Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Top Five








When it comes to dessert, I don't need cake, cookies or candy, I go right for the ice cream. I'm more a sorbet person, I like light and fruity flavors. And since my favorite Pomegranate Blueberry Sorbet from Trader Joe's is no longer sold in stores, the Euraka Lemon and Marionberries is next in line. Also I just tried Talenti and Arcitc for the first time, they're were so good on the first try they easily beat out a lot of other flavors I like. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

1970's Glam







I love the retro glam look that the owner of this condo in Seattle executes. We're still working on a few things with our apartment so we're experiencing serious apartment envy over here. The bronze accents, the minimalist approach, the black and white color palette. The bookshelf?!! What home projects are you working on?!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up...

 philosophy fiend.
 if you haven't heard about us, please join!!!
other bookish things, we're doing around town. 

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Poem of the Day

As if you were
on fire
from within,
the moon lives 
on the lining 
of your skin. 

-Neruda

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday Morning

There's usually one day a year I love and hate the most and that is the stuffed animal sleepover story time our library throws. It's the longest work day ever because its typically a thirteen/fourteen hour work day for me. I do my regular shift and then it's story time with about a hundred people and then a night of messing up the library and screaming at technology while trying to make a short movie of everything that happened the night before and putting it on the big screen the very next morning for viewing. But then there's the part where kids can't say goodbye to their stuffed animals. They need to think about the possibility of going to sleep without their best friend, and that's really tough. It a big decision, I always say if they're not ready this year they can always come back. I reassure the kids their stuffed animals are going to make new friends and throw a party maybe on the level of Project X. Their little face lights up and they don't want their doll to miss out. They put their friend to bed and leave the library, I always tell Mom (or Dad) that's huge, it's a sign they're growing up! Last night I had a little girl, who took ten minutes to decide if she wanted to leave her tattered monkey at the library, finally she agreed and mom put Monkey to sleep."No, Mom Ellie (the monkey) is not cozy there, she wants to sleep with the giraffes not the teddy bears." There's so many cute moments that make my heart go soft and I want to shed a tear, because I remember those moments. I wish I still that belief system, where the second you turn away you you think your doll has moved. I always dread the second Wednesday every August but the next day when the kids watch all the fun the animals had, I think seriously, this is what I do for a living. I love my job!!!

How have you been this wee?! I don't know about you but this week was filled with highs and lows. Lows not so much the negative but I've been pretty busy between work and the work I have after work. This week started on a high, as usual I love hosting my chapter of the silent book club and one of our readers wrote a very nice article about the local group and the national club so make sure to check that out below. Due to the festivities of yesterday, I'm completely drained. I can't wait to get home and go right to bed!!! Have an excellent weekend and see you next week!!



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this week's favorites...

 I Can - Nas
 Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
 Let Me Blow Your Mind - Eve
 Let Me Love You - Mario
Break You Off - The Roots

Last weekend, I spent the good majority of my Saturday afternoon making music playlists while catching up on a new television show. I made six or seven different genre playlist and few personal favorites, and I have to say the R&B playlist I made has been playing in car or in my house all week long nonstop. What's your favorite current favorite Hip/Hop song?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Life Lately


The ultimate summer bag (that I secretly want to steal from my mom's closet). 

A must have scrub and a relaxing bubble bath.


Getting back into tap dancing

This new Greek Restaurant has become my newest fix. 

Ready for thick socks, cozy sweaters and lit fireplaces.

The next book on my to read list :)


Souvlaki salad on repeat for weeknight dinners.