Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Morning

Happy Friday!!! How was everyone's week? For the first time in months, I had an entire week to myself (besides the usual programming) and it was so nice to get a lot of work done without interruptions. I'm also over the moon that the temperature has dropped and I can now sleep under my sheets without sweating, seriously I don't need triple digits in March! And with my trip in less than a month, I'm getting a new hairdo because, well it was just time and I'm walking again so hopefully I will have shed a little bit of weight by then. Oh, and perhaps the best news besides putting all my energy into our local silent book club, my coworkers and I have a date tonight to start putting together our newest project. I'll keep you posted :)






this week's favorites...





Billie Dove, Ida Lupino, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Jane Russell, what do all these women have in common? One notorious womanizer, Howard Hughes. Listening to the most fascinating mini series on The Many Loves of Howard Hughes.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Top Five





Most all of high school and going into college, I stuck to wearing mostly Benefit products. And until my sister became my makeup guru, I only wore Dandelion, which if I'm being honest is still my favorite blush. My sister recently introduced me to Becca products a few months ago and I've been wearing this light pink shade which has a slight undertone of highlight in it and it is gorgeous. It goes  so naturally with my skin color. I recently ordered a few Canmake blushes, they're really fun and reasonably priced compared to the other four choices. 

(1,2,3,4,5)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Morning Routines

When it comes to my morning routine, I'm not exactly thrilled to say it's a little chaotic. Lately, I find it hard getting out of bed. In fact I'm waking up only to have enough time to get ready for work, brush my teeth and head out the door. Translation: go to sleep earlier so you can wake up earlier. Are you an early bird or would you rather sleep in.

1. Actually make breakfast and sit at the kitchen table and eat. This pretty much only happens on weekends now.  Although, I set my alarm for six in the morning I actually get up closer to seven now, therefore I'm rushed for breakfast. Even if it's just yogurt or oatmeal give yourself fifteen or twenty minutes to sit down, eat your breakfast and read the paper or whatever book you're reading.

2. A little bit of movement. If you can get up early enough to add a walk or run to your morning routine, you are awesome. However if you only have a few minutes, add a little bit of stretching/yoga to your morning routine.

3. Clean up one area of your room before you leave for the day. If there is one thing I don't like, it's coming home to a mess or an unmade bed but sometimes it happens. So before you head out the door, clean up a corner that's been bothering you so you know you won't have to deal with it later. 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

London: 3 Spots



 The first stop on the itinerary for our trip to Europe next month starts in London. My sister and I have a friend living and studying at a university in London, so we'll be staying and visiting with her for a few days and I'm determined to eat good food (my last trip abroad, I ended up losing weight mostly because I was eating at Americanized restaurants), especially loading up on pastries.  Since I mostly follow travel and traveler's instagram accounts, these are are few places on my radar. Don't worry I've provided a link to each of their pages so you can swoon over the gorgeous interiors as well. Have any other recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated.

Milk: A quaint but popular brunch place, it's famous for it's minimalist but chic style. I hear the pancakes are out of this world. Hello Belham...

Sketch: So I definitely saved these restaurants on my phone mostly because of the design. This place is entirely pink with some quirky looking bathrooms. An 18th century townhouse team room which turns into a cocktail lounge in the evening, now that's my kind of place. We will definitely be stopping in Wayfair to dine at Sketch. 

Aubaine: The first time I came across this restaurant on the gram it was because of the all white interior and hanging lavender. A stylish and French restaurant, I'll definitely be picking up some fresh baked bread and pastries. 



When in London

Literally in just a few weeks I'll be heading across the pond to spend time with college friends, to sight see and explore a few European cities and I cannot wait. As a librarian and history major, you can imagine every museum and library is on my bucket list but with three other girls who could care less about bookish things and art galleries, I would love some recommendations of things to do, places to see and visit and even check out some great non-touristy things to do while staying in London. Flood the comments and send emails to sarahobrien.mlis@gmail.com, I would greatly appreciate all suggestions. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up...

 a relaxing and cozy weekend.
 snacking lately consists of caprese like crostinis.
 this soundtrack on repeat literally all weekend.
 currently reading this beautifully illustrated book.
finally in bloom...

(images via instagram)