Author Archives: Meredith Rines

Don’t let the rain come down on me

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I went camping and floating this past weekend.  Sometimes it’s nice to get away with friends where there is no cell phone reception. The float was great, 4-6 hours floating in a plastic tube with a drink in my hand. Nothing better!

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Then again, sometimes it’s nice to be indoors when the wind decides to pick up, rain starts to pour, and thunder & lightening battle all night long.

You see what I see


Just cleaning out my iPhone

1) St. Louis Zoo – my favorite attraction isn’t even one of the animals.



2) One tired pup after a long trip in St. Louis











3) Well… a selfie of the awesome earrings that my MOM let me borrow

I see a fish



I really like clouds. Something about them… perhaps their appeal is just simply trying to see shapes.

Carrie Bradshaw, how I want your wardrobe


This outfit might be one of my all time favorites from Carrie Bradshaw.  I think this fall I may have to attempt to pull a similar look off.

Oh I cannot wait for fall!  I’m going to need more inspiration like this to get me through these hot days.

Source: The Coveteur

Bring your A game

My new @WarbyParker glasses came in. I'm in love!
“The table is really crowded, so whatever you are bringing it better be good.”



The above picture really has nothing to do with the quote.  However, those are my new fabulous Warby Parker glasses.  And, I may be a bit biased, but I think they look pretty nifty on… perhaps makes me look more awake and bushy-tailed. … Something that someone on their A game would look like.  Perhaps.

Pretty much sums it up…

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes … the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. … You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. … They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

– Steve Jobs

Walking in a daze


I woke up early Saturday and headed to one of my favorite streets in Springfield.  There is a massage school there and they give the best one-hour massages on a budget.

After I have completely lost all ability to think properly and some motor skills I wandered outside.  I decided to do some more wandering and snapped some pictures.


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So, after a nice morning of relaxation and walking around in a daze I spent the remainder of the day running errands.


Commercial Street

The last two pictures are of a historic firehouse that is absolutely breathtaking. My good friends got married there about 2 years ago and the inside is just a unique as this little garden.

Mani color for the week


Each weekend I try to have some me time by giving a DIY manicure. This week I went with Sinful Colors in Be Happy. Here’s to hoping this week will be a happy one.

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From Tumblr to WordPress


I’ve enjoyed my time with Tumblr, but as I transition from mainly pictures I thought it was time to transition my blog as well.  Bare with me as I learn WordPress and get merethegrad up and running.

In the meantime, check out to get to know me a bit more.

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