brutal honesty hour.

Hellllooo Sunday morning! Below is a prompt that I found on Pinterest and thought I’d try out (with some edits). Please comment your thoughts and suggestions for new blog posts below! Also, if you’re feeling inclined, take 10-15 minutes today to fill this out yourself! xx, miranda.

a: if I’m in love.


b: who the last person I talked to on the phone was.

my sister.

c: how long it’s been since I’ve been kissed.

2 days.

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valentine’s day on a budget.

hi loves! below are lists of cheap ideas for you and your boo-thang, you and your galentines, or just for YOself! xx, mir.

  • go to Target and read all of the Valentine’s Day cards under the “romance funny” section. you’ll be rollin’.
  • make dinner together, have some chocolate-covered strawberries, and put in a movie.
  • participate in a wine & painting class.
  • get a take-out meal + play a game of truth or dare.
  • see a comedy show.
  • buy valentine’s pjs and make breakfast (for breakfast) or breakfast (for dinner).

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5 + 5 + 5.

5 of my favorite songs right now

Hair Body Face — Lady Gaga

1999 — Charli XCX

Chapters — Brett Young

Girl Like You — Jason Aldean

SICKO MODE — Travis Scott

5 of my favorite things to eat right now

protein pancakes


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an activity.

In one of my classes today, my professor asked us to introduce ourselves to the class and then share 3 words that describe us. I thought of the 3, but wanted to think of some additional things to share with you all. Please comment some of your attributes/words that might be surprising to me or others!

(P.S. This is a great self-care activity.) XX, Mir.


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little bits of advice.

H A P P Y   F R I D A Y.

Here are some things that I did recently that made me appreciate my last few days off before my second quarter of grad school begins!

  • Watch the Taylor Swift reputation stadium tour on Netflix. Brought tears to my eyes. Her talent, voice, lyrics, and stage presence is absolutely incredible. I have loved her ever since her first album when she started out in the country genre. It is 2 hours long, so hop on a treadmill or paint your nails while watching!
  • If you want a cookie, go treat yourself. Just don’t overdo it 😉
  • Never underestimate the endorphins from a leisurely walk outside.
  • For my ladies: wearing lipstick can make you feel like a bada**

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book list!!

Good morning loves.

In 2018, I wanted to read more books. Below is a list of the 20 that I did read and the 2 that I anticipate finishing before the new year!

  1. Love the One You’re With – Emily Giffin
  2. It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover
  3. The Light We Lost – Jill Santopolo
  4. Baby Proof – Emily Giffin
  5. Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover
  6. November 9 – Colleen Hoover
  7. The Sun and Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur
  8. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur
  9. Storyteller – Jodi Picoult
  10. Confess – Colleen Hoover
  11. Maybe Not – Colleen Hoover
  12. Without Merit – Colleen Hoover
  13. Maybe Someday – Colleen Hoover
  14. Slammed – Colleen Hoover
  15. Have a Little Faith – Mitch Albom
  16. Point of Retreat – Colleen Hoover
  17. This Girl – Colleen Hoover
  18. Hopeless – Colleen Hoover
  19. Skinny Bitch – Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin
  20. The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch

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finishing up.

Hi loves! Below are some updates on my life! I hope you’re staying warm, cozy, and feeling the magic of the holiday season. XX, Mir

What I’ve been up to:
  • Went to Indy two weekends ago for my mom’s holiday work party, the Big Ten Championship game, and Christmas card pics!
  • Celebrated my love’s birthday with a sushi dinner and Brett Eldredge Christmas concert at The Chicago Theatre.
  • Found a hair salon and got my first haircut since I’ve moved. (Kind of a big deal since I’ve gone to the same stylist at home since I was 10!)
  • Went to the Christkindl market with a long-time friend. Christmas in the city is so fun!
  • Bought a tree, stockings, and candles to cozy up the downtown apartment.
  • Jim and I had brunch with my godmother and her husband last weekend. Never underestimate the goodness of a homemade snickerdoodle!
  • Saw Instant Family at the movie theater. I definitely recommend seeing it!
  • Listened to Brett Young’s new album Ticket to L.A. Check it out if you love country music and want to switch up your go-to playlist!

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