• Daily [Dose of Charm] Blog: First Day of Winter Break 12/19/14

    My first evening of winter break was spent in downtown Kansas City ice skating (I didn't even fall once so it was a success)! It was a beautiful night, snow was softly falling and I swear this City's lights are the best ones around! Copyright © 2015 dailydoseofcharm.com
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    December 21, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • The Thought Process of Final Exams (as told by Mean Girls)

    We all have that one final (or multiple if we're super lucky) that everyone knows they are just going to flunk. It might be the teacher, the class, or your lack of motivation during the semester. But the time has finally arrived-finals. It always goes something like this... You're in class and your teacher starts discussing your final exam. You immediately start planning your funeral. Your bestie starts reassuring you "you'll be fine, you're smart, you'll get an A, blah blah blah"…
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    December 18, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Winter Date Ideas (or things to do with friends!)

    Ahh, it's the most wonderful time of the year!!! I know I say this at the beginning of every season, but I love winter! Nothin' quite like being cozy and with the people you love around the holidays, here are some ideas for dates or things to do with friends around this time! 1. Window shopping at a Plaza (or shopping center)  I live in Kansas so I love going to the Kansas City Plaza and walking around! 2. Ice Skating I…
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    December 16, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Daily [Dose of Charm] Blog: Wedding 12/13/14

    Saturday was an amazing day! I absolutely love weddings! Seeing people so in love is a great feeling, and you can't forget about the gorgeous decorations that the bride spends months dreaming of (or years if you're like me, my Pinterest is enough evidence of that). My cousin's wedding was yellow and blue - the decorations were darling! And of course I had my handsome date by my side! I wore an open shoulder dress that I am in love with, it's called…
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    December 15, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Must Haves for a New Puppy! (+links and good deals)

    I got my first puppy of my own last January and let me tell ya, it was tough! I spent hours online trying to prepare myself and research everything I would need. Now it's been (almost) a year since I got Beau and I am here to help you through your first year! Here's what you'll need... Pet Head Paw Wipes So it's no secret: puppies have accidents, and puppies like to walk all over their accidents (gross)! Instead of…
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    December 11, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Wrapping Presents for Dummies (or the uncoordinated like me)

    So I have been alive for 17 years, which means I have had 17 christmases, over 85 family member's birthdays combined (given, I was too young to wrap presents for a lot of those anyways...) and countless other celebrations that have involved giving gifts. Now I LOVE picking out gifts for other people and seeing their face when they open it! Buuut what I don't love is the step inbetween those two, yup - wrapping. I recently got asked to…
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    December 11, 2014 By laurenlindmark
  • Daily [Dose of Charm] Blog: Meet my pup 12/09/14

    Today has definitely been one of those days where I have had 0 motivation to get anything done, blahh. I woke up with a headache and decided-since it is my senior year after all-I would sleep through my first and second hour (Ecology and English). So maybe not the best decision, but I woke up happy and refreshed! Even my pomeranian, Beau, had a lazy morning in his pin. He didn’t bark or complain once that his mom laid in…
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    December 10, 2014 By laurenlindmark