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Insta-Lately and the Polar Vortex

Hey guys! I hope you all had a fantabulous weekend!

So as most of you have probably heard (if you haven’t been hiding out under a rock), “winter is coming.”

We, as in most of the U.S., is about to or has already been hit with a massive cold front. They’re calling it the Polar Vortex (I think I went on that ride at Six Flags once) and it’s supposed to bring super cold and chilly temps along with the white, fluffy stuff to pretty much every state with the exception of South Florida, Hawaii, pockets in the southwest and Alaska (what?!?!).

If you need me, I’ll be sipping mai-tais in Anchorage.

I don’t know about you, but I am SOOOOO not ready for all of this winter business.

Like, at all.

We went from the sun-filled days of summer to the blustering, snowy ones of winter within a span of a week.

It seems as though it was fall that was hiding under that rock.

Mother Nature can be a donkey sometimes, can’t it?

The good news: After four hours at the tire shop (I guess the rest of Colorado had the same idea) and $500 later (ouch!), my car is at least ready for the snow and ice. In addition to new treads, hot chocolate season is in full effect in my house, along with warm fuzzy slippers and sugar cookie-scented candles. I’m not gonna lie; it smells like a full-on frosting factory at chez Wendi. The other good news is that the sudden chill in the air and the snow on the ground has given me permission to get Chrisma-fied! I usually try to wait until at least Turkey Day to even start thinking about my most favorite holiday in the history of ever, but I am finding it harder and harder to quell the decorations, the gifts, the cards, and yes, even the music.

Kenny G, I’m talking to you buddy!

*P.S. Carol of the Bells is my favorite Christmas song, btw. The version by Trans-Siberian Orchestra is THE BEST! It just hits you, all the way down to your toes!

**P.P.S. I’m SOOOO doing this to my apartment this year. My neighbors will LOVE it!

But before I get too ahead of myself, I wanted to share with you a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole bunch of other thangs through the lense of my Instagram.

Here’s what’s been happening Insta-Lately 🙂

Before Mr. Frosty makes it’s chilly way over here, I wanted to sneak in one final hike. I still have to pinch myself at the beauty that is Colorado. I mean, breathtaking. Just breathtaking.


No, YOU didn’t eat that cupcake off of the floor! Everyone knows there’s a 50 second rule when it comes to any type of baked good. Or chocolate. Or potato chip.


Yesterday my Packers kicked the snot out of da Bears during Sunday night football. Best way to end the weekend in my opinion: Pizza, min-me wine bottle and a victory! #ImSoFancy


You can check out all of my other shenanigans here on my personal Instagram account: @wjhansen87

Have a great Monday, everyone (and stay safe and warm! Unless you’re in Alaska then have a Pina Coloda for me!)

First World Probs

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Getting stuck behind kids at Yogurtland.

Ice in ice trays.

Wasting a good outfit and/or hair day on a subpar event/person.

When your IG feed won’t refresh and you’re stuck with photos you’ve already seen.

Chick-fil-a being closed on Sundays.

Pooping without your cell phone.

A prematurely chipped shellac mani.

Thinking of a clever hashtag.

Summer = swamp ass

Putting yoga pants on backwards because I wear them so often that the printed tag on the back has worn off.

Wanting to belt out Alanis Morissette’s Hand in my Pocket but never correctly singing what the other hand is doing. Is it giving a high five? Smoking a cigarette? Hailing a taxi cab?

Binge watching season 1 of (enter stupid drama here) in approximately 10 hours, and being devastated that season 2 is not available.

Running out of skips on Spotify.

When the shower water is too cold, but moving the dial one fraction to the right? My skin burns off.

Having to stop and get gas. Double struggle if it’s rainy/windy/cold.

Knowing I have a full DVR waiting for me at home, but having to go do things like, work.

Starbucks without a drive-thru.

Daily functions that require putting on a “real” bra and/or “real” pants.

Forgetting to charge my laptop, so I have to look at Pinterest and Facebook on my phone.

Messing up the rap part in my favorite pop songs.

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