Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'm baaaaack!

Last week was midterms, and although I surprisingly only had one test, the week ended up being really busy and my head was just not on straight.

The result from this was a little break from something I have grown to love so much - this here blog!

All of your sweet comments made me smile though, it was seriously so nice of you to say to take the time off and that you'd still be here when I came back. It just reminded me so much of why I love the blogging community!

Now, I am back and ready to blog again! When I take days off I miss reading your comments so much! My email is so quiet, and it's just really weird. I've grown quite addicted to hearing reading what you think about whatever it is I have decided to vent/write/review/tell-everyone on the internet.

I was going through my phone the other day and found a TON of pictures specifically taken for blog posts that were never written... so instead of writing about what I was going to write about (because, uhh, most of the subjects would not make sense anymore) I figured I would share the photos!
October 1st us girls all got together and headed up to Ames to tailgate for the Iowa State/Texas game. It was such a blast and I took SO MANY pictures!
We ate walking tacos, drank lots of beer, then switched to Monsters and water (complete with the coozie) and ate some more before heading out to walk it all off...

After eating way too much food tailgating we walked around Ames and visited some of our favorite places. One including my old sorority house. They've updated it and remodeled some and it looks fabulous!

We ate a lot of yummy food last weekend while up in Minneapolis celebrating Lesli's birthday. In true blogger fashion, I took pictures of just about everything that graced my lips (and now hips, ha!)
We also did some shopping - because one cannot spend time in Minneapolis and NOT shop! One of my absolute favorite places to window shop and drool over the gorgeous pretties is Anthropologie. I wish we had one in Des Moines, but... it's probably a good thing. It's fun to look at, but much too expensive for my taste.

I found these pictures on my iphone from the state fair and I couldn't resist posting. I think they're so pretty!

Do you like taking pictures? Do you carry around a camera or just use your phone?

11 comments:

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I love Anthropologie! I went to KC to visit a friend and we just wandered around touching and admiring everything...but yeah. It's a tad expensive, even the stuff on sale! But..they are totally my style; the slouchy sweaters, the dresses....sigh.

And helloooo butter cow! I never made it to the fair but I heard about the butter cow! Was it everything they promised it would be?

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love Anthro. I was just there on Sunday! I got an apron for my aunt and resisted buying anything else - even a coat that was on clearance! The self control! Like Kyria said, it's totally my style as well. I just wish it wasn't so darn expensive!

I carry my iphone with me at all times, so thatis how i take most of my photos. My point & shoot is on it's last leg, so I don't take many photos with it...

Marisa A. said...

This post contains all of my favorite things, Iowa State Cyclones, Minneapolis, drinks with friends and FOOD!!! You've been one busy lady!

Jenn said...

How funnnn! Awesome pics--love the apron! Glad you're back. :D

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I used to carry around my point-and-shoot but my iPhone takes such good pictures I just use it now! I love taking pictures and have taken well over 1000 in the 6 months since I got my iPhone!

Welcome back by the way :) Hope you had a good blogging break. Sometimes I just need to step back from blogging when it becomes more stressful than fun!

Suz said...

Cute! I love the pics! I never take my camera anymore (maybe when I get one of those big fancy smancy cameras). But I need to remember to take more pictures in general when I am out and about.

Kara said...

I looove taking pictures. My husband always calls me a "typical Asian" because I have to take pictures of everything, lol!

I carry a point-and-shoot in my bag but most of the time I use the camera on my cellphone. It takes too long to rummage around in my bag for my regular camera! And I only bring out my DSLR on special occasions.

Stephany said...

I almost never have my camera on me anyway, so now that I have my own fancy schmancy iPhone, I look forward to taking MUCH better pictures than my Blackberry would give me. :)

So happy to have you back! Breaks are much-needed sometimes.

Angie said...

I like to take pictures, but sometimes I can be too lazy to load them. Now that I have an iPhone, lol, watch out!

Mandy said...

I love taking pictures but for some reason lately (ok, and most of the summer) was a completely slacker. It was just more important for me to be in the moment than capturing it.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad to see your back and had a great time!!! Are you using diptic? I love that app for photos!