2016 on Instagram

Once again, another year has flown by… 2016 you’ve been both an amazing and awful year. I’ve learned so much this year and am excited to apply this knowledge to this upcoming year.

Just like last year, I’m going to share a recap of this past year via Instagram photos. (View 2015’s recap here!)

January:

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Trevor + I enjoyed exploring Cave Point in Door County along with getting some sick shots of my dear friend Ana.

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It snowed… a lot.

February:

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I got addicted to La Croix..

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I turned 21 (finally) + celebrated with friends at the casino!

March:

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I started embroidering! Above are a few of my pieces that I started on.

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I babysat/dogsat for my cousins over their Spring/Easter Break.

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Trevor + I tried Rusty Taco for the first time (it’s amazing and one of our fave taco joints in town).

April:

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I completed my practicum at Hand in Hand and had enjoyed planning my lessons during my time there.

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Trevor got us tickets to Outcry 2016 at Xcel Energy Center. We got to hear Taya Smith (from Hillsong) sing Oceans.. Yes, I cried like a baby.

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My honey turned 22 (and I got these new glasses).

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Trevor + I saw The Summer Set.

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Trevor graduated from McNally! I’m so proud of to be this man’s wife.

May:

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I got to stand up with my best friend, Ana as she married the love of her life.

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Trevor + I tried Insomnia Cookies for the first time. #addictedscreen-shot-2016-12-30-at-3-42-05-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-30-at-3-42-16-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-30-at-3-42-30-pmscreen-shot-2016-12-30-at-3-42-41-pm

Trevor + I went to Washington DC/NYC for about a week. It was a fabulous trip and I want so badly to go back.

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Trevor + I saw The 1975 for the second time.. I cried during Robbers and half of the set.

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My little sister graduated from high school!

June:

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Trevor + I enjoyed St. Paul’s downtown farmers’ market.

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I drank some Kinky while Trevor + I went to the Saints game with some great drink rail seats.

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Katherine hosted her graduation party.

July:

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We celebrated that I completed all of my education testing this summer!

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Trevor + I got further involved in wedding photography + videography.

August:

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The kiddos at Hand in Hand made a Thank You sign for the student workers at the end of the summer.

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Sarah moved back into Concordia (so glad she wasn’t in Spain this past semester).

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Sarah + I got bottomless mimosas at Bonfire on Grand.

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Trevor + I enjoyed the Minnesota State Fair!

September:

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I wrote a lot of lessons at TFL…

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I tried making pumpkin loaf for the first time + it turned out fantastically!

October:

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I hung out with dearest Ana before she headed out to Cali.

November:

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I got a hair cut!

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I took photos at the Pentatonix concert + LOVED their opener Us the Duo.

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I made sure I looked extra great for Thanksgiving!

December:

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I attended my final 908 service as a student + said see ya later to Katrina as she leaves to student teach in Grafton.

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Trevor had Chinese + Monopoly date night.

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CHRISTMAS!

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Goal writing for 2017 has begun!

 

I hope your 2016 was as delightful as mine (if not more).
Here’s to 2017!

XO Elisebeth

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My 6 Favorite Instagram Accounts

If you know me, you know I’m all about those photos – and yes, that applies to Instagram photos as well. I do not discriminate toward social media photos because some of the best are showcased there and motivate me to actually go do something with my life.

So, I thought I would share with you my 6 favorite Instagram accounts, and why I love them!

beating50

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wildfieldpaperco

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mamawatters

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mrsalexapriske

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sheholdsdearly

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jacmurdockdesigns

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So why are these my favorites? Well, it’s pretty simple. They’re all very family and home oriented and very inspirational. Some for their love, others for their design. Also, many of them have fantastic accompanying websites, which are all linked through their instagrams – so go check them out! Seriously, shoutout to these people for being inspirational.

 

December Instagram Challenge

Today is December 1 – how insane!
I cannot believe that 2015 is coming to a close already. This year has been beyond wonderful and I have created so many awesome memories.

To close out 2015 I am taking part in The Bloom Workshop‘s December Instagram Challenge. I did October’s, although not very well, and I am excited to participate in this month’s challenge!
Here is the challenge:


You can follow @bloomtheworkshop on Instagram for future challenges as well as their posts for this month’s!
I’ll be posting my Candles picture later today, don’t miss it! You can follow my Instagram too – @hovie06.

Are you participating in this challenge? Leave your Instagram handle in the comments below and I’ll give you a follow!

