A Day At A Time

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You know you’re going to have a good day when your sisters send you a message that reads “Cancel everything you’re doing. We’re going shopping with mom!!“. Plans like that sure are hard to beat. Mom and sisters picked me up from my apartment in the mini-van, and we cruised around the streets of southern Minneapolis looking a whole lot like soccer moms on our way to pick up some more orange slices. Mini-vans will do that to ya. And we embraced it.

Sure, we shopped for clothes and jewelry and encouraged my babiest sister to buy a coffee mug shaped and painted like a doughnut {because, well, DUH.}, but we spent most of our time browsing the furniture and home decor in stores like Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Restoration Hardware. You guys. How can anyone walk through those stores and not contemplate abandoning their little apartment and buying/building a brand new house that they can share with their redheaded husband and their future redheaded babies?! I mean seriously. I was snapchatting Darebear like a crazy woman. There were couches, sofas, kitchen tables, end tables, mirrors, bed frames, etc. that I wanted to throw into the mini-van and bring back to our apartment. I was dreaming of future Thanksgivings at our kitchen table, puppies running around the backyard, our kids’ birthday presents in the living room, and other sappy family scenes as I ventured from one part of the store to the next. It’s fun to dream about the future. Dreams help shape the goals you make in the present. Darrin came home from work and I gushed some more about office furniture and pizza ovens and kids’ bedrooms and future Christmas decorations…he just nodded, gave me a smirk, and said “A day at a time, Gracie.”

He’s right. As usual. We’ve got a sweet thing going here in good ol’ Minneapolis, and we’ve got a few years to go before we’d be able to afford a home.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t sign up for a Zillow account! 😉

Also, Mellow World Handbags is have a major flash sale today through tomorrow only! Check out their great selection of handbags, and take an extra 10% off the already discounted prices using promo code MW10SGCEF ! You can read about my love for Mellow World here, here, here, hereaaaand here ! High fives for discounts!

Hope you have a great rest of your day! You can recreate my look below!


  • Reply Alecia Mariana August 12, 2014 at 9:48 am

    You look gorgeous! The color of that top is perfect on you!


    La Joie de
    Vivre by Alecia Mariana

    // Bloglovin

    • Reply Grace Beekman August 13, 2014 at 7:35 am

      Thanks so much, girly! Pink is so fun for summer!

  • Reply Emily Rhodes August 12, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Love your shirt and necklace! Such a cute look!

    Emily at Style Cubby

  • Reply Natalia Bosch August 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Lovely post.

    Lots of love.


  • Reply Hayley Larue August 12, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Your hair looks so beautifully full! I’m jealous!


  • Reply jennifer prod August 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    such a fun post – crushing on that gold necklace, and love how much fun you have “house-dreaming” while shopping – i’ve got the same bug 🙂

    • Reply Grace Beekman August 13, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Thanks girl! I usually never wear necklaces…so it’s fun to find one that I like! And three cheers for house-dreaming! 😉

  • Reply Lauren August 12, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Soo, you have amazing hair girl! Just wanted to start off with saying that. LOL. You are also rocking this outfit. I love the pink top (color is great on you) and those wedges are perfect for Summer. Great look!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

    • Reply Grace Beekman August 13, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Thanks so much, girl! Can you believe the wedges are from Target?! High five for affordable shoes! 😉

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