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Friday Movies...

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I am in no way afraid to admit that I love Pixar animated movies (including their oh so cute shorts), my favorite so far, Ratatouille! Since time has seemed to escape me these past couple weeks,  I wasn't even aware that Brave was out in theaters!!! So I'm quite excited to see Pixar's latest creation this weekend!!! What are seeing this weekend?!

Friday Mornings

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Thank god it's Friday, right? I am kind of dying from this heat I don't know about you but I plan on staying in most of the weekend, staying in p.j.'s and wishing I were lounging in this bed with my dogs and enjoying doing nothing. Since I'm officially done at Jenny Craig, the one thing that is most definitely happening this weekend, going out and celebrating my weight loss with a few of my girlfriends and indulging in a few drinks. Goodbye Jenny, hello Margaritas!!!! Happy Friday lovelies and have a fabulous and well hopefully a cool weekend, see you next week!
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this week's favorites...

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Instead of posting the usual five, I felt this image says it all! Happy Summer and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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Simple, Messy, Chic

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I don't know about you but it is sure warming up here in the desert and all I can think about is putting my hair up in a pony as soon as I get home from work. However this side swept part braided part loose pony, I've been rocking lately is super pretty without putting much effort into it. I'm kind of in love! 
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Around the Corner

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The other day while browsing the net during my break at work I stumbled upon Poppy de Villeneuve's home and I instantly fell in love. As if there were no words to describe my decorating style, well Poppy's living space captures it quite well, I'd say. With wild flowers everywhere, vintage pieces, eclectic butterfly prints and tons of wood detail, well let's just say there's a special place in my heart for book carts.  Check out her interview over at Refinery 29.

Remembering

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"I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish I'll know how it turned out." -Billy Crystal from When Harry Met Sally 
Remembering Nora Ephron.
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Would You Ever?

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Would you ever try a veggie burger?! I am kind of a food junkie and am pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new foods; which is kind of strange, considering most of my family will NOT eat outside their comfort zone. I always go to my brother when talking about trying new things since it seems he's tried just about everything. Within the last few years I've been going back and forth deciding on whether going vegetarian or not! Despite my love for chicken I really don't eat any other kinds of meat, so I don't think it would be that difficult...but I love my chicken. I will say, several years ago I tried a veggie burger and actually liked it! I know several people who are grossed out by these burgers, but to me it's not bad, would you ever consider trying one of guys?! 
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Have A Cookout

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When it comes to summer all I kind of think about are cheeseburgers, chips, corn on the cob, potato salad and bags upon bags of chips and salsa. Not exactly the healthiest and not something I'll be eating anytime soon after being on a diet, but I will tell you that I will be indulging in veggie burgers and sweet potato fries (because they're oh so good)! Growing up, my sister and I were constantly swimming in our neighbors pool and running from house to house in our neighborhood playing with friends, attending pool parties, eating ridiculous amounts of food and coming home completely exhausted from a full day of playing. It seemed like every weekend there was a pool party, whether celebrating a birthday or just enjoying the fact that it was summer but those days started and ended with the best of friends and better than life cookouts. So grab some of your closest friends, throw a pool party and enjoy  soaking up the sun, playing with your kids and eating unhealthy food for a …

Wine A Bit

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Let's continue talking about wine, what are some of your favorites? These are just a few I like to sip on after a hard day's work, what do you like to drink?!
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Date Night With The Girls

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Have you ever gone wine tasting???!!! I feel a little silly admitting that I've never done this, but I'm putting it at the top of my list of to-do's this summer! I'm gathering a few of my closest friends and taking them to a winery not to far from the desert and indulging in a weekend of catching up with the girls, getting dressed up, drinking tons of wine and eating delicious food. Doesn't that sound a little like heaven, it does to me!!! Get your friends together and plan a relaxing weekend of just enjoying each other's company with no big plans in mind. 
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Weekend Wrap Up...

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friday nights with girlfriends and tasty drinks.   mermaid blue toes with a side of rhinestones.   enjoying a light summer reading.  spending half the day perusing and picking flowers.   finding fun little garden accessories.  summer is about falling in love with your sweet white chucks.  kate spade phone cover that i just have to get.  the beginning of summer starts with cool sunnies,  sporting bright red lipstick, cherry flavored lollipops,  fun and colorful bracelets and spontaneous roadtrips. 
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Quote of the Day

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"My absolute must-have is a really rich and vibrant red lipstick. I always keep red lipstick in my bag because I never know when I might show up to an event and be completely under-dressed. I feel like red lipstick is the cure-all for everything."-Scarlett Johansson
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Frayed Shorts

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Let's begin this week by talking about frayed shorts, they're kind of statement piece when it comes to summer, right? I've had this obsession with frayed shorts ever since I was a little kid. It all started in middle school when I wanted to be a part of the cool crowd and sport these babies all around town. Well my mother wasn't exactly a fan so I never wore them growing up but thats not the case anymore. Haul out your favorite pair and wear them out!  Happy Monday!!!
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Friday Movies

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I cannot wait to see the new Woody Allen film To Rome With Love!! Are you a Woody fan, what's your favorite film of his? I'd love to know!