Happy Instagramming!
XO Elisebeth

Celeb Goddesses

I don’t keep up with much in the world of fashion – my primary goal in regards to that is to not look like a homeless person (although sometimes that’s in). However, I think I would pay a lot more attention to trends if I were rich. These are a few of my current celeb faves when it comes to those in the spotlight:

1. Giuliana Rancic

@giulianarancic Here’s a behind the scenes shot from my @hsn photo shoot a few months ago… So excited these #GbyG cardigans have finally debuted! Link to purchase in my bio 🙂
@giulianarancic Jean lovers!!!!! My best selling boyfriend jean is back in stock today!!! Get urs before sizes run out. Size 0 to 24 available in three different finishes. Woo-hoo! Shop here: http://tinyurl.com/oc3nb94 or click link in my bio. @hsn (jacket also available at HSN.com under Rancic)

Eventually I will get around to reading her autobiography, Going Off Script – but for now I will have to live in her glory via Instagram. Seriously check out her beautiful Instagram account (she posts lots of pictures of her son, Duke!): @giulianarancic. I am also super in love with her haircut!

2. Blake Lively

@blakelively This is my favorite piece Lindsey Thornburg and I collaborated on for @preserve_us Which is yours?? 👗#PayNoAttentionToTheGarlicAioliPestoHeavenChickenSandwichInTheFrontRightCorner #PunkyBrewsterHasNothingOnMyShoeGame
@blakelively Super proud of the shirt Lindsey Thornburg and I collaborated on for @preserve_us ! (Tip: open your mouth when you smile –like you’re having the time of your life– when you’re, in fact, terrified you’re going to break your ankle because of what an epic-ly uncoordinated person you are. I are. Am. I am ….but we’re not talking about me. Of course. This is just a random tip. 😬🙇😳)

I watched all of Gossip Girl last year, which is where my deep love for Blake is rooted. She has the perfect body which makes her style flawless. Her Instagram is always a good look too: @blakelively. If you’re looking for someone with some prime #hashtags – look no further! (Note: both of these pieces feature Lindsey Thornburg outfits, however, I love more than just those!)

3. Taylor Swift

@taylorswift Real love. @serayah @haimtheband @lordemusic @halstonsage
@taylorswift Wandering around Catalina with my favorite people to wander around with. @lordemusic @graciegold95 @haimtheband @jaime_king

Who doesn’t love T-Swift’s fashion? If you don’t, well go live under a rock. Seriously though, everything is so spot on. Plus her music isn’t half bad either 😉 Unfortunately she rarely posts pictures of her outfits in daily life. She has tons of show pictures posted or outings with friends – so I tried the best I could to show some of the stuff I like through her Instagram: @taylorswift.

4. Sadie Robertson

@legitsadierob can’t wait for my new rain boot line with Roma to hit stores this fall! for each pair bought a child in poverty will get a pair. we are going to give poverty the boot. so honored to be apart of a great way to give back. #givepovertytheboot. 7.2.15
@legitsadierob to everyone I’m about to meet at Rush in Meansville, Georgia I want to take this time to personally apologize for my terrible horrible no good very bad hair day. 5.9.15

I don’t watch Duck Dynasty at all – I actually get super annoyed by it…but I love Sadie! She is how girls need to grow up. She has wholesome values and is modest. She respects herself because she knows God’s love! Honestly I wish I could be more like her. Another awesome point about her is her awesome sense of style! Check out her Instagram: @legitsadierob

These are my top 4 celeb goddesses! Who would you call a celeb goddess?

Blogs & Instagram 

Today I decided to scroll for Instagram, like every other day. I came across this Fab Bloggers post. It’s a circle of bloggers who ask questions and generate conversation with other bloggers. So I went through a good chunk of the circle posts and answered questions. 

One of them asked who our favorite bloggers are. 

This has an obvious answer for me. 

I used to blog through Blogger before switching to WordPress. I still check my Blogger account for one reason-to check on the blogs I followed through that account. My favorite of the ones I follow is Absolutely Arkansas by a beautiful lady named Kylie. 

She’s always blogging about the adorable DIY tasks she’s doing to beautify her home. It makes me wish I was craftier. I started following her blog over a year ago, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in regards to blogs. Originally I think I found her through a video referenced on Pinterest dealing with hair products. I’m always looking for solutions to make mine healthier. 

So after I posted on Instagram that she’s my go to blog, she posted this comment on one of my pictures.  


And just as much as my comment made her day, her comment made mine!

Who knows, maybe someday I’ll catch a plane to Arkansas and meet my blog idol. 😉