Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's not a secret, there are an overwhelming amount of great companies out there. Sometimes A lot of the time I find it hard to even get a sense of all the companies and opportunities that are located in my own "backyard". After doing a little internet-digging I found an article that sums up some of the best companies in Minnesota into a manageable list of "100 Best Companies to Work For". From small, medium, and large-sized firms, this list demonstrates that job satisfaction can be found in almost any environment.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Current events in my life:

Justin visiting
Going to the beach (and successfully not getting burnt)
Volunteering at the Travelers Championship
Cheesecake Factory. need i say more?
Watching the entire Twilight series
Joining a yoga studio
Discovering my love for Panera's Chai Lattes
Going to the science museum and loving every minute of it
Learning lots and enjoying work

Hope life is treating you well!

From the quaint little garden on the rooftop of the science museum

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I don't know about you, but I am always a fan of company's that sell awesome products and do good while selling them. Here are a few companies that are worth mentioning...

"Connecting people to the globe through fabric while giving 
back to the communities that inspire and create their designs."

Threads by The Shine Project
By helping transform the future of at-risk youth, Threads 
employs students to make trendy bracelets so they can 
pay their way through college.

The Home. T
"A stylish way to show your state pride, while helping 
raise money for multiple sclerosis research. 
Not to mention, they are insanely soft and 100% 
USA made."

Monday, June 10, 2013

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine looked a little bit like this...

Good food. Good shopping. Good adventures.
[Side bar, if you have not seen the internship, go see it. Classic Vince Vaugh and Owen Wilson movie that makes Google look like an awesome playground for grown-ups.]

Sunday, June 9, 2013

A few song suggestions for your summer enjoyment...

The Wild Feathers "The Ceiling"
Michael Franti "I'm Alive"
Serena Ryder "Stompa"
The Neighbourhood "Sweater Weather"
Bruno Mars "Treasure"
Ben Howard "Keep Your Head Up"
Captial Cities "Safe and Sound"
The Lone Bellow "Bleeding Out"
Churchill "The War Within"
We The Kings "Just Keep Breathing"

They are all pretty well-known songs, but they're some of my favorites. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Well folks, after five long days without the ol' internet, I finally have it back. It's pathetic, but I'm excited.

First and formost, I have arrived to my internship destination (woo!). Besides being extremely busy over that past week, I won't share many updates on the work front. Partly because I don't think I am allowed to. However, I will say that everyone has been extremely welcoming and kind, especially since I look lost half the time trying to find my way from building to building.

Life on the east side of the States is different, but good. I haven't been able to explore much of the area yet, but that's what this weekend is for. I am excited to hopefully share more pictures and stories throughout my time here. However, since it is repetitive to share photos both on Facebook and here, I'll mostly just  post updates and pictures on this space. Pictures are limited in this post so I'll share a list of my must do's this summer:

Try Dunkin' Donuts
Develop an east coast accent 
(but not permanently)
Learn my way around the office
Find a yoga studio
Visit New York and/or Boston
See the ocean 
Take pictures
Do my best
Have fun 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Photo-taking, Crafting, Painting, Oh my!

(congratulations Jack and Kacie)

Over the past week I put my creative cap on and took advantage of some time off. The first photo is of a wedding gift I made for my roommate that got married this past weekend. I wanted to give the happy couple a gift that wasn't on their registry... so a heart-shaped collage of their engagement photos it was! The project was done using iPhoto and Microsoft Word and was printed and framed at home. How easy is that?! The red flamingo/bird was inspired by a similar painting on Elise Blaha's blog. If you haven't read her blog, it's a must! The beak didn't turn out exactly as planed, but overall it was fun getting to use my paint set again. 

"Curiosity about life in all of its 
aspects is the secret of great creative people"  
-Leo Burnet