Friday Mornings

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Happy Friday everyone, it has been one long (but good) week and I am dancing I'm so excited it's the weekend. And that means lounging by the pool, drinking a few daiquiris, dining with the girls, flirting with particular boys, wearing dresses to keep cool and sleeping in, in this dreamy off white bedding. Have a good one and see you all next week! 
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this week's favorites...

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I don't know about you but I'll most likely be at the pool or the beach this weekend with this crazy heat wave thats hitting us here in the desert. Get your swim on folks, hoping you're having a much cooler weekend. See you next week!!!!  

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These Are The Days

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The true meaning of summer is defined by moments like these:  bare feet, wearing bathing suits all day long, bike rides and long lazy afternoons.
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To The Beach (Part 2)

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Beach trip necessities include navy and white swimsuits, new yorker towels, finding the perfect summer hat (bigger is always better) paired with a good read and the coolest beach shoes, bernardos! 
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To the Beach

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Take the day off and head to the beach! 
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Summer Nights

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Don't have any ideas for dinner, try this simple recipe I found over at Minted Magazine.  Tonight for Dinner: Zucchini Spinach White Bean Casserole! Directions find here, let me know what you think of it! Bon Appetit my friends!

Outdoor Dining

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Why not hit the patio and dine outside tonight, whether it be a girls night out or even with the family. Just enjoy these summer moments with good food and your your loved ones. 
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Summer Braids

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More Hairdos?! Well, to me there's nothing more summery than a messy imperfect braid, hope everyone's week is starting off just right!!!
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Beach Waves

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Since my hair is naturally thick and wavy, I totally embrace going au naturale during the summer months. So here's the skinny on how to sport this do all summer in less than five minutes.  1.Wash your hair the night before,  2. Wrap it in a high bun (not to tight and not to loose) 3.  Release hair from the bun the next morning, 4. Flip your hair over and dry the roots (10-15 seconds) 5. Flip your hair back, spritz this and blow dry (10-15 seconds)
Viola! 
(Beach Photo, Products 123)

Little by Little (Please Read Despite It's Length)

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BEFORE And AFTER losing 30 pounds!!!!!! For the past three and half months I've had mixed feelings about sharing my weight-loss story. I didn't know if I was ready to share with the world that I had gained weight in college, (which is not so secret, as many college students go through this experience for whatever their reason may be) I was ashamed and depressed but as soon as I got out of school, found a job and started making a life of my own, I wanted to change other areas of my life, like eating and exercising. My family use to joke with me, "I don't understand how you're not a toothpick Sarah, you actually like healthy food," I wanted to say them yeah I do like healthy food but I feel like crap so I'm gonna eat pizza and chocolate and whatever else I want. Hi there, I'm an emotional eater, how are you today?!  This may sound totally silly, but for the past four/five years I've been living under a rock it seems. I had been in this dark lonely …

Weekend Wrap Up...

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enjoying a day trip to my beloved  huntington library and gardens.  nerd status: a huge darwin fanatic!  did i mention  this is a favorite of mine? veggie humus wrap, oh so delicious.  strolling through the rose garden at the library,  my happy place. daily trips to my favorite little health food mart.   having a mary poppins moment at the chalk art  festival in pasadena, i think i'll just jump in now. my little heart just skipped a beat. ending father's day on a good note: with a classic  scent like dolce and gabbana and in light of   bradbury's passing, my father didn't have this timeless gem. happy father's day!
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Day Trips

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Huntington Library (their actual residence during the twenties) a little jane austen is always a good thing. my sweet new bookmark! cindermaid (aka cinderella) depicted in tile... by a german artist whose name i cannot pronounce. wishing well chalk art, people throwing their  change as they walk by. been thinking about honey walnut shrimp all day! pinkberry happy! In continuing my summer series this week I thought I'd start with the week off talking about day trips. And even though I'm wishing I were somewhere in the Caribbean basking in the sun and swimming all day in the clear blue ocean, I'm baking here in the desert. So, this past weekend I convinced my folks to celebrate Father's Day by planning a day trip to San Marino (which is just inland of Los Angeles) and checking out the Huntington Library, turns out they LOVED it! We spent the day touring the grounds, checking out the gardens (which by the way there's like four or five), visiting the most unbelievable…