they'll last me through next spring, but it's better than nothing.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Not sure why this is so pretty to me.  I'd love to make artwork out of old bike gears.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I do not like when the moon is in the sky before I'm done with work.  Pooh pooh.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


One of my favorite bridges on my running route reflected (partially) in a puddle after the massive downpour we had.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010


My newest babies before they get to go to their new homes. :(  The toddler scarf on the bottom has got to be the cutest thing *ever.*

Sunday, September 12, 2010


I completed half marathon #9 Sunday morning and my 6th Sioux Falls Half.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Yellow submarine sculpture downtown as part of the Sculpture Walk.


Meet up with some folks from Daily Mile.  Unfortunately I didn't realize my camera was on super duper insanity flash mode, so you can't see the orange image on the right:  a cowbell with the daily mile logo on it made by Joseph.  Super cool.  Ready to go for Sunday's half!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


My first attempt at roasting Brussels sprouts.  It was love.  The lingering smell in my apartment....not so much love....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I've been staring at this little sticky note for the past few weeks now:  my goal time for the half marathon this weekend.  I also had to include one of my Team Green buttons from my fan club.  :)

Monday, September 6, 2010


After my long run, I whipped up a mango, blueberry, strawberry protein smoothie.  Ignore the dirt clumps on my floor. This was taken right where I track in mud from my runs, obvs.


I'm going to be honest, Monday is the first day that I forgot to take a photo.  I realized it this morning when I laced up my running shoes.  So I took an extra for Tuesday's photo.  One of my favorite sculptures outside of my library.  These are a few of my favorite things:  books, ice cream, puppies.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


First and last bonfire of the summer.  Toasting to the sweaty months.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


My idea of a great Saturday night:  pricing/taking inventory of colors of yarn at local stores for my new scarf business.  Barnes & Noble reading up on business ideas for crafty shizz, plenty of note taking, and some fitness magazines.  All I was missing was a Starbucks.  Stupid budget.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Lately I've been pondering picking up a second job to pay for my running/racing addiction.  This afternoon I had a flash of genius, and Scarves for PRs (Personal Records) was born.  Tonight I created my first infinity scarf that I adore.  Will be making and selling custom scarfs so let me know if you're interested!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


One of my top 5 favorite possessions. I would sleep with it around my neck if it wasn't a strangulation threat.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Finally got the Coldstone I've been craving for weeks.  
Cake batter ice cream with strawberries = perfection.


The idea of this photo was stolen from my friend Kathryn who did a similar (and amazingly awesome) black and white version the day of our "bookworm" photo shoot.  I love 'Arry Potta.