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homeless business idea

I really don’t know where I started thinking about this but I have an idea.

If I were a homeless person, I think I would be pretty successful at making dough.

I would have a small table set up with some of the most critical items.  Have you ever been in traffic, wishing you had a mint, a q-tip, a piece of gum, a condom (boys!), a bottle of water, a piece of floss, a hairbrush, some hairspray, a bobby pin, a tampon…. or in my world… lip chap?  There are a handful of car rides where I’ve been so desperate for something that I would absolutely pay $4.00 for it if I pulled thru an off ramp and there was a small table of treasures set up, available for my purchasing.  As long as everything was packaged and clean.. I’m not above paying a pretty penny for something I’m dying for.  Okay, not really dying for… but something I needed real bad.
I don’t know if I was traumatized when I was younger but lip chap seems to be something I must have on my person (can’t stand that phrase) at. all. times.

*of course, this idea would only be feasible if there weren’t gas stations on every block… maybe this is a hicktown, out-in-the-boondocks sort of homeless person opportunity.

I’m silly, you love me,
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weekly iPhone pic drop

It was time to get new shoes.  Yesterday I made the trip down to Runner’s Gate with my Groupon in hand [deal!].  I have bought shoes there before and one of the reasons I love this shop is their attention to detail.  I try on 6 different shoes, walk around the indoor track and my gait is critiqued… the prettiest color doesn’t win… it’s the ones that work for my stride.  Say hello to my new pair of saucony’s.  Many a mile await us.

Ever heard of a fabulously truthful spoken word lady named Andrea Gibson?  Me neither, until I was dragged to an event of hers last weekend [I owe you one, S, really].  She is a breath of fresh air.  I would MUCH rather listen to poems being screamed and shouted and painfully described thru a microphone with hand gestures than read them on a piece of paper.  She is phenomenally talented, this is one of my favorite of hers.  Listen past the first 17 seconds of scatting: you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Anniversary to Masu – my favorite sushi joint in all of MN.  $1 sake shots all around!

A good friend of mine insists on drowning olives in beer and consuming them afterwards.  Now I, too, enjoy this tradition.  [sodium whore].

Ever seen one of these?  A lip chap dispenser?  I’ve seen candy, and pop, and iPods for crying out loud.  But this right here takes the cake.  As a fellow lip chap aficionado… this is a vending machine that belongs in every mall across the world.  Try going a day without applying lip chap… its. not. possible.  #convenience #necessity

We are juicing people.  We are becoming JUICE fanatics!  The juicer is borrowed from my super healthy and inspiring Aunt Beth – but I’m on my way to purchasing my own.  That thing whips up a crazy awesome concoction of carrots, celery, apples, strawberries – into fiber and antioxidant packed gloriousness.  Why did I not do this sooner than the age of 24?

Check out mother nature’s wrath.  I love the cloud concoction she displays over our lake on stormy days.  Brutal.

One pedicure coming right up [LivingSocial].  I don’t care if I can’t understand the words they speak so quickly to one another.  Just massage my calves, paint my nails, and send me on my way.  Love ya.

Kettlebells.  My new favorite exercise buddies!  Picked these up at the local Sports Authority (15% off + $10 Sunday paper coupon…booyah!).  This is my favorite Kettlebell exercise as of late.  Right now I’m rocking out the Hater6 because it’s taking me a bit to work up to the 8s…. but I’ll get there…. BexLife kicks butt!  Try the Hater8!

Last night I was going through emails, one of which was a weekly Kickstarter newsletter.  Check out this guy.  He is a husband and father.  With some seriously talented sketching skills.  I pledged his project and cannot wait to get my hands on a signed copy of his new book, The Antler Boy and Other Stories.  For $25 – you bet I’ll support someone with this skill!

Have a beautiful week!
Happy holidays to my 4/20s 🙂


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weekly iPhone pic drop

Funny how even as your kitchen is torn apart & the momentum in the house at the chaos level, the paper towel roll always ends up in the same spot it has sat for the last 23 years.

Nice weather means time to bike.  My goal is to bike at least once a week (preferably twice [out of 3]) to work… thank God for my Timbuk2 bag that holds my all my stuff.

Who knew the proper way to cut a grapefruit from the peel?  Not this girl – thanks to Jeyk in LA for teaching me a lesson.

Sometimes, on a lazy day, when I’m feeling supportive.  I like to peruse shops on Etsy in search of something I totally don’t need.  I’ll buy something for the sheer sake of supporting a fellow creative human-being in their passions.  Like this lip chap, to add to my 60 other lip chaps [because lip chap is a must].

This is hands down my favorite sports bra, courtesy of Lululemon.

Our house is a construction zone – hard hat not needed.  But that bowl of Cheerios?  Please, go rinse it in the sink and dump the leftover o’s in the toilet while the remodel is in limbo.  K thanks.

Every time I walk through Macy’s I see Martha Stuart is up to no good.  Her wares are beautiful, vintage, colorful, and totally unnecessary.  But that adorable Berry Colander?  I can’t live without it.

“I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.  I got a love and I know that it’s all mine, oh….”

Two days straight of Flavor Auditions.  And being a sneaky spy listening as people sing their heart out in the studio at the back of our 18-wheeler Pepsi X-Factor mobile.

And the beat goes on,


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weekly iphone pic drop

Here’s the shop we’re ordering the bridesmaid’s dresses from for Carla’s wedding.  Flutter in Uptown.  Not only do I love the ‘dress-up’ feeling but they use a Mac.  Win!

Do you know me?  Are we friends?  Then you’ll know I’m hands-down obsessed with lip chap.  EOS is my new favorite brand.  Here’s my stash.  Be jealous. #evolutionofsmooth

Guess who learned how to fish tail?  I have the typical French braid down pat.  The fish tail is a little longer process, maybe because my hair is so long.  I love this look.

The world would not spin if peanut butter did not exist.  I read that somewhere.  I believe it to be true.  The first knife-full is pure bliss.

After last week’s snow dump. I noticed snowmen out for walks on a regular basis.  Creepy.

Peanut Butter Cheerios.  Apparently those exist.  I taste-tested them – they are worthy.

An Apple lover through and through – one of my favorite products is the earbuds with remote & mic.  They make winter running with music a cinch.

Miss Molls opened my eyes to the wonderful world of New Age.  Slightly bubbled, white, crisp, flavorful.  And check out that babe!

Yesterday I went into Superdry for the first time.  Within 4 minutes I spotted, tried on, and purchased my first epic jacket from them.  I’ll be back for more.


I’m a big fan of Kickstarter and all that they stand for.  Funding, following, and supporting creativity all over the world.  I found one today about Instaprint which is a location based photo booth that works hand-in-hand with Instagram.  And as you know, I’m a huge lover of Instagram.  Check them out.  I might have to back that project.

Have a beautiful weekend lovers.



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