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I Left My Heart In Minnesota… sort of.

Time commitment: 15-30 minutes
Cost: Free-$15, depending on how many supplies you need to buy
Ease of activity: 7/10
“Re-Pin” Worthiness: 9/10

They say that there are 2 seasons in Minnesota: winter and road construction. While I love the summers here, I can’t say I’ve ever been a huge fan of the cold and snow that comes with almost half of the year. As I prepare for graduation in May and look at finding a job, I find myself attracted to Washington DC and all it has to offer in the realm of political communications. I love the area and can not wait to transition into living away from home for the first time (because let’s be honest an hour away from home for college is really not being totally “away.”) However, I will always be a Minnesota girl at heart. The fishing off the end of the dock, wakeboarding, swimming, snowboarding and snowmobiling will always be fond memories, even while I’m climbing the ladder in our nation’s capitol. I decided that this week would be an appropriate time to make the below pin, so I have something to take with me when I move!


How adorable are these?! As you may have read, I’m kind of in love with glitter… so I was really looking forward to this craft! Here’s how I did it.

Construction/scrapbooking paper
A print out of your state (an outline works great!)
Glue (I used Mod Podge because apparently I don’t own Elmer’s glue)
A brush to smooth out the glue
A frame (if you want to, not necessary)

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I cut out the outline of Minnesota and then covered it in Mod Podge. I then dumped glitter onto it and pressed it down.

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While that was drying, I cut my background paper down to the size of my frame. I also cut out a tiny little heart to glue on in over the area of my hometown. Once the glitter was stable, I Mod Podged it onto the background and also placed the heart. It turned out pretty well!

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Have you ever moved far from home? Across the country? What advice would you give me as I prepare to make my move?

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Meet the Other Sarah: Politics, Beauty and Sparkles

Photo courtesy of Nina Francine Photography

Photo courtesy of Nina Francine Photography

Hey! I’m Sarah. Like the other Sarah (Metraus), I am a senior public relations major at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. I’m a political junkie and plan on making the transition to DC shortly after I graduate in May. I would love to work for an elected official on Capitol Hill or in a private organization doing political communications. At the moment I am interning for a congressional campaign in Minnesota Congressional District 6, my home district. If I could have any job in the world, I would love to be the White House Press Secretary (a la C.J. Cregg).

Outside of classes and my internship, I also juggle a part-time job, being Media Coordinator of the University of Northwestern College Republicans, being a director of the Youth Leadership PAC, finding time to catch up on all the TV I miss during the week (which ranges from The Bachelor to the Big Bang Theory), finishing my homework, and getting an adequate amount of sleep. Bringing me chocolate, coffee/tea, or  to the gun range will probably make you my new best friend.

I love Pinterest, like most twenty-something females! I pin a lot of beauty ideas, clothes, and sparkly things. No seriously, there is an entire board dedicated to sparkly things. I hope to discover a bunch of new things through writing on this blog and can’t wait to see how things go!

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