Weekly Wishes // 50


Happy Wednesday, folks! Every week for quite some time now,  I’ve been checking in and sharing my list of goals for the week to see what I accomplished.

Life is good. Crazy. but good.

Last weeks goals…

1. Have another successful engagement photoshoot. I did! I’ll share some pics soon!!

2. Get some stuff done in the gardens. I didn’t really…. I’ve been so so so busy.

3. Make a really really good meal. I made a few but didn’t photograph them to share in this space. It gets dark so early now for taking photos of food!

This week’s goals… .

1. Get through the next few days. I’ve been working like mad. Seriously. I have a few days off coming up and plan to take them totally offffff of work.

2. Get the garden prepped for fall. I am so behind.

3. Read. I started reading the Rebel Girl by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. It’s great but I haven’t been reading a whole lot.

4. Incorporate long yoga sessions into my schedule again. I am so much better about this during the cooler seasons.

5. Finished decorating for halloween. I am so stoked..

What are your goals for the week?

Sunday Faves


So now that it’s officially October, I can go on and on about Halloween without anyone complainin’, right? It’s my favorite holiday by far. I’ve been dreaming up craft and decor and costume ideas since last halloween. I actually have two costumes… I’m going to be the beautiful Frida Kahlo, but I also bought the perfect witch dress at a flea market for $2. What Halloween lover can pass up a witch dress for $2?!

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This spell book is a wonderful project idea!!!! I could totally make my own! I have lots of vintage books, I could either design something and re-cover them, or find a cover design print out on etsy (totally just did.) and make one! EEEEEK!

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I want to make these!!!!! I have to find some cat figurines, so they may not be done by Halloween or Dia de los Muertos but still! For next year.

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How stinkin cool is the shadow this casts?!?!

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Yes, I would wear this tee year round.

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This is not a real skull, though it’s molded after a real one. If I were to buy one, I’d inquire as to how they got the skull for the mold, but it’s a stunning necklace and I’d wear it a lot.

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So I’m planning on making a trip into town tomorrow to see if Michaels has this because they’re not available online.

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And this

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And this!!! I’m actually not a big believer in holiday decorating; I think minimalism is the way to go and I’d rather not own many things… But I make exceptions for halloween. I still have Halloween decor hanging out from last year.

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I could fasten something with this! Maybe the long strand of skull beads I’ve already been wearing for months?

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Cutest fabric.

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I’d leave this up year round, for sure.

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This, too!

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And these are so so so cute :)

So, I’m thinking of doing a big halloween mantel set up this year, with skulls, pumpkins, book of spells, and candles; a fenced in graveyard; ghouls hanging in the trees; a skeleton swinging on our front swing; and setting up my ‘boyfriend’, Roger, the man with a skull face that sat on the rocking chair on our front porch last year. Yayyyyyyy, Halloween!!!!!

Taking Stock // September


I saw this on Anna’s blog, Rich As Kings, and loved the idea. She provides a blank one so you can copy and paste and do one too! So I’ve been doing them the last few months and it’s so much fun! I love small, journal-y type things like this!

Kayse Wieneke:

Making: myself slow down

Cooking: things from the garden, mmmmm spaghetti squash

Drinking: green tea with acai

Reading: The Rebel Girl by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Wanting: naps

Looking: forward to Halloween

Playing: with the dogs on the farm

Wasting: no time

Sewing: nothing :/

Wishing: for a few more months of summer

Enjoying: every moment

Waiting: to buy new laces for my snowshoes

Liking: my days off once in a great while.

Wondering: what I’m going to do with my time this summer

Loving: the fall lighting for photos

Hoping: I can squeeze some school in this winter

Marvelling: at the giant moon every night

Needing: more time for sleeping and yoga

Smelling: like fall

Wearing: torn clothes and vintage jewelry

Following: my heart

Noticing: the changing trees and plants

Knowing: that my gardens will be done soon :(

Thinking: about next years gardens haha

Bookmarking: real books

Opening: my heart

Feeling: tired and happy

Weekly Wishes 49


Happy Wednesday, folks! Every week for quite some time now,  I’ve been checking in and sharing my list of goals for the week to see what I accomplished.

I’m in what might be the craziest two weeks of this year as far as my workload. But then it’s smooth sailing for the rest of fall.

Last weeks goals…

1. Relax. I did, but not for long.

2. Get some exercise. I didn’t really. Not intentionally anyway.

3. Get our garlic planted. Yikes. I didn’t. 

4. Keep on track with editing.  I’m a little swamped in a sea of photos but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel .…

This week’s goals… .

1. Have another successful engagement photoshoot. I’m super excited for it. It’s for two of my dearest friends (and they’re adorrrrrable dog).

2. Get some stuff done in the gardens. I am a little behind on weeding/harvesting/fall planting.

3. Make a really really good meal. I have not been spending the time to make elaborate meals, hence the no recipe posting for a long time. Who wants to see how I boil noodles and steam vegetables? But I made some beautiful tomato soup last night that I want to share.

What are your goals for the week?

Friday Faves

friday favorites | arthealth&happiness

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This lapel pin is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

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These earrings are so so cute. They actually look a lot like my friend Julia’s cat, HobbesScreen Shot 2015-09-25 at 9.02.13 PM

This is beautiful. I’ve noticed since I started doing Friday Faves posts that I have a thing for the lunar cycle.

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This pillowcase!!!! It kinda sorta reminds me of this project I did, but cooler!

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This is big and bold and beautiful. I love it.

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These druzy rings are greattttt!

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I’d definitely put this patch on my patch jacket.

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This ring is so so stunning.

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This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.

Weekly Wishes // 48


Happy Wednesday, folks! Every week for quite some time now,  I’ve been checking in and sharing my list of goals for the week to see what I accomplished.

I’m in what might be the craziest two weeks of this year as far as my workload. But then it’s smooth sailing for the rest of fall.

Last weeks goals…

1. Spend some time focusing on my self. I did, but not as much as I’d like..

2. Keep up with my workouts. I had zero time to be aware of exercise!

3. Get any remaining photos that need to be edited finished.  I did, then I had three more shoots with more to come.

4. Enjoy a date night with my niece Sophia.  We had an amazing time.…

This week’s goals… .

1. Relax. I need to take some time for real relaxation.

2. Get some exercise. I said this last week. I need to.

3. Get our garlic planted. 

4. Keep on track with editing.  So many photos .…

What are your goals for the week?

An Engagement Session

So the reason I’m barely posting crafts and recipes anymore is that I’ve been crazy busy with work. So I thought I’d share some of my work with you!

This is one of my favorite engagement sessions I’ve ever done. It was an amazing night.

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If you’re in the Central Minnesota Area and you’re looking for a photographer, contact me at kaysewieneke@gmail.com or kaysewienekephotography.com